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Rapido 2021 - Daily Commuter E-Bike
our lighter alloy step-through frame electric bicycle design with half-grip throttle; made for the casual to everyday rider, perfect for your commute

Purpose designed from the ground up with casual to everyday rider in mind, this e-bike will get you around streets, along the beach, up and down hills without breaking a sweat and in ultimate comfort. Rapido is close to our heart. Throughout the years we have listened to customer feedback to perfect our 2021 model. It’s now the most popular bike in our range.

Who’s the Rapido for?

Incredibly user-friendly and packing a heap of features El Rapido suits complete novice to advanced riders that are looking to dash from place to place with ease and in comfort. Comfortable and low maintenance, it requires no experience to operate or assemble (comes 85% pre-assembled). 100% Australian road legal, this e-bike is licence and rego exempt.

Step-through design, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Samsung cell battery, comfy seat, suspension seat post, front suspension, and more. Powered by a powerful Bafang motor with Intelligent Pedal Assist & throttle option. El Rapido includes important features which other e-bikes leave behind.

Specs

Here are just some of this e-bike’s great inclusions. Take a more in-depth view of each feature below.

  • Front & rear light system
  • Lighter alloy frame (19kgs)
  • Suspension seat post with comfy Justek saddle
  • Rear hub 250w Bafang motor
  • Samsung lithium-ion battery (36v 13ah or 36v 10.4ah option)
  • Charger included
  • Half grip throttle
  • Front and rear Tektro HD-E350 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Leather handlebar grips
  • SR SUNTOUR Front suspension forks
  • SHIMANO 7 gear set
  • 850 LCD display
  • KENDA puncture-free tyres (26 x 1.95 inch)
  • Road legal – rego & licence exempt

The Rapido complies with EN15194 Australian e-bike standards allowing you to ride your e-bike rego and licence-exempt under Australian law, just like you would a pushbike.

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Delivery Time:

  • NSW/ACT/QLD 1-2 Days.
  • VIC/NT/SA/TAS 2-3 Days.
  • WA 4-5 Days.

Expected business days to receive your purchase.

Shipping Cost Per Bike:

  • NSW/ACT – $50.
  • QLD – $100.
  • VIC/NT/SA/TAS – $150.
  • WA – $200.
  • Pickup - Free. From our warehouse in Mascot Sydney NSW. Use code "PICKUP" on checkout. Contact us to learn more. Please confirm our opening hours prior to purchase.

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Features of the Rapido 2021 – Daily Commuter E-Bike

Samsung Battery
Recharge at any household outlet. 1-YR Warranty.

36v/13ah will last you 65km+ with a 4-5 hour charge time. The Samsung cell battery guarantees longevity backed by a 1-year warranty. Slides in-and-out for ease of charging. Lockable (with a key) to help keep it secure.

Battery Rapido

100% Australian Road Legal

Rapido is 100% road legal. It can be used and considered as a normal pushbike in terms of road rules. It can be used on cycle tracks and treated the exact same as a pushbike when the throttle is disabled, even when still using the Intelligent Pedal Assist (i.e. when still using the motor).

Learn more about current Australian road rules and legalities surrounding e-Bikes in Australia. No licence or rego is needed. These bikes are rego and licence exempt. Just a helmet and you’re ready to ride.

Light Alloy Step-Through Frame
Less weight extends your battery range

26-inch alloy frame (weighing just 19kg without battery!). Chose from blue, red or black. All come in the step-through design so you can hop on and off with ease.

Mudguards sit above each wheel helping prevent splashback and keeping you dry in the wet.

The frame is thoughtfully designed to include a mountable rear-wheel bracket you can tie down cargo on.

 

Step Through Frame Design

Suits people of all builds and sizes
can suit a rider from 5' ft to 6'6" ft

El Rapido 2021 suits people of all sizes, from 5’ ft to 6’6” ft. Handlebars and seating position are fully adjustable. Setup to your height and riding preference. If you’re on the smaller side (below 5’3” ft) we’d recommend swapping out the suspension seat post for our purpose-designed lower riding alternate that allows the seat to drop more. There’s no additional cost for this, just mention it in the comments when you go to complete your purchase and we’ll include it instead of the standard suspension seat post.

