Mondraker CRAFTY CARBON R – E-Bike Fully
Features – MONDRAKER CRAFTY CARBON R
The Crafty Carbon is the most balanced model with the best overall performance in Mondraker’s range of e-Mountainbikes. The carbon frame is a completely new development and shows all the expertise Mondraker has in frame building. Unmatched aesthetics have been combined with advanced geometry and maximum stiffness. The handcrafted, stylish Stealth Air Carbon frame set is the lightest in the world of E-Enduros. Mondrakers Forward Geometry was specially designed for 29ers and gives the Crafty Carbon an unparalleled agility. The chassis is the only one with a Zero Suspension System optimized for e-bikes and provides optimal control and comfort.
The proven SRAM 1×12-speed drivetrain offers enough bandwidth for hard climbs. The Fox suspension with 160 mm / 150 mm suspension travel offers superior comfort, whereby the Fox 36 29 Float FIT GRIP EVOL Performance suspension fork in combination with the Float DPS Performance rear shock provides particularly good responsiveness. The stable 29″ DT Swiss wheels come of course in Boost standard and are tubeless ready. On crisp descents, the E-MTB is reliably decelerated by SRAM’s 4-piston brake system. The brake discs with a diameter of 200 mm at front and rear offer sufficient reserves to safely descend from the highest peak. The wide Maxxis tyres ensure reliable grip.
STEALTH AIR CARBON
Stealth Air Carbon starts from the best selection of high modulus fibers and the elaboration of a thorough and complex layup seeking to achieve the lightest possible weight without compromising reliability or its optimum stiffness. In the case of an electric bicycle and according to its special attributes, its innovative organic industrial design language introduces fluid lines and very soft edges: a cutting-edge finish and very refined aesthetics that makes the new Crafty Carbon a true iconic e-MTB. Its slender and, at the same time, mighty profile plays a key role in its signature “Mondraker look” so highly stylish that make Crafty Carbon a unique model.
Crafty Carbon RR SL, RR and R framesets share the same Stealth Air Carbon manufacturing process and features. All of them with the most exclusive construction, the selection of high modulus carbon fibers and the most careful lay-up molding process that make Crafty Carbon the most complete, most special and exclusive e-MTB at the moment.
For 2020 Mondraker have made the leap to 29” for Crafty models and have refined – even furthermore – their exclusive Forward geometries throughout the collection. Crafty Carbon benefits from Mondraker‘s 8 seasons of Forward Geometry expertise and specially, being an e-MTB model, features the best overall geometry they have ever designed for an e-MTB to date: a steep 76° seat tube angle which ensures an ideal riding position for pedalling steep inclines, an optimized chainstay length of 455 mm perfectly balanced to offer maximum traction uphill and playful handling going down, with its characteristic and distinctive long Reach and Front Center Mondraker bicycles are known of, as well as a 65.5° headtube angle combined with 160 mm travel FOX forks with short offsets.
Short 44 mm fork offsets have their greatest and superior benefits in combination with the genuine and distinctive Forward Geometry concept and its super-responsive direct steering combined with the proprietary FG30 mm stem and long Reach. Short offsets imply longer ”Trail” measurement, improving riding stability and translating into a more playful ride, greater confidence and added grip of the front tire in the corners as a bonus and a more enjoyable and faster ride overall.
E-BIKE OPTIMIZED ZERO KINEMATICS
Zero is Mondraker’s proprietary and flagship virtual pivot rear suspension system engineered by two links that compress and control the shock movement from both ends featured on all Mondraker full suspension models. Crafty Carbon – as well as the entire e-MTB Mondraker range on this 2020 season – introduces new redesigned kinematics, specifically designed according to the needs and rigors of an e-MTB.
The three Crafty Carbon RR SL, RR and R models feature FOX DPS metric Trunnion shocks, with internal “custom” configuration and exclusive settings specifically developed for this e-MTB Zero suspension system kinematic optimization and its 150 mm rear wheel rear travel.
COOLING AIR FLOW SYSTEM
Crafty Carbon features an innovative cooling system that allows channelled air flow through the inside of the main tube. This air circulation has its origin in its integrated cooling gills near the head tube, allowing the air flow through the internal structure in order to help dissipate the heat generated by the Bosch battery in order to improve its performance. Air is expelled through an exit port at the opposite end of the battery, just above the bottom of the main tube.
