- 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.
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.