NS Bikes are fashionably late to the eMTB celebration, however higher late than by no means, huh? Their hat has properly and actually been thrown into the ring with two aluminum fashions based mostly across the confirmed geometry and suspension platform of the NS Define enduro bike. Choose from the 160/170mm travel E-Fine 1 or the 150/160mm travel E-Fine 2; each are mixed-wheel, with pricing beginning at €6299.
NS E-Fine eMTB
We received a fast preview of the NS Bikes E-Fine eMTB at CORE Bike earlier this week, the place Sam Reynolds’ moderately ridden-in prototype was lingering on the sales space of their UK distributor, Hotlines. His was armed along with his sponsor-specific components, together with the SR Suntour Durolux 36 fork, Fast Suspension coil shock, Spank wheelset and Kenda tires. That shouldn’t be a construct spec that’s accessible to the plenty. What is on the market proper now could be the E-Fine 1 and E-Fine 2, boasting the identical aggressive geometry however differing in battery capability, motor mannequin, travel numbers and construct spec.
The NS E-Fine eMTBs can be found in Small, Medium and Large, with attain measurements of 430mm, 452mm and 480mm, respectively. Chainstay size is mounted, constant throughout the sizes at 455mm. The head angle sits slack at round 64°. Only efficient seat tube angles are revealed, at 75.2° for the E-Fine 1 and 75.6° for the E-Fine 2.
Geometry is adjustable, nonetheless, because of the usage of the now-ubiquitous flip-chip on the decrease shock mount. Values quoted above pertain to the low place. Switching the chip’s orientation to place the bike in its excessive place raises the BB by 5mm and steepens the pinnacle and seat tube angles by half a level. It additionally concomitantly will increase attain by 4mm.
The E-Fine 2 is the extra affordable of the two, retailing at €6299. It can be the shorter-travel choice with 150mm in the rear paired with a 160mm fork. It is powered by the Shimano STEPS E7000 motor with a most torque of 60Nm, with the downtube housing a 504Wh battery.
An X-Fusion H3C Coil Shock is paired with a RockShox 35 Gold RL fork, with a Shimano Deore 11 Speed drivetrain and Deore 4-Piston brakes. Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4″ tires are seated on Octane One Solar rims laced to NS Rotary hubs.
The NS E-Fine 1 gets the higher-end construct spec, together with the 85Nm torque Shimano EP8 motor and a better capability 630 Wh battery. This one retails at €7599, fetching a RockShox ZEB Charger R fork, RockShox Super Deluxe Select Coil Shock, Shimano Deore 12 pace drivetrain, Magura MT7 brakes with 203mm rotors and Maxxis Assegai MaxxGrip DoubleDown tires on NS Enigma Rock rims.