Well, one trinket this crew has available to the public is this here hardtail e-bike, and while I'm a sucker for hardtails and trail-ready two-wheelers, the reason I chose to bring this particular specimen to light is that it cruises in with one of the most affordable price tags I've seen for a 29-inch bike in a very long time, only $600 (€580 at current exchange rates)! That's literally less than the price of some e-scooters, and this is a bicycle. Let's explore the lifestyle you can lead with this puppy and if it's worth the cash.
Just to kick things off, I want you to imagine that you just broke open your piggy bank and decided to buy this EV. When that happens, you'll purchase an aluminum frame shaped for easy mounting and dismounting, yielded by a slanted and bent top tube. The down tube, as is customary of e-bikes, will be where you can access a removable battery pack. The motor is mounted onto the rear hub.
For example, that rear motor runs under 250 watts and can offer assistance up to 20 mph (32 kph). While that sounds like what's readily available on the market, there's no mention of the level of torque it can produce.
Powering that motor is that removable battery I mentioned earlier. I keep pointing out that it's a removable pack because you may need to pick up another too. After all, you're only going to get a top range of 20 miles (32 kilometers) out of this 7.8-amp-hour juice box. Yup, pick up another one for sure, and the bike's base price leaves room for that option.
There is no mention of how much travel is available or who may be the manufacturer behind the component, but it doesn't look to be boasting more than 100 millimeters (4 inches) of travel, and I don't think you'll be finding a RockShox or Fox fork on this one. As you may have expected, Shimano is the manufacturer called upon for the drivetrain and rocking 1x6 speeds.
Now, don't expect too much from this machine; after all, it's only running you a mere 600 bones. But, if you get a couple years of riding out of it, I think you'll be happy. Heck, it's not every day you grab an e-bike for this price, and that's something to think about.