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MAIN FEATURES

- Tough alloy frame with double pass welds
- New Shimano EP8 drive unit
- New integrated Shimano battery high-capacity
- Progressive geometry with 44 mm fork rake
- 170 front / 160 rear travel
- Rock Shox fork zeb with 38mm stanchions
- Rock Shox Super Deluxe Coil Select shock
- X-Fusion Manic
- Shimano deore 1x12 drivetrain
- Powerful Magura MT7 brakes
- aggressive Maxxis tires

Over the years we have tested a lot of E Bikes but there was never any bike that truly stole our team’s heart. It took us a while to figure out what kind of bike we want to make for NS.  
We ask ourselves what makes an e-bikes great? Well, if we put the motor aside for a moment, it all comes down to the bike’s geometry and suspension, and these are the main points that we focused on. We looked for a geometry that works best on a motor assisted bike – and it’s not necessarily the same as on our “analog” products. The geometry must be complemented by suspension that works perfectly on a bike that is inherently heavier than a normal MTB, and the tires, brakes and cockpit all need to have more of a “moto” character.  
Back to the motor: there are no “bad” drive units on the market these days. What we think is critical for our customers is reliability and easily accessible service if something goes wrong. That’s why we chose to work with the Shimano. Our brands share similar values and Shimano offers excellent customer service around the globe.   
Everyone loved the new EP8 motor from Shimano. It kicks in seamlessly and its weight and size has been reduced significantly. It’s almost 400g lighter than its predecessor, the E8000. The second important feature is that Shimano cut drag by 50%. It’s now almost comparable to a muscle powered drivetrain. 
One of the key things we noticed is that the NS crew doesn’t dig wimpy rides. So, we made sure that the E-Fine is a big, burly machine. It’s fitted with the excellent SRAM ZEB fork with massive 38mm stanchions and 170mm of travel, powerful brakes and aggressive tires. 
Other essential features of the drive unit include improved ground clearance, low Q-factor and new short cranks (160mm). All this means that we could make the BB really low without fear of pedal strikes. Just in case, we included an option to adjust the heigh of the BB to suit personal preferences). 
So, have we succeeded in making an E Bike that all the guys in our team would love? Well, even the most die-hard dirt jumpers in our company are lining up to borrow a prototype for a weekend of shredding, which is something that we haven’t seen with other E Bikes that have been laying around the office. Our team riders love the E Fine, our close friends who would never consider going electric are changing their minds. Honestly, we believe we have achieved our goal. 

Bike Specs

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Frame Specs

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Frame: NS Bikes E-fine AL w/ 160mm travel, AL6061-T6 + AL6066-T6, custom hydroformed tubes, Shimano ep8 drive unit, integrated Shimano battery hight-capacity


Sizes: S,M,L

Motor: Shimano EP8

Battery: SHIMANO STEPS: BT - E8036, Capacity 17.5 (Ah) / 630 (Wh)


Rear shock: Rock Shox Super Deluxe Coil Select, Trunnion 205x62,5


Forks: Rock Shox ZEB Charger R 29,E-MTB, 15x110mm Boost, 1.5 tapered steerer tube, 44mm offset


Headset: NS Bikes custom tapered IS42/IS52, sealed bearing


Stem: NS Quantum Lite 35, 45mm


Handlebar: NS Bar 35, 800mm, 20mm rise


Grips: NS Hold Fast


Seatpost: Race Face Aeffect R internal S:125, M:150, L: 170mm, 31,6mm


Saddle: WTB Volt Medium Cromoly


Front brake: Shimano Deore M6120 4 piston, 203mm


Rear brake: Shimano Deore M6120 4 piston, 203mm


Levers: Shimano


Rims: NS Enigma Rock 29” front, NS Enigma Rock 27,5” rear, 32h, tubeless ready


Spokes: Spokes w/14mm nipples


Front hub: NS Bikes Rotary 110x15mm Boost (sealed bearings)


Rear hub: NS Rotary Cassette 148x12mm Boost (sealed bearings)


Tires front / rear: Maxxis Assegai MaxxGrip 3C DD TR 29x2.50 / Maxxis Assegai MaxxGrip 3C DD TR 27.5x2.50


Crankset: Shimano FC-EM600 160mm 36t


Bottom brackt: Shimano Steps Ep84.9
Pedals: /


Chain: Shimano Deore CN-M6100, 12spd


Chainguide: /


Derailleurs: Shimano Deore RD-M6100, 12spd


Shifters: Shimano Deore SL-M6100, Rapidfire Plus, 12spd


Cassette: Shimano CS-MZ800, 11-51t 12spd


Weight (kg): 24.5 (* M size, tubeless setup)

Specifications subject to change without notice. Actual colours and design may vary slightly from the images on the website.

 Tough alloy frame with double pass welds

Shimano BT - T8036, 630 wH integrated type battery for down tube

Supports sleek frame design
Same mount as current  BT-E8035

170 front / 160 rear travel 

 

 

Shimano EP8 motor

Magura MT 7, 4 piston brakes

 

Shimano Deore 1x11 drivetrain

 

NS Bikes cockpit

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Geometry

 

E-fine 1   S M L
Wheel size 29"/27.5"
Fork travel 170 170 170
Reach mm 425 452 480
in 16,7 17,8 18,9
FC mm 779 805 838
in 30,7 31,7 33,0
Standover mm

783

786 789
in 30,8 30,9 31,1
Stack mm 636 646 655
in 25,0 25,4 25,8
Effective TT mm 597 622 654
in 23,5 24,5 25,8
Actual TT mm 559

583

613
in 22,0 22,9 24,1
Seat tube mm 396 432 480
in 15,6 17,0 18,9
Chain stays mm 455 455 455
in 17,9 17,9 17,9
BB rise mm -10 (27.5") - 29 (29") -10 (27.5") - 29 (29") -10 (27.5") - 29 (29")
in -0.4 (27.5") - 1 .1 (29") -0.4 (27.5") - 1 .1 (29") -0.4 (27.5") - 1 .1 (29")
BB height mm 345 345 335
Headtube angle 63,8 63,8 63,8
mm 120 120 120
ST angle effective 75,2 75,2 75,2
Wheelbase mm 1233 1259 1292
in 48,5 49,6 50,9

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