Mondraker Debuts Sub 20kg Crafty Carbon e-Enduro e-MTB

Nov 25, 2019
by Daniel Sapp  


Mondraker have given the full details of their re-imagined Crafty e-MTB today. The new Crafty Carbon sports 150mm of rear travel with a 160mm fork, 29" wheels, an integrated battery cooling system, and is powered by a Bosch Performance CX Generation 4 motor paired to an integrated 625 Wh battery.

There are three models of the Crafty Carbon available, all with some major updates, in addition to Mondraker's high modulus Stealth Air Carbon frame and a host of other e-specific features. The Crafty Carbon R weighs 21.8 kg (48.06 lbs), the Carbon RR weighs 21.3 kg (46.95 lbs), and the Carbon RR SL tips the scale at 19.9kg (43.87 lbs) with the standard 625 Wh battery or 19.3 kg (42.54 lbs) with the optional 500 Wh battery.
Mondraker Crafty Carbon Details

• Wheelsize: 29"
• Travel: 150mm (r) / 160mm (f)
• Full carbon frame
• Bosch Performance CX Gen 4 motor
• 625 Wh battery (standard)
• 65.5-degree head angle
• 455mm chainstays
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL
• Carbon R: 7.999 €
• Carbon RR: 9.999 €
• Carbon RR SL: 12.999 €
mondraker.com



All Crafty Carbon e-MTB models utilize the Bosch Performance CX Generation 4 motor and a 625 Watt-hour battery. The Carbon RR SL also is available with a smaller 500 Wh battery in order to cut weight. The Gen 4 motor is Bosch's latest motor and when paired with the 625 Wh battery, offers a 25% greater range compared to the 500 Wh battery. The battery on the Crafty Carbon is integrated and not-removable. It is charged via a charging port on the bottom of the main tube.

There is a cooling airflow system integrated into the frame that channels airflow into the main tube via integrated cooling gills near the head tube. This is designed to help dissipate heat generated by the battery and to improve performance. The air is expelled through an exit port at the opposite end of the battery, just above the bottom of the main tube.

Cable routing utilizes Mondraker's internal hidden housing guide coupled with their Acros integrated cable routing headset that allows cables to be inserted and routed from the top of the headset for cleaner aesthetics.


The Crafty Carbon utilizes oversized pivot thru-axles and enduro max bearings designed to tolerate greater loads that e-MTB can generate. The lower link has an oversized design, larger dimensions, and greater strength than the previous link, specifically to stand up to e-MTB enduro riding and racing.

The bike is designed around a 1x12 drivetrain and has 12x148/110x15 mm boost hub spacing and a 1.5" headtube. There's a full carbon Trunnion upper link with e-MTB optimized kinematics that allows for more suppleness in the rear suspension as well as greater lateral and torsional stiffness.

Additionally, there's an integrated dropout speed sensor, motor covers, and a custom chainstay protector designed to minimize vibration and noise caused by chain slap.





Crafty Carbon RR SL


Fork Fox 36 29 Float FIT4 EVOL Factory, 160mm
Shock Fox Float DPS Factory
Wheels DT Swiss HXC1200 Carbon Spline 29, 30 mm
Drivetrain SRAM X01 AXS
Finishing kit Ono Krypton Carbon 0.5 Bars / RockShox Reverb Stealth AXS Seatpost / Shimano XTR M9120 Brakes
Tires Maxxis Rekon 29x2.6 tubeless ready, 3C MAXX TERRA, EXO+
Price: 12.999 € - available early December 2019


Crafty Carbon RR


Fork Fox 36 29 Float FIT4 EVOL Factory, 160mm
Shock Fox Float DPS Factory
Wheels DT Swiss HX1501 Spline One 29, 30 mm
Drivetrain Shimano XT M8100, 12s
Finishing kit Ono Krypton Carbon 0.5 Bars, Shimano XT M8120 Brakes, Ono Pija dropper Seatpost
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.6, 3C, EXO+ / Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.6, 3C, EXO+
Price: 9.999 € - available early December 2019


Crafty Carbon R


Fork Fox 36 29 Float FIT GRIP EVOL Performance, 160mm
Shock Fox Float DPS Performance
Wheels DT Swiss H1900 Spline 29, 30 mm
Drivetrain SRAM GX/NX, Raceface Aeffect Cranks
Finishing kit Ono Krypton 1.0 Bars, Sram G2 RSC 200 mm Brakes, Ono Pija dropper Seatpost
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.6, 3C, EXO+ / Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.6, 3C, EXO+
Price: 7.999 € - available early March 2020





