RTG 500 XT Folding Fat E-Bike 2019

$1,945.00 $1,750.00

(3 customer reviews)

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The 500 XT is a powerful yet compact folding electric fat bike. It will not only make light work of your daily commute, but also take you on extreme weekend adventures both on and off the road. Easily fold it up and fit it inside a vehicle, RV or boat and let the adventure begin!

Located in Victoria? Visit our store for a free test ride. Local customers can pick up new fully assembled bikes. Orders can take 24 to 48 hours to fulfill. If coming from out of town call ahead and let us know what you’re interested in so we can work to expedite your order.

Not local and not able to drive in for a test ride? Contact us for a shipping quote.



500 XT Folding Electric Fat Bike

The new 2019 RTG 500 XT, a folding electric fat bike, is even more loaded with awesome features then last year! Take your folding fat e-bike to a whole new level! Combine power with versatility and utility. No matter what you have in mind the 500 XT can help you achieve it.

You’ll fall in love with the powerful 500 watt, 80 Nm torque, Bafang rear hub motor as you glide up hills with ease. And you’ll never have to worry about loose or broken spokes again with the strong and stylish Bafang mag wheels. Thanks to the 48V 16Ah Samsung battery you’ll be able to ride further then you ever thought possible, or upgrade to a 20.3Ah battery, then you’ll be able to ride till your butt falls off. Say no to a puny, small little battery on your electric bike!

Everyone’s favorite feature of the 500 XT is it’s folding ability. Perfect for limited storage situations, packing in your car, SUV, truck, RV or boat, you name it! Check out our “How to Fold” blog and see just how easy it is! It’ll open your world up wide to all new possibilities and tons of fun.

Enjoy your cycling options – use any amount of your own power with 7 Shimano gears, up to 5 levels of pedal assist or use the throttle. And never worry about stopping with the front and rear 180 mm Tectro mechanical disc brakes. We are also increasing the comfort of your ride with our upgraded 2018 model with a Mozo front air suspension.

Travel anywhere from 45 km up to 75 km and beyond on a single charge depending on conditions. 45-55 km on battery power alone depending on speed and terrain. 50-75+km with pedal assist, the more of your own power you put in the farther you will go on a charge. *Estimated range.

New In 2019

  • Bafang Mag Wheels

  • BigStone C800 3.2″ colourful center mount display

  • Shimano Acera Derailleur

  • Extra Long Rear Fender

  • Selle Royal Gipsy spring saddle

  • Tire option: Kenda Krusade Sport 20×4″ tires with K-Shield flat protection

  • Tire option: Kenda RoadFire 20×3″ road tires

  • Tire option: Kenda Street 20×4.25″ street tire

  • New colour: Sand, tan paint job with brown saddle and grips

  • New colour: Gunmetal Grey

  • Comfortable upright riding position

  • Handlebar and seat easily adjust to fit many different people

  • Weighs only 70 lbs

  • Folds down in seconds

  • Powerful 500 watt Bafang motor

  • 48 volt 16 ah state of the art Samsung battery

  • Five levels of pedal assist and thumb throttle

  • Colourful LCD display shows you everything you need to know simply and effectively, plus a USB port to charge your phone

  • Integrated front and brake lights for your safety

  • Full front and rear fenders to keep you clean and dry

  • Mozo front air suspension

Looking for something a little less rugged?  Check out our Regal and Imperial city cruiser e-bikes.

The Big Bear is for you if you need even more power, or check out the Rhino electric trike if you’re looking for an extra wheel.


How to Fold Your 500 XT

One of the things that makes our 500 XT electric bike so popular is its folding capability. It's very easy to do but there are a couple tricks to it.

Additional information


35.4 kg / 78 lbs with battery


48V 16Ah Samsung Lithium Ion 4.8 kg / 10.5 lbs


Bafang 500W Electric Hub Motor

*NEW* Wheels

Bafang 6 "spoke" Mag Wheels, 20"

*NEW* Tires

Three options: 4" Kenda Krusade Sport with K-Shield protection, 3" Kenda RoadFire (pictured), or 4.25" Kenda Street

Shifter Type

Shimano Altus Rapidfire Shifter 7-Speed

*NEW* Rear Derailleur

Shimano Acera 7 speed rear derailleur

Front Crank

52 teeth, inner and outer guard


Alluminum Alloy 6061


Folding Pedals

*NEW* Seat

Selle Royal Gipsy spring saddle

*NEW* Display

Colourful center mounted LCD display showing current speed, battery level indicator, motor output indicator,pedal assist level, power mode, walk assist and front LED light on/off

Electric Assist

Eco, normal and power modes, 0-5 pedal assist levels plus electric-only mode (via throttle)

Range - Electric Only

Approx. 35-45 km

Range - Pedal Assist

Approx. 45-65+ km

Front Fork

Mozo air suspension

*NEW* Fender

All-weather front and extra long rear fenders

Rear Rack

Full-size standard with rat trap


Tektro mechanical disc brakes 180mm front and rear

Brake Levers

Tektro levers with integrated bell, and safety power cut

*NEW* Lights

Integrated front and rear break lights

3 reviews for RTG 500 XT Folding Fat E-Bike 2019

  1. Steve

    Puts the fun in functional. This such a solid, fast ride. It costs nothing to park and is faster than trying to get through town in a car.

    • Alicia Besler

      Thanks for the review Steve! So glad you’re enjoying the bike 🙂

  2. Charles Martin

    I just bought the RTG 500 XT Folding Fat E-Bike. I pushed it home from the store because I didn’t have a helmet. When I got home I quickly had something to eat then went for a ride on the bike to see what riding it would be like. I went down Beach Drive and the hills were a breeze. I had so much fun. If you can purchase this bike I highly recommend it. Thanks, Ride The Glide for such a great bike.

    • Alicia Besler

      So glad to hear you’re enjoying the bike Charles! That’s what it’s all about. Thanks for the review, see you around the shop for your tune ups/


  3. Lori

    I’m new to the ebike world but I’m so glad I found Ride the Glide. I got a 500 XT for commuting to work and around town. I couldn’t find a better packaged ebike than the one RTG sells. The display is unlike any others I’ve seen with its bright and colourful screen and the mag wheels add that certain “cool factor”. It’s motor is powerful enough to get me anywhere I want to go and fun enough that I would rather ride my bike than drive my car.

    Add the outstanding warranty Ride the Glide offers for their bikes, I feel like I’ve not only bought a solid bike but I’ve got a company that will ensure I’m satisfied with my purchase.

    • Alicia Besler

      Thanks so much for the review Lori! So glad you’re already enjoying the bike, and glad to hear it’s helping you find the joy in cycling 🙂

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