Thanks for posting that video. I attended Sea Otter this weekend, and while I saw many things not shown, they showed a lot of stuff I missed. I was disappointed that the folks from Chain Reaction didn't show up, I wanted to thank them for the restaurant recommendation in Port Stewart we tried last summer.
It is always interesting who shows up and who doesn't. Santa Cruz bikes didn't have a booth, and this is local to them. First year I haven't seen them there.
Looks like it should launch in July this year !! It's great someone mainstream has gone with Bafang. They make a huge range of motors and continue to improve on their professionalism. They seem to identify and work through a lot of issues before final launch/shipping, even it it means delaying things. This could be the start of something where more mainstream suppliers are forced to take note and might, if we and the world are lucky, begin to make motors which are better designed and with repairability in mind rather than disposability.
The bike will supposedly have 160mm at the rear and 170mm at the front.
Seat angle will match the new Canyon Strive on at 78 degrees.
Head angle is 64 degrees.
445mm chainstays and 485mm reach in large.
Bafang M510 with 95nm and a 630wh battery.
Apparently, there will be three models (VR, VRS,VRX), VRX with SRAM GX drivetrain, Rockshox ZEB/Super Deluxe combo for around £4,000 !!!
The welded motor housing is apparently done to reduce costs compared to the cast option.
Range tests are very subjective and depend on how the modes are setup.
Unless it's someone regularly riding back to back it's easy to get hugely varying results. That's not to say that the bafang might be hugely inefficient (unlikely) or the modes are setup that well/there's no clever algorithm's for when to give power (Bosch Gen4 for example).
I think this is one of the more interesting bikes for a while which are derailleur based. Everything's got very samey and not necessarily better.
It's nice to see a possible mainstream bike which can actually be fixed and you could maybe, god forbid, keep for more than a year .. because lets face it, you're not really any faster on a new one.
I thought I'd start a thread here for this bike. In my view this is such an important bike, its priced from £3299 for a full power, enduro ebike. I think this will be a popular ebike for folks looking to get into ebiking and not wanting to spend many thousands more.