Whether you’re riding through loamy forests, bombing down epic alpine peaks, or shredding across sandy desert trails, you need a mountain bike that can absolutely rip. Full-suspension is the way to go for most mountain bikers looking to get the maximum rush from their rides, and there’s no better way to enhance an awesome trail bike’s qualities like an electric-assist motor. Say hello to the Redemption | 50.
BUY IT IF:
You want a full-suspension trail bike for tackling any terrain, plus the added range and speed that a modern electric-assist motor can offer.
DON’T BUY IT IF:
You’re looking for the classic ride of a hardtail. Check out the Surplus | 50 model.
- Shimano E7000 drive system for electric-assist pedaling power
- Lightweight, durable aluminum frame
- Shimano shifting and braking components, and a RockShox fork
UPGRADES OVER THE SURPLUS | 50:
- Dual-suspension design for more comfort and capability on rougher trails
If you’ve never experienced the thrill, exhilaration, and unbridled joy of an electric-assist mountain bike, then you’re in for a treat. In fact, we’re jealous of you for getting the chance to experience one for the first time. From the very first pedal stroke, you’ll have a grin from ear-to-ear, and you’ll probably let loose an Ohhh yeeeaaah! scream, too. Yes, it is that much fun. And make no mistake, this is a bicycle, which means you have to pedal—there’s no throttle like you’d find on a motorcycle. The motor only gives back what your legs put out. Now, of course, anyone can slap an electric motor onto a bicycle and call it a day—but that will simply ruin the bike’s handling and control. We built the Redemption | 50 from the ground-up, around the latest electric motor from Shimano, and with all of the performance and handling of the best-riding hardtails out there.
The Redemption | 50 is powered by an E7000 drive system from Shimano, the most accomplished and respected bicycle component maker in the world. The E7000 system is a dedicated off-riding riding platform, which means it was made specifically for the demands of mountain biking. These include a rugged and durable design for a long life of use and abuse on rugged trails, as well as a lightweight and minimal construction that keeps the bike’s center of gravity as low as possible. This makes the Surplus handle as well as the very best aluminum hardtail bikes that don’t feature an electric-assist motor. The E7000 system sports 250 watts of available power, with a top speed of 20mph. To power the drive system, the Surplus | 50 comes with a Shimano E8020 battery with 500Wh for quick charging capabilities and enough range for all-day, epic rides, as well as multi-day bikepacking trips. It’s sleek, integrated design adds to the bike’s clean aesthetics. Four available settings let you customize the amount of power you want, and it’s easy to switch instantly at the press of a button at your fingertips.
For precise shifting and long-term reliability, we built the Redemption | 50 with Shimano Deore derailleurs and shifters, featuring a 34-tooth single chainring and a 10-speed cassette with a 11-42-tooth gear spread. This is an incredible range of gears that will suit the most powerful riders’ needs on the flats and descents, as well as giving maximum climbing prowess to all riders. The hydraulic disc brakes are also from Shimano, while the cockpit components—handlebar and stem—are from our house brand, Devox. To maximize your ability to position yourself properly for any descent, no matter how technical, we equipped the Surplus | 50 with a dropper seatpost from the saddle elevation masters at KS. Finally, the bike comes equipped with a RockShox Sektor Debonair suspension fork, with 150mm of travel, which is the perfect amount for an all-around trail bike that can go anywhere and handle any type of terrain.
The Redemption | 50 really is the ultimate trail bike. Its refined geometry and high-quality frame make for a bike that handles like a dream, as well as providing a comfortable riding position for all-day shredding. The added bonus of an electric-assist motor means that you’ll be able to ride farther, faster, and for longer than you ever have before. So what are you waiting for?! Get your very own Redemption today!