California-based Hi Power Cycles has unveiled its first full-fledged mountain bike with a combined propulsion system that can both ride and set off-road records. The model is called the Scout Pro, weighs 22 kg and is built according to the "hardtail" scheme - it has only the front suspension.
If you drive the Scout Pro only with an electric motor, then on an ideal road surface you can accelerate even up to 58 km / h. True, the standard 596 Wh battery provides only 45 km of travel or 95 in economy mode. But who rides a mountain bike like that? You need to select the maximum power mode, the most bumpy route and help the motor with pedals - then you can accelerate to 72 km / h on almost any off-road. The torque of 220 Nm will help to cope even with very steep slopes.
An alternative is to put an additional battery and drive on primers with an electric motor at a speed of up to 50 km / h for a distance of 130 km on a single charge. Or choose a better road, turn on economy mode and drive 250 km. For a comfortable ride, the user has an eight-speed SRAM EX1 e-bike drivetrain, 27.5-inch Spank rims with Maxxis Minion tires and Magura MT7e Quad Piston hydraulic disc brakes on both wheels.
A color display built into the steering wheel shows speed, current power, operating mode information and cadence assist level, as well as distance traveled. There is also a built-in USB port to recharge the phone. The Scout Pro is priced at $ 6995.