The only thing they didn’t have
was the newer 500-watt-hour Bosch
battery, which the 2017 bikes will ship
with by the time you’re reading this.
Those batteries hadn’t shipped to the
U.S. yet, so instead of waiting, we
took one with a 400-watt-hour battery.
The only difference in batteries is
that the new one has a 25-percent-
higher capacity. They’re identical in
form factor, so they’ll fit this year’s
Bosch-powered bikes. If you have a
bike from previous years, you can still
add one of these batteries.
The bike looks serious just sitting
there. There’s an insane amount of
travel on this bike, something you
can tell just by looking at the slack
65.5-degree head angle of the bike
and the length of the stanchions rising
above the lower legs of the Fox 36
Float Performance fork. The bike we
tested was the 45cm medium frame.
There are choices from small (43cm)
to extra large (49cm). There are no
color choices, so what you see here is
what you get!
The frame is aluminum, with the
motor mount area being gravity-cast, technology borrowed from the
motorcycle industry for its strength.
The Xduro-branded racing saddle
sits atop an XLC AllMtn dropper post
with a remote-actuating lever on the
MT5 levers and
on the side of the
bars instead of the
middle is an all-new Bosch Purion
display, which is
smaller and simpler
than the classic
Intuvia display. The
Purion works as the
main controller as well,
and it has a cleaner
look on the outside and
is easier to read. The