In our 2023 e-mountainbike test under € 7,000, the 17.8 kg SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 is the only Light-eMTB. Retailing at € 6,999, it comes with a conservative 130 mm of travel (f/r) and lightweight TQHPR 50 motor, which make it the clear outsider in this test. Can it hold its own against its full-fat competitors?

SCOTT Lumen eRide 910 | TQ HPR 50/360 Wh | 130/130 mm (f/r)
17.8 kg in size L | € 6,999 | Manufacturer’s website

The unveiling of SCOTT’s new Lumen eRIDE 900 SL Light-eMTB last year caused a massive stir in the cycling world: € 15,999 for an eMTB? Are you out of your mind?! Now try to imagine our faces when the Swiss manufacturer sent us a brand new, shiny black Lumen eRIDE 910 for our big 2023 e-mountainbike group test under € 7,000. AT € 6,999, it’s about a beer can cheaper than this test’s top price limit and at the same time one of the more affordable variants in the Lumen eRIDE model range. At first glance, you might feel a bit confused, because SCOTT made the shock disappear. Upon closer inspection, however, you’ll realise that it has been hidden inside the carbon frame. The enclosed design has become a signature feature of SCOTT’s mountain bikes, and the Lumen eRIDE is the fourth bike in SCOTT’s portfolio to rely on it, preceded by the Spark, Genius and Patron eMTB.

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2023 for € 7,000 – 7 budget eMTBs in our eMTB group test

Tipping the scales at 17.8 kg, the Lumen eRIDE 910 is the lightest competitor in this test, partly due to the lightweight TQ HPR 50 motor and partly to its conservative 130 mm of travel, which also makes it the shortest-travel contestant, as well as being the only Light-eMTB. The motor was only introduced last year and can already be found on several Light-eMTBs in combination with TQ’s proprietary 360 Wh battery. If you’re happy to give up one of the two water bottles, you can store the optional 160 Wh range extender in one of the bottle cages. The 50 Nm motor is neatly integrated into the frame and almost invisible until you look closely. The drive unit is paired with a minimalist yet comprehensive display in the top tube and a small, bar-mounted remote, which is intuitive to use and provides good haptic feedback. The battery is integrated permanently into the frame, meaning that you’ll have to carry your bike into the house for charging, unless you have a garage or basement with a plug. That said, the lightweight Lumen eRIDE is pretty easy to carry on your shoulders and looks like modern artwork next to your mantlepiece.

Hide and seek – What sets the SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 apart from the competition?

The SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 is one of the big head turners in our 2023 sub € 7,000 group test, with its discreet, black paint finish glistening in direct sunlight. The full carbon frame relies on an elegant design language and looks as if it were cast from a single mould, with the first-class integration underlining the clean, discreet look. SCOTT hide not only the shock but also the cables, which are neatly routed through the stem directly into the frame and only reappear at their respective destinations. Unfortunately, the cockpit is rather crowded, spoiling the otherwise clean look of the bike. In typical SCOTT fashion, both the fork and shock are connected to the proprietary TwinLoc system, which allows you to switch between three suspension settings – Lockout, Traction Control and Descent – using two bar-mounted levers. However, the system adds two cables and three chunky levers to the cockpit, making for a rather busy front end. A service port on the down tube lets you access the enclosed FOX Nude 5T shock, which was developed in close collaboration with FOX. The closing system relies on a twist lock that gets easily jammed, which makes it harder to access and set up the shock.

A featherweight sparring with heavyweights
The SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 comes equipped with a lightweight TQ HPR 50 motor, which makes it the only Light-eMTB in the entire test field.
TQ’s proprietary charging port is well positioned on the down tube and closes easily and reliably. The battery is integrated permanently into the frame.
Admission granted
The minimalist TQ display is neatly integrated into the top tube and provides plenty of riding data despite its compact dimensions.

As the XC genes and 130 mm travel already suggest, the SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 is trimmed for lightweight performance. Shimano DEORE BR-M6120 brakes do stopping duties and are paired with small 180 mm rotors. We recommend running bigger 200 mm discs to improve the bike’s braking performance without breaking the bank. While you’re at it, you should consider upgrading the standard 29″ Schwalbe Wicked Will tires in paper-thin Super Race casing and hard SpeedSoft rubber compound, which roll fast and help keep the weight down, but are too flimsy for full-whack trail riding. If you want to rip down the trail, you should use more robust tires with a slightly tougher casing and a softer rubber compound for more traction.

Finger cracker
The service port on the down tube gets easily jammed when riding in muddy conditions, requiring you to use a coin or flat-head screwdriver to access the shock.
Helicopter cockpit or bike handlebars?
The cockpit of the SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 is very crowded! The three TwinLoc levers take some getting used to, both visually and on the trail.

