Mondraker Launches The e-Crusher E-bike

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Mondraker isn’t shy when it comes to making bold bikes, and everything about the e-Crusher new e-bike carries on that tradition. It’s a 150mm rear travel, full carbon suspension bike with an integrated downtube battery.

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What? It’s no quirkier looking than Mondraker’s other models…
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The full carbon frame hides the battery
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With 160/150 travel, it’s going to be a pretty good go-anywhere machine
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Who forgot to engage the clutch on that rear mech?
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Fox 36 forks on an e-bike. Things just got serious! The lower model comes with a Yairi too.
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A familiar looking Mondraker front end

Mondraker asks “Is the e-Crusher the ultimate trail e-MTB, all-mountain bike and Enduro machine all in one?”

The machine is based around a Shimano Steps E-8000 motor, which is Shimano’s fully off road compatible, XT level motor. The bike has other contemporary fitments, like thru-axles front and rear, room for 27.5Plus tyres and a 160mm fork.

Of course the bike has Mondraker’s Forward Geometry, which was way ahead of its time when it came out, so we have no reason to doubt that the e-Crusher is going to be right up there with the other trail-capable, longer travel e-bikes that seem to have suddenly come of age.

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Di2 controls are all integrated into the e-8000 display (or is it vice versa?)
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Carbon back end too
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The Shimano motor is one of the smallest out there

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The crank placement allows for short chainstays too.

Two models of the 2018 e-Crusher will be released later this year both of which feature:

Shimano Steps E8000 MTB motor and LCD display screen
Stealth Carbon Technology frame
150mm Rear Travel / 160mm Fork
Forward Geometry
Zero Suspension System Technology
Integrated and detachable Shimano E8020 battery
HHG: Internal Hidden Housing Guide
Boost Axles
New pivot axles and oversized bearings
Integrated rear shock fender

Cue the inspirational video!

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (1)

    That’s going to be a million pounds or so isn’t it!

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