We combined a perfect shape with maximum performance in this carbon e-mountain bike. The Elite Hybrid C:62 race combines probably the lightest and most advanced e-MTB 29er frame with a selection of high quality components to make a bike that's quite simply ahead of its time - in both looks and function. Winner of multiple tests and awards - including the Eurobike Gold Award and the sought-after Dot Design Award - it's an innovator with the power to impress.
This dynamic-looking carbon frame sets new standards in lightweight construction, stability and strength when compared to aluminium counterparts, weighing in on average 1kg less. As well as taking the time to position the motor unit for optimal propulsion (ODP), we were able to fit the battery into the ideal location in the downtube. Our special protection shield means that it's securely attached inside the frame, where it's protected against shocks and damage. Details like the tapered head tube, chainstay-located disc mount, optional internal dropper post and X12 rear axle are borrowed directly from our top end carbon frame. They all contribute to this exceptional bike's poise and precision.
Shimano's brand new 1x11 transmission, with its 380% gear ratio spread, is the perfect companion for an e-bike like this. The I-Spec cockpit, ShadowPlus rear derailleur and powerful Deore brake system are also superb additions to the C:62 Race 29. The Manitou Minute air fork - with remote lockout - tames even the toughest of trails. Answer's Atac MA29 wheels, with their optimal rigidity/weight ratio, offer blisteringly good acceleration and amazing durability. And, of course, we had to fit the best possible high performance e-drive. Currently the most powerful e-bike motor available, the Bosch CX is supported by a 500Wh battery for the best possible range.