These are the 10 hardtail electric mountain bikes you should be looking at
The top 10 e-MTB hardtail mountain bikes of 2019 that you need to see. We’ve searched through the web to bring you details of these top 10 electric bikes.
Below we have 10 e-MTB hardtail mountain bikes from a host of manufacturers featuring power assist from Shimano, Browse, Bosch, Giant, and others. We’ve put together a quick description of each bike, a link for more information and even compiled a shortlist of standout specifications.
10 e-MTB hardtail mountain bikes in this article include;
To start our list of hardtail e-Bikes is the Commencal MaxMax which is new for Commencal range for 2020 running an alloy frame, with internal cable routing, and Shimano Steps E7000 motor and external 504Wh battery. The MaxMax rolls on 27.5in wheels has a 150mm travel RockShox Recon RL fork and uses the newest SRAM SX Eagle 1 x 12 drivetrain.
There are very few affordable options of getting into hardtail e-Bike ownership, but the Vitus is one of the cheapest The Vitus E-Seniter launched back on 2018 using an aggressive alloy hardtail frame based on the Seniter hardtail. The e-MTB version of this bike runs a 140mm travel RockShox Recon RL fork, Shimano Deore 1×10 drivetrain and uses a set of Shimano M520 4 piston brakes for stopping duties.
Shimano’s Steps E7000 motor and external battery provides the power, with 3 ride modes including Eco, Trail, and Boost. Could this be top of your list of hardtail e-Bikes?
Thok is an Italian e-MTB maker and the Thok Mig-HT is their e-MTB hardtail option. Thok designed the Mig-HtTto be versatile and strong. Customers can either choose to buy the bike in e-MTB or Touring modes, which adds mudguards, slick tires, lights, and rack mounts to the frame. The affordable alloy bike runs on 29in wheels, uses a Shimano Steps E7000 motor and Thok’s signature external battery with a protective cage.
The Levo name is usually associated with full-suspension bikes, but the Turbo Levo is also available as an affordable e-MTB hardtail. Specialized produces the Turbo Levo in S,M,L and XL sizes and each alloy frame uses the Browse 1.2E motor and neatly hidden integrated battery.
Anyone wanting one of these hardtail Powerplay Growler e-MTB’s will have to be willing to travel to the U.S or Canada to get one. Currently, the Canadian brand has no plans to release the Growler Powerplay outside of the U.S and Canada, and even U.S customers don’t get the full range of options.
The Growler is made from a FORM alloy frame featuring Rock Mountains self-developed Dyname 3.0 250w motor and 500Wh internal battery. These bikes are roughly based on the original Growler so gets a 130mm travel fork, burly build and hardcore geometry.
The Focus Jam2 HT is the hardtail e-MTB version of the popular Jam2 full-suspension bike. Like the full-suspension bike, the hardtail model runs a Shimano Steps E8000 motor and internal battery, and there is an option to run an additional external battery. The Focus Jam2 HT gets a 7005 hydroformed aluminum frame, 120mm travel RockShox Recon RL fork and a simple 1×10 Shimano drivetrain.
Haibike’s SDURO HardSeven hardtail is built from 6061 aluminum to save weight and runs a 120mm RockShox Sektor fork for comfort. What helps the Haibike standout from the crowd is the Bosch Performance CX motor that has a very effective eMTB mode for off-road riding.
Scott’s hardtail e-MTB is aimed at leisure riders but with a lightweight 6061 frame and powerful Bosch CX motor, the Aspect eRide should be able to handle every trail you throw at it.29in wheels are great for getting over rocks and steps too.
If you’re looking to spend more on your hardtail e-MTB then check out the Giant Fathom E+. This e-MTB comes with the SyncDrive motor with PedalPlus 4-sensor Technology for better rider and battery efficiency. Giant has built the Fathom E+ with a combination of Shimano SLX and XT componentry plus powerful disc brakes.
The Focus Raven is an e-MTB that takes e-Bikes to the next level. This lightweight, carbon e-MTB gets the unique, compact FAZUA motor and drive system. The FAZUA motor and battery are unlike nothing else because it can be completely removed so you can ride the Raven just like any other non-assist XC bike.
Focus Raven Features
Removable FAZUA motor and battery
Fox 32 Rhythm forks
Shimano XT drivetrain
What are your top hardtail e-Bikes?
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