Step-through frame design (the classic European commuter design) makes getting on-and-off this bike effortless and comfortable regardless of your body build, fitness or height. As the name suggests, simply ‘step through’ – no need to swing your leg over like other bike designs. Coming to a complete stop is also made more comfortable. Once stationary you can easily stand up with both feet planted on the ground. No need to orient your weight to one side and rest on one foot at a lean. El Rapido 2021 remains incredibly user-friendly and practical for your daily commute and dashing place to place.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes (Front & Rear)
Better Stopping Power & Less Maintenance

Know you can stop suddenly if required with Tektro HD-E350 hydraulic disc breaks fitted to both the front and rear wheels. With more stopping power than mechanical brakes, less force is required to apply the lever and receive the same stopping power.

However, perhaps the most important advantage of hydraulic brakes comes with maintenance. We’ve designed this e-bike to be as low maintenance for you as possible. Ready to ride at all times. Hydraulic disc brakes will automatically self-adjust as they wear down, unlike mechanical ones that require constant, complicated and fiddly adjustment to keep you riding safer for longer. For a daily commuter e-bike, hydraulic brakes are a huge benefit over mechanical brakes.

Front Suspension Forks
comfier ride over bumps and rough terrain

To keep you riding in comfort for longer and over more diverse terrain El Rapido 2021 comes complete with SR SUNTOUR front forks. Better glide over rough and bumpy surfaces with ease. For a comfier ride, front suspension is a must.

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Bafang Rear Hub Motor
Quick and smooth, with predictable, easy-to-control power

Rear hub motor design results in better traction and stronger frame mounting. It also helps you to maintain balance when steering at higher speeds.

Befang has been at the forefront of e-mobility design for almost 20 years. Backed by a 1-year warranty, you know this motor will last.

These motors are small, lightweight and discreet; located within the centre of the rear wheel.

Simply pedalling the bike will activate the motor, spurring you onwards.

Rear Motor

Intergrated Lights (Front & Rear)
Ready to ride, day or night

Adjustable front and rear lights are integrated into the Rapido. Come nightfall you’re ready to ride safely at the flick of a switch. Plus additional reflectors for added visibility when lights are shining on you.  No need to spend more on extras like after-market lighting (though we’re not against it if you want to keep really safe!).

Front Lights:

Blue Front With Light 2

 

Rear Lights & Reflectors:

Rear Lights

Suspension Seat Post

Ride in comfort with a fully adjustable suspension seat post. This bike is one-size. Fully adjustable to suit your height and personal preference.  Just select your colour and go.

Suspension Seat

Justek Seat

A well-cushioned saddle to keep you riding longer, in comfort.

Seat Rapido

Half Grip Throttle
Reach speeds without pedalling

Half grip throttle to control your speed when using the motor.

Half grip throttles are like the little brother of full twist throttles. They operate the exact same way as a full twist throttle except that they don’t reach all the way to the end of the handlebar. They reach about half way.

Grips

Leather Grips

Leather grips that feel good in the hand and look great too.

Handles

Adjustable Handle Positon

Adjust the angle of the handlebars to suit your height and riding preference.

Handles Adjust

SHIMANO Gears

SHIMANO 7 gear set. One of the leading gear set manufacturers.

Shimano Gears

850 LCD display

El Rapido 2021 now comes complete with easy-to-use LCD control screen. Visible day or night, this control panel gives you full control of all the bike’s settings at all times.

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Chain Guard

Keep mud and water off your legs. Also helps to protect your laces and clothing from being caught up in the chain.

Chain Gaurd

El Rapido Assembly - from unboxing to riding in minutes! Filmed in our Sydney NSW warehouse.

Take a look at the Rapido 2021 with Lola. See how this great daily commuter e-bike will arrive straight from the Vamos factory to your doorstep. Lola will take you from unboxing, through the entire setup process, and have you ready to ride in minutes.

Filmed in our Sydney NSW warehouse.

A Short Walkthrough Of Just Some of Rapido's User Valued Features

Primary Specs of El Rapido

Here are just some of this e-bike’s great user-valued inclusions. Get an understanding of why this model is so loved by the community.

The Perfect Bike for Riders of All Abilities

Matilda's Thoughts on This Great City Commuter

Setup Your El Rapido With Lola

Filmed in our Sydney NSW warehouse.

