The Culture GT. Real urban culture.
Forget the world around you and just ride. Or immerse yourself in the life of the city with all your senses. Anything is possible as soon as you sit up on the comfortable saddle of the Culture GT.
We are excited every time a Riese & Muller comes in for delivery to one of our customers. We share in their excitement to get hands on the Best eBikes in the World.
This time we spent some time reviewing all the details on the Riese & Muller Culture GT Vario with the new Smartphone Hub option from Bosch eBike Systems.
The Culture has the famous Control Technology from Riese & Muller. This is Full Suspension on an Urban style City Electric Bicycle. The Front and Rear Shock Absorbers are meant to keep the tires planted at all time on the riding surface to provide Better Control, Better Performance and Better Braking. It is safer to ride with full suspension, especially on Roads, Paved Paths, Gravel and Packed sand where this eBike thrives.
The most unique feature is the Step Through Frame that allows for easier access to getting on this model. The Culture model also has swept back handlebars combined with a very upright riding position. These features combined make it a very, very comfortable eBike to ride.
This is a City eBike.
The Culture offers all the features you could ever ask for in a true City or Urban Electric Bicycle. From the Fenders, to the Smarphone Hub to the Vario Continuously Variable Transmission with the Gates Carbon Belt Drive, it is the definition of a City eBike.
This electric bicycle model uses Car Parts! Yes, it has a Bosch eBike Systems motor that is based on a steering pump motor. It then adds the Enviolo Continuously Variable Transmission that is sealed for the life of the eBike. Then it connects these parts with a Gates Carbon Belt Drive that uses no oil or grease, and lasts at least ten times longer then a chain. Riese & Muller’s goal here is the Lowest Maintenance of any ebike on the market!
Bosch eBike Systems has introduce the new for 2020 Smartphone Hub. This has to be the coolest part of this eBike. It pairs your Smartphone with a Mobile App to your eBike. The App provides a series of screens and options you can access while riding the Culture. You can learn more about this in our Blog Post about Bosch Display Options.
Here is some more information on the Riese & Muller Culture:
Control Technology and permanent lighting
The safety concept
Riese & Müller Control Technology is synonymous with safety and dynamism: the perfectly tuned full suspension of the newly developed rear swing arm ensures a sporty riding experience and the best traction even at high speeds. The permanently switched-on low beam with main beam switch increases your visibility in traffic.
Power from within.
The concentrated power of the 500 Wh battery is so perfectly integrated that it is easy to miss at first glance. However, once located it is very easy to remove: just lift upwards in a single movement – or simply charge it directly on the bike. The integration into the frame protects the battery from moisture and stone chips while riding.
Carbon belt drive
Anyone riding an E-Bike with the Gates CDX carbon belt drive is at peace. And in two ways: because on the one hand the innovative drive offers a wonderfully smooth ride and great riding comfort. While at the same time being unbelievably low-maintenance and performing its tasks with the utmost reliability. The carbon belt drive provides a new, carefree riding experience – for every need and every intent.
Integrated battery and dynamic design
A silver arrow with low step-through.
The Culture GT is an invitation: its particularly uncomplicated step-through encourages you to immediately hop on and go for a ride. The battery’s sleek integration magnificently accentuates the Culture GT’s frame and its dynamic look. So, what are you waiting for?
Smartphone docking and additional display
The Bosch SmartphoneHub transforms your smartphone into a display and communication system, in which all functions are combined: intelligent navigation with live weather, fitness data and much more. It is convenient and reliable to operate using buttons on the handlebar or voice control. Your smartphone is automatically charged during your trip. But it also works without a mobile phone: in that case an integrated display shows key riding data.
Video and Photos of the Riese & Muller Culture GT Vario with Smartphone Display: