Alutech Releases €16,000 eMTB with CNC'd Aluminum Frame

Oct 22, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

CNC machining has some serious potential to shake up the way mountain bikes are manufactured. Frames could now be manufactured at plants locally, rather than being shipped around the world after production in East Asia. Plus, there's potential for frames made custom to riders with sizing and geometry to precisely suit their needs. There's just one problem at this point, it comes with a cost.


Currently, only a few brands are trying producing frames this way, most notably Atherton Bikes and Moorhuhn using the lugs and tubes method and Pole and ActoFive creating fully CNC'd frames. The latest brand to try the latter method is Alutech. The German brand has produced a CNC version of its eFanes eMTB, and if you thought the other brands listed were expensive then hold on to your hat, because this one is on sale at €16,000 ($19,000 USD).
Details

Frame Material: aluminum
Construction: CNC
Travel: 170mm front and rear
Wheelsize: 29" front / 27.5" rear
Head Angle: 64°
Motor: Shimano with 504Wh internal battery
Weight: 21.15 kg / 46lbs (claimed)
Price: €15,999.90
More info: alutech-cycles.com


So what do you get for the price of a down payment on a house?

The main advantage, Alutech says, is lightness. Shedding weight is still the holy grail for eMTBs and by machining special structures within the aluminum of the frame, the German brand can reduce the amount of material needed vs a conventional aluminum construction. The weight of the full bike is listed at 21.15 kg (46lbs), which isn't exactly what we'd call featherweight, but it is significantly lighter than, for example, the similarly specced Focus Sam2 we recently reviewed. That bike weighs 25.89 kg (57 lbs) but does have a larger capacity battery, which will account for some of that weight.


Alutech claim this bike is made using "aerospace technology" and this gives the bike a smooth finish that you might not normally see on bikes milled fully from aluminum. Apparently these machines have much smaller tolerances than the machines used by other brands and this allows for a smoother finish. The other difference in construction is that Alutech aren't using bonding or titanium bolts to hold their frame halves together, but welding. Alutech uses a shielding gas that allows them to weld at a lower temperature and therefore not distort the material around the join. The weld has been left visible on the top of the downtube, but Alutech has mirror-polished to the top tube to keep the smoothness of the machining and hide the seam.


The 170mm frame is specced as a mullet bike with a 29" wheel in the front and a 27.5" rear wheel. The motor comes from Shimano and it's powered by a 504 Wh battery with the option to upgrade to a 630Wh battery for an extra €250 ($296 USD). Only one spec level is available and it comes with full Fox Factory suspension, a Shimano XTR drivetrain and DT Swiss HXC wheels. Finishing kit comes from Bike Yoke and SQ Lab and there are Maxxis Minion tires fitted front and rear.

The bike is available in medium and large for €15,999.90. More info, here.

Article updated for clarity


236 Comments

  • 230 3
 Damn carbon is finally cheaper!!!!!
  • 235 2
 Not what we meant when we said we wanted carbon bikes to cost the same as aluminum bikes. Damn monkey paw!!
  • 71 3
 “For that price it should come with a motor” ????
  • 19 1
 @scary1: for.that price it should come.with someone to ride it to the top of whatever you want so you can ride it down. You can get a shitload of heli-drops for that price. Just sayin.
  • 16 6
 Less environmental impact, and more precision, but price is 16,000 Euros. [DaFreerider44 has left the chat]
  • 3 0
 @DaFreerider44: Yeah at the environmental impact needs to be substantiated.
  • 6 13
flag Becciu (Oct 23, 2020 at 0:13) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah, price jokes are fun and all but...
just some weeks ago everybody (and everybody include me!) went bananas for Paul Aston's hyper-costum Nicolai G1, that doesn't even come with a motor! :-D
What do you guys think would be MRSP for that bike?
On Vital's article it was listed at "> 10000".
Let's guess maybe around 12/13K?

