NS Bikes are fashionably late to the eMTB get together, however higher late than by no means, huh? Their hat has nicely and really been thrown into the ring with two aluminum fashions primarily based across the confirmed geometry and suspension platform of the NS Outline enduro bike. Select from the 160/170mm journey E-Positive 1 or the 150/160mm journey E-Positive 2; each are mixed-wheel, with pricing beginning at €6299.
NS E-Positive eMTB
We received a fast preview of the NS Bikes E-Positive eMTB at CORE Bike earlier this week, the place Sam Reynolds’ moderately ridden-in prototype was lingering on the sales space of their UK distributor, Hotlines. His was armed along with his sponsor-specific elements, together with the SR Suntour Durolux 36 fork, Quick Suspension coil shock, Spank wheelset and Kenda tires. That isn’t a construct spec that’s obtainable to the lots. What is on the market proper now’s the E-Positive 1 and E-Positive 2, boasting the identical aggressive geometry however differing in battery capability, motor mannequin, journey numbers and construct spec.
The NS E-Positive eMTBs can be found in Small, Medium and Giant, with attain measurements of 430mm, 452mm and 480mm, respectively. Chainstay size is fastened, constant throughout the sizes at 455mm. The top angle sits slack at round 64°. Solely efficient seat tube angles are revealed, at 75.2° for the E-Positive 1 and 75.6° for the E-Positive 2.
Geometry is adjustable, nevertheless, due to the usage of the now-ubiquitous flip-chip on the decrease shock mount. Values quoted above pertain to the low place. Switching the chip’s orientation to place the bike in its excessive place raises the BB by 5mm and steepens the pinnacle and seat tube angles by half a level. It additionally concomitantly will increase attain by 4mm.
The E-Positive 2 is the extra reasonably priced of the 2, retailing at €6299. It’s also the shorter-travel possibility with 150mm within the rear paired with a 160mm fork. It’s powered by the Shimano STEPS E7000 motor with a most torque of 60Nm, with the downtube housing a 504Wh battery.
An X-Fusion H3C Coil Shock is paired with a RockShox 35 Gold RL fork, with a Shimano Deore 11 Pace drivetrain and Deore 4-Piston brakes. Schwalbe Large Betty 2.4″ tires are seated on Octane One Photo voltaic rims laced to NS Rotary hubs.
The NS E-Positive 1 will get the higher-end construct spec, together with the 85Nm torque Shimano EP8 motor and the next capability 630 Wh battery. This one retails at €7599, fetching a RockShox ZEB Charger R fork, RockShox Tremendous Deluxe Choose Coil Shock, Shimano Deore 12 velocity drivetrain, Magura MT7 brakes with 203mm rotors and Maxxis Assegai MaxxGrip DoubleDown tires on NS Enigma Rock rims.