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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.

Inclusions

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 options)
  • 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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$50 from each bike purchase via our website goes directly to the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) to help recover, rebuild & renew the Australian environment with climate and nature positive action.

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Delivery Time:

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

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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.

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

 

Step Through Frame Design

Front and Rear Mudgaurds

Mudguards are fixed above each wheel as a preventative measure against splashback while riding across various terrains. Simple as they might be, they serve purpose – thoughtfully included to help ensure your riding safety and comfort. Stop unwanted dirt, water or rocks from flying up and causing injury. Keep you and your clothing clean while cycling, arrive fresh and sharp. Whilst other brands may not include mudguards in their design, requiring you to purchase it as an additional feature, all bikes in the Vamos range come with everything you need to get riding safely, comfortably, and enjoyably – including mudguards.

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.

The handlebar plays a crucial role in the comfort, safety and longevity of the ride. One of the main sources of cycling fatigue and discomfort is a poorly-positioned handlebar that fails to accommodate your body’s natural alignment. Adjusting the angle of the handlebar allows you to ride for longer, feel more perfectly balanced, gives you greater control in steering, and ultimately allows you to cover greater distance without tiring quickly. Ensure you have all controls, including the brake levers, easily at hand when needed.  

Using the settings available bring the handlebars towards you or have them set further away, raise them up or down and also orientate the tilt of the steering to your preference to ensure you get the comfiest ride possible. Measurement guides are provided on the bike at each adjustment point to help allow you to get your perfect alignment.

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.

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Matilda's Thoughts on This Great City Commuter

53 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. Scott Whitham

    Had my Vamos bike now for over 12 months. Daily use to and from work and the surf. Could not fault the bikes. We have a baby seat attached, our little fella loves it too. Conrad and the team offer great help for any questions or help.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Charlotte Anthony

    Had a cruise around the Hunter Valley on these and they were perfect. Powered up those hills in no time! Would highly recommend for any outing.

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  5. Allan L

    I bought my second bike from the friendly and helpful guys at Vamos today. I must say the bikes have improved a lot in every way since I bought my last one 2 years ago. The prices and value for money are excellent. I highly recommend Vamos.

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  6. Enrique

    Of all the e bikes I’ve had, this is the best and it has a wonderful technical service where they care about customer satisfaction, honestly they exceeded my expectations.

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  7. AV

    I just love this electric bike (El Rapido) and the extra support it gives me to keep up with my mates when riding. The extra help from the motor when going up hills is just wonderful. in general, I feel a little bit safer knowing I have that extra acceleration to rely on if needed to get me out of trouble

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  8. Reeva Cahyadi

    Rapido is mad fun highly recommend

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  9. Reeva Cahyadi

    Rapido is mad fun highly recommend

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  10. Deanne Peereboom

    I love my Vamos Rapido. We travel full time and it was purchased in Cairns. I use it to explore the regional towns that we visit. This year we are heading to South Australia. Great service from the staff at Vamos. Thanks for helping me make memories on this amazing bike.

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  11. Beth

    Recently got the El Rapido and has made life so much easier! Trips down to the beach, to work or to the shops, all the while avoiding any traffic

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  12. Matthew McAloon

    Purchased the Rapido 2021 a few weeks ago and am very impressed with the quality of the bike, as well as the ease and comfort of the ride. Perfect for navigating the hills of Paddington on the way to work, the Rapido is the perfect daily commuter. A full battery easily gets me 2 return trips to the city (from Woollahra) without charging. Highly recommend this bike for anyone looking to get around the inner city with ease.

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