Berria has released a new flagship version of its Mako enduro e-MTB. The Spanish brand's new bike features a more aggressive geometry, a carbon frame, and a lesser-known Polini E-P3+ MX motor.
While the current range of Mako bikes is made from Alloy, Bierria's new best electric mountain bike uses the Spanish brand's own HM2X carbon. Bierra says this state-of-the-art composite incorporates a reinforced Mach R resin for increased stiffness, or in their own words 'highly efficient power transfer between rider and bike'.
The frame features a flip-chip between the seatstay and rocker so riders can switch between Endurance and Race setups, this alters the levels of regression, spring rate, and rebound damping. In terms of geometry, the headtube angle decreases from 64.8-degrees to 65.2-degrees, and the bottom bracket to rear axle measurement increases from 146mm to 151mm. With the geometry in the race setting the 64.8-degree head angle is paired with a 77.5-degree seat angle and a 465mm reach for a medium.
At the heart of the bike is a Polini E-P3+ MX motor, the Italian motor brand is unknown to us, but on paper the numbers look promising. The motor is rated to offer 90Nm of torque, 400 percent support with a 250 Watt output (600 Watt peak). That is in line with the figures we are seeing from some of the best eMTB motors around. The controller is a simple two-button setup with a 3in display that's neatly mounted in the top tube. The motor is powered by a 720Wh Samsung INR21700-50E battery and there is the option of adding a range extender for an additional 252 Wh.
Berria Mako Hybrid GT availability, pricing, and specs
Berria will offer the Maki Hybrid GT in four builds, all of which feature the same carbon frame and motor setup.
The bikes feature suspension from Rockshox starting with a 35 Gold RL and going up to a Lyrik Ultimate. The bikes all come with SRAM drivetrains with the exception of the Mako GT 7 which has a Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain. Fullcrum e-Metal 700 are offered on all the bikes although the two more premium models have the option of a wheel upgrade to a Mavic Crossmax XL R on the Mako GT 8 or the choice of a Mavic Crossmax XL R or Zipp 3zero Moto wheelset on the Mako GT LTD edition.
Pricing starts at €6,899 for the Mako GT 6 and tops out at €12,199 for the Zipp 3Zero Moto equipped Mako LTD.3. Bikes should be available from launch on Berriabikes.com or from authorized dealers.