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Riese & Müller

Riese & Müller Charger3 GT Touring HS Mixte

What it's built for:

The Charger3 is Riese & Müller’s latest iteration of their venerable do-it-all city commuter. A hardtail frame and suspension fork balance performance and comfort for an unbeatable ride whether you’re headed to work or out on gravel roads for a weekend adventure. As with all R&M’s you have a plethora of color and configuration options to get a bespoke bike built just for you, and on the Charger3 you get the option of doubling your battery capacity for more power and range than ever. This Touring version uses a conventional derailleur system for a wide range of smooth-shifting gears with parts that can easily be serviced and replaced. This Mixte frame version uses a low-step design great for shorter riders or those with mobility issues, but it works great for riders of all shapes and sizes. The HS version upgrades to Bosch’s Performance Line Speed motor which increases maximum assisted speed to a zippy 45kph.

Why we love it:

The Charger3 finds a perfect balance between performance, utility and comfort making it an electric commuter that’s hard not to love. With an integrated rear cargo carrier and optional front rack you’ll have plenty of options for taking everything you need along, while a fully-equipped build kit means this bike is ready to ride every day as soon as it leaves the shop. But the Charger3 goes further than other commuter bikes with a design that begs to leave the city streets behind on the weekends and get out to explore. Add on the ability to double your battery capacity and we’re smitten.



Drivetrain - Shimano Deore XT 11 speed.

Motor - Bosch Performance Line Speed (Gen 4)

Battery - Bosch Powertube 500

Display - Bosch Intuvia

Fork - Suntour Aion

Lights - Supernova M99 mini Pro-25

Tyres - Schwalbe Super Moto-x

Though we’re a bike shop that sells, builds and fixes bicycles, they’re really just the means to an end; albeit a beautifully designed means to an idyllic end. Our job most importantly is to encourage as many people as we can to get out and ride for transport and enjoyment. We'd love to make riding a bike as commonplace as your morning cup of coffee, which by the way is our other obsession.

Bicycle Junction is situated at 1 Marion St, Te Aro, Wellington.