Serial 1 Launches SWITCH/MTN Electric Mountain Bike
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Serial 1 Launches SWITCH/MTN

The Harley-Davidson-backed e-bike company takes the next step towards becoming a full-line e-bike manufacturer with a new eMTB.

The Harley-Davidson-backed e-bike company takes the next step towards becoming a full-line e-bike manufacturer with an eMTB.

Serial 1 launched the special edition, knobby-tired BASH/MTN bike just a few weeks ago. That bike— limited to just 1,050 units— was based on the Harley-Davidson inspired MOSH/CTY frame, and was a solid forked, hardtail “mountain bike” of a type not seen since the 1980s.

This new one? It’s different.

Ford starters, it’s built around what seems to be a beefed-up version of the more expensive RUSH/CTY SPEED aluminum frame. Unlike the BASH/MTN, the new SWITCH/MTN has front fork suspension in addition to a shock-absorbing seat post, for more off-road capability than you might expect from the more urban-focused BASH.

Serial 1 says that its new eMTB is, “extremely off-road capable,” and, “designed for active adventurers who want a versatile and fun way to explore the backcountry.”

Backing up those claims are the previously-mentioned SR Suntour’s premier ZERON35BOOST AIR fully adjustable suspension fork TranzX dropper seat, as well as grippy, high-volume Michelin E-Wild knobby tires for excellent all-surface traction. Drivetrain components come from SRAM’s SX Eagle line-up, including a 1×12 gearing combination controlled with E-bike-specific trigger shifters, while braking is handled by a set of TRP Slate T4hydraulic disc brakes with powerful, four-piston calipers designed for fade-free performance, even on very long, fast descents.

Four specially tailored ride modes and a “walk assist” mode, along with a maintenance-free Gates belt drive, ensure that riders of all levels will be able to get the most out of their new Serial 1 eMTB.

 
  • Frame: Hydroformed aluminum, welded construction, internal routing
  • Fork: SR Suntour ZERON35 BOOST AIR suspension fork
  • Motor Type: Brose S Mag, mid-drive mounting
  • Torque: 90Nm/66 ft. lb.
  • Battery: 529Wh, integrated, removable
  • Range: 30-95 miles/48-153 km – Depends on mode and terrain
  • Charge Time: 0-75% charge = 2.6hrs, 75-100% charge= 2.1hrs
  • Maximum Assistance Speed: 20 mph (US)/ 25 km/h (EU)/ 32 km/h (CAN)
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle 1×12
  • Final Drive: Chain, 11-50 cassette
  • Brakes: TRP hydraulic four-piston disc brakes front and rear, 203mm x 2.3mm rotors
  • Wheels:27.5 x 35mm alloy rims and Sapim stainless steel spokes
  • Tires: Michelin E-Wild E-GUM-X 27.5 x 2.6-inchFront Light: LED headlight
  • Rear Light: Integrated LED taillights with brake light
  • Signature Light: Illuminated headtube light
  • Connectivity: Available through the Serial 1 App
  • Charger: Integrated USB-C plug capable of charging mobile devices (up to 10W, depending upon mobile device)
  • Controller: Brose Remote
  • Seat Post: TranzX dropper seat post
  • Frame Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Weight: 53.0 lb./24.0 kg (Size Large)
  • Kickstand: Rear-mounted, adjustable length
  • Colors: Wasatch Green/Gloss Orange, Uinta Gray/Gloss White
  • MSRP: $4,499
 

SOURCE | IMAGES: SERIAL 1.

AUTHOR: 

JO BORRAS (EIC)

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