We’ve seen the teasers and the leaked photos, now the Alutech eFanes 6.0 eMTB has been released and it’s mullet ready.
Based out of Germany, Alutech has been supplying hardcore mountain bikers with tough and attractive alloy bikes for years now. Alutech’s bikes cover trail, aggressive hardtail, downhill, and now eBikes. The launch of the eFanes 6.0 is the first eBike from the company, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the styling.
If you’re familiar with Alutech then you will already know the Fanes, a long travel full-suspension bike that has been in steady development for around 10 years now. The eFanes takes the platform on an eMTB spin with integrated Shimano BT-E8035 504Wh battery and E8000 motor.
2020 Alutech eFanes 6.0 Geometry
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2020 Alutech eFanes 6.0 build
The 170mm travel enduro eMTB can be built up as either a 29in ride or in a mullet mode just like the YT Decoy and Canyon Spectral with a larger wheel leading the charge and a 27.5 following.
Normally, Alutech will supply its bikes as either a frame only or a complete bike, but as motor makers aren’t comfortable with this idea yet the eFanes is only available as a complete.
Being a flagship eMTB, Alutech has built the 2020 eFanes 6.0 with some very nice componentry. Suspension comes from RockShox. A proven, hard-charging 170mm Lyrik Ultimate and a Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock are nothing to be sniffed at.
Completing the E8000 drivetrain is the newest edition of Shimano XT, a 1 x 12 system with a large 51t cassette. Shimano’s powerful 4 piston XT brakes come as standard, and it’s a set of reliable DT Swiss HT1700 wheels that will thunder across the Earth.
Ergonomic SQ Lab handlebars, grips, and saddle offer a comfortable perch and cockpit, while it’s a BikeYoke dropper post that gets your seat out of the way for rallying.
Alutech has the eFanes 6.0 listed on its webstore for €6,999.90 and claims it weights 22.550kg complete. We’ll try to take a look at the 2020 Alutech eFanes later this year at Eurobike.