HIDDEN HOUSING GUIDE
Crafty Carbon benefits from Mondraker‘s HHG technology with internal guide for the derailleur cable, rear brake, as well as the internal dropper post both on Crafty Carbon R and Crafty Carbon RR models. Special mention should be made for the new Acros ICR (Integrated Cable Routing) headset – developed together for the new Crafty Carbon. This new system allows the insertion and internal routing of all these cables mentioned from the top of the headset, keeping the aesthetics cleaner and tidier. Crafty Carbon RR SL doesn’t have dropper and rear derailleur cables as specs a RockShox Reverb AXS internal dropper post and SRAM X01 Eagle AXS drivetrain both electronic and wireless.
Please note that pedals are not included!
Bosch eMTB Technology
Bosch Performance Line CX 2021
The Bosch Performance Line CX offers a unique eMTB experience: Compact, lightweight and with more power, it combines high-quality materials, an extremely powerful drive and high-end sensors. This brings eMountain biking on the trail to a whole new level. From model year 2021 with a torque of up to 85 Nm, new features in the motor control and a further development of eMTB mode – all as a software update. For a thrilling riding experience: more natural, intuitive and powerful and an absolute benchmark in its class.
What is new with the Bosch Performance Line CX engine in model year 2021?
Performance upgrade and new features
A riding experience that sets the benchmark: From model year 2021, the Performance Line CX ensures even more riding enjoyment on the trail – with further developed software and a maximum torque of 85 Nm. The increased torque ensures greater performance, supporting you with even more power, especially in low cadences. In eMTB and Turbo mode, this leads to significantly faster acceleration and makes hill starts much easier. Thanks to a broader cadence range, unpredictable riding situations can be mastered even more effectively – for example in the case of late gear shifting or accelerating out of tight corners. Riding remains smooth and free from jolts, even when out of the saddle or in Turbo mode.
Next-level eMTB mode
The progressive riding mode for every occasion: Advanced eMTB mode ensures eMountain bikers are well-prepared for whatever riding situation the trail may have in store. New sensor and motor control functions give eMountain bikers a much wider range of dynamic and natural support. Riders continue to benefit from the proven technology of eMTB mode: Depending on pedal pressure, progressive motor support adapts perfectly to the riding situation. The improved adjustment of eMTB mode ensures optimum traction control in all gears and enables organic handling (AKA ‘power on demand’). Start-up behaviour is much finer and more sensitive – especially in low gears. Due to the increased torque, the drive unit supports an even wider cadence range.
Extended Boost is the unrivalled function for negotiating exposed roots, steps and stones on the trail with ease, even uphill. The eMTB can be maneuvered with much greater agility and ease on technical sections. The unique dynamism means that obstacles can be overcome with ease by applying the right amount of pressure to the pedal. The pedals rarely, if ever, jam. The new, innovative function in eMTB mode can be controlled to optimum effect in all riding situations. If the front wheel is already on the step, a slight pedal pressure is all it takes to give the decisive “kick”. This takes pedal management to a whole new level.
Technical specifications, derailleur system
- With gear shift detection
- Maximum assistance speed: 25 km/h
- Torque: 85 Nm
Riding modes of the Bosch eBike System
- Direct and maximum powerful support up to the highest pedalling rates for sports riding.
- Support level: 340%
- The eMTB mode dynamically varies between the Tour and Turbo riding modes, progressive motor support for maximum performance on the trail.
- Support level: 140% – 340%
- Uniform support for long stretches, with clear focus on long ranges.
- Support level: 140%
- Effective, but gentle support, designed for maximum efficiency for long ranges.
- Support level: 60%
Advantages of the Bosch Performance Line CX engine
Outstanding motor control
The multi-sensor concept enables a dynamic and responsive drive unit for precise acceleration and a unique trail experience.
Direct power transmission
Powerful riding performance right from the start and constant power delivery over a very wide cadence range.
Natural riding sensation
The new gearbox concept significantly reduces pedalling resistance when the drive is switched off and at over 25 km/h.
Optimum integration thanks to a 48 % reduction in size and a weight of just 2.9 kg.
eMTB mode with progressive motor support adapts to the riding style on trails.
