Spotlight Series: The Riese & Müller Tinker
Introducing our new series of Blog Posts; The Spotlight Series! Every other week we will be focusing on a model we currently have in stock (at the time of writing) and highlighting everything great about it. Sometimes the world of Electric Bikes can be quite overwhelming so we will be breaking it down! If you have any models that you are particularly interested in, leave a comment and we will be happy to Spotlight it!
Up this week in the Spotlight Series; The Riese & Müller Tinker
As we all know, space in city centre apartments, flats and housing comes at a premium and in Brighton, it's no different. If you have ever tried to get a full-sized bike into the hallway of a terraced house, into an elevator, or tried to find a way to safely store your bike outside, you know this struggle well! Here is where the Tinker helps solve these problems.
What makes the Tinker different to other 20” wheeled bike is the fact that it is a semi compact folder. By not having a middle hinge means the frame can be made lighter and more rigid, translating into a bike that is fully at home in the city or further afield. The idea of further afield is where Riese & Müller have really made the Tinker come into its own. By fitting the bike out with large folding stem, high volume tyres, a suspension fork and optional suspension seat post, the bike can take on a wide range of riding conditions and remain firm, confident, and stable. With the added rack offering a weight limit of 20kg this bike would make a great option for a multi-day trip, easily being stowed away in a car, train or ferry!
At the bikes heart is the super reliable Bosch Performance Line motor with 65nm of torque, 500wh battery and Intuvia display, matched with a Enviolo stepless hub gear and Gates carbon belt drive. All in all, creating a clean and efficient drivetrain that requires minimal maintenance. The Tinker also features Tektro Aruiga Comp brakes for spot on handling, perfectly matched with the large volume Schwalbe Big Ben Plus tyres for added comfort and durability.
The Tinker comes with an adjustable flex stem that means the bike can be stored with the stem folded completely down to make storage and transport an ease in a small car or van with the seat post removed, but also can be adjusted to fit a wide range of riders from 1.50m to 1.95m.
Comfort also comes from the high spec Spinner Grinder OS coil suspension fork and Caine Creek Thudbuster suspension seat post with adjustable firmness to maximise comfort for longevity on the bike. Other features that make the Tinker a full-on all-rounder bike is the integrated Supernova E3 front light and Busch and Muller rear light, full mudguards, rear wheel lock and racktime integrated rear rack that comes with the ability to combine affiliated racktime compatible components like the rear cargo rack basket.
Don’t underestimate it, all in all the Tinker is a super fun and highly capable compact eBike that is absolutely at home in the city but could also be your ticket out of the city and beyond, the possibilities of this little bike are huge!
This model is currently in stock and we would be happy to go through any other questions you may have about this model! See the Riese & Müller Tinker on our website here.
- Lucy Rowe