We’ve been steadily growing our lineup of electric mountain bikes for the past few years, but this year brings bigger leaps and bounds. We’re bringing a second longer-travel bike to fruition and also adding a shorter travel full suspension. The Remote 160 DL is the 29″ sibling to the Remote 160, and the Remote 130 offers Process 134-like handling in an electric ripper!
The introduction of the Remote 160 in 2020 brought the feeling of a Process to an eBike. With rave reviews from many of mountain biking’s top publications we felt the need to take it a step further. The Remote 160 DL utilizes Shimano’s new EP800 motor with a 504 Wh battery. We’ve lowered the bottom bracket to accommodate for 29” wheels. Suspension is provided by a 160mm RockShox Zeb Select+ Charger RC2.1 Debonair fork and a RockShox Super Deluxe Select rear shock. Stop on a dime with ultra-powerful Code R brakes with 200mm rotors front and rear. Traction is provided by 2.5” Maxxis Assegai 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ tires. That big rugged peak you’ve been meaning to bag? You’ve got that.
With the success of both the Process 134 and the Remote 160 it only made sense to blend the two and create the ultimate trail e-MTB. The Remote 130 strikes perfect harmony between an all-mountain trail bike and pedal-assist electric bike. A sturdy aluminum frame holds Shimano’s E7000 motor and 504 Wh battery. Suspension is provided by a 140mm Fox Rhythm 34 Float fork and Fox Performance Float rear shock. Shimano’s new 12-speed Deore drivetrain and 4 piston brakes provide the stop and go. 29” WTB KOM Trail i35 TCS 2.0 wheels are wrapped in Maxxis Minion EXO+ TR 3C rubber. The bike is finished off with a stellar Prism paint job that is sure to be a showstopper on trails everywhere.
The Remote has become the veteran of the Kona e-MTB lineup. It’s been a top choice for trail builders, backwoods explorers and sportsmen of all kinds. Derived from the Honzo, a redesigned frame brings a sportier version to the masses and holds a 504 Wh internal battery that powers Shimano’s E7000 motor. 140mm of front suspension is provided by a Suntour Zeron 35 fork. A 10-speed Shimano Deore Drivetrain provides reliable shifting while Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes keep the speed in check. The all-new Remote is sporty, practical, and perhaps the perfect way to dip your toe into the eBike waters!