This weekend, on the Bentonville Bike Pageant, Serial 1 is launching its first eBike that shouldn’t be totally inflexible; the Serial 1 SWITCH/MTN. Following within the tracks of their /CTY eBikes and the inflexible BASH/MTN inflexible eMTB, the brand new SWITCH/MTN seems to take riders on rougher back-country adventures with extra consolation due to a 120mm journey fork and excessive quantity Michelin E-Wild Tires. And, like all Serial 1 eBikes, this one boasts Cloud Connectivity, developed in partnership with Google Cloud, permitting riders to seize important experience knowledge.
Serial 1 SWITCH/MTN eMTB
The brand new SWITCH/MTN from Serial 1 is constructed on a hydroformed aluminum frameset engineered to be each light-weight and robust to deal with the calls for of off-road using. Like all eMTBs from Harley-Davidson’s eBike model, this one can also be powered by a Brose S Magazine mid-drive motor. It’s extra highly effective than most, with a 90 Nm most torque output, paired with an built-in 529 Wh battery that’s detachable for charging off the bike.
The SWITCH/MTN is proscribed to a most help pace of 20 mph within the US, 25 km/h within the EU) and 32 km/h in Canada. Claimed vary is said as 30-95 miles/48-153 km, terrain dependent. Claimed charging time is as follows: 0-75% cost = 2.6 hrs, 75-100% cost= 2.1 hrs.
The brand new eMTB shares a really comparable silhouette to different Serial 1 eBikes, however lacks the downtube-to-top tube brace throughout the entrance triangle. The entrance triangle is, as an alternative, fully open permitting for the potential of carrying a body bag. There are not any bottle bosses to be discovered wherever on the body, so riders must carry water on their individual, or certainly inside a body bag.
Serial 1 inform us the SWITCH/MTN geometry is extraordinarily off-road succesful, with the efficiency to fulfill an professional rider, whereas remaining accessible and accommodating sufficient for riders who’re new to the game (precise geometry chart to comply with). The bike will get a 120mm journey SR Suntour ZERON35 fork, air sprung to permit riders of various weights to get a setup that fits them greatest.
Essentially the most hanging characteristic of the SWITCH/MTN is the best way by which the Brose S Magazine motor is mounted to the underside bracket area. On most eMTBs, the front-facing portion of the motor curves down and rearwards, a design characteristic that ought to assist deflect path particles like rocks in very tough sections of path. On the SWITCH/MTN, the geometry of the motor integration is kind of totally different, presenting one thing of a wall to oncoming options, with the potential for any impacts to cease the bike useless in its tracks.
All that stated, Serial 1 aren’t positioning the SWITCH/MTN as a motorbike you’d experience extraordinarily gnarly terrain on. “The overwhelming majority of our world is unpaved,” stated Aaron Frank, Model Director at Serial 1. “Fireplace roads, Jeep trails, singletrack paths, terrain parks, ski hills, state forests—there are such a lot of nice locations to discover on two wheels and SWITCH/MTN, with its highly effective motor, large-capacity battery, totally adjustable entrance suspension, and wide-ratio 1×12 drivetrain, has the all of the efficiency and functionality to take you wherever you need to go.”
The SWITCH/MTN is appropriately spec’d with 4-Piston Brakes within the type of the TRP Slate T4, with 203mm diameter rotors which are 2.3mm thick (thicker than most). That ought to assist stop brake fade on lengthy, quick descents. The drivetrain is the SRAM SX 12-speed (11-50t cassette) with a single click on set off shifter. A Transz X dropper seat submit will assist get the saddle out of the best way when the rider wants extra clearance on steeper descents.
Bettering this eMTB’s versatility are built-in lights (entrance and rear) with a rear brake mild that ought to assist visitors behind the rider to higher anticipate the street forward. Serial 1 name this their proprietary BAF (Brilliant As F***) headlamp and high-viz RAT (Rearward Consciousness Know-how). From the bike, the rider can even cost a cell system (as much as 10 W) utilizing the built-in USB-C port.
Pricing & Availability
The Serial 1 SWITCH/MTB is on the market in sizes S,M L and XL, and weighs a claimed 24.0 kg in measurement giant. This one retails at $4,499 USD and is on the market in Wasatch Inexperienced/Gloss Orange and Uinta Grey/Gloss White colorways. Discover out extra on the Serial 1 web site.