El Rapido User Manual

For user guides and manuals for this bike, check out how to get started riding with your Vamos.

42 reviews for Rapido 2021 – Daily Commuter E-Bike

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MC

In my research during the first Covid lockdown, I kept on coming back to the Rapido as the best quality-for-price "town" eBike even though it wasn't then in stock. Although I have a much loved Giant 880 front suspension mountain bike, which I rode across Spain following the Camino de Santiago, my view was a different form of bike was needed in response to the pandemic (i.e., avoiding public transport; being able to cycle in good clothes; rack for bag/shopping ...).I'm so glad I joined the list and waited for the new model with front suspension to arrive in the country.The Rapido ticks all the boxes for being the perfect "town" bike, and Conrad and Michael's approach to customer service is just great.It has been almost a year since taking delivery and zipping about on my red Rapido continues to bring much joy.

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  1. MC (verified owner)

    In my research during the first Covid lockdown, I kept on coming back to the Rapido as the best quality-for-price “town” eBike even though it wasn’t then in stock. Although I have a much loved Giant 880 front suspension mountain bike, which I rode across Spain following the Camino de Santiago, my view was a different form of bike was needed in response to the pandemic (i.e., avoiding public transport; being able to cycle in good clothes; rack for bag/shopping …).

    I’m so glad I joined the list and waited for the new model with front suspension to arrive in the country.

    The Rapido ticks all the boxes for being the perfect “town” bike, and Conrad and Michael’s approach to customer service is just great.

    It has been almost a year since taking delivery and zipping about on my red Rapido continues to bring much joy.

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  2. Veronica

    Great bike. Living at the top of a hill is no longer an excuse not to ride a bike. Although I do not always use the battery, it’s nice to know it’s there. I still like to ride the bike in the traditional fashion and it would be nice to have more than 7 speeds. This bike shifts beautifully, steers well and rides smooth. So glad I have this bike.

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  3. Freya P

    I purchased this bike over a year ago now and am still absolutely loving it. Great customer service, easy to use, perfect for hills. Would strongly recommend. I ride it to work each day which is roughly 10 km and I go past all the traffic, get to have the enjoyment of riding a bike without getting red faced and sweaty before work!

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  4. Lucas G

    This is my second VAMOS Bike and I love it. It’s a great, simple, stylish eBike. It has a sleek design, minimalist, and it’s powerful and convenient. I use it to commute to work and an occasional tour around the Sydney suburbs.

    This new version features a great and comfortable seat, hydraulic breaks, and a better throttle mode. Top build quality and value for money.

    If you are looking for a nice eBike to move around, it’s a perfect fit.

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  5. S T

    Can you handle the power of vamos! Love my bike! I purchased my El Rapido 2.5+ years ago. Sold by friendly staff who truly live what they sell! Bike worked a charm and I was provided with clear instructions on how to assemble. Excited to see what neat bikes they produce next.

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  6. Sam

    My bike is the best!!! I’ve had her since Feb 2020. I love my Vamos Rapido bike, where I live is very hilly and she takes me everywhere with minimum effort and also I don’t have to worry about parking anymore!! I can’t stay without it!

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  7. Matilda

    This has revolutionised how I get around! I use it to commute, get to the shops etc. it makes the hills in sydney so doable. Best bike, such a comfy seat, would highly recommend.

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  8. Dan 0

    Best bike on the market! Sleek design, easy function and usability but the best part was the communication and customer service. All my insecurities about set up and shipping were handled well by Conrad and his team! Thank you

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  9. Jasper

    Epic bike! Never thought I’d be the owner of an e-bike but this thing goes and the seat is super comfy! Easy charging. Just love it. The Vamos guys know what they are doing!

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  10. Bruno Muchada

    Best bikes and best service! Totally recommended!!

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  11. Karim Zuhri

    Recently bought the 2021 rapido and I love it! I use it daily to get to the office, very nice and light to ride! Definitely recommend it!

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  12. Matilda

    My Rapido is great. It’s halved my commute. It’s the best thing ever.

    I looked for ages for an electric bike that had hydraulic breaks and this is the only one I could find in my price point.

    It’s got the comfiest seat. I love getting around on it.

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