TOP PERFORMERThe HYPE is real! If you're looking to go faster with smooth and controlled power, Blade 2.0 is the ticket.
1000W Bafang Ultra Motor
The internaly geared Rohloff 500/14 SPEEDHUB makes shifting as simple as a twist of the wrist. Pair that with a Gates carbon belt drive and you won’t believe how intuitive and smooth your ride will be.
RockShox Pike Ultimate Fork
Love the bike! So much fun to ride
While $7K is pretty steep for an e-bike, the few, comparable belt drive models I could find were $10 - $12K . . . and not as well specced in terms of motor or IGH. I am not sure why the bike industry has been so slow to embrace belt-drive EMTBs. The internal gearing and belt drive work so much better in my experience in sand or muck than chains, and the motor pairs nicely with a belt. I had an EMTB for eight years that got a lot of use and went on some lengthy tours. Never had to replace the belt despite many thousands of miles of riding. I'm looking forward to many more thousands on the Blade 2.0. It's everything I hoped for in an EMTB - Rohloff, powerful motor, powerful battery (integrated into frame but removable), good controller, belt drive, good size knobbies, kickstand, and touring options (including built-in lights). My only slight gripe is that the handlebars are wider than I'd like.
Wow, just an all around great BIKE!!!!:) A thrill ride on 2 wheels.
Bike seems to have a short in the front light. Getting help from the service is near impossible. The bike rides great, but it is still new. I have a feeling that if anything major goes wrong, I will be on my own to reflect on my choice of purchasing from a company too far away to access. WARNING: If something goes wrong, how will you contact the company and get it fixed?