223 Comments

  • 92 3
 Nearly as light as a 2006 Freeride barge.
  • 74 15
 Priced right for a motorbike
  • 42 5
 @SacAssassin: I'll take a used motorbike and a nice MTB.
  • 6 6
 And just almost exactly twice the weight of my Ibis Hd3!!!! So light!!!!!!!!!!
  • 14 0
 I completely misread the title. Was thinking "Hmm, sub 20lb e-MTB, that's pretty amazing". Then realised it said sub 20KG! Oh...
  • 4 0
 @abzillah: agreed this is crazy.
  • 4 1
 @abzillah: exactly! If you're going to do it, do it properly.
  • 5 3
 @CircusMaximus: The whole E sector is crazy
  • 4 1
 @abzillah: bet it's cheaper to maintain as well
  • 2 3
 @abzillah: KTM E-XC Freeride all day! Asked a Ranger what is the update on the E-Bike regulations on the local trails....said is not allowed at the moment, but I'll have to get back to you on that ruling....ride away. KTM E-XC is falls in between, since is Electric powered, no current regulations as far as everyone knows...E-Bike it is currently?
  • 3 0
 @abzillah: yeah it`s crazy. Also, I don`t know in North America but here riding public trails with a MX is just impossible `cos it`s strictly forbidden, so in my poor head I`d say: let`s get an electric mx with pedals so they`ll think it`s a bicycle Smile
  • 1 2
 @abzillah: unbelievable!
  • 2 0
 @softsteel: Same here in California, riding MX on local trails are not allowed, but we do have designated areas for moto riding that we can do day trips to.
  • 6 0
 @drivereight: Legally in the US, E-bikes can only have pedal assist, no throttle. KTM E-XC has a "motor" and not just assist, so counts as a "motorized vehicle" and is banned from most trails.
  • 1 1
 @greendarthtater: Yeah but you can buy as powerful motorized bikes with pedals so that’s what I’ll be buying when everyone is riding these instatwat eCycles..
  • 2 0
 @abzillah: temecula CA here. I can get on my $1500 Craigslist dual sport bike and ride out of my garage to plenty of low key trails in public open spaces. If you're outside of a city and a little creative there's moto riding for days.
  • 2 4
 @abzillah: and 5 times the weight. And not a bicycle.
  • 2 0
 @Mcanical: Sh!t only $19,019.68 Canadian before tax what a bargain, I'm sold I sell my truck to by one!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 @SacAssassin: Brand new Yamaha YZ250 and a Trek Slash 9.9 is the same price
  • 1 0
 @duzzi: 21-pound IBIS HD3. That's a world first
  • 2 0
 @Mcanical: get with the times you Luddite Wink
  • 1 0
 @abzillah: check the price now and try too buy one. unless you in Austria forget it. its all marketing...for now.
  • 1 0
 @beeekilbee: top model RR SL has Recons on it. While the RR has Minions.
  • 1 0
 my brothers ol 2006 Rocky Mountain RM7 weighed somewhere around 56 pounds
  • 73 21
 It’s interesting how they were able to keep the downtube so slim. Weight is also impressive. Mopeds have really come a long way.
  • 55 1
 You'll love the direction the 2022 Mondrakers are going in then:
www.pinkbike.com/photo/18020703
  • 8 1
 @acali: Was this done in paint?
  • 5 0
 @highlinenthusiasm: As a Paint master, i'm sure he did it with his d**k ahahaha, but well played made me laugh
  • 2 0
 @acali: That gets a big HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
  • 3 0
 @acali: Your a very bad person,..........small coronary there for a minute. OMFG that thing is ugly. Be fun to be able to rent that POS and 'gift' it to a buddy with all his buddies there (making sure to add pink handlebar streamers....)!!!1
  • 1 0
 Close, but it doesn't matter how much power the bike has, right now in the USA, if it has a throttle and an automatic transmission it is considered a moped by law which requires a license. this is a future sticky legal situation and I predict they will change the law as technology progresses and automatic trannys are integrated into class 1 ebikes.
  • 63 19
 For the imperials out there, that's 44lbs in freedom units.
  • 27 0
 thanks, was fearing the hours of conversion work.
  • 5 4
 @iantmcg: Some imperials don't even know what conversion means.
  • 5 0
 @iantmcg: you may need conversion therapy
  • 8 0
 That is about 3 stones!
  • 1 0
 42.54 pound in actual units
  • 43 12
 Can someone please explain me the sense of using less than 180mm of travel on an E-bike?
  • 6 1
 I CANNOT.
  • 31 0
 Having less travel on an eBike is like negotiating for a pay cut.
  • 4 4
 Handling
  • 8 0
 Or choosing the smaller battery to save weight on a eBike. So much nonsense
  • 69 1
 It's for when your stomach is too big for climbing, but your balls are too small for descending.
  • 7 25
flag puddinghead (Nov 25, 2019 at 9:36) (Below Threshold)
 You seem to know everything waki. Why don't you mansplain it to us?
  • 3 0
 @High-Life: Perfect!
  • 4 5
 @utley06: handling who?
  • 3 2
 A 130-140mm travel bike/ e-bike is way more fun!
  • 6 0
 Bigger issue for me is specing a non reservoir shock.
  • 3 5
 @friendlyfoe: industry and rich clientelle standard. Throw 8k for a Yeti or SC and put a regular Float on it to save weight.
  • 6 1
 I didn't replace my Enduro with my Levo.. I replaced my Stumpjumper. Anywhere I need the travel of my Enduro or DH bike, I am on a chairlift or back of a truck. Everywhere that I would ride a Stumpjumper, I ride my Levo. The added weight also adds stability and let's you get away with less travel.
  • 8 6
 @swan3609: the question is why would you want less travel on a regular bike? Cuz efficiency and feedback and poppiness. Add 7kg motor and all these “pros” disappear. So whiy wouldn’t you get all the travel if climbing it is no longer a problem and you are using heavy tyres anyways? I am trying to understand.
  • 3 0
 @friendlyfoe: Exactly. Spending that much $ and getting a DPS???
  • 2 3
 @aljoburr: How? You're not actually pedaling the thing. Then you get to the top just to have a shitty time coming down.
  • 2 2
 @WAKIdesigns: this was my one major take away from riding an ebike, there's just no point in having less than 180-200mm travel, traditionally less travel has been synonymous with less weight and better pedalling edficiency, basically travel denoting the capability and strength of a bike to a degree (i.e. a dh bike is stronger than an xc bike).

