Joining a long list of luxury companies attempting to make mountain bikes
Porsche seems to have at least put some effort into the range of bikes as they reached out to Rotwild to help develop and produce the carbon frames.
Their new bikes come in two different flavors, with a more commuter orientated Sport model and the adventure/eMTB offering in the Cross. Porsche has incorporated Magura's wild MCi integrated cockpit
that features the brake master cylinders inside the bars for the Sport model. Magura also covers the front suspension duties with their Boltron eMTB inverted suspension fork with 100mm of travel.
|A frame that broadens your horizons. A drive that takes you further. And a feeling that is unmistakably Porsche.— Porsche|
Both models feature Shimano's EP8 drive unit with the Cross using Shimano's 12 speed XT drivetrain and the Sport running Di2 electronic shifting. The more MTB oriented Cross bike swaps out the MCi bars for a standard bar allowing them to run Magura's MT Trail brakes and e-bike specific 220mm rotors. Although there definitely isn't anything groundbreaking happening with these bikes, it's always interesting to see what companies outside of the industry think up when creating a bike.
The Cross model designed to act more like an eMTB comes with a dropper post, 220mm rotors and slightly beefier tires.
The most expensive Sport model is designed more around commuting with integrated lights and slicker tires.
Both Porsche models will be available from late March and it is probably no surprise that they won't come cheap. The Cross model costs $8,549 and the Sport version reaching the heights of $10,700. This price is around $800 less than the Santa Cruz Bullit we reviewed
earlier this week. You can find out more here
And hilarious .
"They handle so good" yea... have fun with your understeer on entry and snap oversteer on exit. I like my cars loose in tight off 100% opposite of what porsche has to offer
Show me a 911 that behaves this predictably when flogged
Also since you provided a rallye car as an example: Take a wild guess what the German national rallye champion is driving. It's a 997 GT3 Cup.
Porsche has active for decades in industrial design and fashion design and have a separate division for this. This bike likely came from that group, and I think it's likely that the car designers were not involved. More likely that they contracted with people from the bike industry for additional help
Of course, they won’t ride it......it’ll be hung on the wall in their lounge.
Building the most ugly bike possible.
I think they will sell a lot of them. If you want to know where the market for these bikes is: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9HcrDgQ95XILZ6uDYsW_9Vt0A_7GTOyd
And being sold via car dealership will reduce effort for potential buyer;
Question is, why is it cheaper then the Rotwild Ultra models and why doesn't it come with a 8pins dropper post?
I would never buy a Magura MCi, given that they don't produce lever that stay sealed > 2 years under normal wear. But hey, these bikes will never see normal wear so I guess its a perfect fit for these bikes
These wheels were my favourite wheels and while some may not agree I found them trouble free.
Woulda saved them a whole load of effort
I mean, who would want one of them in 2021?