Today Trek adds a new electric mountain bike to their line: the E-Caliber. Based on the design of the Supercaliber cross-country race bike, the E-Caliber adds slightly more aggressive touches while keeping the bike to a reasonable weight, at least for an e-bike.
Compared to the Supercaliber, the E-Caliber gets a 1.5° slacker headtube angle that tilts at 67.5°. Also, the E-Caliber ships with a 120mm fork up front, compared to just 100mm on Supercaliber builds. Like the Supercaliber, the E-Caliber features just 60mm of rear suspension travel and uses a flexible stay in place of a traditional pivot.
To make the build lightweight, and in keeping with the bike’s XC trail intentions, the E-Caliber is set up with a 250Wh battery, which offers less than half the juice of the biggest e-bike batteries on the market. The battery powers a Fazua Evation motor capable of producing up to 55Nm of torque and offering a range of up to 43 miles. All told, the lightest model is said to weigh about 33lbs, while the heaviest, least expensive model weighs about 42lbs.
Perhaps one of the most notable features of the E-Caliber is the ability to remove the motor and convert the bike to 100% human-powered. Trek says taking the motor and snapping on the included cover drops about 6.4lbs. off the bike’s weight, making for a 26.6lb. total weight on the lightest build. Also, Trek uses identical rear triangles and strut locations across all sizes resulting in the same standover height regardless of size.
Pricing for the E-Caliber ranges from $6,499 to $12,499 depending on the build. All models utilize a carbon frame.
More information is available at the Trek website.
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