This carbon off-road pedelec with enduro styling impressed with its sporty but still pleasant riding position.
Good handling and comfortably-tuned suspension ensure uninterrupted cycling pleasure even on longer rides, and with a very good power assist factor of 1.96 this bike travelled a remarkable 110 km on the Tour circuit, thanks to its 880 Wh battery pack.
The M1 Spitzing bikes in this test are radical in-house developments from specialist companies TQ-Systems and M1 Sporttechnik.
With the two bikes in this test, these two Bavarian high-tech companies have demonstrated what is technically possible nowadays.
TQ-Systems developed the drive system, and they largely build it themselves, too. Similarly, M1 Sporttechnik developed and manufactures the frame in their own premises as a top-class German high-tech product.
So it’s a perfect sports device with superb power, and the lusty noise of the motor fits well with the enduro looks; not so the motor cut-out at 25 km/h.
+ High range: Tour/City
+ High power assist level: Tour
– High purchase price
– Loud motorMeasured Values & Prices
Range Tour: 110,5
Ø Speed Tour: 27,1
U-Factor Tour: 1,96
Range Hills: 50
Ø Speed Hills: 24,7
U-Factor Hills: 1,32
Range City: 61,3
Ø Speed City: 17,4
U-Factor City: 1,15
Vehicle Weight: 25,7 kg
Battery Weight: 5,3 kg
Vehicle Price: 7699 €
Battery Price: 999 €
Torque, speed and shift sensors
Full suspension with Fox Float CTD remote-operated shock; aluminium motor protector
M1 – Sporttechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Am Weiglfeld 15
Online Publication: Bruno Brandão
5 May 2017