Riese & Müller Culture
A comfortable, thoughtful and forward-thinking ebike

From $ 5,699

Riese & Müller Culture

Culture GT Vario pictured, starting at $6289. GT Touring starts at $5699, pictured here.


  • Get Your Order Started: Reserve your Riese & Müller Culture today with a fully refundable $500 deposit.  

Order the Culture

  • Made for you in Germany: Riese & Müller assembles each bike in their factory in Weiterstadt, Germany to your exact specifications. This means that you can choose things like color, motor style, battery, drivetrain, and accessories. The New Wheel is here to help you to design the perfect bike. Learn more.
  • Suspension Isn't Only For The Pros: The Culture is designed around bike performance, ride comfort, and user control with full-suspension - the essence of Riese & Muller's Control Technology.
  • Add Some Diversity To Your Commute: With the deep step through of the Culture frame, you can wear whatever you want and still bike to work.  
  • An Equal Opportunity Ebike: Whether on the road, the bike paths or even the trail, the Culture is a confident urban bike, and a capable adventurer, if you swing that way.  
  • Built With A Bosch Internal Battery: Benefits of an internal battery include lower stepover height, excellent weight distribution and a super clean visual aesthetic.
  • Crisp External or Seamless Internal Shifting: Choose from two drivetrain options: either a 10-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain or a continuously variable Enviolo (formerly Nuvinci) system that can shift even when stopped.  Don't worry, we'll help you pick the right configuration for your riding style. 
  • The Highest Torque Motor Available: Culture comes with a Bosch CX Drive, the highest torque system Bosch makes which is perfect for even the steepest Bay Area inclines.
  • A Warranty You Can Trust: Riese & Müller's warranty is backed by The New Wheel True Warranty™  and upheld by our professional service department. Includes 5-year frame coverage, 2 years for electronics, and 2 years for all other components (some exceptions apply).

You Get So Much More

Complimentary Service
Your new electric bike comes standard with 6 months of complimentary service. To help ensure that your bicycle works great over its lifetime, we'll include a useful service schedule and can even send you handy reminder emails.
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Expert Service
At The New Wheel our commitment to service is paramount. Throughout the lifetime of your bike, beginning with our exacting build and tune, we work to ensure that your bike performs reliably and enjoyably.
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Service Membership
Bikes purchased at The New Wheel are eligible for our unique Service Memberships. All memberships include unlimited tune-ups and 24/7 nationwide roadside assistance for total peace of mind. Upgrade to a Comprehensive Membership for even more benefits.
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Our Take

All Riese & Müller bikes are assembled in their factory in Weiterstadt Germany. This means you can customize virtually everything about the bike, including color, drivetrain, motor and battery capacity.


Riese & Müller Steps Up The Step Through 

Step-through bikes are some of our most popular - so approachable and so easy to mount and dismount.

When combined with full-suspension you get a bike that is not just supremely comfortable, but safer and more maneuverable on and off-road.

Limited Upgrades Available

The Culture has a limited set of options - including frame size and choice of drivetrain.

Why so few options?  In part, this is because the Culture is well appointed to begin with.  Also, Riese & Muller's step through line has grown over the years.  You may find more options in a full-suspension step-through with the Riese & Muller Homage, or you may discover what you're looking for in the simplified Nevo step through, all available at The New Wheel.



Loaded With Extras

Great components, ergonomic grips, awesome saddle, superb tires, integrated rear Racktime compatible rack, a folding ABUS lock that's keyed alike to your ebike battery, as well as integrated front and rear lighting.

Who is the Culture for?

Those who choose the Culture appreciate premium comfort found in a step-through bike with an unrivaled sporty side. There is no other bike on the market that combines the comfort and control of full-suspension with the ease of use of a step-through. 


  • Size 49cm, 54cm, 58cm
    Fork Suntour XCR32 Air
    Rear Shock X-Fusion Glyde
    Frame Aluminum
    Headset Acros AZX-220, tapered, block lock
    Rims Rodi Tryp35, 27.5"
    Tires Schwalbe SV21
    Front Hub Novatec 32H
    Crankset FSA/Riese & Müller, 170 mm
    Seat Selle Royal New Lookin Moderate Female
    Seatpost Satori Trident 350mm
    Brake Magura MT4, disc brakes
    Transmission GT Touring: Shimano Deore 10-speed // GT Vario: Enviolo (Nuvinci) n380SE IGH
    Shifter GT Touring Shimano SLX 10-speed // GT Vario: Enviolo IGH
    Gears GT Touring: Front: 17T, Rear: 11-42 // GT Vario: 26T for Gates Belt Drive
    Handlebars Humpert Ergotec Trekking, 31.8 mm
    Stem Humpert Ergotec Charisma, 110 mm, 45°
    Grips Ergon
  • Motor Bosch CX Drive (20 MPH)
    Console Bosch Intuvia
    Ride Mode Torque Sensed Pedal Assist
    Max Range 50 MI
    Top Motor Assist Speed 20 mph
  • Front Light Busch & Müller Lumotec IQ-X E
    Rear Light Busch & Müller Toplight 2C LED
    Fender Included
    Rear Carry Rack Included
    Chain Guard Yes
    Kickstand Included
    Bell Billy
    Lock ABUS Bordo Plus Alarm
Specs subject to change, errors, and omissions.

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