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Blacktop eBike Matte Black

Blacktop eBike Matte Black

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
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By pairing the latest hub-drive electric bike technology with a tough hybrid commuter design, our versatile new Blacktop ebike is Australia’s most affordable way to get around the city faster and with less effort.

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Regular price $1,274.99
Regular price $1,699.99 Sale price $1,274.99

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With advances in battery technology meaning smaller, more powerful units; and motors getting smoother and more discrete - it’s no surprise everyone is getting on an ebike!

Electric bikes use a battery powered motor to give you pedal-assistance up to 25km/hr to help you ride further, with less effort so you can get there faster and in better shape.

The Blacktop is the perfect do-it-all electric bike for riders who want to take charge of their daily commute; or replace the car for weekend adventures and visiting friends.

Powering the new Blacktop 1.0 is a light and unobtrusive Bafang 250 watt electric motor positioned in the rear hub. This affordable option still keeps the centre of gravity low - for stable handling when navigating traffic or fast cornering.

The torque of the electric motor coupled with the Shimano 7-speed drivetrain will give you all the range you need for fast city riding or weekend touring.

The elegant frame-integrated battery pack is a fast-charging, lightweight 36 volt 10.4 Ah (374.4 Wh) unit that will help you cruise through up to 70 kilometres of pedal-assisted riding on a single charge. Just choose your power level on the handlebar mounted display unit and go!

A fast bike needs good stopping power, and the Blacktop is fitted with Tektro mechanical disc brakes so you are assured of reliable control - even when riding in the wet.

The Blacktop is available in unisex or a step-through WSD frame design. WSD or Women Specific Design is an approach to building bikes that considers female proportions to produce a bike more suited to a female rider.

Both configurations are optimised for a fast, smooth and controlled riding experience. And as becomes clear from the first pedal stroke - these bikes are also heaps of fun!

With considered details like internal cabling to keep everything neat, fitted full-length mudguards, a rear pannier rack and wide, comfortable 40 millimetre commuter tyres - this bike is ready to ride.

Key Features: 

  • Hydroformed alloy frame with internal cabling to keep everything neat and safe.
  • Powered by Bafang 250W rear hub motor with discrete frame-integrated 36 volt, 10.4 Ah battery pack (374.4 Wh).
  • Choose your level of pedal assistance on the handlebar mounted LCD display and travel up to 70km on a single charge.
  • Trusted Shimano 7 speed gearing.
  • Tektro mechanical disc brakes for stopping power and control in all conditions.
  • Ready to ride and fitted with full-length mudguards, kickstand and rear pannier rack.


Electric Motor Bafang swz02 250w rear hub motor
Display Lcd multi-function display
Battery 36v 10.4ah - internal downtube mounted
Frame Reid custom hydroformed alloy frame with dib and internal wiring and cabling
Forks Reid alloy commuter
Wheelset / Rim Reid 700c double wall disc
Brakes Tektro mechanical disc brakes
Tyres 700 x 40c
Hubs Alloy qr front bafang 250w rear hub motor
Freewheel / Cassette Shimano 7-speed 14-28t freewheel
Rear Derailleur Shimano ty300 7 speed
Handlebars Reid alloy riser bar
Stem Reid alloy
Shifters Shimano rs35 7 speed shifter
Bottom Bracket Neco sealed bearing
Brake Lever Alloy
Pedals Alloy platform
Chain Kmc
Grips Ergonomic rubber grip
Saddle Reid city sport
Seatpost Reid alloy 27.2mm micro adjust
Chainset Prowheel 42t with alloy guard
Kickstand Not included
Bell Yes
We continually work to improve our products so designs and specifications are subject to change. Please contact us to confirm if you have any questions.
Small Medium Large
Top tube length 573 593 610
Seat tube length 420 470 520
Head tube length 180 180 180
Seat tube angle 73 73 73
Head tube angle 71 71 71
RC length 440 440 440
BB drop 45 45 45
Fork offset 45 45 45
Front centre 630 650 666
Wheelbase 1070 1090 1106
Full fork length 423 423 423
*Length measurments are in millimeters, unless otherwise stated.
SMALL 160cm - 172cm 5'2" - 5'6"
MEDIUM 172cm - 182cm 5'6" - 5'10"
LARGE 182cm - 195cm 5'10" - 6'4"
*If you are outside of the size range or unsure of the right fit for you, give us a call or come in and visit your local store to talk about your best options.

This series of how-to video guides will take you through each step of assembling and tuning your new Bike. Watch the series or choose the tasks you need help with:

How to: Unbox video
How to: Install the seatpost
How to: Inflate tyres
How to: Install a-head handlebars
How to: Adjust disc brakes
How to: Install pedals
How to: Install quick release wheels
How to: Adjust a rear derailleur
Bafang user guide
How to: Quick bike fit
Assembly instructions guide

If you prefer to work from step-by-step diagrams, you can use this Assembly Instruction Guide for key points on all basic areas of bike assembly.

Need more assistance?

Please contact Customer Service for friendly expert advice to help you get your bike ready to ride. We welcome your questions as they will help us to improve the instructions we provide in future.

Our Blacktop eBike Matte Black includes the industry-leading Reid Warranty: lifetime on frame and rigid forks, 2 years on non-consumable parts, 1 year/5,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty on eBike system components and a free first service to get you going. Test ride in-store or shop online to enjoy a 30 Day Test Ride to guarantee you get a great deal.

