The Izip E3 Peak+ is a hardtail bike
with a Bosch Performance Line CX motor.
The downtube is shaped in such a way
as to cradle the battery pack and make
it look more integrated with the frame.
The frame is made from hydroformed
aluminum and is shaped to allow a low
top tube for easy step-over and plenty of
Kenda Havok 2.8-inch tires provide
the grip on 27.5-inch wheels. We love this
size; it’s on the cusp of normal and plus-sized tires, allowing riders to control their
grip just by changing the tire pressure.
They’re not quite the massive 3-inch tires
or fat bike tires, but not as narrow as
normal tires, either. We think this is the
most versatile size on the market.
Gearing is 1x10 with a 11-40t
rear cassette. This is ample with the
Bosch CX and its small sprocket.
Shimano Deore components do a
great job handling the shifting. The
SR Suntour air fork that provides
120mm of travel and the thru-axle
design add stability and reliability.
There are a lot of great
details found on this bike.
Interior cable routing keeps
the bike clean-looking. Close
tolerances in many places
speak to this. One place that tight
tolerance is very noticeable is the
rear triangle. The chainstays are
close to the tire. It keeps the lines
narrow, but also may be an issue
on muddy rides.
WHO IT’S MADE FOR?
As a hardtail mountain bike, this is
a good beginner’s bike. It comes with
good components, most notably the
Bosch Performance Line CX mid-drive
and the proven Suntour fork. With the
plus-sized tires, it can de;nitely be used
for light off-
road riding. It would be
a great bike to ride to
work where some parts
are paved and others
are gravel or unpaved
;re roads with a few
fun bumps or jumps.