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Juiced Up Sondors MXS Could be the Next Hardtail Mountain E-bike You Buy
We have a new contender for one of the most financially accessible e-mountain bikes out there. But it’s not even out yet, so do consider Sondors before you grab your next Christmas present.

Juiced Up Sondors MXS Could be the Next Hardtail Mountain E-bike You Buy

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If you’ve never heard of Sondors, not a problem, neither had I. But now that we do know of their existence, we’re going to be showing you one of their most prized designs, the MXS.

The MXS is quite simple. It’s a hardtail mountain e-bike. But we've seen hardtail bikes before, so what make this one so different? Just to start, we can see that its frame is a bit different than on other e-bikes, in that the center triangle is filled. What it’s filled with we’ll get into shortly.

Now, the bike itself uses standard materials in its construction, so the price range for this Frankenstein beauty is easily under 2000 bones, coming in at $1,699 (1,445 euro at the time of writing this article) without shipping. You won’t be getting a Kenevo for that price or anything like that, but you’ll still have an electric mountain bike.

The frame is composed of standard aluminum and with components and all it rings in at 65lbs (29.5kg). Sure it might not seem very light, but this bike has such a weight for a reason. Over-all the bike can carry a load capacity of 300 lbs (136kg), nearly double any Chinese e-bike on the market. It can even tow a load behind it if needed.

But like any e-bike, the battery and motor are really what pose the most interest. As they should, because most other components can be switched with your preferred brands. As for the battery, we find a 48V 17.5Ah lithium ion battery with Panasonic brand cells. With that on board, this EV can reach a range up to 60 miles (96.5km). That alone is pretty damn good. I would consider that of mid-range capabilities but not for long, as tech just seems to be spitting out further and further running e-bikes almost daily.

To move you and this hunk of metal we find a 750-watt motor. Even though nothing specific is noted about the motor, what system of rotation or anything like that, it is enough to get you moving at a top speed of 20 mph (32 kph) with seven speeds.

For suspension we find an adjustable Airshocks fork on the front and a seat post shock. Nothing too fancy but enough to help stabilize your ride. Throw on some Maxxis 27.5 tires and you should do fine on gravel and small rocks. For braking we get a set of 180 mm hydraulic discs. Nothing about who is providing this stopping power.

On top of it all, we find a color LCD display to show you everything from battery levels, speed, and distance traveled. Your pedal assist levels are also chosen from here. One of five at a time. Equipped with a thumb throttle, all you got to do is push a button and go.

That’s all pretty good for the price this bike rolls in on, but personally, because of that hardtail, I wouldn’t be daring any 5-foot drops. Maybe just enjoying some mountain trails will do the trick just fine.


 
 
 
 
 

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