16K for this e-bike still sound absurd?
  • 35 2
 @Becciu: 16k for any kind of bike is absurd.
  • 6 4
 @danielstutt: I concur.
My point is that mtb crowd craves everyday for 9/10k bikes straight outta Vietnam, and even Aston's Nicolai received nothing but praises despite a MRSP well above 10k (and a weight probably in the same ballpark with some e-bikes :-P).
I just find a little uneven (albeit funny) price jokes on this e-bike as I see it more an exercise in style than a mass market product
  • 6 0
 @Becciu: Anything over 6-7k for a bike is absurd. Its a bike that's going to get muddy, scratched, dented, and used up, as all bikes should be.
  • 4 0
 @DaFreerider44: the environmental impact is in the trees cut/gold mined to make the stacks of money this thing costs Wink
  • 5 1
 New e bike or used Ducati... I’ll stick to wheelies and burnouts for that price
  • 6 0
 I would have said dentist alert but now they are all broke.
  • 2 0
 @onemind123: for that price it should come with a helicopter.
  • 1 0
 @scary1: I mean, you're not wrong in this case
  • 1 0
 @oregontradesman: yeah man, DR16RR thank you very much!
  • 177 0
 It's almost like they made this just to read the pinkbike comments
  • 22 0
 It's a test to see how many people's e-bike block filter is working.
  • 3 0
 C'mon they probably produced only 2 frames wich is chaper than paying for an add on all the mtb Portals
  • 70 1
 It’s smoother because you’ve set your step-over smaller and you’ve upped the tolerance. You can do this with any professional CNC program / CNC mill - it just takes longer.
  • 21 0
 Was going to say that, this lot and Pole haven’t half talked some shite about CNC milling techniques.
  • 7 0
 Exactly, for sure accounts for part of the higher cost here. Could easily double or triple machining time chasing those smooth curves.
  • 15 0
 I'm excited for the day when everybody learns this and the ugly steps left on CNC'd parts aren't seen as "high quality"
  • 1 0
 Barrel cutters....
  • 4 0
 @Tinga: likely the same people who find cosmetic 3k carbon weave attractive
  • 1 0
 Can anyone use THIS technology to create a bike?

m.youtube.com/watch?v=OCto6qSjIXw

Love the shapes of the organic/bone like parts,... keeping the weight only where needed.

One in Titanium for me please! I bet that will easily beat 16 grand of €
  • 1 0
 or just spend more time bench grinding/polishing. Call out whatever surface finish you want. This is standard stuff.
  • 1 0
 @Spiral23: Yes and No. 3D printing would be introduced in the rough form stage thereby reducing amount of material to be removed in roughing, semi and finish machining. It would reduce the cycle time for machining but would add another step prior to machining. 3D printing (sintering) is still extremely slow so it would inflate the end customer price of the bike. Yes, titanium powder is available for printing & sintering. The company I work for likely for used the material for that car.
  • 54 0
 Orbea releases their Rise for half of that price, 5kg lighter and 30mins earlier: f..k
  • 13 17
flag Timo82 (Oct 22, 2020 at 13:19) (Below Threshold)
 But this bike is a lot sexier!!! I really like the Rise for an ebike but this one is damn sexy!!
  • 18 5
 @Timo82: How is this "sexy"? Maybe in the year 2000.
  • 23 0
 @Timo82: your supposed to "ride your bike", not "ride" your bike.
  • 3 2
 But... Carbon Footprint......
  • 4 0
 @z-man: Ha. Had my first Foes LTS in ‘94.
  • 2 0
 Came here to say just that...
  • 2 0
 Well I am 37 y.o. and love the old school look I guess! I have a raw Knolly with silver and blue parts! Yeah it kind of looks like an beautiful and old Foes! Smile

@RonSauce It's your right to spend thousands of dollars on bikes you find ugly... I don't but you can. Wink
  • 1 0
 @Timo82: yeah, im definitely not concerned about the looks of my bike, im more concerned about people who use words like "sexy" too much. Its a bike, chill.

"Come on guys, im so hoarney to go for a bike ride..."
  • 4 0
 @Timo82: lovely bikes Foes and Knollys especially when raw!
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: Haha Sorry then! Razz
  • 43 1
 "So what do you get for the price of a down payment on a house?"

