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.
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+.
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+.
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.
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