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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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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The elegant frame-integrated battery pack is a fast-charging, lightweight Samsung 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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Our range of Electric Bikes all include 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 2 free services within the first 12 months. We also offer our Online customers a 30 Day Test Ride to guarantee you get a great deal.

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Key Features

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

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Bikes purchased Click & Collect or instore from our Ascot ValeDandenongSydneyBrisbaneAdelaide or Perth stores are fully assembled by a bike mechanic and ready to ride.

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ONLINE BIKE ORDERS

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For online home delivery orders, bikes are shipped in a box 85% assembled and require some basic final assembly like turning handlebars and inserting pedals. Click here for our Assembly Video Guides that give instructions on how to do this step-by-step.

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FAQ - Electric Bikes

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Q. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BAFANG HUB MOTOR?

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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.

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Q. HOW FAST DOES AN EBIKE GO?

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Electric bikes in Australia are limited to 250w and will assist you up to 25km/hr - going faster than this is up to the effort of the rider. Any motor providing more power will be classified as a motorbike and must be registered and ridden by a licenced rider.

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Q. HOW FAR CAN I TRAVEL ON A FULL CHARGE?

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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.

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You can expect the Shimano Steps system to last around 100km on the highest assistance setting even with hills and extra weight (ranges up to 185km under ideal conditions have been reported by Shimano in testing). The Bafang and Ananda electric bike systems will cover up to 70km depending on conditions.

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Q. HOW DO I CHARGE AN EBIKE AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

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Simply plug the charger into a standard wall socket at work or when you get home. To charge the Shimano Steps 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 Bafang and Ananda systems.

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Q. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CHARGE?

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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.

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Q. CAN I RIDE IN THE RAIN?

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

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Q. CAN I SWITCH OFF THE ENGINE AND RIDE IT LIKE NORMAL?

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

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Q. WHAT DOES ‘PEDELEC’ MEAN?

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The most popular electric bike system in Australia is the pedelec (or pedal assist) system. You ride a pedaled assisted eBike 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.

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Q. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SERVICE MY EBIKE?

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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.

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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.

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 Samsung 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.

Our range of Electric Bikes all include 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 2 free services within the first 12 months. We also offer our Online customers a 30 Day Test Ride to guarantee you get a great deal.

 

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 Samsung 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.

 

INSTORE / CLICK & COLLECT BIKE ORDERS

Bikes purchased Click & Collect or instore from our Ascot ValeDandenongSydneyBrisbaneAdelaide or Perth stores are fully assembled by a bike mechanic and ready to ride.

ONLINE BIKE ORDERS

For online home delivery orders, bikes are shipped in a box 85% assembled and require some basic final assembly like turning handlebars and inserting pedals. Click here for our Assembly Video Guides that give instructions on how to do this step-by-step.

 

FAQ - Electric Bikes

 

Q. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BAFANG HUB MOTOR?

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. HOW FAST DOES AN EBIKE GO?

Electric bikes in Australia are limited to 250w and will assist you up to 25km/hr - going faster than this is up to the effort of the rider. Any motor providing more power will be classified as a motorbike and must be registered and ridden by a licenced rider.

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.

You can expect the Shimano Steps system to last around 100km on the highest assistance setting even with hills and extra weight (ranges up to 185km under ideal conditions have been reported by Shimano in testing). The Bafang and Ananda electric bike systems will cover up to 70km depending on conditions.

Q. HOW DO I CHARGE AN EBIKE 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 Shimano Steps 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 Bafang and Ananda systems.

Q. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CHARGE?

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.

Q. CAN I RIDE IN THE RAIN?

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

Q. CAN I SWITCH OFF THE ENGINE AND RIDE IT LIKE NORMAL?

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 pedaled assisted eBike 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 OFTEN SHOULD I SERVICE MY EBIKE?

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.

Frame Reid custom hydroformed alloy frame with DIB and internal wiring and cabling
Fork Reid alloy commuter
Battery Samsung 36V 10.4Ah - internal downtube mounted
Shifters Shimano RS35 7 speed shifter
Rear Derailleur Shimano TY300 7 speed
Freewheel / Cassette Shimano 7-speed 14-28T freewheel
Chain KMC
Bottom Bracket Neco sealed bearing
Brakes Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes
Brake Levers Alloy
Hubs Alloy QR Front Bafang 250W rear hub motor
Wheelset / Rim Reid 700C double wall disc
Tyres 700 x 40C
Handlebars Reid alloy riser bar
Stem Reid alloy
Grips Ergonomic rubber grip
Saddle Reid City Sport
Seatpost Reid alloy 27.2mm micro adjust
Pedals Alloy platform
Weight 19.7 kg
Chainset Prowheel 42T with alloy guard
Display LCD multi-function display
Electric Motor Bafang SWZ02 250W rear hub motor
Electric Yes
Rider Weight Limit The maximum weight limit for our adult bikes is 100 KG. This includes the rider weight plus any bags accessories basket contents or backpacks etc.

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.

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Bike Servicing

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

HOW TO: Unbox Your New Bike
HOW TO: Install Seatpost
HOW TO: Install Pedals
HOW TO: Inflate Your Tyres
HOW TO: Do a Quick Bike Fit
HOW TO: Tune Rear Derailleur
HOW TO: Adjust Disc Brakes
HOW TO: Install Quick Release Wheel
HOW TO: Insert A-Head Stem Handlebars
EBIKE USER GUIDE: Bafang
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.

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