Well obviously not the correct length shock bolt
  • 9 5
 What a steal! It's 25% of a down payment on a house in Santa Cruz, CA, USA. . .
  • 17 1
 @whilgenb: Really? If so, please send links, I will buy a few.
  • 9 0
 @kusa: I misread his comment too. He meant 25% of a down payment, so a down payment for a house in Santa Cruz would be 100k.
  • 5 0
 Shorter bolts = weight savings. lol
  • 2 0
 Extra 4k for the shock bolt, 20k is a nicer figure anyway
  • 14 0
 @Ryan2949: If 100k represents 20% down, you might be able to find a small plot in SC to pitch a tent if you’re lucky.
  • 4 0
 @whilgenb: to be fair, an FHA loan can get you into a house for only 3.5% so that would be the down payment for approximately a $450k house. Where I'm from that puts you in a 4000’ mansion by on the lake with a hummer in the driveway and private boat dock.

... And perhaps one of these bikes in the garage.
  • 4 0
 @whilgenb: more like 6 months rent!
  • 1 0
 You don't get a water bottle.
  • 2 0
 @HurricaneCycles: We'll darn. Tennessee is now on the move to list.
  • 5 0
 @PNdubRider: for real!!! Just moved from Santa Cruz and right before I left there was a single wide old aluminum trailer in a trailer park by the west side and the trailer was $175,000 but the lot rent was $5,000 a month for a trailer park lot!!!!
  • 2 0
 @whilgenb: more like 8%. lol. 20% down on a 1.4M house is 280K, not 80K
  • 4 0
 @whilgenb: Here in Switzerland you cant even buy a parking spot for your car for 16 grand...
  • 1 0
 @shawnca7: ebike - it'll have somewhere to rest your burrito while it cools down.
  • 1 0
 @fielonator: heaven
  • 2 0
 @Dustfarter: dude it's insane here. We have a retirement community just north of me that is full of people moving from States like New York or California. They sell their 1500’ apartment for $500k and move here to buy a 2000’ house for $150k. Pocket the rest as retirement money. Happens literally daily here.
  • 1 0
 @thedirtyburritto: In Switzerland it's 16 grand for a main course haha
  • 48 15
 Wow. This is probably the worst idea I have ever seen. You'd have to be absolutely retarded to think this is a good idea.

"Hey, let's think of the least efficient, largest waste of energy, outdated, heavy piece of utter shit design we can. Then let's sell it to absolute knob heads for a f*cking outrageous sum of money."

I'm actually offended.
  • 28 6
 You must be great fun down the pub haha
  • 4 0
 @Imabigboy82: maybe that's the use case for this bike? Looking flashy while pulling up?
  • 8 0
 I went to school for machining and think this is awesome... but even I think it's a waste. Keep the machining for cool brakes and stems.
  • 20 0
 @z-man is 100% right.

This line "It could significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the industry with frames being manufactured at plants locally, rather than being shipped around the world after production in East Asia" is wrong on so many levels and lacks understanding of globalized manufacturing and shipping infrastructures. And that's before we even talk about how hydroforming alum creates a stronger structure than the same thing done with CNC.
  • 6 0
 the audacity to associate themselfes with actual innovative additive processes like Atherton Bikes are using is absolutely beyond me. There´s nothing new, efficient or eco-friendly about this, it's just dumb
Edit: I didn't even consider price, milling is well developed, this won't get cheaper any time soon
  • 32 1
 Putting the heat on the big S. I bet their board of directors are a nervous wreck with another brand being more expensive
  • 5 0
 Someone strap some D cells to the Aethos, quick!
  • 18 0
 Finally the MTB industry is listening to customers and making what we really want! hehe
  • 18 0
 and no place for a water bottle.
  • 93 0
 Maybe the price includes an assistant to ride behind you at all times with a jug of water and snacks?
  • 8 0
 @mikekazimer: is that a Mike Levy side hustle? Obviously, the snacks he carries are donuts.
  • 39 1
 @mikekazimer: Hmmm... you're onto something here. This thing costs $25k CDN. Instead I could buy a regular bike at $5k and have $20k available for my "waterboy". Looking at my stats... I get about 50 rides in a year, average of 2 hours each, so that's 100 hours. I probably only need to pay my waterboy, what, like $20 an hour?? So that's only $2000... still leaves me with $18,000. Hmm what else could waterboy do for me... put my pads on, take them off, wash my bike, personal mechanic, change my flats. I guess he (or she) could also be like my mtb assistant.. kind of like a golf caddy. Ya know, check out lines and drops... recomemd the best course of action. Then I could blame them when I crash or don't clean something. Maybe I'd pay that "waterboy", what... $33 an hour? With the extra work, probably more like 150 hours? That's $5000 a year... for 4 years = $20k... perfect!

