Riese & Müller Tinker
Built for the city. Built for fun. Built to share.

From $ 4,989

Riese & Müller Tinker


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

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  • Made for you in Germany: Riese & Müller assembles each bike in their factory in Weiterstadt, Germany to your specifications. This means that you can choose color options, motor style, battery, drivetrain, and accessories. The New Wheel is here to help you to design the perfect bike. Learn more.
  • Small bike, big personality: A longer wheelbase preserves the stability of a big bike. In combination with the smaller wheels and generous stepover height of the Tinker's frame, the resulting ride experience is dynamic, top-quality and unique.
  • Premium compact: One test ride on the Tinker and you realize that this bike is not like any other compact bike: comfortable thanks to plush suspension; powerful thanks to the top-of-the-line Bosch engine; and built tough with quality components. 
  • Eminently shareable: Not only can you adjust the seatpost and stem height for different riders, you can adjust the stem angle, allowing you to dial in your precise ride position - no tools necessary.
  • Oversized tires for added control: Small- wheeled bikes perform marvelously in the city when paired with high volume, high-pressure tires.  Tinker features Schwalbe Big Ben tires.
  • Racktime rear carrier comes standard: Snapit system by RackTime allows for a number of different carriers that click instantly on and off the rear rack.
  • High torque or high-speed drive: Featuring either the highest-torque Bosch CX Drive or the Bosch Performance Speed Drive which will assist you up to 28 mph.
  • 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 & Muller 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 & Muller is all about performance, and nothing changes on the compact Tinker.  The small frame design belies its big bike comfort and ride feel. But small has it's advantages, as this bike can be easily tucked away on a train, in the back of a car, or in the office.

The Tinker is also great for an extremely diverse range of uses and riders: it can be your fast and fun speed bike, your nimble urban commuter or town bike, or even your weekend adventurer with saddle bags loaded. 

Opt for the low-maintenance belt drive, or crisp shifting Deore derailleur on the high speed model.

Motors and drivetrains

On the Tinker, your drivetrain choice is linked to your motor option.

Choose between the highest-torque Bosch CX Drive paired with a Nuvinci drivetrain, or a Bosch Performance Speed Drive  motor paired with a Shimano Deore drivetrain.


A good fit

Truly a one-size-fits-all bike thanks to smart geometry and an innovative stem that adjusts both up and down, and forward and back.

Who is the Tinker for? 

If you're looking for a speedy commuter or urban climber, Tinker has you covered.  If you are looking for a little less bulk but no less capability, Tinker will delight you. If you're trying to carry a family, Tinker won't necessarily fit the bill perfectly (consider the GSD from Tern instead).

Last but not least, the Tinker is offered in some great colors - a metallic blue, a metallic orange, and of course, a simple, understated matte black. 


  • Size One size fits all
    Fork Spinner Grind OS
    Frame Aluminum
    Headset TH No. 9, semi-integrated
    Rims Alex MD25 20"
    Tire Schwalbe Big Ben 55-406 Reflex
    Hubs Shimano Deore Disc (F & R) / Nuvinci N380SE (R)
    Crankset FSA / Riese & Müller, 170 mm
    Seat Selle Royal New Lookin Moderate Male
    Seat Post JD/Riese & Müller, Alu, 34,9 x 430mm
    Brake Tektro Auriga E-Comp HD-E500, disc brake
    Transmission Shimano Deore, 10-speed / Nuvinci IGH CVT
    Shifter Shimano Deore, 10-speed
    Gear Ratio Front: 25T, Rear: 11-42 / 26T x 24T for Gates drive belt CDX
    Handlebars FSA V-Drive, 31.8 mm, aluminum
    Stem Riese & Müller, adjustable height and angle
    Grips Ergon ergonomic
  • Motor Bosch CX Drive (20 MPH) or Bosch Performance Speed (28 MPH)
    Power Pack Bosch PowerPack 500Wh (No Dual Battery Option)
    Console Bosch Intuvia
    Ride Mode Torque Sensed Pedal Assist
    Max Range 50 mi
    Top Motor Assist Speed 20 mph (28 mph optional upgrade)
  • Front Light Busch & Müller Lumotec IQ-XS
    Rear Light Busch & Müller Toplight Mini LED
    Fender SKS B65
    Rear Carry Rack Included, Snapit compatible
    Chain Guard None
    Kickstand Hebie FIX18
    Bell Billy
    Lock ABUS Shield Wheellock
Specs subject to change, errors, and omissions.

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