Riese & Muller Delite & Delite Mountain: Key Differences & Options

September 02, 2020

Riese & Muller Delite ebikes, Key Differences | Electric Bikes Brisbane

The Riese & Muller Delite ebike is one of the signature models in the Riese & Muller lineup, and one that has helped pave the way for ultra-comfortable, high-performance bike touring. There are two types of Delite (and Superdelite) ebike: the GT or Mountain version with variations in between.  If you've been um'ing and ah'ing about which one is for you read on for a snapshot of the key differences between them.

The Delite Differences: A Snaphot

There is a lot of choice with the Delite (and Superdelite, the dual battery versions). The bike platform is the same ie. same frame, geometry and motor however the running gear is very different.

If you are deciding between which of the models best suits you the big question to answer is what riding do you intend to do, 90% of the time?

The key determinant on which model will suit you best is the terrain you will be riding: Predominantly tarmac and gravel roads at one end of the spectrum (Delite GT) or steep, fast, rough offroad trails at the other (Delite Mountain).  

Riese & Muller Delite Mountain ebike | Electric Bikes Brisbane

There is also an in-between option. The GX package can be configured with the GT models and we think this is a great option for those wanting mountain capability with the touring accessory features. A top backcountry touring bike. 

Riese & Muller Delite GT Models

Riese & Muller Delite GT ebike | Electric Bikes Brisbane

The Delite GT models are the "Grand Tourers", aka "GT". These come equipped with componentry and accessories most suitable for urban riding and bikepacking with enough flexibility to be able to handle dirt tracks such as rail trails when required. Here are the key differences to the Delite Mountain and see further below for the various customisation options available. 

Key differences to the Delite Mountain

  • Comes with a kickstand and mudguards – not available for the Mountain
  • Comes with rear carry rack and Abus Bordo 6000 lock - available as an extra with the Mountain
  • Standard suspension is Suntour Aion 100mm – can upgrade to Fox Float 34 with 100mm or Fox Float 34 with 140mm (GX option, see more below)

Riese & Muller Delite ebikes, Key Differences | Electric Bikes Brisbane

  • Larger chain ring to support the gearing that is more suited for touring-style riding ie. you can push bigger gears for the flats
  • Has tough touring tires suited for road and gravel trails (or trail if you opt for the GX option)

Delite GT: Customisation Options and Prices

There are three Riese & Muller Delite GT models and they are available in three frame sizes and two colours, with lots of customisation options. You can opt for longer range (625Wh battery), more offroad capability (GX option), or add more luggage capability (front carrier or carrier with bag).  Plus there is a range of displays on offer if you want more functionality and smarts. 

Models

Sizes: 47, 51, 56cm

625Wh battery

GX Option
(See below)

Smart
phone Hub

Kiox cockpit

Nyon* cockpit

Fox air suspen-sion

Front Carrier / w bag

 

+$319

+$319

+$239

+$239

+479

+$949

+$159/
$269

Touring $9,479

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

Vario $9,959

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

Rohloff $11,999

y

y

n.a

y

y

y

y

*Available later in the season

See the Riese & Muller website for further information, and to configure the Delite GT ebike you prefer with pricing. 

Ready for everything. GX and Suspension Upgrades

Riese & Muller Superdelite GT ebike with GX Option | Electric Bikes Brisbane

If you are looking for more offroad performance then you can take advantage of two excellent upgrades offered for the Riese & Muller Delite.

The "air suspension upgrade" swaps out the standard Suntour Aion forks with 100mm suspension to the Fox Float Performance air suspension fork with 100mm travel. This fork has the GRIP damping system which enables finer tuning with 15 adjustable rebound damping levels depending on your terrain.

The "GX" option ups the ante on the front travel to 140mm. If you've opted for the "air suspension upgrade" too then this comes with Fox Float suspension and if not its the highly regarded Suntour Aion air suspension fork with 140mm travel.

The GX package turns it into a capable offroad machine by also adding offroad Razor Rock tires, and a dropper seatpost.

Delite Mountain Models and Options

Riese & Muller Delite Mountain ebike | Electric Bikes Brisbane

The Delite Mountain models are mountain bikes with more relaxed geometry for comfortable riding, and componentry and accessories to handle more aggressive terrain. Riese & Muller add a few extras as well eg. the Supernova M99 front headlight which means you can use it for urban riding too if you want. 

Here are the key differences to the Delite GT models and see further below for the various customisation options available. 

Key differences to the Delite GT 

  • Comes with Fox Float 36 Performance suspension with 150mm
  • Smaller chain ring to support gearing more suitable for mountain climbing
  • Comes with Kiox display as standard
  • Has an aggressive, high performance mountain bike tire, suitable for high speed descending and cornering

Delite Mountain: Customisation Options and Prices

Riese & Muller Delite Mountain ebike | Electric Bikes Brisbane

There are two Riese & Muller Delite Mountain models and they are available in three frame sizes and two colours, with customisation options. You can opt for longer range (625Wh battery), add luggage carrying capability (front carrier or carrier with bag, and rear carrier). Plus there are alternative displays on offer depending on the functionality and smarts you prefer. 

Models

Sizes: 47, 51, 56cm

625Wh battery

Smart
phone Hub

Nyon* cockpit

Front carrier / w bag

Rear Carrier

Abus Bordo 6000 lock

 

+$319

+$0

+239

+$159 / $269

+$319

+$159

Touring $10,119

y

y

 y

y

y

Y

Rohloff $12,949

y

n.a

 y

y

y

Y

*Available later in the season

See the Riese & Muller website for further information and to configure and price the Delite Mountain you want. 

Ordering a Riese & Muller eBike 

Electric Bikes Brisbane has a good selection of the Delite and Superdelite ebikes in stock.

However if you require a different configuration Riese & Muller offer a modern just-in-time order system.

You can usually opt to have your ebike air freighted for immediate delivery (extra $) otherwise bikes are shipped via sea freight at no extra charge. Sea freight generally takes 2-3 months from Germany whereas air freight is usually 1-2 weeks from when the bikes are built.

All ebikes are delivered to Electric Bikes Brisbane where we build them, test them and fit your accessories to ensure your ebike is as perfect as it can be for you take delivery. 

Stock available and test rides

Riese & Muller Delite EBike Models | Electric Bikes Brisbane

See which models are available in stock or due to arrive on the Riese & Muller section of our website.

If you want some help working out which model and configuration suits you best, or you wish to place to test ride or place an order, then don't hesitate to contact us.  




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