SCOTT Lumen eRide 910

€ 6,999


Motor TQ HPR 50 50 Nm
Battery TQ HPR Battery V01 360 Wh
Display TQ 0-LED
Fork FOX 34 FLOAT Rhythm 130 mm
Rear Shock FOX Nude 5T Evol 130 mm
Seatpost Syncros Duncan 2.0 150 mm
Brakes Shimano DEORE BR-M6120 180/180 mm
Drivetrain Shimano DEORE XT/DEORE 1x12
Stem Syncros DC 2.0 70 mm
Handlebar Syncros Fraser 2.0 DC Alloy 760 mm
Wheelset Syncros X-30SE 29"
Tires Schwalbe Wicked Will Super Race Evo Speed Soft/Schwalbe Wicked Will Super Race Evo Speed Grip 2.4/2.4

Technical Data

Size S M L XL
Weight 17.8 kg
Perm. total weight 128 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 110 kg
Trailer approval no
Kickstand mount no

Specific Features

integrated tools

Size S M L XL
Top tube 562 mm 589 mm 620 mm 645 mm
Seat tube 415 mm 440 mm 480 mm 520 mm
Head tube 110 mm 110 mm 120 mm 135 mm
Head angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat angle 76.8° 77.0° 77.2° 77.5°
Chainstays 450 mm 450 mm 450 mm 450 mm
BB Drop 39 mm 39 mm 39 mm 39 mm
Wheelbase 1,176 mm 1,206 mm 1,240 mm 1,270 mm
Reach 416 mm 446 mm 476 mm 501 mm
Stack 615 mm 615 mm 625 mm 638 mm
Helmet POC Kortal | Glasses Oakley Sutro Light | Jersey Troy Lee Desgins Skyline Air
Pants Troy Lee Designs Sprint Ultra | Shoes Five Ten Kestrel

The floor is lava – What is the SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 capable of?

As soon as you swing your leg over the saddle, the SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 begs for action, accelerating willingly from the very first crank spin. However, this isn’t due to the TQ HPR50 motor, which has a very natural response, but rather to the efficient suspension of the Lumen, which efficiently converts every pedal stroke into propulsion without absorbing too much of the rider’s input, even with the suspension in Descent mode. The motor delivers its power discreetly without jolting forward abruptly, working discreetly in the background and yet responding with great eagerness when you really need it. On steep climbs, the sporty, slightly front-heavy pedalling position prevents the front wheel from lifting off the ground. However, compared to its full-power competitors, the motor requires noticeably more input and higher cadences to keep the momentum, making a few drops of sweat inevitable. And while it’s a lot more capable on techy climbs than you might think, you’ll have to work relatively hard to get it to deliver. With a little more effort, you’ll be able to negotiate steep climbs, with the low system weight making it easy to lift the bike over bigger steps and ledges.

Efficient, more efficient, Lumen!
The SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 accelerates willingly thanks to the combination of the natural TQ HPR 50 motor, low system weight and efficient suspension, which can be controlled via the TwinLoc remote.
The floor is lava!
The SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 converts even the smallest ledge into a launch ramp.

As soon as you point its nose downhill, the SCOTT Lumen slaps a big fat grin on your face, making it extremely easy to generate momentum and pop off ledges. On flowing trails, the Lumen encourages you to play with the terrain and begs you to spend more time in the air than you do on the ground – which is also due to the bike’s low system weight and strong analogue ride feeling. This allows you to generate tons of speed by pumping through rollers but at the same time requires a vigilant riding style, because the shallow-profiled tires could quickly send you flying into the greenery headfirst. On rough, technical trails, you’ll suddenly go from smiling to clenching a knife between your teeth. The precise, agile handling is still fun on moderate tech, but quickly reaches its limits on rough trails, requiring a high level of concentration to hold your line.

The SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 requires some commitment to get to the top of the mountain

Who should take a closer look at the SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910?

The SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 is not a bike for the masses and definitely not a shuttle replacement. Instead, it’s aimed at sporty riders who want a little bit of support while making their way to the top of the mountain under their own steam. It’s also a great tool for athletes who want to avoid power peaks during training, and appreciate a natural ride feeling. If you’re a sporty rider with a penchant for flowing trails, the Lumen eRIDE might be exactly what you’re looking for, but if you’re after a playful shredding machine for the toughest trails, you’re better off looking elsewhere.

Tuning tip: Bigger rotors for more braking power | Tires with tougher Super Trail casing for trail riding

Riding Characteristics


  1. unbalanced
  2. coherent


  1. cumbersome
  2. clever


  1. flop
  2. top


  1. low
  2. high


  1. demanding
  2. intuitive


  1. boring
  2. lively

Intended Use

Gravel roads

Technical climbs

Flowtrail descents

Technical descents

Our conclusions about the SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910

With its elegant carbon frame and top-class integration, the SCOTT Lumen eRIDE 910 is a real head turner, both from a distance and up close. The sporty concept and low torque of the 50 Nm TQ HPR motor require some commitment to get to the top of the mountain. The Lumen delivers tremendous fun on flowing trails but bails out quickly in rough sections.


  • Classy look
  • Top-notch integration
  • Analogue bike feeling
  • Top riding fun on flowing trails


  • Quickly reaches its limits in technical trail sections
  • Limited all-round qualities
  • Analogue bike feeling 😉

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The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2023 for € 7,000 – 7 budget eMTBs in our eMTB group test

All bikes in test: Bulls Sonic Evo EN-SL 1 Carbon (Click for review) | Haibike Nduro7 (Click for review) | Moustache Samedi 29 Trail 5 (Click for review) | RADON Deft 10.0 750 (Click for review) | SCOTT Lumen eRide 910 | SIMPLON Steamer Pmax (Click for review) | Specialized Turbo Levo Comp Alloy (Click for review)

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Words: Felix Rauch Photos: Mike Hunger