Yeti has launched its first E-bike, and it is a big bike meant to be used by professionals. The 160-E is the name of the new bike, and it features 29-inch wheels and 160mm of rear travel. The specialty of the bike is that it is specifically designed for e-enduro racing.
Yeti has decided to divide its new bike into two categories, i.e., rip and race. Explaining the difference marketing director, Garrett Davis said, “Our race bikes are purpose-built and designed to be the fastest between the tape. Our rip line.. are bikes you immediately throw a leg over and want to play around on. Our rip line is most comfortable outside the tape, on your local trails.”
The pondering is that both these bikes have the same 160mm rear travel combined with a 170mm fork.
In a report, Garrett Davis also said that the bikes are specially designed for EWS-E, taking inspiration from the experiences of the best EWS racers. Keeping in mind the ultimate goal that is the best performance possible on the track. Adding to it, he also said that the bike’s engineering is combined with the power and weight of an e-MTB.
With the 160-E, Yeti makes a big appearance in its new six-bar suspension framework named SixFinity. One essential explanation Yeti moved to the six-bar framework: The engine consumes the space where the mark Switch Infinity deciphering join sits on. However, even though 6i is an alternate framework, it has some similar elements and attributes as the Si framework. 6i has an emphasis point close to the furthest limit of the movement where the lower connect switches heading to balance chainstay development and the subsequent pedal payoff.
One justification behind that: Sixfinity is likely overbuilt for use on an unpowered mountain bicycle. With seven pivots and 16 bearings, it’s weighty yet substantial and intended to hold up to a controlled bike’s extra weight and force. It’s additionally profoundly tunable with engineers working gears, just 8.6% change across the tape; significantly less change than an ordinary mountain bicycle suspension framework. Architects deliberately one-sided the 160-E’s anti-squat and anti-ascend lower than an unpowered bicycle, focusing on footing as opposed to accelerating proficiency and protection of math, qualities Yeti considers more basic to unpowered bicycles than to an e-bicycle.
A lower shock mount chip allows the rider to pick three directly reformist influence rates 35, 30, or 25-percent. Yeti depicts the 160-E’s various rates like this in its materials, which are meant to provide different measures of a balanced ride on various settings.
From the processing plant, 160-E runs 29-inch wheels front and back. Yeti says this is because these wheels are the quickest alternative for racing. However, observing that running a 27.5 back tire on this bicycle will make it slower and lower the BB.
Furthermore, the 160-E’s BB is low (355mm height, 22.5mm drop) with a 29 back tire. Couple that with how you ride an e-bicycle, accelerating however much as could be expected, and you’re probably going to hit its pedals. 160mm wrenches are stock.
Coming to the details of the build: Even though Yeti assembled the 160-E around a 29 inch back tire, the stays are short (for an e-bicycle) at 446mm. That is simply 4mm longer than Specialized’s Turbo Levo, even though the organization planned that bicycle around a 27.5 back tire, and it has10mm less back movement.
And the Headtube point is 64.5 degrees which are normal for an e-enduro bicycle. There is no calculation change incorporated into the edge. The turn position change regularly impacts other ride qualities, like an anti-squat and anti-rising, because the design 160-E doesn’t provide much room for an angle change. Unless you for the long fork or the 27.5 rear wheel options.
The 160-E comes in two forms: The T1 ($12,700) and the C1 ($10,100). Clients in the USA can update either bicycle with carbon wheels for an extra $900.
The two bicycles utilize a similar carbon outline, Shimano EP8 engine, and 630Wh battery. The essential distinction is that the C1 utilizes lower grade suspension parts, a downsized Shimano drivetrain, SRAM Code brakes, DT Swiss wheels, and a OneUp dropper rather than the T1’s RockShox Reverb AXS.
Coming to the final verdict, there are a few essentials to be kept in mind. Like, the bike meant for racing proves that its engineering is made to make it better as things get harder. This masterpiece can take you to the toughest adventures and still give the best performance there is to offer. Combining all of it with the quality of the suspensions, things get better.
The bike is so sturdy and comfortable that the worst ditches and bumps on your ride will feel smooth. But, this sturdiness doesn’t take the edge of the easiness of handling the bike.
Overall, the bike can fully handle you on adventures that can be a memory you cherish for your whole life.