With e-bikes that weigh a small ton and do the pedalling effort for you, there's just no point in low travel options.
  • 7 10
 What are you riding that you actually need 180mm of travel? This is a classic case of morons buying a 1300cc motorbike and never going above 90mph. Learn to max out 140-160mm, then ask why you aren't running 120mm. Overforked bikes are lame to ride and scream knob....
  • 3 6
 @graniteandrew: rocks, big rocks. Lot of them? And even if not, there is no popping an Ebike, so what’s the point?
  • 3 1
 @graniteandrew: What aren't you riding that needs 180mm of travel. You don't buy an e-mountain bike to ride around a parking lot. Isn't the whole point having the pedal assist on the way up to access DH trails? Idk...maybe you live in Florida.
  • 3 0
 @graniteandrew: come to whistler, pemby and squamish and the north shore and you will see why,
  • 2 0
 @graniteandrew:

That analogy makes absolutely no sense, and actually shows how disconnected you are. A 1300cc bike will accelerate faster than most other bikes, and you don’t have to break the speed limit to have fun with the acceleration. AKA, there is more than one use for the displacement other than just speed.

And just because you have 180mm of travel doesn’t mean you can’t tune the suspension to be the floatiest thing ever on a local trail.
  • 6 6
 @norona: I am sad to say but the cities you mentioned apparently are the birthplace of Down Country. You either have smooth trails or so gnarly some folks decided they need a bike for surfing chicken lines with pride...
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns: 35 years of riding, 18 years racing xc endurance and adventure as a pro and now 15,000km on e-bikes. Grew up on the shore. I also ride moto and trials here in the corridor....big suspension is the only way to roll. Makes no difference on climbing an e-bike since I ride up a lot of the techy single track and then it makes you not die on the super steep tech that is this area. I said it three seasons ago when I started only on e-bikes, more susension is what yo want. Have no idea why anyone would by anything lower...the only reason you don't on an acoustic bike is cost and because you have to pedal it up under your own steam.
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Not everyone rides to pop off of stuff. As far as how much suspension you need depends on what trails you ride. Longer travel means slacker geometry and sluggish handling. If you ride fast twisty single-track up and down then less suspension will just handle better.
  • 1 5
flag friendlyfoe (Nov 25, 2019 at 18:05) (Below Threshold)
 Half of the people buying ebikes are either older folks or are so out of shape (okay yes round is a shape) that a regular bike is not an option. These people are not riding anything harder than a blue trail and don't need big travel.
  • 5 0
 @WAKIdesigns: the same reason I built a hardtail 29er.. Because I don't always need a ton of travel for the trails I ride, and in fact too much travel and aggressive of geo make lots of my local rides kind of boring. I don't need a 180mm of travel on my ebike.. I have a 180 and 200mm bikes and they get ridden at the resort. Most of my ebike rides are on less technical terrain where I don't need my Dh bike.. And if I did have that much travel, it would make the trails easier to a point where it's not as fun.
  • 1 2
 @WAKIdesigns: exactly: kenevo > levo
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: I take it your not speaking from experience, go take your DH bike to a pump track!
  • 2 0
 I got my answers. Thank you for joining in Waki poll...
  • 2 0
 @ranke: depends on where. Kenevo is useless for my use.
  • 1 1
 @norona: I have ridden and raced all those areas and more, kootenays, bham, seattle, all over BC and the west coast. I have been sizing down bikes for years. Nobody needs 180mm of travel for trail riding.
