Audi Gears Up to Go Off-Road: The Audi Electric Mountain Bike Powered by Fantic

source: Audi UK

Editor’s Note: This is available from Audi UK only

  • Audi continues expansion of e-mobility products
  • Design inspired by the ultimate off-roader the Audi RS Q e-tron Dakar racer
  • Customers can register interest through Audi Genuine Accessories
  • Three sizes available with prices starting from £8,499

Audi is expanding its range of e-mobility products with the launch of the limited run Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic. The latest highlight from Audi Genuine Accessories is the next step in the brand’s effort to offer alternative means of e-mobility beyond four wheels.

Audi is no stranger to going off-road; the brand’s illustrious history in the World Rally Championship and use of quattro all-wheel drive during the 1980s shaped the brand and defined its DNA. Today, Audi’s motorsport focus lies in the sands of the Arabian Desert and the Dakar Rally with the innovative RS Q e-tron E2 whose design has inspired the Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic.

“At Audi, we’ve been bold in our commitment to becoming a leader in providing sustainable premium mobility,” commented Andrew Doyle, Director Audi UK. “The Audi electric mountain bike in cooperation with Fantic is another fantastic example of how we can expand our mobility offering to customers that extends beyond the award-winning models they drive.”

Like Audi’s fully electric, road-going e-tron model range, the Audi mountain bike powered by Fantic stands out on the breadth of its abilities and has versatility at its core. From touring to endure biking, it’s at home on a variety of terrain but its greatest strength is downhill riding thanks to full suspension travel of 180mm, wide wheels and off-road tyres.

Based around an enduro frame made out of lightweight aluminium, it has been designed to allow a relaxed riding position so riders can better react to obstacles and terrain ahead. The battery pack (Fantic Integra 36 Volt, 720 Wh) is located within the frame and marked out by eye-catching e-tron branding and decals. It supplies power to the Brose S-MAG 36 Volt 250 Watt motor which delivers up to 90Nm of torque.

The Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic provides riders with four levels of electrical assistance: Eco, Tour, Sport and Boost. Eco has been calibrated to deliver maximum efficiency and range with notable electrical assistance, while Tour brings a notable level of electrical boost. Sport has been engineered to add powerful assistance for sport cycling and the final mode, Boost, delivers the maximum level of electrical assistance for challenging, hilly routes.

A small digital display located on the handlebars provides an overview of key data such as battery charge and speed at a glance to the rider. When the battery level drops to <10%, the charge level indicator will begin to flash in the top right corner of the display.

Product specification

Frame Aluminium / part Carbon S-M-L
Motor Brose S-MAG 36 Volt 250 Watt, 90 Nm
Battery Fantic Integra, Lithium 36 Volt, 720 Wh
Fork Öhlins -RXF38 M.2 29, travel 180 mm
Shock Öhlins TTX 22M T205x65, Spring
Shift levers Sram GX Eagle 12 V (single click)
Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle 12v
Brakes IN.CA.S, 220 mm disc – 203 mm disc
Seatpost 30,9-100 mm/ 125 mm-CAVO-INT

Technical data

Motor Brose S-MAG 36 Volt, max. power: 250 Watt, torque: 90 Nm
Battery Fantic Integra, Lithium Ion, 36 Volt, 720 Wh
Display Brose-Remote thrust assisted selection unit
Frame Aluminium, sizes: S – M – L
Fork Öhlins – RXF38 M.2 29, travel 180 mm
Shock Öhlins TTX 22M T205x65
Chain rings Sram 34t Steel Eagle
Crank arm FSA DIE-CAST CK-320/ISIS – 155 mm
Rear derailleur Sram GX Eagle 12 V
Shift levers Sram GX Eagle 12V (single click)
Cassette Sunrace SilverRed 12 V, 11-51
Chain Sram NX Eagle 12 V
Brake (front) Braking IN, CA.S disc brake
Brake (rear) Braking IN, CA.S disc brake
Disc (front) Bracking S3 Battfly, 220 mm – 6 hole
Disc (rear) Bracking S3 Battfly, 203 mm – 6 hole
Tyres (front) Vittoria E-MAZZA 29“ x 2.6
Tyres (rear) Vittoria E-MARTELLO 27,5“ x 2.8
Wheels Mavic E-DEEMAX Tubeless Ready
Handlebar Renthal FATBAR V2 800 mm – 35 RISE20
Stem Renthal APEX 40 mm – 35 RISE6°
Seatpost 30,9-100 mm/ 125 mm-CAVO-INT
Saddle Sella Italia Novus Boost EVO
Knobs Switch Supergrip