So, if you are often looking for the off-road alternative when you are out on your bike or need a ‘supportive’ companion for your next bike adventure or bikepacking weekend, or perhaps you simply enjoy exploring the path unknown, then the eSILEX might be the perfect assisted bike for you. The rear-hub MAHLE system with integrated battery offers a neutral support level whenever your journey requires some e-motor assistance. Similarly, to the non-assisted SILEX, the eSILEX is available in the more rugged 650B or the more fast-rolling 700c set-up. Both versions come with gravel/off-road tyres for extra grip. A large number of fixing points on the frame, as well as the fork, turn the eSILEX into an adventure rig without any fuss.
All cables are run internally, to protect them from moisture and dirt. On our new eSILEX we go one step further by letting all cables enter the frame through a specific headset cap, the ‘Wire Port’, making the cockpit super clean, clutter-free and easy to fit bar bags to your bike, in case you need to maximise your luggage capacity.
The internal battery is perfectly integrated into the downtube and allows for a sleek tube shape. The 250 Wh capacity offers sufficient range in the city and on training rides, with the option of an external range extender with an additional 250 Wh capacity.
1.5″ head tube
Higher system weights, luggage attached to your forks and increased cornering speeds demand precise steering. Our 1.5″ oversized head tube, combined with a tapered fork, deliver precisely that, giving the rider the confidence that even a laden bike will steer through next corner perfect.
iWOC control unit
To keep the cockpit as clean as possible, we have placed the iWOC on/off switch on the top tube. This location makes it perfect for reaching it in every riding condition. MAHLE’s iWOC switch is not just an on/off switch but the rider can also toggle between the different support level by pressing the button. Different colours of the ring indicate at which level the system is running.
Our eSILEX is available in two different wheeled versions – the more rugged 650B set-up, or the more fast-rolling 700c option. If 700c wheels are fitted, the eSILEX has tyre clearance of up to 40 mm, even when fenders are fitted. If you prefer the more off-road biased 650B wheels, then up to 47 mm wide tyres are no problem.
To easily charge the internal battery of the eSILEX, we have positioned the charging port at the down tube/seat tube junction, just above the bottom bracket. This position is perfectly protected and easily accessible.