Transition Bikes is teasing us with promise of its second eMTB to date; the Relay, a 160mm or 170mm travel bike that can roll on a 29″ wheelset or a mixed-wheel setup. It is not a full-powered eMTB, featuring a small, but very neatly integrated Fazua Ride 60 System paired with a 430 Wh battery. “The mountain biker’s eBike” , is what they’re calling it, suggesting that the Repeater will deliver the best of both worlds; the motor assist of an eMTB, and the handling of a regular enduro bike. Transition Relay eMTB
Transition tells us development of the Relay began way before the launch of their debut eMTB, the Repeater . While that Sentinel-inspired eBike is a full-powered eMTB with an 85 Nm Torque Shimano EP8 motor, it was the prospect of creating a more modular eMTB, one that could switch between electric and acoustic modes, that really got the R&D team excited about eBikes.
The ( Porsche-owned ) Fazua Ride 60 Motor is seamlessly integrated into the Relay’s carbon frame; fuss is kept to a minimum with a simple control unit integrated within the top tube displaying LEDs that, presumably, indicate battery life and/or assist mode. It looks like riders will be able to plug their phone into the control unit, and mount that to the bar/stem in order to see stats about their ride.
Achieving that goal was, they say, a long winding road that naturally intersected with the development of the Fazua Ride 60 system, a much […]