Family-owned British ebike company Volt launches first eMTB
The Volt Apex is a hardcore hardtail eMTB designed in the UK for British hardtail hooning.
If you hadn’t heard of Volt before then you’re not alone, we hadn’t heard of the family-owned British company before today when they emailed to inform of us its first eMTB.
Volt is best known for its wide range of electric city and commuting bike, but the company has finally branched out and today has revealed a hardcore hardtail.
The Volt Apex comes in one size only, but this £2899 eMTB looks slack enough for some real off-road action. Powered by a Shimano E8000 motor and Sony 504Wh battery, Volt claims that the Apex is capable of around 90 miles +, but that sounds a little optimistic to us.
An alloy frame is at the heart of the Apex and rolls on a pair os 27.5in Schwalbe shod wheels. A Zoom suspension seat post is fitted rather than a traditional dropper, and upfront an SR Suntour AION irons out the trail.
Shimano features heavily in the build-up of the Volt Apex supplying the motor, battery, M6000 disc brakes, and 10 Speed Deore groupset, though the chain is a KMC model.
Volt has already posted the full details of the Apex hardcore hardtail eBike on its website and is taking pre-orders now.
This is what Volt has to say about the Apex.
Volt Apex Press Release
New for 2019, The Apex is a Hard Tail Electric Mountain Bike that will leave you more than impressed. E-MTBs are one of the fastest growing areas in the ebiking world. We’ve combined our extensive knowledge and award wining experience to deliver an off road bike that combines tough performance with sophisticated yet simple rideability. We also think it looks pretty cool too! Put simply, you just won’t find an eMTB that offers this much technology, this many features and looks this awesome for anywhere near this price anywhere else.
For this revolutionary bike we’ve partnered with pioneering tech manufacturer Shimano to deliver one of the most advanced pedal assist systems available on the planet. The Apex’s enhanced toughened frame is supported by the latest Shimano E8000 Steps System. This gives you an unmatched riding experience, allowing you to tackle any terrain on or off road, at a level of effort you choose to ride at.
Among the many advantages of the Shimano STEPS motor is it’s positioning in the central crank. This keeps balance and the centre of gravity at an optimum, allowing you to ride as naturally and effortlessly as it gets. (Not to mention the added bonus of a 250w motor at your feet!)
The advanced motor system is powered by an equally advanced battery system. Again, partnering with the best in the field, the Apex sports a 504wh Sony battery. Also positioned ergonomically to offer an unprecedented cycling experience this revolutionary battery will offer over 90 miles of fun-filled riding before needing another charge (Distances may vary depending on riding conditions). For more information on battery performance and maintenance see our specifically written Battery 101 article.
In addition to the toughened frame, highly advanced battery and ground breaking motor, the Apex is fully fitted with state-of-the-art, highly spec’d features too. This includes SR Suntour AION suspension, 10 Speed Shimano Deore gears, professional standard Nobby Nic tyres designed for all terrains by Schwalbe and much, much more. You can find a full list of features and specifications below.
However you ride this e Mountain Bike, wherever you ride it, you’ll be enjoying one of the most advanced pedalling experiences available on the market! Don’t just take our word for it. Take it for a spin yourself and book a test ride today.