SCOTT’S TWOFER OF NEW BIKES
Check out the eRide lines
Thanks to the time delay, unlike previous years when most new models are released in the pre-summer months, it’s much later for when we’re starting to hear about so many new e-bikes headed to your local dealer.
A recent download came from Scott, who recently announced two new e-bikes headed our way—one for the trails and one for the road, with multiple models and options for each.
The trail bike is called the Patron eRide, and it has some remarkable features, starting with a Bosch Performance Line CX motor mounted in a truly unique way at the bottom bracket. Scott decided to rotate the motor by 46 degrees, which they say allows for better cooling and a lower center of gravity. The Patron also utilizes Bosch’s just-announced 750Wh PowerTube battery, mounted in the carbon frame in such a way that it’s removable without removing the motor. Thankfully, the bike uses the new Bosch smart system, including the Kiox display and their new controller.
The full-suspension frame has the rear shock integrated into the top tube. Yes, that’s right, it’s inside the top tube, keeping it covered from the elements. A removable cover offers access to it to tune and adjust the shock. They say they did it for riders who like “excessively large water bottles.”
“It’s a full-suspension frame with the rear shock integrated into the top tube.”
The suspension can be controlled by the rider using Scott’s TwinLoc suspension system, and they offer three ride modes. Descend is optimized for downhill runs, smoothing out any bumps. Traction Control is made for technical climbs, singletrack and pedaling efficiency. There’s also Lockout mode, which is optimized for smooth roads and they claim it will help save battery.
Scott spec’d the Patron with 29-inch wheels wrapped with Maxxis tires, and it features 160mm of suspension travel via the the Fox fork and shock. Choose between internal, either a Shimano XT or SRAM Eagle 12-speed setup, depending on the model. All models use Shimano XT four-piston hydraulic disc brakes.
There’s an StVZO fender on the back with integrated LED lighting for safety.
There are three models, dubbed the Scott Patron eRide 900 bike, the Patron eRide 920 black bike and the Scott Patron eRide 900 tuned bike, offering different levels of components.
AXIS ERIDE EVO TOUR FS
Designed for the adventurous street use, the new Axis eRide Evo bikes are made to tackle everything from silky-smooth pavement to cobblestones to forest paths. This bike is aimed at urban and suburban commuters who also like to get out in nature.
Similar to the Patron, the Axis’ rear shock is internally mounted inside the top tube. There’s a removable hatch to allow adjustments to the suspension. Total suspension travel is 140mm. Scott has also used the same Bosch smart system and mounted the Performance Line CX motor and 750Wh battery.
The Axis also utilizes the Twinloc suspension system to allow riders to control front and rear suspension using the three modes. There are integrated fenders, 600-lumen Supernova lights, and a rear rack to help you carry gear to work or wherever you go.
Tires are Schwalbe G-One All-Round Performance tires, 2.25 inches with slight knobs to make them work well in the dirt or the street.
The bike comes with the new Fox AWL eSUV fork, including mounts for fenders, brakes, lighting and what is thought to be a potential ABS mount.
While the top-of-the line model is a full-suspension bike, there will be three hardtail models that will feature a 120mm-travel fork and cost a couple of thousand dollars less.