Gepida Ruga 29er

Ride the Gepida Ruga 1000 29er electric mountain bike powered by the Bosch Classic Line+ mid mount motor. Buy today and climb that hill like never before!


Helping you out

Try Before You Buy

Want to try a SmartMotion electric Bike for a while before deciding if it’s something you would like to buy.  At Cairns Electric Bikes we have the SmartMotion E-City, Essence, E20 and E-Urban bikes in our rental fleet. Book one for 2 hours, a day or even up to one week.  If you choose to purchase we will refund 50% of the hire fee as a credit towards your new bike.

For other bikes, you are still able to trial them around the block with the assistance of our sales staff.


Price Match

Our prices are set to country standards. If you see the price cheaper on our supplier site? Then let us know and we will match the price. (Note: price match will need to be assessed individually and price match is granted at CEB discression). This applies to all bikes and e-scooter we sell.



As a small business we offer the long standing traditional layby option. Pay of the bike in installments and collect the bike once the price is fully paid out. Time frame for layby is up to 2 months. Talk to us if you would like to make arrangements for a longer time frame.


Gepida Ruga 29er

Try + Buy a Gepida Ruga 1000 for FREE*

Or buy your Gepida Ruga 1000 on our “I need a bike today” Layby Programme.  See bottom of page for details.



Gepida Ruga 1000 Overview:

Go up the hill as fast as you come down it with the Gepida Ruga 1000!  Bunny hop it, jump it, stunt on it, everything you did with your mountain bike you can do with this and more!  Ride into the wind, weave through those trees, pelt down that trail and jump the log until your adrenalin gland has squeezed out every drop of the good stuff.

The concepts of Mountain Bike and eBike / electric bicycle have been somewhat opposed until NOW!  Introducing the premium Bosch ClassicLine+ and merging it with a fantastic mountain bike and you have a truly fantastic ride.

What makes this unit SO GOOD?  The Bosch mid mount drive system incorporates torque sensors and torque multipliers that makes this unit ride just like a regular bicycle , but suddenly you are up to 200% stronger due to your Bosch Classic Line+ motor.

The Bosch mid drive allows for all the extra weight from an electric bicycle and keeps it in the centre of the bike: allowing for a fully balanced bike with all the regular goodies and components that you normally like on your bicycle.

This unit will make sure you can always travel 25km/h at which point the power assistance will taper off until you are running completely on your own steam by 29km/h.  But don’t forget to ask us about this unit and the ‘German Specs’ for allowing assistance up to 45km/h or even over clocking to 55km/h (for off road use only).

Add a Shimano 10 Speed SLX rear derailleur system and you will have more than enough gears for any occasion!  Just remember that these are ‘sequential gears’ rather than over lapping and duplicating gears with a front derailleur (i.e. ’18’ or ’21’ speed) which we are all used to: making these 10 gears better than 18 or 21 gears!

With powerful hydrolic brakes in either the Magura MT4 or Shimano SLX versions you will have more than enough power to stop you in any circumstance.  Play hard, ride hard, stop with ease.

With Rock Shox Recon Silver 29” remote, forks giving you 100mm of travel you can smash down that trail and watch your bike glide through it all. These can also be upgraded to a Magura eLect system or Magura TS8.

Seat post suspension available.

Buy your Gepida Ruga 29er mountain electric bike today!  Climb that hill like never before!


* Try before you buy programme

Here at Cairns Electric Bikes we understand that electric bikes each have their uniqueness and it is important for the customer and the bike to be matched.  So we let you take it out for 24 hours for free!  How it works:

  1. Decide which bike you are interested in and pay the determined pre purchase trial bond fee for that bike.
  2. Take the bike out for a spin
  3. Return the bike and complete the purchase and the trial bond will contribute to the purchase price:
    1. So you will ‘rent’ your bike for free!
    2. Failure to complete the purchase will result in the ‘rental’ fee being kept by the retailer


‘I need a bike today’ Programme

Buy your SmartMotion eCity today with our “I need a bike today” Layby Programme for as little as a $600 deposit!  That’s right: Just $600!

  1. Choose your dream bike
  2. Make just a $600 deposit & arrange a payment programme
  3. Ride away today on a Dillenger Cheetah and return it to the store on completion of your layby of your dream bike!

Your problem solved: a bike today without compromising on the bike you want!

  • Returned eBike must be free from significant damage, displaying only that which could be considered ‘Normal Wear and Tear’.
  • Fee for service is just $99 plus $15 per month!
  • Now that is the best layby programme in town!
  • The customer remains liable for all repairs the unit may require at the regular workshop rates for things such as tyre inner tubes, bent rims etc. as agreed upon at time of return.
Frame size
15, 17 and 19 inch
Bosch Classic Line+ (inverted)
Bosch 400w
Rock Shox Recon Silver 29”, remote
Rear derailleur
Shimano SLX 10-speed
Brake front
Shimano Deore or optional Magura MT4 Hydraulic Disc Brake 180mm
Brake rear
Shimano Deore or optional Magura MT4 Hydraulic Disc Brake 180mm
SCHWALBE Rapid Rob 29×2.2

Note that this link below is actually for the Ruga, a very similar mountain bike.  The main difference being a 29″ vs 27.5″ tyres and Active Line motor vs PERFORMANCE LINE motor.


Electric Bike Mag


RideOn Magazine Articles:

Power to the Masses:

e-Bikes Charge Ahead:

e-Bikes Buying Guide:

This review below is of the 29er Ruga with the lesser Bosch Active Line, so just imagine what an PERFORMANCE Line will do!


Bosch Active / Performance Line Promotional videos

Note well the speed specs on the ‘performance line’ page and ask us about it for use in an off road environment.



Bosch Classic Line+ (earlier version of the Active/Performance Line) PDF

Gepida’s Australian importer (Euro-Cycles) Ruga page