10 years ago sure, you needed a DH rig, but now you or I can ride anything in whistler on a 160mm trail bike, suspension design is just that much better, sure you can add speed to tech sections with some extra cush, but its not special or fun like sniping a tech. Ebikes are great, but they don't need to be pigs. @chriskneeland I use my Ebike as a DH bike, and I live in WA we have two hills here and I hear a trail is being built on one....
  • 1 0
 @graniteandrew: Ebikes will always be pigs, no matter how little travel they have.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: haters gotta hate I suppose, you do know sub 40lbs is a year or two away.
  • 2 2
 @graniteandrew: I don't hate, it's just not really mountain biking when it's motor biking.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: riding an ebike resembles riding a mtb like 8/10, whereas by comparison to a motorcycle like MX it wouldn’t score 3/10. It is uncomparable.
  • 2 0
 You still pedal to make it go my man. They climb like man powered bikes, just with assistance, so sinking into 180mm travel on a steep or technical climb still feels not as good as 150mm.
  • 1 2
 @WAKIdesigns: But...is still motor biking.
  • 5 1
 @chriskneeland: well terms like motorbike or moped are reserved for other kind of vehicles, just ask any child you want. There is no medal and nobody thinks you are smart or witty if you call an Ebike a motorbike or motorcycle. You are doing a disservice to yourself. It’s an E-bike or E-mtb.
  • 2 8
flag chriskneeland (Nov 26, 2019 at 10:49) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: Eh...if it's got a motor, and cycles. It's a motorcycle. Pretending it's not does a disservice to mountain biking.
  • 4 0
 @chriskneeland: I used to feel the same way about ebikes until I got to spend some time on one . It's a mountain bike not a moped or scooter. You can control the amount of resistance which just means you don't gas out on long uphill or steep climbs. They are not for everyone but there is no reason to put down anyone who chooses to use them.
  • 1 4
 @BeerGuzlinFool: I'm not hating. I come across people on them. They're loving it. But ebiking is not mountain biking. We're not doing the same thing.
  • 3 0
 @chriskneeland: Actually it's all how you use them. It you use turbo mode all the time then I agree. It does make things to easy. But if you use the lower assist levels then it actually feels like a regular mtb. My original fear about e mtb's was that it would cause trail closures. Anyone that has spent time on one knows that they don't cause anymore trail damage than a regular bike.
  • 2 0
 @BeerGuzlinFool: I just did afterwork 4200’ 20 mile loop. All Mtb dedicates single track, in under 2 hours, and I’m a long ways away from race shape. Pretty nice option for dads!
  • 2 0
 @graniteandrew: I'm with you. I just got a Levo last month. I can put in 15 - 20 miles and still function after the ride. It's also the first time I've been able to ride without any knee support in almost 12 years.
  • 1 0
 when the back only has 135mm?
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I can pop my ebike over a 12" log, you either haven't ridden a good one or getting old.
  • 1 0
 @DDoc: I can plop a 12" log on your eBike
  • 28 1
 $14,333 USD. The Foxy Carbon XR is $9400. So you're telling me the motor and battery cost 5 grand?
  • 5 1
 Yeah that sounds about right.
  • 30 0
 If you thought bikes had abysmal resale values before, wait till you see what happens to a $14.5k eBike over the course of five years.
  • 35 1
 Thats $325 per pound. About the price of mid grade cannabis
  • 5 0
 No they are telling you they will sell 4 of these so they have to try to recover costs somehow.
  • 2 12
flag chriskneeland (Nov 25, 2019 at 9:14) (Below Threshold)
 If you want motorcycle performance, you have to pay motorcycle prices.
  • 9 0
 @owlie:

