Where to start? The Ultima Mobility Multipath ebike is full of innovations: a Valeo motor with automatic gearbox, a composite frame that can be customised with four different forks and components sourced almost entirely in Europe make this trekking ebike one of a kind. We put it through its paces for you.

With the Multipath, Ultima Mobility claim to have created the ultimate ebike, suitable for both urban commuting and trekking. And, according to Ultima, it is a unique mobility solution. As a young French start-up, Ultima Mobility are still a one-hit wonder, with only the Multipath in various guises in their portfolio. But who cares if the Multipath satisfies all the requirements you could possibly want in an ebike?

Ultima Mobility Multipath Trekking Allroad | Valeo Cyclee/630 Wh | 40 mm (f)
24.34 kg | € 5,330 | Manufacturer’s website

Powered by a Valeo Cyclee (yep, the double “e” is correct) motor with 130 Nm torque and equipped with an internal 7-speed automatic gearbox from Effigear, the Multipath is designed to meet all the needs of the ebike enthusiast

The Valeo Cyclee motor with integrated Effigear 7-speed automatic gearbox is a real powerhouse, delivering 130 Nm torque. Behind the somewhat industrial exterior lies state-of-the-art electric motor technology, including automatic transmission.

To read the full article and find out if the Valeo Cyclee motor could also perform well in an E-MTB, visit our sister magazine DOWNTOWN.

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Words: Rudolf Fischer Photos: Julian Schwede

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Rudolf Fischer

In his previous life Rudolf was a dab hand at promoting innovation, putting his brain behind big-ticket patent assessments that easily ran into six-or-seven-plus figures. These days, the self-confessed data nerd’s role as editor at DOWNTOWN and E-MOUNTAINBIKE is no less exciting. Given his specialism in connectivity, Rudolf’s often placed on the front line of future mobility conversations, but he’s also big into testing new bikes–both on the daily as a committed commuter and intensively for our group tests. The business economist graduate is as versatile as a Swiss penknife, and that’s no hyperbole. Away from two wheels, his background in parkour means he’s a master of front, side and backflips, plus he speaks German, English, French, Russian and a touch of Esperanto. Japanese remains woefully unmastered, despite his best home-learning attempts. Good to know: Rudolf’s sharp tongue has made him a figure of fear in the office, where he’s got a reputation for flexing a dry wittiness à la Ricky Gervais... interestingly, he's usually the one laughing hardest.