Can You Handle the Frey’s eBike’s 38mph Thrill?

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The Frey Beast e-bike is produced by Frey Bike, a relatively young company based in Switzerland. Founded in 2020 by a group of passionate cyclists and engineers, Frey Bike burst onto the scene with its focus on high-performance e-MTBs built for experienced riders.

Frey Bike have received positive reviews from major cycling publications and generated significant buzz in the e-MTB community. This suggests that they are finding success in their niche market of high-end, performance-oriented e-bikes.

The Frey Beast’s uniqueness stems from a combination of factors that set it apart from other e-MTBs:

Extreme Power and Performance:

  • Bafang 2000W Motor: This custom motor boasts the highest power output I’ve found in commercially available e-MTBs, translating to faster speeds (up to 38 mph) and effortless climbs of even the steepest terrain.
  • 60V Battery: The higher voltage allows for efficient power delivery while reducing heat buildup, contributing to the Beast’s impressive range and performance.
  • High-Travel Suspension: With 160mm of travel both front and rear, the Beast tackles technical terrain with confidence, absorbing bumps and jumps for a smooth and controlled ride.

Premium Build and Components:

  • Carbon Fiber & Aluminum Frame: The combination of lightweight carbon fiber and sturdy aluminum provides a strong yet responsive platform for aggressive riding.
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12S Drivetrain: This top-tier drivetrain offers a wide range of gears for optimal power transfer and climbing efficiency on any incline.
  • Magura MT5e Disc Brakes: These powerful brakes ensure maximum stopping control even at high speeds, crucial for confident downhill riding.

Unique Feature Combinations:

  • Mullet Wheel Setup: Combining a 29-inch front wheel with a 27.5-inch rear wheel improves maneuverability and agility while maintaining rollover ability on rough terrain.
  • Pedal Assist & Throttle Modes: Offering both pedal-assisted and throttle-controlled riding options caters to different riding preferences and situations.

Targeted Audience:

  • Experienced Riders: The Beast’s power and performance necessitate advanced skills and experience for safe and controlled riding.
  • Premium Market: With a $7500 price tag, the Beast falls into the luxury e-MTB category, appealing to riders who prioritize top-of-the-line features and performance.