Riese & Muller
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Only a genius idea can take you from your parents’ garage to the international E-Bike brand. This
is exactly what it was like for founders and managing directors, Markus Riese and Heiko Müller,
both graduate mechanical engineers, when they developed their first bike, the fully suspended
Birdy folding bike, back in 1992. In 1993, they founded Riese & Müller. The Birdy, a previously
unseen, comfortable folding bike, became a bestseller within a very short period of time.
Following on from the Birdy, a broad range of models was developed over the years, which was
guided by society's mobility needs. Today, in the minds of it fans and cyclists, Riese & Müller
stands application-oriented product development, innovative E-Bike technology and the
powerful riding dynamics that are characteristic of Riese & Müller.
E-Bikes and the new mobility
Sustainability, environmental protection and a responsible lifestyle are moving increasingly into
people’s consciousness. Mobility and bike mobility are changing, in particular in urban areas. Not
least for that reason, Riese & Müller started developing and producing E-Bikes in 2008. Within
just five years, the Riese & Müller brand positioned itself throughout Europe as the premium EBike
brand. The same has occurred in international markets, such as the USA, Canada, Australia
and New Zealand. There, Riese & Müller has become one of the top suppliers of high quality EBikes
within a short period of time. Riese & Müller's proclaimed goal is to become global market
leader in the growing market for premium E-Bikes and folding bikes. To help us achieve this
ambition, Dr. Sandra Wolf joined the management team in 2013. With a degree in economics, she
is the perfect complement to the engineering duo Heiko Müller and Markus Riese.
Technologies and the path into the future
The modern, urban society continues to change, and E-Bikes are playing an increasingly
significant part in urban mobility. Consequently, Riese & Müller has been focusing exclusively -
with the exception of the Birdy folding bike - on the development and production of innovative
E-Bikes and E-Bike technologies since 2012. Riese & Müller is one of the leaders of sporty
everyday bikes, high-speed (supporting up to 45 Km/h) and E-Cargo bikes. For safe, dynamic and
comfortable riding, Riese & Müller has developed their Control Technology which centres on full
suspension. The full technological expertise of the last decade is incorporated in this Control
Technology. With the development of the DualBattery Technology, Riese & Müller has integrated
two 500-Wh batteries within the frame for even greater range and charging independence.
Characteristic for all bikes by Riese & Müller is also the independent design of each individual
product, the consistent orientation to a wide range of mobility requirements and the high
Today, Riese & Müller employs more than 250 employees at the Weiterstadt site near Darmstadt
and is one of the key owner-managed E-Bike brands in the world. Development, assembly and
sales are coordinated from this location for the European and international markets.