Indonesian brand Patrol shows off 2020 ebikes with internal 630Wh battery
Patrol Mountain, the Indonesian bike giant, had it’s 2020 range of ebikes on display at Eurobike including the long-travel Patrol E-Six and bright red E-Zero.
If you don’t know who Patrol is then we don’t know how you have managed to avoid the internet for so long! Patrol is an Indonesian brand that has specialized in producing off-road mountain bikes for the past 10 years.
For 2020 Patrol made the leap into the crowded eBike space with to off-road eBikes aimed at the adventurer, and hardcore rider, that prefers no-nonsense design and specifications over flashy features.
On display at Eurobike 2019, Patrol had both the Patrol E-Six, E-Enduro bike, and E-Zero, an attractive hardtail ebike to show off to the crowds.
The eye-catching Patrol E-Zero’s bright red paint drew in plenty of admiring eyes, as did the cleverly integrated internal battery and Shimano Steps E8000 motor system.
Patrol chose not to use Shimano’s own battery system and instead uses a larger 630Wh internal battery for extended range and adventure.
Patrol builds it’s bikes up with a complete Shimano 1 x 12 drivetrain, but opts for Magura brakes over the Japanese stoppers. More big brand parts in the way of Sun Ringle rims, SDG finishing kit and Fox suspension are all good indicators that the E-Zero is a serious performer.
Using the same integrated 630Wh battery and Shimano E8000 motor, the E-Six boasts 160mm of front travel from a Fox 36 and 150mm of rear-wheel travel. 29in wheels and Maxxis tires are outfitted for greater rollover and grip, while it’s again Shimano that is left to handle the 1×12 drivetrain.
Patrol bikes are already on sale in the Asia Pacific region and North America, and there are plans to bring the brand to Europe later this year.