Ok, who's up for the job?? (BYOB - Bring your own bike)
  • 8 1
 @islandforlife: Hey man, I'll even gas up your truck, charge your e-bike battery every night too
  • 4 0
 @islandforlife: Just watch me and make sure I don’t do anything stupid. (Crash) Where were you on that one, dipsh*t?
  • 6 1
 @leadsledpaintrain: Haha, exactly... and maybe "Stay at least 20 feet behind me at all times... I don't want to know you're there. But when I need you I want you there immediately!" "water..., WATER!! WHERE"S MY f*ckING WATER!!"
  • 1 3
 @islandforlife: "available for my "waterboy"....I think for that kind of money left over you would want a "watergirl", you could probably get one with some nice assets.
  • 16 2
 Dentists worldwide, meet your match.
  • 37 1
 This one is for the dental supply company CEOs
  • 4 0
 Hellllooo Orthopedics!!!!
  • 1 0
 I’m thinkin’ an Oral Surgeon or Orthodontist ride.
  • 5 0
 Pharma bros.
  • 2 0
 @Dogl0rd: no shit the pharma reps in my city all ride round in convertible porsche turbos with plates like "endone" and "methadone". The lowest of all cockroach.
  • 11 0
 I could only afford the 504Wh model so I appreciate Alutech making 2 versions.
  • 7 0
 what about just welding tubes in europe, the us or canada instead of shipping the stuff around the world? MDE and Nicolai make great bikes that way... and i'm sure the carbon footorint will be lower than running a big cnc for hours...
  • 9 0
 Who in their right mind, and also buying a 16000 euro e-bike would skimp 250 euros for a smaller battery?
  • 10 1
 Who in their right mind would buy a 16000 euro ebike?
  • 3 2
 @commental: priced so that dentists can feel the struggle of us normies Razz
  • 7 0
 If anyone has seen the movie, The Money Pit? When Tom Hanks laughs at the bathtub falling through the floor? Yeah, that kind of laughter for this bike/ price.
  • 1 0
 just made a comment about this movie to my dad, my parents are buying a house that has some issues. Classic 80's....
  • 1 0
 Never thought I would see a bike referenced with that movie but this is appropriate.
  • 15 10
 Good old "Aerospace" aluminum being transformed on "Aerospace" machines. Why do companies continue to use this dumb marketing speak?

I love badass machined components as much as anyone but this is an exercise in futility and selecting the wrong manufacturing method for the project at hand.

The bike is expensive because of the likely full week of machining time that when into make the components and then additional time to fixture and weld them together.

Cool bike but not sure where the author or the company things this is more environmental friendly or efficient than carbon.

Hydroformed Aluminum is the way to go for lightweight/thin-walled functional organic shapes of any complexity with near minimal material waste.

For 16k I'll be passing this by on my fully modded Beta 500RR-S or KTM 500 EXC.
  • 1 0
 Yeah man, my Beta 250 RRS was way cheaper than this bicycle!
  • 2 0
 GasGas eEnduro with 26 inch wheels.

ebike-mtb.com/en/gasgas-news-2021
  • 3 1
 b-b-b-b-but its teh german engineering. aren't they not the the smartest most cleverest of all?
  • 2 0
 @JoshieK: Yes, they still are. This was and is also the reason why certain "developed" countries have stolen a loooooooooooooooooot of patents, documents etc. after the end of the second world war. They have also "taken along" German scientists (Operation Paperclip for example) and are currently still engaged in intensive industrial espionage.

Surely you know the stealth bombers and fighter planes that look like a monoplane, right? Guess who invented this design long before other nations even had a clue how to design or build something like that. There are still plenty of examples that one could list.

