BH Bikes joins the growing list of European companies putting out e-Mountain bikes with their new Easy Motion trail offerings. The flagship bike out of the line is the new Rebel Lynx full suspension bike that builds off their standard Split Pivot bike design. With pedal assist by Yamaha motors, BH plans to grow their e-bike range, and will roll out a complete new 8 model deep Rebel family of e-MTBs for 2017…
The top level Lynx brings all of its tech from the BH mountain bikes, reimagined for the heavier e-bike platform, with a different center of gravity that impacts both suspension movement and steering. At its heart in terms of geometry, the bike gets a modern trail long reach, paired with a short stem and a slack head angle for comfortable and controlled descending, since climbing shouldn’t be such an issue with the inclusion of a motor.
The Split Pivot aluminum Rebel Lynx rolls on either 27.5″ or 29″ wheels and gets 140mm of travel for all-around trail riding with either wheel diameter.
Each of the new e-MTBs in the Rebel line will be equipped with the Yamaha PWseries motor. The PW puts out 250W of pedal-assist power, with 70-80Nm of torque. Fueling the motor is a 500Wh downtube battery (some of the other Rebel bikes opt for a smaller and lighter 400Wh option.)
The Yahama drive system is one of the more compact e-bike motors, and with the high pivot of the Lynx should allow for relatively short e-bike chainstays. It uses 3 sensors – cadence, torque & speed – to try to provide a smooth power-assist without too much of the lag found in most e-bikes. All of the new Rebel bikes are up on BH’s website with some more details. Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.