Vitus launches Mach-E flat-bar ebike

New hybrid bike features Shimano STEPS pedal assist system

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Vitus has launched the Mach-E, a new flat-bar electric bike based on its Mach-3 urban hybrid.

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Weighing a claimed 17.3kg, it features a double-butted aluminium frame with internal cable routing, a full carbon fork and 700c wheels.

The drive unit is a Shimano STEPS E6100 system with a 504Wh Shimano E8010 battery. Vitus claims the system will charge fully in five hours and offers a pedal-assisted range of up to 100km on a single charge.

Aimed primarily at commuters and more casual riders, the Mach-E also has mounts for full-length mudguards and rear mounts for a pannier rack. It also has internal routing for integrated rear lights (which can be powered by the drive unit battery). Lights and mudguards are not included as stock, however.

The drivetrain and brakes are also from Shimano. The 1x Shimano Alivio drivetrain comprises a sporty 44t chainring and 11-34t cassette combination (roughly equivalent to a 34x25t lowest gear), while the brakes are the same UR300 flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes featured on the Mach-3, paired with 160mm rotors front and rear.

The 32-spoke wheels are made by Vitus and shod with 38mm Vee G-Sport clincher tyres, which have a file tread pattern.

The Mach-E’s finishing kit is all courtesy of Vitus, and a Shimano SC-E6010 cycle computer/display is included on the handlebars. This provides info on battery status, how much assistance the drive unit is providing and standard bike computer data such as speed, distance and time.

Available now from Wiggle or Chain Reaction Cycles in four sizes (S-XL), the Mach-E costs £2,099.99 / €2,399.99.

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