Focus Bold2 Plus Pro eMTB
The Bold2 Plus Pro from Focus is a high spec 27.5″ hard tail eMTB powered by the new, powerful Shimano E8000 drive.
For 2017, innovative German bike brand Focus have introduced a range of 2017 eMTBs sporting a number of very special features. The Bold2 Plus Pro is their high spec, 29″ hard tail version. The result is a very nicely appointed, nimble and agile performer with great adhesion and ability. Designed for trails and every manner of rough terrain, this gutsy performer is guaranteed to please.
Shimano’s MTB motor the E8000, delivering around 70Nm of torque is powers the Bold2 Plus Pro . It’s light at 2.8kg, compact and slim. It’s Q Factor is identical to conventional cycles, and as a consequence, the bike feels very natural to ride. Furthermore, the motor design facilitates a shorter chainstay length, comparable to a conventional bike. Frame fit is perfectly integrated and sleek. Three power settings feature on the E8000 with a walk assist function too. Assistance levels on the Bold2 Plus Pro are operated via a Firebolt switch on the left-hand side of the bars. A compact yet clear LCD offers all the necessary information, sitting out of harms way adjacent to the handlebar stem.
Totally unique to the Bold2 Plus Pro is their own Dual Battery system. Focus call it T.E.C. (Tailored Energy Concept). The addition of a second battery increases capacity to a huge 756Wh for immense range. This is achievable by mounting another battery, which connects very simply, on the downtube. In addition, a further enhancement is the attachment of a water bottle if desired, with its own compartment on the cage for carrying tubes or tools. Both the battery and bottle cage attach quickly and easily without any fuss.
This beauty has electronic shifting! A Shimano Deore XT Di2 11-speed derailleur with an 11-46T cassette ensure more than adequate gearing. Changing is effortless and precise. The front chainring is 38T, facilitating a natural riding experience.Front suspension is provided via a high spec pair of RockShox Yari’s with remote lockout. No bump or hollow is too much for these high end performance forks. The addition of a dropper seatpost is a nice touch and ensures total control over riding position on the descends. 27.5″ Plus size (2.8″) Nobby Nic tyres ensure the Bold2 Plus Pro sticks to the ground when called upon. A superbly crafted, top of the range DT Swiss XM 1501 wheelset ensures huge strength and performance like no other in its class. They’re strong, resilient, and robust to tackle the most demanding terrain head on.
A super light alloy frame ensure reliable and resilient handling together with a high degree of maneuverability. Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc brakes with large 200mm rotors offer powerful yet controlled braking actions.
The Bold2 Plus Pro is a great example of the next generation eMTBs with a very high level of equipment. It’s well balanced and natural ride, in combination with super strong motor and dual battery option make it a unique experience.
Option to add a second 378Wh battery, increasing capacity to 756Wh: +£459.00