and range that matches the previous
motor. Add to that the fact that it’s
a 25-percent higher-capacity battery, long rides don’t mean riding in
Eco all day. Where’s the fun in that?
Power to climb hill after hill to enjoy
more trails and go farther, which also
means more time on downhill trails!
One of our test riders remarked
that the motor, with all that torque
when you ;rst start, can surprise you
and lunge and put you outside of a
turn in short order. With the power,
there are times that you forget which
gear you are in. We hit one short,
steep climb and got up to the top and
realized we were still in fourth gear!
WHO IT’S MADE FOR
The AllMtn is an all-mountain bike,
and as such it will serve as a great
overall mountain bike. If you don’t want
a different bike for every type of riding
you do, this is the beast to look at. For
;ve grand, it’s a lot of bike for a reasonable amount of money.
It also has 150mm of travel front
and rear, with a beefy 34mm Fox
Float Performance air fork and a slack
66-degree head angle. It’s designed to
be very controllable and forgiving over
big bumps, logs, rocks and more.
A wide 780mm handlebar helps add
some leverage and control, and the
Yamaha LCD-X display sits behind the
bars and is mounted to sit next to the
stem. This protects it really well against
impacts from almost any angle, and to
keep it even safer, it’s in a rugged protective case.
This bike may have the most potential stopping power we’ve yet seen.
It’s the ;rst bike we’ve ever seen with
Magura MT- 5 quad-piston brakes front
and rear. Most manufacturers just spec
these for the front. The Schwalbe Magic
Mary tires mated with these brakes offer
an aggressive look with their large,
beefy knobs and provide
amazing traction for
acceleration and braking.
The Alex MD40 rims are