Raven² Pro is an E-MTB race bike that weighs just 14 kg thanks to its extremely light carbon frame and rides like a normal mountain bike when the motor is switched off. The special design feature of this electric bike is that the motor, the battery and the gears form a compact unit hidden away in the down tube. The motor and the battery can also be removed simply at the touch of a button. The motor offers three levels of assistance, which are shown with different coloured LEDs on the streamlined handlebar display. The design of the FAZUA drive unit prevents motor-related frictional losses, meaning that all of the rider’s efforts are channelled into speed. The clever design of the carbon fibre and tube dimensions of the seat tube, seat stays, bottom bracket and headset make this bike rigid yet comfortable at the same time.
The product of the month was chosen by Sabine Wöll, Director Red Dot Edition. She gave the reasons for her choice as follows:
“This electric MTB race bike won me over with its superbly balanced, carbon-based lightweight construction. This makes the Raven² Pro not just easy to transport but also very dynamic yet extremely comfortable to ride. In addition, it reaches a whole new level thanks to the 250 Wh assistance. The easy-to-remove drive unit is very practical, because the bike can also be used as a normal mountain bike.”
Information on the product:
E-MTB Race Bike
Manufacturer: FOCUS Bikes, Stuttgart, Germany