Finally, the designs we checked were the highest end with XTR Di2 assimilation where the moving is powered by the e-bike battery. Slick however one needs to turn the battery power on each time (with a downtube button), also just to shift.
One of the most significant thing is the weight. We maintain wishing for a 40-pound e-bike but this one is still closer to 50 even on top end spec. It is still a drag when rushing with corners and enhancing up jumps and also playing with the path.
Which's the first vital factor about this fork: It just makes good sense. The idea of spec'ing eMTBs with parts originally produced sub-30-pound trail bikes doesn't make sense. No wonder SRAM now makes an e-drivetrain, DT Swiss just recently launched e-wheels, as well as Magura invested significant energy and time into the Boltron.
The battery is also currently upgraded from the 400 Wh of previous years. It has 25% more capacity, so you could do a 3-hour with 5000 feet of climbing up not a problem as long as you utilize normal aid levels. The Trip Powerfly now includes an e-MTB setting that provides very little help throughout reduced initiatives, yet max torque when the biker puts in a big effort. This removes the have to switch over assist settings throughout the ride.
Chainstays are maximized at a stubby 444mm, netting a spirited feeling bike that climbs up like a Billy goat. Specification highlights include a RockShox Pike fork and sector leading Shimano e8000 mid-drive electric motor with Shimano XT drivetrain as well as brakes.
Plainly there's a significant distinction in between a slender 22-pound XC hardtail and the 51-pound Haibike XDURO AllMtn 8.0 eMTB that functioned as test mule for our evaluation of the Magura Boltron suspension fork. Though they both share the exact same general mtb moniker, genuinely the latter deserves its own classification and elements. I wouldn't risk bill into the gnar on this bike were it except its big alloy frame, powerful 4-piston brakes, as well as the Boltron, with its 40mm stanchions, 20mm thru axle, and also 150mm of well-lubricated suspension.
Lastly, Bulls has turned out the SIX50 EVO AM 4, an all-mountain eMTB powered by Bosch with EMTB Mode as well as the new Bosch Powertube integrated into the downtube. Sprinkles of orange from the Fox Factory 36 Float front fork and the Bulls exclusive aluminum celebration guard that cover as well as secure the center place electric motor, attract your eye to this epic trip. That Fox fork as well as Fox float back shock each provide you 150mm of deluxe suspension. Shimano XT keeps you shifting naturally when you require the best equipment proportion, as well as 203/180mm Magura MT Route brakes give exceptional stopping power.
It's a winner that when Magura first entered into organisation back in 1893, they really did not anticipate to be making burly suspension forks for electric mountain bikes. But flash onward to contemporary times and the German company was one of the initial to bring an e-specific ALL-TERRAIN BICYCLE bump tamer to market. The upside-down oriented Boltron was designed in collaboration with suspension masters WP, who are best understood for making OEM equipment for KTM and Husqvarna motocross bikes.