Did you know that German was THE language of science until the first world war?

And there is no need to talk about German cars here ;-).
Even though all cars, the newer they are, get more and more shitty. Everything adapts to the low globalisum standard.

However, I have to admit that I am a bit sceptical about this bike, although it is certainly a very interesting concept, apart from the price :-).
  • 1 0
 @OswaldWeissbescheid: lol. "look i made a thing using an inefficient manufacturing method and I am selling it for 1 bajillion franks" Sounds like great engineering there. Same with another german bike featured here recently that used 3d printing. Not only was it stupidly overpriced it was a lead brick.

Apparently while germany was designing the Horton 229 the rest of the world was picking their noses? And yet despite all the "plenty of examples that one could list" you chose to reference a plane which never got past the prototype stage from 80 years ago...
  • 5 0
 I’m about as deep in the CNC machining industry as you can possibly get, career wise. This is just a novelty for people who make more money than they know what to do with. It’s interesting and kind of neat but it’s a bike and over engineered for what’s required our of it. I’d give a hard pass on both purchasing and investing.
  • 4 2
 I wouldn't call this engineering. Engineering includes efficient design and construction.
  • 3 0
 They have a great 3 year lease deal at only $399/month. I did see in small print that you have to put $5k down and only 500 miles a year. Anything over that is $100/mile but if you ride without the motor you might be able to get away with more miles! I'd be all over that if I had good credit...oh well.
  • 3 0
 "So what do you get for the price of a down payment on a house?"

Nothing worth 20k. Trying to make their standard mfg processes "special" is weak. Guy"s expression says how many of you are stupid enough to believe this bullshit?

I'm finding it hard to see how CNC is more a more efficient way to build bikes. If it were everyone would do it. Fact is its not.

So true this kind of egregious shit is everything wrong with the world today.
  • 7 4
 Hi pinkbike, I’m Juergen, owner of Alutech cycles. Thanks for all the comments…
We love aluminium and forge, hydroform and weld bike frames since 20 years. We believe that we really understand the material and know exactly how to work with it - at least our customers seem to be happy ???? This project is about what is possible, having in mind to reduce the dependency on asia as the bike industries workshop, especially as a small bike brand, too. Local value creation? Short development cycles? New production processes? Quality control? Life cycle/circular economy? That kind of questions are the backdrop for this bike. Like a Porsche 918 Spyder, of course the CNC eFanes is not for everyone, that´s why we offer other (hydroforming) bikes. And, just for you guys: one element of the magic of the frame is that there is a proper bottle mount ????
  • 3 0
 I'm all about progression in the bike industry and applaud companies who are trying to change things for the better. I have no doubt the bike will perform well.

I realize the average consumer will not be buying this bike. But hopefully over time the technology will trickle down so the average Joe can afford one.