Meets the highest eMTB requirements and will withstand extreme loads.
eMTB mode, powerful walk assistance and support for short cranks.
For a unique trail experience.
Efficient use of energy
Optimum efficiency of motor and gearbox in order to conquer long, steep climbs.
Always full performance
Ideal for fast intermediate sprints and crisp changes of tempo.
For low-noise riding with high engine power at all cadences.
The new Bosch eMTB mode from 2021 – especially for eMountainbikers
For the ultimate Uphill Flow
For powerful eBiking in the mountains and on rough terrain: The eMTB mode of the Performance Line CX and Performance Line switches between the Tour and Turbo modes. To control the bike even on difficult sections, the further optimised eMTB Mode supports eMountain bikers with maximum sensitivity, allied with progressive power delivery: with a maximum torque of up to 75 Nm on the Performance Line and 85 Nm on the Performance Line CX and motor support between 140% and 340%. Depending on the pedal pressure applied, the motor dynamically boosts the rider’s own performance. The eBiker does not have to change the riding modes manually. Starting on steep slopes is no problem, while riding on mountain trails is noticeably easier and the eMountain biker benefits from significantly better traction. This provides a natural riding sensation and optimum performance on the trail.
Improved coordination and extended boost
New sensor and motor control functions in the Performance Line CX give you a much wider range of support, even more dynamically and naturally. The improved adjustment of eMTB mode ensures optimum traction control in all gears and enables organic handling (“power on demand”). Start-up behaviour is much finer and more sensitive, especially in low gears. Due to the increased torque, the Drive Unit supports an even wider cadence range. Extended Boost is the unrivalled function for negotiating exposed roots, steps and stones on the trail with ease, even uphill. The eMTB can be manoeuvred with much greater agility and ease on technical sections. The unique dynamism means that obstacles can be overcome with ease by applying the right amount of pressure to the pedal.
Bosch batteries are an efficient, long-life energy source. Thanks to their enormous mileage, long service life and intelligent battery management system, Bosch lithium-ion batteries are among the most modern on the market. Bosch eBike rechargeable batteries combine low weight with ergonomic design and simple handling. The Battery Management System of the high-quality lithium-ion batteries detects potential sources of error and protects cells from overloading.
Bosch PowerTubes have the power to drive any ride and, thanks to their compact size and minimalist design, can be integrated with the eBike to ideal effect. There are two options for installing the battery: horizontal or vertical. New this year: PowerTube 400 and PowerTube 625. The sophisticated technology of the lithium-ion batteries that can be integrated within the frame ensures carefree riding enjoyment, while a safety catch prevents the battery from falling out even on challenging terrain. Nevertheless, the batteries can be removed with ease.
Advantages of Bosch PowerTube E-Bike batteries
Outstanding battery efficiency
For maximum riding pleasure, lithium-ion PowerPacks demonstrably have maximum energy density with the smallest size and lowest weight on the market.
Simple to store and quick to charge
Modern Bosch lithium-ion batteries do not suffer from memory effect or self-discharge issues. Your battery will charge to 50% in about 2 hours, depending on the charger and PowerPack.
It’s easy to remove and charge at home. The PowerPacks can also be conveniently charged directly on the bike.
No memory effect
Bosch batteries with lithium-ion cells can be charged quickly irrespective of your charge level at any time. Interruptions of the charging process do not harm the battery. Complete discharge is not required.
Extremely low self-discharge
Even after long periods of storage, e.g. over winter, the battery can be used without recharging. This means Bosch rechargeable batteries do not need to be recharged after a long break in use. For longer storage, a charge status of approx. 30 to 60% is recommended.
Long service life
Bosch batteries are designed for lots of trips, miles and years of service. The intelligent, electronic Bosch Battery Management System (BMS) protects lithium-ion batteries from extreme temperatures, overcharging, and excessive discharge.
Bosch PowerTube 625
What more could you want? The PowerTube 625 lets you enjoy long and mountainous rides, while still reserving plenty of energy for every adventure. Thanks to a rated capacity of 17.4 Ah and approx. 625 Wh energy content, the lithium-ion battery brings maximum ranges and altitudes within your grasp. The well-secured PowerTube 625 will not fall out of its housing, even on demanding terrain. But is still easily removed.
Charging speed Bosch PowerTube 625