I’d take the smoke
  • 3 2
 Can you really put a price on having the calves of a bulemic runway model though?
  • 3 0
 Holy sh*t. And I doubt I need to remind anyone the Ripmo AF base is $3k with nice suspension.
  • 3 0
 I wonder if it’ll snap like my foxy xr Carbon did too!
  • 1 0
 This is just freaking nuts
  • 26 2
 Hold on.... it says the battery is not removable.... surely it must come out somehow otherwise in a couple years time when the battery has reached its end of life you are going to be a very sad panda with a very heavy non powered bike..
  • 5 3
 They probably have a recycling program where you can get a discount on the 2021 model if you trade in your empty 2020 bike.
  • 4 0
 Yeah that is not good. There has got to be a way to replace it. Otherwise you would just toss the frame of the battery went bad?
  • 4 0
 I've been wondering about this myself. Rocky Mountain has a fully integrated battery on their E-bikes as well. What then, when the battery starts to diminish over time?
  • 12 2
 With battery and motor technology still evolving pretty quickly, people will throw it away in a few years anyway and by the latest version. Don‘t think in mountain bike terms, like „tomorrow I‘m gonna pull my 97 Zaskar out of the shed and give it a spin“. Just another aspect in which these creations are _not_ bicycles.
  • 8 0
 A bit like these then: www.vice.com/en_uk/article/neaz3d/airpods-are-a-tragedy
Should we buy things that are similar?
  • 3 0
 @FuzzyL: it’s all very eco friendly....
  • 5 1
 You have to remove the motor to remove the battery. They say non removable because it's not easy. The batteries couldn't handle the heat from the curing of the frame......
  • 5 0
 @ziles: exactly. Prime example how a big part of the bicycle industry is totally failing right now. This will all blow up, sure thing.
  • 2 0
 @ziles: It is nuts how much of this useless crap is being produced nowadays. To me it was/is the same with their watch. Before the first version was released, it was already clear that it would hardly last a full day on a single battery charge. With the way batteries degrade over time, it would become useless in a year time. They only needed early adopters to fund the second iteration. But yeah, to produce something that can't safely be taken apart for recycling is pretty bad. Actually, I wasn't really aware these earbuds were from Apple. According to European regulations, an electronic device should be able to perform for at least two years. This in order to avoid flooding the market with all this e-junk.
  • 6 5
 @Krafkloot: In the snow world, POW (Protect our Winters) are setting a good example, we seem to be a bit behind in realising that we are potentially destroying the things we need to ride an MTB on. Dirt, forests and land need to be preserved for us to ride on and it seems to me that this kind of product is probably doing exactly the opposite.
  • 1 5
flag senorbanana (Nov 25, 2019 at 10:00) (Below Threshold)
 @ziles: that article is a load of bs, I have owned my AirPods for nearly 3 years of daily use and they still hold charge.
  • 1 1
 It means that the battery is bolted on in a way that would not be conducive to easy removal. That’s different than non-serviceable.
  • 2 0
 @vinay:
I wonder if it’s anything like the Jura discount program? “Oh, you spent $xxxx on this? Here’s less than 15% off the new model!”
  • 1 0
 @nickfranko: Jura, the yeti of the coffee machine world. I do love mine though.
  • 1 0
 over 20,000 km before any diminish, and battery comes out in this, rocky and norco, you just have to pull the motor, so not easy for quick on trail, like scott, devinci etc.
  • 2 0
 @SimbaandHiggins: pull motor and it slides out, just not a quick change on the trail
  • 8 5
 @CircusMaximus: no more or less eco friendly than an acoustic bike. You never worried about all those parts carbon etc going into the garbage bin before. Like computers a lot of the elements of these batteries are recyclable. Nothing is 100% so suddenly your worried about it, all those tires, parts from acoustic bikes, are you collecting them?
  • 3 1
 @norona: making just a few assumptions there! Wow it’s almost like you know me.
I don’t think “acoustic” bikes are eco friendly either. Terrible term btw.
Neither is an EV eco friendly.
I get it.
Thanks for the lesson.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: They don't have a real warranty program, let alone what you are mentioning.
  • 1 0
 @SimbaandHiggins: it’s like an iPhone, they get you hooked and you just upgrade.
  • 3 1
 THese batteries have thousands of cycles before the lose health. Pretty much a lifetime worth of riding for most. Stop talking about things you know nothing of. Or stop pretending to care about the environmental factors....
  • 1 1
 @slayerdegnar: it was a joke. Lighten up.
  • 4 0
 @slayerdegnar: They really don't have thousands of cycles before they lose health. On my commuter bike that the battery has been looked after properly and used 2 - 3 times a week it has started losing range (compared to new) after about 8 months.
  • 1 0
 @bigtim: something is wrong with your battery then, I have 8000km on on a shimano 500w/h battery and it works a perfect as my new ones...2-3 times a week is nothing for use...
  • 1 1
 @bigtim: People say different things about how to treat lithium ion batteries. Some say you need a good hard discharge every now and then, others say deep discharging accelerates the wear just like with a lead-acid battery. It is probably a combination of the two so I'd say if you regularly discharge it pretty deep then it will wear quicker than if you stay in the upper half and regularly recharge. I don't have a bike with pedal support but I do have a phone with a lithium ion battery. It is a Nokia 108 from before Microsoft and HMD subsequently bought the name, five or six year old now. The battery may not be as new, but I usually recharge it once a week or so and it usually is far from empty at that point. It seems people with those smartphones really need to recharge every or every other day or they'll not make it through. And it seems their batteries degrade quicker. I'd say that's probably because they discharge their batteries deeper.

So yeah going back to commuter bikes I would expect if you want the battery to last you a long while, get the biggest battery you can get so that it is far from empty when you recharge it. So if you travel 30km, get one that gives you a 60km range and recharge it after every ride. Mind you this is advice from an armchair e-biker who knows little about the finer details of batteries, so you may like to double check with the experts.

