Basis Hunter Electric Mountain Bike Review (August 2020)
Basis Hunter Electric Mountain Bike
- ✔ 6 Speed Shimano Gearing
- ✔ 250W 36v Rear Hub Motor
- ✔ 7.8Ah Frame Integrated Battery
- ✔ Up To 25 Miles Battery Range
- Frame: 17″ Integrated Battery Alloy
- Forks: Front Suspension MTB Fork
- Battery: 7.8Ah LG Cells – Frame Integrated
- Motor: 250w 36v Rear Hub
- Brakes: Alloy V-Brakes Front & Rear
- Gearing: Shimano 6 Speed
- Wheels: 26″ Alloy
- Tyres: 26″x2.125 MTB
- Display: LED w/ 4MPH Walk Assist
- Colour: Black/Lime
- Range: Up to 25 Miles*
A game changer from Basis Bikes.
The most discreet electric bike we’ve seen from the E-Bikes Direct exclusive brand. To the untrained eye, the Hunter seems to be an orinary adult MTB. Look a little closer and you’ll see a chunky lower frame tube disceetly packing a 7.8Ah 36v LG battery, this sends the power to it’s 250w 36v rear hub brushless motor providing that surge of torque to the rear wheel as you pedal to make the trickiest of inclines and terrains an absolute breeze.
Enjoy up to 25 miles of assistance from a single charge of the battery, with the motor capable of speeds up to 15.5MPH. Besides the brains & heart of this clever bike, Basis have included front suspension MTB forks to cushion the ride in unison with the 26″ wheels wrapped in 2.125 off-road tyres. As for gearing, the Hunter packs a Shimano 6 speed system with a 14-28t ratio adjusted by a handlebar mounted grip shifter, which, with the power assistance ensures an effortless but adrenaline filled adventure!
A very well equipped electric mountain bike, with attributes only seen on bikes of a much higher price range.
With a few cherries on top to sweeten the deal such as a handy kickstand, internally routed wiring and a 4MPH walk assist mode, the Hunter checks all the boxes.