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R&M Culture (2019)

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Forget the world around you and just ride. Or immerse yourself in the life of the city with all your senses. Anything is possible as soon as you sit up on the comfortable saddle of the Culture GT. Effortlessly float through the streets thanks to the full-suspension chassis, even over cobblestone pavements. The low centre of gravity makes it easy to maintain full control at all times. After a quick stop, you return your bag to the practical front basket and glide off again. The Culture GT brings effortlessness – wherever you are, wherever you go.

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The Culture GT.
Real urban culture.

Forget the world around you and just ride. Or immerse yourself in the life of the city with all your senses. Anything is possible as soon as you sit up on the comfortable saddle of the Culture GT. Effortlessly float through the streets thanks to the full-suspension chassis, even over cobblestone pavements. The low centre of gravity makes it easy to maintain full control at all times. After a quick stop, you return your bag to the practical front basket and glide off again. The Culture GT brings effortlessness – wherever you are, wherever you go.

The Culture is available in two models:

  • Culture GT Touring includes the lightweight and efficient Shimano Deore 10-speed derailluer.
  • Culture GT Vario features a Gates Carbon Belt and the comfortable, continuous NuVinci hub gear ensuring you are always on the move in the perfect gear. The gears are also virtually maintenance- and wear-free.  Choose this option to be able to shift to any gear at any time and to avoid the maintenance and repair/replacement requirements found with a standard derailluer and cassette configuration.  Read more about the Nuvinci hub system here.

Drive

The Bosch system

Reliable, performance-oriented and innovative – these are the standards to which we hold our E-Bikes, as well as all components and especially the drive system. That’s why all Riese & Müller E-Bikes are equipped with the industry-leading Bosch drive system.

Bosch Performance CX motor

The Performance CX is the most powerful Bosch E-Bike motor ever – with pedal assistance of up to 300 %, a maximum torque of 75 Nm, very sporty start-up characteristics and pedalling rate assistance up to 120 rpm. With “Direct Flow” you have a powerful push on the back wheel from speeds of just 20 rpm. Whether it be uphill or on the flat, this acceleration will inspire you. Another highlight in the new Performance CX motor is the eMTB mode, which replaces the previous Sport mode (this is displayed as Sport mode on the Intuvia Display). Here, the progressive motor assistance automatically adapts to the individual riding style regardless of pedal pressure. This ensures optimum assistance at all times, which really pays off on climbs.

Bosch PowerPack 500 frame battery

The powerful lithium-ion battery attached to the frame has an energy reserve of 500 Wh. High reliability and a service life of 800 to 1,000 charging cycles make it a strong companion over hill and dale. It can be charged directly on the E-Bike or removed from the frame in a single step. It takes 4.5 hours to charge from a fully discharged state. So with the PowerPack 500 you are perfectly equipped for any trip.

Bosch Intuvia Display

The Intuvia Display gives you full control and a perfect overview at all times. It provides information about battery status, range, daily mileage, total mileage, ride time, current motor power, time, speed and average speed – clearly legible in any level of sunlight. On our automatic E-Bike models, the automatic version of the display also offers an option for controlling the pedal frequency. A USB interface allows MP3 players and mobile phones to be charged while riding too. It is operated via a remote control conveniently mounted on the handlebar grip.

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Great safety, even at high speeds.

Only an E-Bike with true full suspension consistently keeps ground contact even on poor roads – and keeps you in full control. The active rear wheel swing arm, optimised front wheel suspension and co-sprung luggage carrier form the core of the Control Technology. They ensure better road holding, sportier riding behaviour and safety even at high speeds and in tricky situations. Vibrations and hard knocks like those experienced on cobbles or kerbs are simply smoothed out. Your luggage is also protected by the frame-mounted, sprung luggage carrier.

Power from within.

The concentrated power of the 500 Wh battery is so perfectly integrated that it is easy to miss at first glance. However, once located it is very easy to remove: just lift upwards in a single movement – or simply charge it directly on the bike. The integration into the frame protects the battery from moisture and stone chips while riding.

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Simple. Indestructible.

Anyone riding an E-Bike with the Gates CDX carbon belt drive is at peace. And in two ways: because on the one hand the innovative drive offers a wonderfully smooth ride and great riding comfort. While at the same time being unbelievably low-maintenance and performing its tasks with the utmost reliability. The carbon belt drive provides a new, carefree riding experience – for every need and every intent.

A silver arrow with low step-through.

The Culture GT is an invitation: its particularly uncomplicated step-through encourages you to immediately hop on and go for a ride. The battery’s sleek integration magnificently accentuates the Culture GT’s frame and its dynamic look. So, what are you waiting for?

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The fastest route to a standstill.

The hydraulic Magura MT4 disc brakes deliver maximum performance, no matter what the weather. The large brake discs allow the braking effect to be distributed most effectively. They don’t produce rim wear and impress with their consistent braking performance.

A bright outlook.