Even if my advice were correct, it wouldn't really work for the way people look at mountainbikes. Carrying the extra weight of the bigger battery and not completely using it may not be what people buy these for. I'm not necessarily against pedal assist bikes on the trail but I'm far from pro for this very reason. For commuter use, they make a lot of sense in my book. And as reliability and durability there actually get the attention they deserve (and weight is less of an issue), the bigger battery is a sensible investment in my book.
  • 1 0
 Very important to keep the battery warm for max life, no freezing garages!
  • 1 2
 @vinay: stop typing bs and try one.
  • 1 0
 that´s a good point. trouble starts, when there are issues with the batterie or if you are gonna travel with your bike. Flying is nearly impossible. Not everybody can put his bike in a warm place during cold winter or even has access to power to recharge. Looks cool, saves some weight...BUT!
  • 23 3
 If you have the cash, then the decision is yours. Life is short, and if this thing gets you off your ass and you actually USE it, then go for it. We were riding UC Santa Cruz over the weekend and saw a number of e-bikes. I was very happy to see now cool everyone was towards all having fun riding bikes. I didn't notice any difference amongst all the trail riders. To tell you the truth, I was more disturbed at the IDIOT who felt the need to play his boom box on the trail. REALLY? This is another subject, but why not ban idiots with boom boxes first. Nice ride, and if I had the cash then I wouldn't hesitate to ride the shit out of it....
  • 13 0
 All that for only 12.999 €?? What a deal! Maybe I will trade my car in (which is worth less than this bike) to help fund it!
  • 11 1
 That is over $19000 CAD,

blog.studentlifenetwork.com/2014/09/01/20-things-you-can-do-with-20000

909 admissions to the Ontario Science Centre.
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Thirty-nine PS4s
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A piece of skywriting for half a day.
At least 100 tattoos courtesy of Kat Von D.
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  • 4 0
 2,222 packof frozen meatballs from Ikea!!! damn i'm sure we can trust your number on this!!
comment has made my f*** day at the office
thanks man
  • 14 4
 Still enjoying reading all the comments from people that have never actually spent time on trails riding an E-bike. Until they do they just don't realize how obvious it is, and how ridiculous they sound.
  • 3 4
 I tried it and just found how ridiculous it is, and how obvious it is, that if you want a motor you should get a motorbike.
  • 2 0
 last weekend had at home new Levo and new Shuttle, before I already tested old ones and some other emopeds... still not impressed!
  • 2 1
 @cebe: you must be doing it wrong
  • 1 0
 @FuzzyL: a motor bike is no fun on the trails and an ebike is, so blow.
  • 1 0
 @DDoc: Why in the world would a motorbike be no fun on the trails? Where an ebike is fun, a motocross bike will be, too. And if it is a battery powered motocross bike, why choose the ebike?
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 Why not buy a nice motorcycle AND a nice bike.
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 What’s the purpose of making a super light e-bike if it’s an e-bike anyways? More dinero I guess
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 Distance / battery life
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 Bragging rights, mostly. That, or to make up for the weight of beer consumed during a mid-ride brewery stop.
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 That comment made me wanna buy an e bike lol @SpecSRAM:
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 Having ridden the heavy DH bikes of the early 2000s, I can tell you that shaving that much weight (about 10 lbs compared to some models I've seen) will definitely have an impact on the bike's handling on descents where the E component of the bike isn't helping anyway. Would I pay that much for any bike, "E" or not? Nah. But there would be some ride improvement with a significant weight reduction like this.
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 @big-red: I like the extra weight, lighter is not better for recreational ebiking imo. 50lbs is fine when you have power to equalize the weight.
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 @DDoc: Fair point. Though many said the same thing about those heavy DH bikes of the early 2000s. Same for heavy BMX bikes of the same era. Not saying this is the same, but I do wonder if we'll all look back on the 50+ pound ebikes of the early days the way we look at the Brodie 8Ball on PinkBike's Hot Lap series.
  • 9 0
 Uhhhh....that that white 36 looks amazing!
  • 5 1
 That whole blue and white scheme looks pretty rad.
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 Agreed. They make a foxy like that as well. Looks awesome.
  • 9 1
 I like the convenient handle for picking it up
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 Remember Pinkbike is a paid advertisement site.
  • 6 4
 Why are you booing him, he's right
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 20kg sounds a lot better than 44lbs
  • 9 2
 An E-moto is cheaper than this
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 All you snowflakes making fun of ebikes and making snarky comments just don’t get it. You obviously have never ridden an ebike and I question if you have ridden a bike at all. My fibromyalgia prevented me from riding but now I can ride faster than all the jerks who yelled at me for riding an ebike. And according to a study done by the University of Phoenix, ebikes have 16x less environmental impact than equestrians.
  • 3 1
 So, what you are essentially saying is that an ebike transformed you from a snowflake to a douchebag? Good for you for catching up with the jerks who were yelling at you.

