NS Bikes are known for slopestyle and dirt jump bikes, at least that’s how I know them. And they’ve got riders such as the Godziek brothers and Sam Reynolds. So I wasn’t sure NS Bikes would do an emtb any time soon. But they have got a full suspension trail/enduro bike in their line-up, the Define. So, why not. Here is the NS Bikes E-Fine.
To my knowledge, there hasn’t been a proper launch of this bike. But it’s been out on their website since like November, and a few webshops are listing it. So the bike seems official. Watch me talk about the bike in the video below, or keep reading.
NS Bikes E-Fine 2 160
The webshop bike-mailorder.de lists two models, the E-Fine 2 is the cheaper one at €5.499. It allegedly comes with the Shimano E7000 and a 504 Wh battery. Fork is the Rockshocx Gold 35 RL with 160 mm travel. The 150 mm rear suspension is bolted to the X-Fusion H3C shock. So the suspension leaves something to be desired for agressive trail riding. Drivetrain is Shimano M5100 11-speed. This aluminium frame bike has a mullet setup with a 29er up front and 27.5 rear.
NS Bikes E-Fine 1 170
The E-Fine 1 is listed at €6.999, and specs are looking more sorted. Here we find the Shimano EP8 with a 630 Wh battery. Fork is the Rockshox Zeb R Charger with 170 mm of travel. The 150 mm rear travel is handled by a Rockshox Superdeluxe Coil Select shock.
Drivetrain is the well functioning and sensible Deore M6100 12-speed. There’s Sram XO on the photos though, so who knows. Brakes are proper, Magura MT7. And this is of course a mullet-bike too. NS Bikes claim a weight of 22.5 kg for this model. That’s quite impressive for an aluminium frame bike with burly suspension and a 630 Wh battery. I hope this weight is correct!
NS Bikes introduce the E-Fine by saying they tested lots of EMTBs, but they didn’t really find a bike that stole their team’s hart. So it took a while to determine what kind of bike they wanted to make. Judging by the geometry though, the E-Fine looks fairly similar to a lot of the current 29er emtbs.
The 455 mm chainstays aren’t very short for a bike with a 27.5″ rear wheel. Either they prefer this length, or it’s limited by the chainstay crossbar between the rear wheel and motor. A seat tube angle of 75.2* isn’t super steep, but normal these days. The 63.8* head tube angle follows the trend of going ever slacker, looks promising to me.
The size medium has a reach of 452 mm, combined with the tall 646 mm stack height this should be a fairly long frame. It seems the bike only comes in 3 sizes, and the size L does look pretty big for it’s size.