Amplify Your Fun
Stylishly rugged looks and top quality ‘real off road’ components truly make the E-505 the highly capable Land Rover Defender of e-bikes. Whether you want to ride with friends, stay fit and healthy, explore the countryside, or get the blood pumping pushing your limits, our E-505 is the perfect off-road partner to do it all. With its mix of easy speed and long-range freedom together with the confidence to explore everywhere, it makes any surface from road to forest trails huge fun while taking the worry out of hills and long distances.
– A highly capable and confident-inspiring ride
– Light and robust 6061 T-6 aluminum frame
– Powerful and reliable Bosch Performance Line CX 85Nm motor
– Large capacity Bosch PowerTube 500Wh removable battery
– Smooth-rolling 29in (aka ‘29er’) wheels + high volume Maxxis tyres
– Fast-shifting and durable 1x11 SRAM transmission (36T chainring x 11-42T cassette)
– Powerful four-piston hydraulic disc brakes for reliable all-weather braking
The E-505 takes all that we know about exceptional mountain bike hardtail geometry and adds a powerful and reliable Bosch motor, battery and controls to give you a huge range of everyday use – from trail riding to commuting, or both in one day – together with a confident-inspiring ride feel.
Our E-505 electric mountain bike is designed by the same team as our award-winning conventional mountain bikes and benefits from all their knowledge and riding experience. The same handling genius that our designers use to win national championships is what’ll make you feel totally in control on slippery, bumpy tracks or zooming down a gravel descent in the forest. The upright position and wide bars make just as much sense for cruising back country lanes, short cutting through town or just making the most of the views this bike can take you to.
The powerful, premium Bosch motor will have got you to the top of that hill with effortless ease and the Purion handlebar display will tell you clearly how far you’ve still got to enjoy and explore. Intelligent motor modes give the best possible range from the big 500Wh battery for hours of adventures. Fitting the battery inside the super tough, mountain bike frame keeps it sealed, safe and sleek but it’s easy to remove for charging inside. The frame mounted motor means perfect handling balance and the smoothest ride and just like the internally routed controls it’s fully protected from the weather. Legendary Bosch reliability means you’ll never miss a ride or worry about getting home either.
Features & Equipment
While the E-505 is super easy to ride whatever your biking experience it’s fully ready to back up your bravest moves too. Rolling on larger 29in wheels that make bumps proportionally smaller so you roll over them faster and more smoothly, we’ve dressed the wide wheel rims with high-volume 29x2.6in Maxxis tyres to deliver great grip and comfort off-road. The gyroscopic effect of those larger 29in wheels makes them more stable too, so those faster speeds feel safer. RockShox suspension is the original and best and the SRAM gears are super simple to use whether you need a winch for silly uphills or warp speed down the other side. Four piston disc brakes with oversized rotors guarantee safety whatever the weather too.
Looking for the same ride feel but need a small XS or frame size, or a shorter reach across a size M? Look at our E-504 e-hardtail with its smaller 27.5in wheels.
All our electric assist off road bikes, from the smaller wheeled E-504 to the E-506 SUV come with a remote-controlled dropper seat post as standard. This lets you lower the saddle with a switch on the handlebars so you can stop or start with both your feet flat on the floor. It also makes getting on and off the bike easier wherever you are too and even helps when you’re riding by the seat of your pants on trickier trails. That’s why we guarantee if you were wondering why we fit one at first, you’ll soon be wondering how you ride a bike without one.
|e-BIKE SPECIFIC SPECIFICATION|
|DRIVE UNIT||Performance CX 85Nm||BATTERY CHARGER||2 Amp|
Roll Over Rocks and Roots
29ers give great control at speed allowing you to roll over rocks and roots and push hard. The Whyte drop.it seat post with remote lever makes for non-stop comfort and control.
500Wh Set Way Down Low
We position the Bosch battery way down the down tube giving the e-505 a low centre of gravity for great stability and increased grip. The power of the Bosch drive system can be harnessed to optimum effect, thanks to sophisticated sensor management. Start-up behaviour ranges from smooth and agile to sporty; different riding modes from Eco to Turbo are available.
|COLOUR||Matt Black Grey/Rose||CASSETTE||SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11 Speed|
|FRAME||6061 Alloy, Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Custom Drawn, Tapered Headtube, Internal Cable Routing for Dropper Post and 12mm X 148mm Boost Dropouts||CHAIN||KMC NPBK Sport, 11 Speed|
|FORK||RockShox 35 Silver TK 29", 120mm Travel, 44mm Offset, DebonAir, Fast Black Coating, Adjustable Compression and Rebound, Tapered Steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost, Maxle Lite||CRANKSET||Whyte, Steel narrow/wide, 165mm, Direct Mount 36T for Bosch Performance Line CX, Black|
|REAR SHOCK||N/A||BOTTOM BRACKET||N/A|
|HEADSET||FSA No. 57B Orbit ZS, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Caged Bearings||SEATPOST||Whyte drop.it, 30.9, 150mm Travel, Paddle Remote Lever|
|REAR HUB||Alloy, e-bike specific, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 12mm x 148mm Boost Thru Axle, 32 Hole||SADDLE||Whyte Custom, Triple Panel Design|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 15mm x 110mm Boost Thru Axle, 31mm Torque Caps, 32 Hole||HANDLEBAR||Whyte 6061 Alloy, 30mm Rise, 31.8mm, 780mm Wide|
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Champion 2.0mm, Black Stainless, Brass Nipples||STEM||Whyte Alloy 6061, 35mm Extension|
|RIMS||WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole||GRIPS||Whyte Lock-on V Grip|
|TYRE||Maxxis Forekaster TR 29" x 2.6" 60TPI, EXO Sidewall Protection||BRAKES FRONT||Tektro Orion, 4-Piston with Sintered Metal Pads, 200mm Disc, Post Mount|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM GX, 11 Speed||BRAKES REAR||Tektro Orion, 4-Piston with Sintered Metal Pads, 200mm Disc, Post Mount, Internal Routing|
|FRONT MECH||N/A||BRAKE LEVERS||Tektro Orion|
|REAR MECH||SRAM GX, 11 Speed||PEDALS||None|
|A HEAD TUBE ANGLE||65.5||65.5||65.5|
|B SEAT TUBE ANGLE||74.5||74.5||74.5|
|C TOP TUBE HORIZONTAL||626||645||663|
|D BB HEIGHT ABOVE GROUND||305||305||305|
|E STAND OVER HEIGHT||825||844||851|
|F WHEEL BASE||1198||1217||1237|
|G CHAIN STAY LENGTH||450||450||450|
|H SEAT POST DIAMETER||30.9||30.9||30.9|
|I HEAD TUBE LENGTH||115||125||135|
|J SEAT TUBE LENGTH||444.5||495.7||533.4|