Yeah, I own a cheater bike as well.
  • 6 1
 Is it still a mondraker if it doesn’t have a nut buster jump on the top tube?
  • 10 3
 ebikes r bad guys
  • 4 0
 Air cooled system huh? From all that mad airflow climbing at 10km/hr? Makes it sound fancier than it is. Just a few heat sinks that’s all.
  • 1 0
 Unless the generated heat is transferred to the dirt or to water, the system is air cooled. Just transfer some heat to the ambient air and you can use that label, right?
  • 4 2
 All ebike hate aside, with the new engineering that's going ng into bikes like this, I'll be stoked to see next gen Enduro and DH bikes take some of the manufacturing techniques and maybe come out the other end lighter and stronger
  • 6 1
 Very dirty bike for those that care about environment. Let's just get to some synthesized gas powered bikes already
  • 5 0
 You mean like one with a hole in the seat you can fart into?
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 @dthomp325: natural gas!
  • 4 1
 a friend of mine in his 50's, with respiratory issues is planning on buying a stout emtb next year. I think its the only way he'll be able to climb the access road to the trailhead, and still have a good time descending.
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 That's great
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 13k boom! I get it, it's a mtb, but it makes you reconsider the hobby. Maybe getting a normal mtb and an electric dirt bike is more fun and a much better value
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 Is it true that e-bikes are all the craze in Europe? Why the difference in that market from the N. American continent? More trail access, more wilderness? Pretty sure the Euros generally speaking are not lazier, but maybe the riding population is? Not trying to jab, just trying to make sense of it all.
I own 2 Mondraker Bicycles and love them, but I don't get the general fascination with e-bikes. But look, if they can sell them for this $, more power to them!
PS. One can add an aftermarket motor and battery (i.e. Revel Propulsion) to an existing bike for about $1K and 9# I believe which seems like a better way to go although clearly it's not integrated as well.
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 We have a lot less 'wilderness' than you have in most places. Since we live closer together, our daily travels are shorter, and a lot of us use a bicycle for those. Since we now have permanently stuck traffic, fiscal advantages for bicycles and 45 kph e bikes, those ebikes become a real alternative to a car, even for non-bike enthousiasts.
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 I think Euros are just more practical and less purist about biking in general. Bikes are seen as more practical transportation there not just exclusively lifestyle/sport. So my guess is you first saw more ebikes as commuters (because ebikes make rad commuters). And people just kind of got used to the idea, so why not mountain bikes?
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 Yes, they are. I'll speak from the point of view of living in Germany.
First of all, the culture here is nothing like North America. On the surface it may seem that way, but it's not.
E-Bikes have gained massive popularity here because (IMO):
1. There is, in comparison to NA, quite a lot of older people here with disposable income. They want to get out, not spend too much and not work too hard. Your impression that Europeans aren't lazy is I guess somewhat true, not all of them are. That being said I've never been to any other place where so many people take the elevator up one floor or take escalators down. Let's put it this way.. here people are better at watching what they eat.
2. Commuting. A lot of those statistics come from city bikes and cargo bikes. Lots of people bike in cities and don't want to sweat between every destination. And a ton of people use a bike for the daily stuff, because driving in the city is a nightmare.
3. Big hills. In the Alps amongst other places, the climbs are awfully long and steep. Often, if you're not in a specific bike friendly location, you also won't have a clue what the trail (if there really ends up being a rideable one) will look like. I've done some climbs over here (1000+m) expecting a great descent, only to be rewarded with 500m or less (distance) of hiking trail followed by 20 minutes on a fire road.
4. Laps. Why pay for a shuttle when you can bang it out yourself? Spare battery or a charge midday and you get more descending in much cheaper than by shuttling.
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 @ssteve: most sensible argument for e-bikes I've seen. I hate e-bikes with a passion unrivalled, however, in mountainous places I can understand the desire to be self-sufficient and ride up what you intend to ride down. Lift passes/buses to the resorts are expensive. That being said I would rather get up there on my own steam.
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 Oh, and I don't own, nor have I ever owned an E-Bike (have ridden a commuter E-Bike at work, though).
  • 2 1
 Skipped every comment (and the text also, of course, because, Pinkbike) as I believe all e-bikes should be judged on the NTU Scale. Not Too Ugly, with the Treks/Konas being a .5, the Specialized and Pivot being a 4, etc. etc. I'm over the e-bike versus Real Bike versus "it costs more than a KTM', but based on appearance alone, most of these would make me sad whenever I walk into the garage.
  • 3 1
 Excellent value. I mean what else could you get for around 10k? A year old Dacia Duster? A 4 year old BMW 1 Series. This bicycle is such good value for money its a no brainer!
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 Id like to see an interview with Bosch and other motor manufacturers, to understand the lifespan of batteries, whether they still degrade over time and exactly how end of life batteries are dealt with Seems this stuff is skipped over and I bet there's a pretty big environmental impact, that might make people think twice before needlessly adding batteries to their bikes
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 Are you asking if a battery degrades over time? Yes. Yes it does. All of them. Always.
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 My concern with eMTB's is more that there is no consensus on batter dimensions and interface and that if you buy an ebike, will one be able to upgrade the battery 3 years down the track or are you expected to just trash and buy another bike.

Even 2 years isn't a long time and yet there will be considerable improvements in battery tech and we are near the cusp of Solid State Batteries which might also change the eCraze.