At dusk, in the woods or late at night: Busch & Müller’s LED headlamps provide consistently excellent road illumination whenever you go for a ride. They are supplied with power by the battery. Thus, full lighting power is ensured at all times – whether at high speeds or standing still, for instance when stopping at a traffic light.

Load up, set off.

Baskets and panniers can be secured to the carrier in no time, thanks to the racktime “snapit” system. With just a click, your load can be changed quicker than a pit stop. Accessories can be obtained from your dealer. Additional small pieces of luggage can be flexibly secured on the standard front carrier using an ingenious luggage strap system.

R&M Culture Specifications:

Frame colour urban silver metallic*
Suspension fork Suntour XCR32 Air, tapered, black
Rear shock X-Fusion Glyde
Headset Acros AZX-220, tapered, block lock
Seatpost JD/Riese & Müller, Alu, 34,9 x 350mm; Satori Trident*
Seatclamp Kalloy SC-201, 40,0 mm
Tires Schwalbe Almotion 55-584 Reflex
Tubes Schwalbe SV21
Rims Rodi Tryp35, 27,5"
Front hub Novatec, QR, 32H
Rear hub GT Touring: Novatec Boost, QR, 36H; GT Vario: Nuvinci N380SE, 36H
Battery Bosch PowerTube 500 Horizontal, 36 V, 13,4 Ah/500Wh
Motor Bosch Performance CX, 25 km/h
Display Bosch Intuvia
Crankset FSA/Riese & Müller, 170 mm
Chain ring GT Touring: 17T; GT Vario: 26T, for Gates drive belt CDX
Chain guard GT Touring: SKS; GT Vario: Curana
Cassette GT Touring: Shimano Deore 10-speed, 11-42; GT Vario: 28T, for Gates drive belt CDX
Saddle Selle Royal New Lookin Moderate Female
Pedals VP-183
Shifting system GT Touring: Shimano Deore Shadow+, 10-speed; GT Vario: NuVinci N380 grip shift, continuous
Shifter GT Touring: Shimano Deore, 10-speed; GT Vario: NuVinci N380 grip shift, continuous
Handlebar Humpert ergotec Trekking, 31,8 mm, Alu
Stem Humpert ergotec Charisma, 110 mm, 45°
Grips Ergon ergonomic
Brakes Magura MT4, disc brake
Front light Busch & Müller Lumotec IQ-X E
Tail light Busch & Müller Toplight 2C LED
Mudguards SKS A65R; SKS 65*
Luggage rack integrated, racktime snapit system
Rubber Bibia
Bell Billy
Kickstand Pletscher Comp 40 Flex
Lock ABUS Bordo Plus Alarm
Frame height [cm] 49 cm*; 54 cm*; 58 cm*

The specification table indicates all available components for this model – not just the basic equipment. Some of the options listed are only available for a surcharge. For more information, see the Configurator. Riese & Müller reserves the right to make technical modifications as well as changes to the shape, colour and/or weight within reasonable limits.

* May differ depending on the design or configuration of the model

Riese & Muller Culture Geometry:

Frame height495458
Top tube length [cm] 58.5 61 64
Reach [cm] 38.5 41 44
Stack [cm] 65.5 65.5 65.5
Head tube angle [°] 69 69 69
Seat tube angle [°] 73 73 73
Trail [mm] 98 98 98
Wheelbase [cm] 116.5 119 122
Bottom bracket height [cm] 30 30 30
Top tube height [cm] 50 50 50
Stand-over height [cm] 61.5 60.5 59.5
Chainstay length [cm] 50.5 50.5 50.5
Wheel size [''] 27.5 27.5 27.5
Head tube length [mm] 160 160 160
Front suspension travel [mm] 100 100 100
Effective rear suspension travel [mm] 100 100 100
Rear shock length [mm] 165 165 165
Front shock mounting width [mm] 22 22 22
Rear shock mounting width [mm] 22 22 22
Front shock locking screw 8 8 8
Rear shock locking screw 8 8 8
Suspension ratio 2.8 2.8 2.8
Rear dropout width [mm] 148 148 148
Gear ratio [m] 2.18-8.31 2.18-8.31 2.18-8.31
Weight [kg] GT Touring: 28.7
GT Vario: 29.7
GT Touring: 28.8
GT Vario: 29.8
GT Touring: 28.9
GT Vario: 29.9
Weight [lbs] 63/65 63/66 64/66
Gross vehicle weight rating [kg] 140 140 140
Weight rating: Luggage rack [kg] 20 20 20
Weight rating: Handlebar bag/basket [kg] 3 3 3
Childseat compatibility Yes Yes Yes
Trailer compatibility: Single wheel/single attachment point No No No
Trailer compatibility: Two wheel/single attachment point Yes Yes Yes
Compatibility: Bike-Trailer (through hub/quick release attachment) Yes Yes Yes

Specifications

Specifications

Brand Riese & Mueller
Motor Manufacturer Bosch
Battery Size 500WH

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