I think 24Kg with the 15Ah battery. The issue is when negotiating really tricky terrain and having to dismount, could it be carried or pushed easily?? Would this bike be easier to get up more tricky terrain than a non powered equivalent bike because you can keep going with power, bike handling skills would come into play here more, it would be interesting to try out. I've added some photos of typical MTB terrain in the thread.I spoke to Bicelleta when the bike came up on here originally.....they confirmed the weight at 23kg which was enough to put me of and the price was £4200 I think?
True, but then it's a compromise, there aren't many light full suss normal bikes out there that are cheap. My Marin, which was around £2K 3 years ago weighs a shade over 13Kg (29lbs), the more expensive full sussers (around £6-7K are not that much lighter). Stick a Bionx onto that (the only kit I would fit for this application) and the weight will be around 20-21Kg, range will be compromised because of a more powerful motor, plus it becomes heavy on the rear wheel and C of G would not be centred because of battery position, thereby compromising handling (tricky on rocky descents). Add the total cost of good full susser and Kit and you will be around £3.5K.If it is illegal for road use in the UK you may as well get a powerful hub bike for a quarter of the price
Do I really want to change my lightweight Marin into a heavier ebike, not sure, it would be nice to keep it for days when I just want no power, it's a really lovely bike to ride.
TBH - I'm not that bothered about the legalities (until I get caught ).
Hmm, this bike has had me in a quandry for off-road use. Why make a more expensive carbon frame bike that weighs the same as a 905SE that will do the same job (yes I know the frame offsets the Alfine etc), it would be interesting to know what the frame weights are for the 906xc and 905SE (calling David)? This style of bike is good for rough tracks and off-road and long distance, but not good for true mountain biking, the bike would shake itself to bits on lots of the Lake District for instance. Component spec is OK but not brilliant, the cash has gone into the frame, motor and Alfine hub and possibly a bit in the forks. I would have one of these, but for a different purpose.a 500 watt wisper for instance. I think the carbon framed, high spec wisper 906 xc tourer with air shocks etc.... is looking a bit of a bargain in comparison
The Emotion Cross has been a contender but without rear suss and with 700 wheels, does not a mountain bike make. I am test riding a Sirmium tomorrow.
I think I should have started this thread with a title of which electric MTB, but I'm glad I didn't as it has drawn out all sorts of bikes that could do the job.