Thats $25,000 CDN. I'm sure my wife would think up many ways to kill me if I bought one.
  • 4 4
 But unlike a porsche 9-1-whatever this bike offers no performance advantage over far cheaper bicycles. I don't know whats in the water in Germany but you seem to have all gone bat shit crazy...
  • 2 3
 @Hauck: What technology is trickling down? NC machine has been around since the 1940s. Its not a new technology and is already in use in the bicycle industry and has been for a long time. Just no one before recently was dumb enough to decide to make the whole bike using it.
  • 1 0
 What kind of aluminium is it? Pole are using 7075 aluminium and chose to CNC because they couldn't weld it, so I'm interested to know what kind of aluminium you're using and why you're using CNC for it instead of a more traditional manufacturing technique.
  • 6 0
 ~19 grand $USD and just XT cranks
  • 2 0
 19,349.99 with XTR crank.
  • 6 0
 Maybe they passed the savings onto the consumer ?
  • 3 0
 For some reason, Shimano doesn't make XTR ebike cranks. They are so out of touch with their clients.
  • 3 0
 Seriously, they couldn't spring for the eeWings?
  • 1 0
 @shawnca7: I'm curious to see these eewings that are shimano motor compatible?
  • 2 0
 So... What kind of aluminium is it then? I can't tell from the article or from the website. I thought the whole idea of CNC was to use 7000 series aluminium which is harder to weld. I'm not a welder, so I may be ignorant on this topic.
  • 1 0
 Lots of BMX race frames made of 7005 aluminum
  • 2 0
 @fruitsd79: You're right, apparently Pole make their bikes from 7075 aluminium which can't be welded. 7005 aluminium is easy to weld and one of the reasons it's used for bicycles.
www.thefabricator.com/thewelder/article/aluminumwelding/aluminum-workshop-why-isn-t-7075-weldable
  • 2 0
 Engineering porn comes at a cost. As an example of whats capable at the high end its perfection and porn at the same time. As a business to sell units to the masses i cant see the logic, either way i want to ride it but id bet the only feeling id get between that and my Decoy would be id been financially robbed ....
  • 3 0
 Never thought I'd like the look of an eMTB... but for that price I can finish all my MTB projects and have plenty left over for the 450 I've been eyeing lol
  • 2 1
 absolute stunning display of cnc woek but in some cases makes absolutly sense ! why machine something from billet if its stronger and cheaper if its bolted on ? sometimes a component is stronger ,lighter and cheaper if its forged and bolted on. this is just cnc porn . kudos for being clever enough to acheive this but its just over engineered bling IMHO
  • 2 1
 I'm not impressed with the bike at all at that price. It's still just aluminum. I could see a Ti bike costing so much more but not aluminum. I'm interested to see who would actually be dumb enough to spend 20 grand on a e bike. I'd rather buy a 10 grand ebike that's still pimped, a normal mid range trail bike and a dirt bike and probably still have cash for a case of beer after.
  • 1 0
 A beer for every day of the year... Beer
  • 1 0
 its cool that people make this stuff but i honestly can't get past that price tag, id have no more fun on that than i would a used hardtail from the buy/sell section. maybe id have more fun on a used hardtail because i wouldn't have to remortgage my house if i broke it.

cool bike though Smile
  • 4 0
 Better have a full AXS setup at that price
  • 4 0
 See the title, immediatly scroll to the comment section
  • 1 0
 I didn't think someone could make me stop liking polished Aluminum. Good idea, but the material use seems excessive, and if it's not, where is the benefit of CNC'ing to change "tube" thickness etc...
  • 3 0
 Just checked the calendar expecting it to be April 1st... nope, still October
  • 4 0
 That’s 32.000 Deutsch Mark
  • 3 0
 Beautiful engineering...but I prefer the medieval blacksmith tech of my steel ht.
  • 3 0
 For $19,000, it better have 75hp and an electric start. And supermoto wheels and a set of off road wheels.
  • 4 0
 16k buys you obsolescence in 6 months.
  • 1 0
 So instead of moving bike frames round the world, just move the the materials & the machines to make them?
What great mind came up with the idea, that was saving any thing?
Marketing bull shit?
  • 1 0
 Awesome! Love the 500wh battery choice. Just get a 2nd, toss it in your pack, and have 1000wh of glorious boost assist. 30 miles and 6000’ later you will have just had the ride of your life.
  • 2 0
 I think it's a great looking bike. Nice to see e-bike motors getting a bit smaller too. With another 10 years of development. I might fancy one myself.
  • 3 0
 "Buy it now" on their website may as well say: "click for divorce". Insane price.
  • 3 3
 A few biker buds of mine bought some really nice Ebikes ---I wont go into what brand... One of them doesn't ride regular bikes at all now -- he put on a lot of weight... and it's a noticeable amount. the others can't keep up with me when they're not riding their Ebike. ....... just an observation.
  • 3 0
 on the other hand of that my mum bought an e-hybrid over summer having not touched her normal bike in well over a year and now rides its 3-4 times a week and has lost weight. the thing with e bikes is its also in the personality and goals of the people who ride them. weight gain can only ever be attributed to consuming more calories than you burn not which style of bike you ride. eat less do more, that's what your friend needs to do.
  • 1 0
 "to a hammer every problem look like a nail" - maybe this is what happened here with a cnc milling machine. but their normal (non e-assisted) bikes are good including good prices.
  • 1 0
 Remember that as these processes are honed and it becomes more standardized, the price of that process decreases. I suspect this will be the best practice in the not-too-distant future.
  • 1 0
 Just what we need: CNC'd bike that's also welded. Can't you just lighter and stronger tubing then? You don't even need carbon.
  • 1 0
 760$ pre kilo, nice ratio, Bugatti in MTB world.
They forgot to mention it that you can charge your phone and play PS4 on it :-) Is dropper wireless?
  • 3 0
 Why are mountain bikes more expensive than motorcycles?
  • 3 0
 Question gets asked constantly. Because wanabees are stupid and desperate enough to pay it to get the attention they crave.
  • 1 0
 Saw price and the down payment on house quip. I wish. If I could make just a 19k down payment here in San Diego I would buy this bike for shits and giggles.
  • 1 0
 Good looking ride but i'd never pay that price for an emtb with a rear derailleur. When it has an internal gearbox get back to me........
  • 2 0
 Down payment on a house. Bahaha. Not in California, but thanks for rubbing it in.
  • 2 0
 16 thousand and they can’t even add a water bottle location. Give me a break! I’ll take my money elsewhere lol
  • 1 1
 Can please somebody watch properly?! You can mount a water bottle under the top tube, just have to ride your rear shock "upside down".
  • 2 1
 Absolutely ridiculous, you can buy a new Ducati Panigale v2 for this money. Too many idiots with too much money willing to pay these inflated prices.
  • 1 0
 The normal E-Fanes was at EUR 6800 with RS Ultimate etc.

