The Spanish bike brand Mondraker have given their portfolio an extensive overhaul for 2016, launching three of its models onto the market with Bosch motors. Here’s the low-down.

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We’ve already gone into huge detail on the benefits of plus-size tyres on e-mtbs, and Mondraker clearly agree with us. Their new e-mtb range rolls exclusively on plus-size and fat tyres. Three aluminium models have had an upgrade, and now feature the Bosch Performance CX motor.

All of the bikes feature Mondraker’s own ‘Forward Geometry’, which sees a lengthening of the toptube and a significantly shorter stem. This extends the wheelbase and pushes the front wheel further outwards, which should result in improved stability and confidence on quick descents and technical terrain.

The e-Crafty+ fully

The first bike with plus-size tyres – in this case 27.5+ and 3˝ wide – features 140mm front and rear travel. Based on the so-called ‘Zero Suspension’ system with a floating pivot point, the rear channels the same design as all of the conventional Mondraker bikes. The e-Crafty+ will be available in two build specs, the RR+ and the R+.

Das e-Crafty mit 140 mm Federweg. Hier in der RR+ Ausstattungsvariante mit edlem FOX Factory-Fahrwerk und 1x11-fach Shimano XT-Antrieb.
The e-Crafty+ with 140 mm travel. Shown here in the RR+ model with the lovely FOX Factory suspension and 1×11 Shimano XT drivetrain.

The e-Vantage+ hardtail

The second bike in Mondraker’s latest line-up is the hardtail, the e-Vantage+, which also takes 27.5+ wheels with their own 40mm rims and 3˝ tyres. It’ll also come in two specs, the RR+ and R+.

Auch das Hardtail e-Vantage basiert auf einem bestehenden Mondraker-Modell und wird in 2 Ausstattungsvarianten zu haben sein: R+ und RR+ (abgebildet).
The hardtail e-Vantage is based on a current Mondraker model and customers have the choice of the R+ and the RR+ (shown).

The e-Panzer fat bike

Extraordinary but not nonsensical, the third e-mtb with fat tyres for the 2016 Mondraker line-up is the 4˝ fat-bike. This see the bike take rims that are double the size of the other rims, measuring 80mm, from Mondraker’s own workshop. The colourways of the two available models (R/RR) slot the Panzer nicely into Mondraker’s new e-mtb line.

Auch das E-Fatbike hat den – hier ziemlich passenden – Namen seines unmotorisierten Vorbilds übernommen: e-Panzer. Zu sehen ist die Ausstattungsvariante R, die zwar auch auf einen 1x11-fach XT-Antrieb setzt, aber auf die absenkbare Sattelstütze verzichtet.
The E-Fatbike has also borrowed its name from its unmotorised counterpart, making this new model the aptly named e-Panzer. Shown here is the R version, which has the same 11x XT drivetrain but not the dropper post.

Prices and detailed specifications are yet to be made available, but they should be online at mondraker.com by the end of the year at the latest.

Text: Andreas Maschke Photo: PR Mondraker

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