Click and Collect

Buy online and collect in-store from our Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth stores fully assembled by our bike mechanics and ready to ride!

Be advised that your chosen store will phone you within 24 hours of ordering to confirm a collection date based on your availability, the location of stock and your chosen collection store.

Home Delivery

Our bikes are shipped in a box 85% assembled and require basic assembly, like turning handlebars and inserting pedals. Check out our Assembly Videos that give instructions on how to do this.

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Since January 2020 we have partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to donate enough money to pay a local person a fair wage to grow, plant and guard to maturity 1 native tree for every bike we sell.

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eBikes FAQ

Q. How far can I travel on a full charge?

The range you can expect depends on how hard the battery is working. This will be affected by factors like the weight of the rider, how much luggage you’re carrying, tyre pressure, hills/terrain, road condition, wind and the level of assistance or power setting you use.

We will list the distance you can expect to ride under ideal conditions in the product details section of each Electric Bike.

As a general guide though, the range varies from around 60km per full charge for our 10.4Ah battery hub motor eBikes, up to 100-120km+ for our Shimano Steps and 14Ah Ananda mid-mount eBikes. The dual-battery system on the KADe can even cover 150km+.

Q. How do I charge an Electric Bike and how long will it take?

Simply plug the charger into a standard wall socket at work or when you get home. To charge the battery from 0% to 80% will take 2 hours, 100% in 4 hours. Most of the time though you’ll just need to top up rather than completely refill. Charging times are similar for the Shimano, Bafang and Ananda systems.

Q. What are the benefits of a hub motor style eBike?

For commuting and touring electric bikes designed for use on roads and paths, rear hub motors offer a more discrete, lighter and more affordable choice over a mid-mount motor design.

Bafang are the largest rear hub eBike manufacturer in the world and growing rapidly in Europe and the US. The motor is light and unobtrusive at only 2.9 kg, recharge time is quick and the range is good. Considering how affordable these ebikes are, a new electric bike now makes a lot of sense for more people.

Q. What are the benefits of a mid-mount motor style eBike?

The mid-mount position offers more options in terms of gearing, smoother acceleration and lowers the centre of gravity of the bike giving a more stable ride over broken ground or when cornering. This benefit is really felt when off-road or riding at speed.

Mid-drive motors are especially preferred by riders looking for more torque when riding (perfect for pinch climbs on a Mountain Bike). Unlike a hub-drive motor, the mid-drive motor directly drives the crank instead of the wheel. This has the benefit of multiplying power and allowing the bike to better take advantage of existing gears.

Q. Can I ride an eBike in the rain?

Yes, all of these units are sealed and made for all-conditions riding.

Q. Can I switch off the motor and ride it like a normal bike?

Yes. Remove the battery pack and it will feel very much like a normal bike.

Q. What does 'Pedelec' mean?

The most popular electric bike system in Australia is the pedelec (or pedal assist) system. You ride a pedelec by pedalling as normal, while the electric motor adds power to each pedal stroke - flattening out the hills and getting you up to speed with much less effort.

Q. How much does it cost to charge an eBike?

It depends on the battery, but as an example:

The Shimano Steps system uses a 418Wh battery. At 30c/kWh x 0.418kWh = 12.5c for a full charge. Costs are similar with the Bafang and Ananda systems.

100km for 12.5c and a fraction of the carbon output of a car. Yes, this is the future of personal transport.

Q. How often should I service my Electric Bike?

The same as we would recommend for any bicycle.

We recommend your electric bike is serviced during the first 3 months of ownership as components bed in. Frequency of servicing after that depends on usage and what maintenance you choose to do yourself in terms of caring for the chain and other basic tasks. A regular rider who does not perform any maintenance may benefit from servicing every 6 months. Click here for more information on servicing.

Q. How can I safely handle and use a Li-ion Electric Bike battery?

Lithium Ion batteries are a powerful technology that have given us handy cordless tools and devices from mobile phones and laptops, to power drills, vacuum cleaners and now electric bikes.

This is an increasingly common power source that is here to stay, and is safe if handled properly. Read our full safety guide here.

More questions? See our eBike Buying Guide

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 3 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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Value for moneyRated 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5
Component qualityRated 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5
4 reviews
  • KM
    Kevin M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 65+
    How often you ride Regularly
    Reasons you ride Commuting, Save money, Fun, Outdoors
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    12 seconds ago

    All good, no dramas.

    Value for moneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Component qualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • BF
    Brendan F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    How often you ride Everyday
    Reasons you ride Commuting, Fitness, Fun, Family, Save money
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Good for the price

    Rides okay for the price. Battery life is fairly short - need to constantly recharge. The brakes are not great. If looking for something to go greater than 20k per day than look at spending more.

    Value for moneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Component qualityRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • AP
    Alexander P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 65+
    How often you ride Regularly
    Reasons you ride Health, Fitness, Fun, Outdoors, Good vibes
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Blacktop review

    For the price, I think it is a very good bike. The electrical assist cuts in when I need it so it takes a lot of the work out of cycling up hills.

    I would have given it 5 stars but for the low gearing that I feel will hold my speed back when I get back to strength. Admittedly it is a computer bike but I felt an extra gear would help.

    Value for moneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Component qualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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