Strange though, that it has been removed from the website today. (was still available yesterday)
  • 2 0
 This is also to make people visit their website.which is not a bad thing cause their normal bikes are really not bad...
  • 3 0
 Yeti = Dentist, Alutech = orthopedic surgeons?
  • 1 0
 In good old German....Du musst verdammt noch mal scherzen????

Rather go for the other German Bike called...BMW GS1250 Adventure...and its cheaper.
  • 2 0
 Whoa, where in the world is 16000 Euros a downpayment on a house??? PNW minimum is about $60k!
  • 3 0
 Looks like a Grim E Donut
  • 2 0
 For that price, it better come with a motor. And four wheels. And 6 speeds with a clutch pedal.
  • 2 0
 where do the brake, shifter, dropper cables go?
  • 2 0
 Stem to frame.
  • 2 3
 Bike World year by year is going MAD! Sky is the limit even S-works from S is a bargain and if You ride a bike which cost You 3-4k Euros You really don't know what is fun on a REALLY Good bike.
  • 1 0
 Pricing came about during a game of darts...is that an 8? No it's a double kaaaching
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 One Hundred annnnd Eiiggghttyyy!!!!
  • 2 0
 And the guy is dead serious!
  • 6 4
 I would honestly be embarrassed on that thing.
  • 1 0
 Dam,first ebike geo I’ve actually wanted and they go and and £12k to the price I’d be prepared to pay
  • 6 7
 Whatever happened to having scantily clad women standing next to bikes in advertising? This guy might be a brilliant e-bike designer, but looking at him does absolutely nothing for me.
  • 8 0
 It's because this is German, not Italian. #Marzocchi
  • 8 0
 If you have to say this,you're lying. He's got that naughty look in his eyes,admit it
  • 5 0
 @lenniDK: I’m relatively hard
  • 1 1
 And who ever holds a bike like THAT?
  • 1 5
flag truckdriver1 (Oct 23, 2020 at 2:08) (Below Threshold)
 What about crawling back to your tiny little hole of sexism and shut the f**k up?!?
  • 3 2
 @truckdriver1: allowing women opportunities for employment is sexism? Some women find modeling empowering, and millions of them are essentially doing it for free on social media platforms. It's the proverbial win-win for consumers to have appealing advertising and for models to make money. You seem overly sensitive to the issue.
  • 2 0
 Looks good, but is very expensive.
  • 2 0
 Looks sick... and heavy, but overall RAD!
  • 3 0
 Sweet Decoy!
  • 2 0
 Xtr brakes on magura discs...?
  • 2 0
 Imagine locking it up and going inside a store. How nervous would you be?
  • 5 3
 Everything that’s wrong with the world in a bundle
  • 2 1
 So ridiculously true.
  • 2 0
 Does it come with LoJack? A guard dog?
  • 4 2
 The mountain bike industry is fucking ridiculous
  • 3 2
 Nice bike. Lots of jealous poor people on here. Tip of the day, work harder.
  • 2 0
 lbs... MORE... MOOORRREEE.... MOOOOOOOOORRREE!!!
  • 1 0
 No thx,

Great looking bike...but very very very very very (NICHE) market!!!

