E-MTBs are becoming hugely popular. And Merida Australia might be the best place to start looking at one.
Ride the trail with the Merida eOne-Twenty
While the Merida One-Twenty is an awesome trail bike, the eOne-Twenty range allows a bit more oomph. Merida Australia will bring in both the 800 (pictured, at $5699) and the 500 ($5299) models, and both have the same Shimano STePS E8000 motor and 500Wh as the eOne-Sixty models. Do note that's Watt hours, so how long the battery lasts, not the max output which is still capped at 250W.
With 130mm of travel on their Boost spaced forks (RockShox Yari RC and Revelation respecitively) and 120mm out back by RockShox Super deluxe shocks, with Maxxis 2.8" tyres in a DHR/Rekon combo and 439mm chainstays (medium) these should be a blast!
With the same motor, but a little less travel, this bike is probably perfect for riders less likely to send it off big drops and ride EWS style trails. That is - most of us! It should be really popular, and eOne-Twenty models are already making their way into hire fleets at trail centres like Hidden Vale Adventure Park
Get more details on the bikes on the Merida Australia website.