The world of electric mountain bikes is growing and improving. With the advancement of technology the technology that was once thought of as cutting-edge technology is now more prevalent and, consequently it becomes a lot cheaper. Although eMTBs with a premium design like the ones we have in our present day aren’t inexpensive, they provide the best in terms of performance and technology to those who are not wealthy, but want to ride.
We’ve discussed FREY’s e-bikes before. The company previously introduced the touring e-MTB segment through the Runner. It retails for $2,580 USD, the Runner is bound to be than a favorite for those who are casual riders or a serious commuter. But, FREY has upped its game in the realm of performance by launching the Beast the latest, electric bicycle with full suspension that’s fitted with some of the most flashy parts and accessories on the market.
For those interested in the technical aspects and technical details, the Beast was clearly designed to be an all-mountain/enduro bike and its design clearly illustrates this. The frame is constructed from a mix of aluminum and carbon fiber more specifically, the top portion in the frame composed of carbon. The rear linkage is constructed of an incredibly heavy, but resistant to impact, aluminum. In addition the Beast features a mullet-style design that means it comes with the front wheel of 29 inches, which allows it that can run over obstacles and bumps without difficulty and it has a 27.5-inch rear wheel, which makes it a bit more agile in corners when you’re speeding out.
In terms of performance from a performance perspective, in terms of performance, Beast comes with an impressive mid-drive motor made by Bafang. With a maximum power output of not less than 1,800 Watts, the Beast is appropriately named, and is able to make mincemeat of the toughest climbs, so you can use your energy to the thrilling descent. The motor’s power source is the 1,470-watt-hour battery included in the downtube made of carbon fibre. FREY boasts the battery can last 75 miles on one charge. However the degree of your ascend and how dependent on the electric assist may vary this number dramatically.
In addition to the engine apart from the powertrain, the Beast is full of fun. In the beginning, it comes with the RockShox Lyric RC fork and an Super Deluxe coil spring at the rear. The suspension setup is excellent for 160 mm of suspension movement at either end. In addition, a pair of top-of-the-line Magura hydraulic brakes provide an excellent brake modulation that inspires confidence when riding technical, fast-paced downhill sections. Additionally this SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain offers smooth and precise shifting. Not to mention the ergonomics package is ideal for the experienced enduro rider , with a wide handlebar and a dropper-post included in the standard kit.