• Danny Stanton, Patrick Calver, Lewis Campbell
  • Danny Stanton, Patrick Calver, Lewis Campbell

Light up your ride with the all-new Scott Lumen Eride 900 SL

The Scott Lumen is a game-changing e-mtb weighing just 15.5kg. Yup, you read that right. The Scott Lumen takes the world's fastest xc/trail frame platform and adds completely silent and powerful electric assistance, all while maintaining Scott's legendary lightweight DNA. 

The ride feel is like a regular bike; no need to think about a longer braking distance, pedal drag or weight, as it's even possible to ride the bike with the assistance switched off. This is an e-bike for a mountain biker, with all the benefits of a regular bike, now with added assistance to get you up those hills faster to enjoy riding further and for even longer. The objective was to create the lightest possible e-bike and after much investigation, it was clear that the TQ HPR50 was the ultimate solution for the Scott e-ride R&D team to achieve their goals. TQ is a German company founded in 1994 that specialises in electric components across a range of industries including aerospace, medical and infrastructure. With the HPR50, they simply rewrote the rules, delivering an unprecedented weight/power ratio of 1.8kg for 50Nm.
With a diameter of 8cm, TQ has innovated by using a harmonic gear system which allows for a reduction of size, while also increasing the accuracy of the system. This results in a lighter bike and better integration, while reducing backlash for a more natural pedalling sensation. This technology also reduces 'system noise' for a truly natural experience. After all, you are in the outdoors to, well, enjoy the outdoors.
A key aspect of the lightweight drive system is that it has allowed Scott to reach a complete bike weight of 15.5kg on the top-spec model. This has a huge effect on the power to weight ratio for the Lumen when compared to traditional e-bikes, which have a higher torque motor and bigger battery. On all but the steepest climbs, the Lumen can actually be faster. On the descent, it gives you the feeling of a regular bike.

There's so much more to say about his amazing new product on the e-bike scene. My Ride Takapuna manager, Patrick Calver and his team are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. They offer sound, professional advice to anyone wanting to switch to the e-bike revolution in any capacity, and are available for all and any bike-related queries. Passionate is the word that springs to mind! Pop in to see them for a chat and solid advice for all your biking needs and servicing requirements!

My Ride Takapuna
72 Barrys Point Road
09 486 3062