The controls are easily reachable, and the keypad for the
controller takes just minutes to get used to.
The outside wiring isn’t bad. The end of the
chainstay has a myriad of attachment points
for the disc-brake assembly.
This Bafang mid-
drive motor mounts
to the frame just like
a Bosch, Brose or
a Yamaha, and it
has more apparent
assist than other
It offers less
WHO IT’S MADE FOR?
surge of power to
make it harder to
control at stops
than a Brose or Yamaha. During our off-
road testing, the route jogs hard around
a post designed to keep cars off the
route. It is cambered as well. We coast-
ed up the bank, then, when we pedaled
(at level ;ve assist, the highest level),
the Krypton lunged, and we were close
to having the front wheel push into the
This bike is de;nitely an entry-level
machine. It’s good for light to moderate off-road riding, but with its limited
suspension, it’s not for more hard-core
mountain biking—though the plus-sized
tires beg to differ with that. It will handle levels above gravel roads, but isn’t
intended for experienced singletrack
bombers. With the range of sizes, it can
;t up to short NBA players with ease.