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Mondraker NEAT e-MTBs blend light weight w/ big ambitions

mondraker NEAT lightweight eMTB being ridden on trail

Mondraker offered two 150mm travel enduro bikes – the Foxy being lightweight and lithe and 100% human powered, and the Crafty being big, burly, and assisted by Bosch’s full-power Performance CX Line motors. Missing was that sweet spot in between them, something with a lightweight design and just enough assist, so they decided to fill the gap.

front angle of mondraker NEAT lightweight eMTB
The top of the line NEAT RR SL.

The new Mondraker NEAT eMTB line offers the same 150mm rear wheel travel, with their Zero suspension platform using the same layout as their Foxy and built around the lightweight TQ-HPR50 drive system.

closeup details of mondraker NEAT lightweight eMTB

The frame comes in at just 2,300g in it’s top Stealth Air Full Carbon trim, paired with the 3,900g TQ system (motor, remote, wiring, and 360Wh battery), giving them a complete bike weight of 17.9kg (~39.45lb) for the RR SL build. The battery is removable if you wanted to dump 1,850g (~4.1lbs), or add the 950g range extender and get after it.

closeup details of mondraker NEAT lightweight eMTB

Mondraker’s Zero Suspension System mounts the shock between the linkages, letting it float between them, which gives them very supple small bump performance and removing braking forces from the equation. For the NEAT, they closely mimicked the analog Foxy’s design rather than the taller Crafty, which keeps the weight lower on the bike. It also allows for more seatpost insertion so you can run longer dropper posts.

closeup details of mondraker NEAT lightweight eMTB

The bike gets a new, lighter swingarm that’s also more compact, which they say expresses a new look for the brand going forward. The top tube hides a Fidlock accessory mount underneath it, so you can add another bottle, pouch, etc., and comes with a Fidlock bottle mount on the downtube that works with the range extender battery’s mount for quick, secure installation. (You can also stick it in a bottle cage, but this is definitely more secure)

closeup details of mondraker NEAT lightweight eMTB

The bike keeps their Forward Geometry, which pushes the reach really far forward and pairs it with ultra-short stems.

closeup details of mondraker NEAT lightweight eMTB

Key numbers include a 64.5º head angle, 76.5º effective seat angle, 450mm chainstays, and 25mm BB drop. Reach is 450/470/495/515mm (S/M/L/XL, respectively).

rear angle of mondraker NEAT RR SL lightweight eMTB

A top tube display has separate visuals for the main and auxiliary batteries with a button to cycle through modes in conjunction with the handlebar-mounted remote.

mondraker NEAT RR lightweight eMTB
A rendering of the mid-tier NEAT RR, actual color and spec may vary.

They say an average rider can get 3-4 hours or 40-50km per charge with mostly Eco & Mid use, and the range extender ads 50% to that. Use TQ’s app to customize the output and response for each of the three modes.

mondraker NEAT R lightweight eMTB
The base level NEAT R.

NEAT comes in three builds, all with 29er wheels front and rear, 160mm Fox forks, Mavic wheels, and SRAM Eagle drivetrains. Claimed weights range from 17.9kg to 18.9kg.


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