The Homage is Riese & Müller's most comfortable city eBike with both front and rear cushioning suspension. This one is full of upgrades like an elegant dual battery option that gives the rider 1250Wh of power.
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Riese & Müller's Homage shares some design elements with their popular Nevo model, namely, the low step-through frame for easy mounting and dismounting, suspension fork with 100mm of travel to cushion the ride, and the sturdy rear cargo rack. The Homage takes the emphasis on comfort even further, however, with a SR Suntour Edge rear shock, giving the entire rear triangle its own independent suspension with 100mm of travel. For those in need of auxiliary cargo space, a frame-fixed front rack with an 11lb (5Kg) capacity is an optional accessory. A durable, waterproof 18L bag is another accessory available to those opting for the front rack. The bag is easily removed and has a convenient shoulder strap for carrying off the bike. The last feature that differentiates the Homage from the Nevo and other competitors is its Satori Trident dropper style seatpost. This allows the seatpost height to be raised and lowered with a flip of a switch--a benefit for any bike shared between two individuals of different heights, or as an aid for mounting and dismounting the bike.
The double-walled and eyeletted alloy rims give the bike a stout foundation, especially when paired with the durable Schwalbe Johnny Watts or Super Moto-X tires. The wheels have Magura hydraulic disc brakes installed for optimum stopping power, even in slippery conditions with heavy loads. Riese & Müller has outfitted the Homage with a Gates CDX Carbon Belt Drive for the quietest and lowest-maintenance drivetrain available. An Enviolo N380 Continuously Variable Transmission gear hub is the perfect gearing choice to supplement the Gates Belt Drive, but it's also possible to upgrade to the Rohloff 14-speed internal gear hub.
Bosch provides the motor, display, and battery--the entire e-system--for the Homage. It comes with Bosch’s Generation 4 Performance Line CX motor (Class 1, 85Nm of torque, up to 340% pedal assistance) or Bosch's Generation 4 Performance Line Speed motor (Class 3, 85Nm of torque, up to 340% pedal assistance). Riese & Müller has several variants of the Homage, some of which are Class 1 eBikes and some of which are Class 3 eBikes. A Class 1 eBike's motor provides assistance only while the rider is pedaling, and will stop providing assistance once the bike’s speed reaches 20 mph. A Class 3 bike will do the same, but with a top assisted speed of 28 mph.
Augmenting the Homage's comfort and convenience, Bosch's DualBattery technology allows the bike to have exceptional range for a city eBike. A Homage buyer is presented with two battery choices: a single 625Wh Bosch Powertube which integrates seamlessly into the bike's frame, or the DualBattery option of two frame-integrated 625Wh Powertubes, for 1250Wh total. A variety of Bosch displays are compatible with the Homage, depending on which variant is ordered. Feel free to come to us with questions about which display options are available.
All Riese & Müller bikes are built-to-order, and the process to configure a bike involves a number of choices and selections. Although this may seem overwhelming at first, that's where we come in. If you're interested in purchasing a Riese & Müller bicycle, reach out to us and we'll talk you through each choice and explain each option, tailoring your bike so that it meets your individual needs.
For this Homage, we configured the bike for you, and it has all the upgrades! The color is Deepsea Blue Metallic, and it is a 54cm frame size. It's equipped with the Bosch Performance Line Speed motor, making it a Class 3 eBike, so its top assisted speed is the faster 28 mph. It's also upgraded with the Rohloff E-14 Speedhub with a belt drive. The Rohloff E-14 is the top of the line gearing system for bicycles; with one push of a button you get the fastest gear shift possible; a long press of a button shifts three gears at a time - continuously as long as it's held; and one of its best features is that when you stop the bike, the E-14 shifting system will automatically down-shift to a pre-programmed gear number, so the bike is automatically ready for you to start pedaling again from a stop. Additionally, this Homage is upgraded with the max 1250Wh DualBattery system. The cockpit has Bosch's Nyon display and comfort handlebars, which sweep back toward the rider creating a slightly more upright ride. Its dropper steatpost can easily be lowered via a switch on the handlebar to change saddle height for a different rider, to lower the seat at a stop in order to put your foot down, or to make getting on and off the bike easier. Lastly, this Homage has the GX option, which means the bike is outfitted with Schwalbe all-terrain tires that offer low rolling resistance when riding straight but the studs on the tires' shoulders provide extra grip when cornering.