IT TOOK TIME, TO MAKE TIME
YETI CYCLES ENTERS E-MTB MARKET WITH LAUNCH OF THE RACE DRIVEN 160E
Yeti Cycles announced on the 13th September (yes we were a bit late publishing this) the release of their first e-MTB, the 160E featuring their new Sixfinity™ suspension platform. The 160E is the first e-MTB and suspension platform specifically built for the demands of e-MTB racing on the world’s most demanding courses.
“We felt there was an opportunity to create an e-MTB that was built for racing. All of our efforts coalesced around the simple goal of making the bike faster and we feel confident you’ll see the 160E on the podium,” said Chris Conroy, Yeti Cycles, CEO.
“Racing betters the breed and after over five years of development, we are excited to see the 160E hit the race circuit,” said Conroy.
Yeti took a ground-up approach to designing their first e-MTB, ultimately creating the Sixfinity suspension design – a patent-pending 6-bar linkage that is made exclusively for the 160E. The Sixfinity suspension has a lower link that switches direction as the shock progresses through its travel, similar to the company’s well-regarded Switch Infinity suspension design. The Sixfinity allows precise kinematic tuning – in this case, a stable platform for the additional mass that comes with the added power of an e-MTB and increased traction and control when descending. Sixfinity also features an easily adjustable leverage rate without effecting geometry.
“With Sixfinity, we were able to finely tune the kinematic package to achieve the desired anti-squat, anti-rise and leverage rate characteristics. This bike is stable, predictable and ready to charge the toughest EWS-E courses,” said Peter “Stretch” Zawistoski, Yeti’s Director of Engineering.
The 160E uses the Shimano EP8 motor with the 630-watt hour battery and three pre-set riding modes. Also included is the new Yeti e-MTB specific, thermoplastic handlebar, that allows full integration and clean lines.
Yeti Cycles offer a lifetime warranty for the 160E frame and all of their other frames from 2019 onwards, more info can be found here about Yeti’s lifetime warranty.
The full Yeti Cycles range is distributed exclusively in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Benelux countries by Silverfish UK. To find out more visit www.silverfish-uk.com.
Yeti E160 Pricing
|160E C-Series||£ 9,499||€ 10,990||$ 10,100|
|160E T-Series||£ 11,899||€ 13,790||$ 12,700|
About Yeti Cycles
Founded in 1985, Yeti Cycles make race-bred, obsessively engineered, masterfully crafted mountain bikes proven by the fastest riders in the most demanding conditions. Based in Golden, Colorado, Yeti is owned and staffed by riders who are more likely to be out riding the company’s latest creation than sitting on a video call. Visit www.yeticycles.com to learn more.
So what do you think of the new ebike from Yeti, the Yeti 160E? Would you choose the 160E C1 or 160E T1? What colour would you choose?
As more brands launch their EMTB’s it looks like ebikes are definitely here to stay. What other brand would you like to see launch an ebike?
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