Funding much? Just sayin'
  • 2 1
 POLE but in a different way
  • 4 2
 Yea, a way with almost zero benefits.
  • 3 2
 Whoever buys this is an idiot,
  • 1 1
 What to say? Its expensive, its ugly, its not very light, and it has no place for a water bottle...
  • 2 1
 ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
  • 2 1
 these guys are simply smokin' crack.......
  • 2 0
 26 ain't dead @
  • 1 1
 At last there is a bike more expensive than an S-Works and most motorcycles!
  • 1 0
 Neat idea, not practical for the price unfortunately.
  • 1 0
 Looks cool but expensive. Woof.
  • 1 0
 What's Unno working on right meow?
  • 1 0
 Get your facts straight. The price is €15,999.90, not €16,000.
  • 1 0
 LOL . With Extras it comes to $ 16,000. It's always those pesky extras that drive the price up .
  • 2 1
 16k and you don't even get a water bottle mount
  • 1 0
 Look properly.. there is one. Just have to ride te rear shock "upside down" Wink
  • 1 0
 At that price the sizing should be custom to each person who buys one.
  • 1 0
 Wow CNC machined that sounds really advanced.
  • 1 0
 Fun Fact - the first Numerical Control machines were built in the 1940s.
  • 2 0
 @JoshieK: They say it about 200 times in the article like it's the latest technology.
  • 1 0
 The price of a downpayment for a one place garage box in Zürich.
  • 1 1
 jurgen bist du bissen idiot?? Big Grin Big Grin 16000 eu hahaha ich a kufe eine ktm 400 cross
  • 1 0
 For $ 16,000 I would expect much, much more accurate and beautiful welds.
  • 1 0
 The best bike is the bike that you own right now!
  • 1 2
 46lb? On a air shock.

Sorry I like to ride nimble bicycles not plough and squirt machines. Sod trying to lift that thing throughout the day at any point.
  • 1 0
 428mm chainstay? impossible
  • 2 1
 Perfect match to my Gold Spengle Wheels
  • 1 1
 This man just does not get the correct point of the "eMTB are actually motorbikes" joke or just went too far with it
  • 1 0
 Gotta cap a lotta teeth for that badboy!
  • 2 1
 a polished turd is still a turd.
  • 1 0
 353mm BB height?!? ????????
  • 1 0
 no longer for dentists, only brain surgeons can afford this.
  • 1 0
 A HT with a seam down the middle is always a good idea.
  • 1 0
 What? It doesn't hold its self up?
  • 1 0
 A bicycle more expensive than a new Yamaha R6. Wow. Just wow.
  • 1 0
 One sexy frame right there! nice work on doing something different!
  • 2 2
 Excuse me while I go buy a car.
  • 2 1
 According to pinkbike commenters they both have engines
  • 1 1
 Reads article. Mentions mullet.

**ShOuLd I rUn mUlLeT?**
  • 1 1
 Looks like a $20932.08 Session.
  • 1 0
 Yes plz
  • 1 1
 16k and no water bottle. Unbelievable.
  • 2 0
 There is one, look properly.
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 @truckdriver1: where. I'm obviously stupid and blind
  • 1 1
 $16k for an e-bike? My whole bike fleet doesn’t even come to that.
  • 1 1
 Would consider it if it had a place for a water bottle
  • 1 0
 It has.. only thing is, you have to ride your rear shock "upside down".
  • 1 1
 Why are the germans making sooooo much overpriced and overhyped shit?
  • 1 1
 For 16k I want yellow logo maxxis tyres
  • 1 0
 Filter is broken.
  • 1 2
 That expensive and it weighs almost 50 pounds?
  • 1 1
 Man wtf
  • 1 1
 ????????
  • 1 1
 ahahahahahahahah
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