Lighter Weight, Lower Power E-MTB?

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Do any exist? Mrs. K. got a nice, light Orbea Gain this summer, and it has made riding together double the fun, since it allows her to keep up on the hills, while still getting a damn good workout.

And, when she rides alone, she has become a speed demon, stating simply "Why shouldn't I use full boost? Going fast is fun, and I can always find a longer hill here if I want one."

Just returning from a quick mtb scouting trip to McCall, Idaho (highly recommended), it is clear that the same kind of joy would occur if we could find her a light weight, light assist e-mtb, but my beginner-level interweb searching has turned up nothing similar to the Orbea Gain.
 

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La Pierre's E-Zesty with the Fuzea motor. Review HERE. 18.4 Kg. / 40lb. I am not sure of US distribution though.
 
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La Pierre's E-Zesty with the Fuzea motor. Review HERE. 18.4 Kg. / 40lb. I am not sure of US distribution though.
Exactly the approach we're looking for. The Fazua motor system is great.

Now, if we could get Lapierre to:

1. Make a 130 mm version (Mrs. K has no need for the bulk of a Fox 36 fork!),

2. Make it in a size small, and

3. Sell bikes in the USA again.

We've got our fingers crossed that Lapierre or somebody comes through with something by next spring!
 

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Exactly the approach we're looking for. The Fazua motor system is great.
This is what I am looking for too, 40lb-ish. Smaller, lighter motor. The Fuzua motor looks really cool, we saw it last year at Interbike.
 
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The Lapierre option appears to be a dead end.

My email to their USA distributor got bounced back.
 

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Buy a bike out of Yurp? Lower wattage motors common on ebikes.
 

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Going back to our discussions of where some of us think E mtb's should go, in Phils E mtb Wow thread..

Anyone see the new Specialized Levo SL. 9lbs lighter, half the power, rides like a mtn bike! I hope that trend takes off.
Maybe they will keep going and drop another 9lbs and just do the 100 watt assist so many people would love!
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I recently assembled a Bafang 750 plus Watt e-bike with a large capacity battery pack.
Based on a GT steel frame hardtail with Noleen front forks.
Fitted with mud fenders, metal rear rack and textile panniers, it weighs in at 53.4 lbs.

What I want is for ME to loose 10#, Not the bike ! ;-)
 

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Here they test the LEvo SL and compare it to the older, lighter weight ones like lapierrre:
 

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Slim, I pulled that link up, it tested the Kenovo with other non e mtb's. different link. The kenevo is the opposite of the sl, heavier longer more power.
Cal G, I do believe there is a little conflict of ideas in your your last sentence... :).
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Anyone see the new Specialized Levo SL. 9lbs lighter, half the power, rides like a mtn bike! I hope that trend takes off.
This is the direction I'm looking for. Unfortunately for Mrs. Kosmo, the size small is pretty unsuitable for anybody under 5'4" or even 5'6".

Her Liv Intrigue E+ 1 Pro arrived Friday. Should be built up and ready to take home Tuesday. Not a lightweight, but sized perfectly for her 5'2" frame. She is STOKED!
 

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Slim, I pulled that link up, it tested the Kenovo with other non e mtb's. different link. The kenevo is the opposite of the sl, heavier longer more power.
Cal G, I do believe there is a little conflict of ideas in your your last sentence... :).
Cheers!
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You are absolutely right. What I meant to say is I want to gain 10# of muscle mass and hope the e- bike will help . ;-)
 
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