Frey Bike unveils 31 mph 1,500W full suspension commuter e-bike and dual battery EMTB
Frey Bike unveiled two high-power and high-speed electric bicycles today, pushing the envelope for high end e-bikes with surprisingly modest prices.The unveiling took place at Frey Bike’s headquarters in Jinhua, China.
And as usual, Electrek was in attendance to bring you the latest.
The two e-bikes unveiled today include the EX and CC models, which are a high-end electric mountain bike and electric cross-country or commuter bike. The EX model is designed for aggressive trail riding and mountain climbing, while the CC model has a more relaxed, upright geometry as well as low standover height, both of which make it better suited for city and hybrid riding.
Both e-bikes feature full suspension using top of the line RockShox suspension components. The EX model offers up to 180 mm (7 inches) of suspension travel in the front and 160 mm (6.3 inches) in the rear,
while the CC model offers up to 150 mm (6 inches) of suspension travel in the front and rear.
The pair of new e-bikes share the high power Bafang M620 mid-drive motor, which is more commonly known as the Bafang Ultra motor. This motor is often rated at 1,000W continuous, but puts out closer to 1,500W to 1,600W of peak power. It also churns out 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque, which is simply massive. That’s around 2-3x the torque of most Bosch, Brose, or Shimano mid-drive motors. And unlike nearly every other mid-drive motor, these Bafang Ultra motors come with a hand throttle in addition to the standard pedal assist.
Frey Bike officially quotes the top speed of the two bikes as 50 km/h (31 mph), with an option for limiting the speed and power levels to legal levels for various jurisdictions. As if that wasn’t fast enough, I was told by multiple owners of Frey electric bicycles in the audience that this motor installed on the company’s popular AM1000 electric bike exceeds the claimed 50 km/h (31 mph) top speed.
Both models include a high-capacity integrated battery, with a 48V and 672 Wh battery hidden in the frame of the EX model and a larger 48V and 816 Wh in the CC model. The EX model also offers the option of a second 672 Wh battery added to the frame in a downtube-mounted pack.
Both models come with hydraulic disc brakes. The CC model includes Tektro Dorado brakes, while the EX model features even higher-end Magura brakes.