Was thinking by the third run on my local DH track (on a 150mm rear suspension bike - oh the crime against humanity), how it would be nice to have a motor to self shuttle. The peddling was quite something and although I didn't mind it too much, it was tiring me out limiting the amount of runs I could do before being a total mess and screwing up my form going down.

1st run was - hello, back again after a year - how ya looking.
2nd run was - lets have fun
3rd run was, oh crap I'm tired and boy, I'm all over the place on the jumps, I better back it off and go home at the end of the run before I end up in the back of an ambulance.

Don't know how them EWS guys do it.
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 Because they train.
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 Just out of curiosity sake, what do the nay-sayers say about someone with ailments wanting a bike that can help them hang with their friends for longer than 2 hours? I have chronic back issues that usually keep me pegged to a 10 mile ride, or 2-3 hours depending on the geography. Before you say "fix your back" I have been to the doctor between 10-15 times for sciatica, have had x-rays and MRI's, physical therapy, stretching routines, acupuncture and massages, you name it. I love riding. I hate cutting the ride short for others because of my aliment. An e-bike might be the answer for someone in my situation, yes? My case is not as abnormal as one might think. Many active people suffer from chronic injuries that may affect the length of time they can spend on the trails.
  • 4 1
 There’s shockingly little butthurt in these comments for a product named “e-Enduro.” Disappointing.
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 Id be pissed to pay that much money and have e13 junk on my bike
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 I will start to ride e-bikes when they will be around 14/15kg Wink
There should be innovation in those heavy batteries and gearbox... some small mini nuclear plant inside please Smile
  • 3 0
 Why muck about get a Cake bike
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnzUuSEH1Oo
  • 1 0
 Battery charge port on the bottom of the down tube and 455mm chainstays?

Well, it is pretty light ... with a baby battery ????
  • 2 0
 $19,000 CAD for the RR SL.

The down payment on my house cost almost half of that.
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 Not to mention you'd need $9,500 CAD to pay the divorce lawyers and another $9,500 CAD for real-estate agent fees to sell your house if you brought that bike home.
  • 2 0
 the MSRP for my car when it was new, even adjusted for inflation, is less than that. can't believe someone would spend that on a bike
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 @boylagz

Well there you have it, a 40 lb e-bike. Happy birthday! LOL!
  • 4 2
 If you're an able bodied rider then you should not br looking at this abomination.
  • 1 0
 If you get a specialized S Works Turbo Levo and put a 500W battery it'd weigh in at 42.3 pounds making it the lightest production E Bike. Mondraker using technicalities
  • 2 0
 How much!!! Shaking my head in disbelief.
  • 2 2
 Not a fan of ebikes in most off road scenarios (yes there are exceptions). However, this is one of the best looking ones I have seen so far.
  • 2 0
 Proper tires will tip the scales.
  • 2 0
 Would make a nice toxic fire when you damage the battery?
  • 1 0
 Yeah sub 20kg... I think E-bikes weight will change when solid state batteries will be used!
  • 2 0
 $14k gets you a DPS??? Ridiculous
  • 1 0
 My aluminum enduro weighs almost that much and it doesn’t even pedal for me!
  • 2 1
 50lbs but doesn’t need a reservoir for heat displacement? Sure...

E-kooks won’t know the difference.
  • 2 2
 that very first fork doesn't appear to be mentioned out right , could that be A kashima 38 ?
  • 3 0
 says 36 FIT4 right there... I think if the 38 was OEM-spec ready we'd have heard about it besides the rumors by now.
  • 1 0
 @Upduro: It says fit4 clearly yes , doesn't mean fox have had to make it official yet , and you can only see a curve next to the 3 , it can easily be A 6/8

I did say "could"
  • 1 0
 @BaGearA: www.pinkbike.com/photo/18019917

Got my hopes up...but not yet...
  • 1 0
 @bbbswan05: ah shit, okay I admit defeat Big Grin
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 My money is on it being specced with Carbon Level (and new Dune).
  • 2 1
 I'd expect a chauffeured tandem for that kind of money.
  • 2 1
 Kick ass bike but the price is absolutely ridiculous and I own a yeti.
  • 1 0
 12.999 euros gets you Recon tires and a Fit4 damper...
  • 1 0
 Nice looking bike. Cost more than my van. Hard pass.
  • 1 0
 Won’t that shock get murdered? Figured a DPX2 at least, right?
  • 2 0
 8k for GX/NX? Lol
  • 1 0
 Do E-bikes work under water?
  • 1 0
 Nice Bike but I would love to see rohloff with belt on them
  • 1 0
 they don't shift well under power.
  • 2 1
 14000usd to be a loser, awesome.
  • 2 0
 Still no usb port
  • 1 0
 More expensive than a fuel injected KTM!
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 Getting close almost all in
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 e-Enduro e-MTB e-Dontknow
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 Does it fit the shimano gearbox?
  • 1 0
 yeah how about an ebike shootout. get on it guys!!
  • 1 1
 I would break that!!!
  • 5 7
 Looks awesome! I like the colours too!
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