Nitric is a locally designed e-bike from Titan

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This Calypso colourway looks great on the Titan Nitric SE (Photo: Titan)
This Calypso colourway looks great on the Titan Nitric SE (Photo: Titan)
  • This locally designed e-bike, offers great value
  • The Nitric is a hardtail e-bike, which should cope fine on mild mountain bike trails
  • It will also make a great all-day adventure bike, for crushing big distances and climbs, in the shortest amount of time 

South African bike brand, Titan, has launched a new e-bike.

Most battery-assisted mountain bikes in the local market, are dual-suspension frames made for serious trail and enduro riding.

Having a rear shock is great, but it does add cost and complexity to the design. Titan has kept it simple with the new Nitric, which is a hardtail e-bike.

Design as a true all-terrain exploration bike, with a lower maintenance burden, the Nitric is shaped with an aluminium frame and contains a Shimano E-7000 mid-drive motor.

e-bike hardtail
The Nitric uses a proven Shimano mid-drive motor system, to help you along (Photo: Titan)

Enough range for a big Sunday ride

Providing energy for this Titan e-bike is a 504Wh Darfon lithium-ion battery pack, allowing that 250W Shimano motor to assist you up the steepest of hills.

Titan has configured the Nitric to offer three levels of riding assistance, and a walking mode, for when you need to push up those really steep sections of trail.

Designers have limited this e-bike’s battery-assistance to 25km/h, after which it decouples. At full charge, the Nitric should be good for 70km of riding.

Titan is offering Nitric in a variety of builds and price points. All the variants run a 120mm suspension fork, roll large 29x2.6” tyres and steer with wide 780mm handlebars.

The most affordable Titan Nitric is priced at R47999. This Sport version has a 1x10 Shimano drivetrain.

For R56 999 you can upgrade to a Nitric SE, which adds two extra gears and a 125mm dropper seatpost. At R61 999, the Titan Nitric range peaks with an Elite, using a Shimano XT 1x12 drivetrain. 

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