Scott's brand new Lumen is the latest in lightweight downcountry e-MTB

Scott Lumen
(Image credit: Michal Cerveny)

The lightweight e-MTB category has exploded lately with a multitude of brands releasing low-power, lightweight, downcountry-orientated e-MTBs. Scott is the latest brand to enter the fray with its brand-new Lumen e-MTB.

Scott has taken its 130mm Spark 900 platform with its internally mounted shock and managed to squeeze a motor and a battery in there too. The motor of choice is the TQ HPR50 which has a 50Nm output and a weight of just 1.8kg. TQ are a German tech company that, despite still being new to the e-MTB scene, has found their way onto some of the best electric mountain bikes, including BMC's Fourstroke AMP LT and Trek Fuel eXE.

Scott Lumen

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Scott's current e-MTB range consists of the Strike eRIDE and Patron eRIDE, although these are both longer travel, heavier e-MTBs. Opting for the TQ motor has allowed Scott to build a considerably lighter cross-country and trail platform with a very impressive weight if Scott's numbers are to be believed. In its lightest build, Scott says the Lumen weighs just 15.5kg which makes it one of the lightest e-MTBs around.

To power the motor, the bike has a 360Wh battery, which can be bolstered with a 160Wh range extender mounted in the downtube bottle cage. The top-spec Lumen eRide 900 SL comes with the range extender included as well. To compliment the clean lines of the Lumen, Scott has integrated a display into the top tube and the motor is controlled using a minimalist handlebar remote.

Scott Lumen

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Geometry isn't far off Scott's current Spark 900 downcountry bike. A 65.5-degree head angle, 77-degree seat angle, and 446cm reach should work well for the singletrack trails the bike is aimed at. You also get Scott's Twinloc suspension control which gives three shock positions (open, trail, locked out) that can be easily controlled from the handlebar. The two top-end models have Scott's neater Twinloc2 lever, while the two lower-priced models use the older design.

Scott Lumen

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Scott's Lumen collection features four models: Lumen eRIDE 900 SL, Lumen eRIDE 900, Lumen eRIDE 910, and one dedicated Contessa model. All the bikes use Fox suspension front and rear with wheels and a finishing kit from their in-house brand Syncros. Schwalbe's fast-rolling Wicked Will tires are fitted to all the bikes.

The two top-end bikes are kitted out with wireless SRAM AXS drivetrains and are paired with Shimano brakes. The lower two models have matching Shimano brakes and drivetrains.

For full details on the bikes, head over to Scott-sports.com.

Scott Lumen eRIDE specifications

Scott LUMEN eRIDE 900 SL

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Scott LUMEN eRIDE 900 SL

  • Suspension: FOX 34 Float Factory Air (130mm) / FOX NUDE 5T Factory EVOL (130mm)
  • Drive Unit: TQ-HPR50 Drive Unit
  • Groupset: SRAM XX1 AXS drivetrain, 12sp
  • Cranks: FSA Carbon crankset, 34T
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR M9120 4 Piston Disc
  • Wheelset: Syncros Silverton SL2 Wheelset
  • Tires: Schwalbe Wicked Will 29x2.4in EVO
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser iC SL DC Carbon, 760mm
  • Stem: Syncros Fraser iC SL DC Carbon
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory Dropper Post
  • Saddle: Syncros Tofino

Scott LUMEN eRIDE 900

(Image credit: Michal Cerveny)

Scott LUMEN eRIDE 900 

  • Suspension: FOX X 34 Float Performance Elite Air (130mm) / FOX NUDE 5T Factory EVOL (130mm)
  • Drive Unit: TQ-HPR50 Drive Unit
  • Groupset: SRAM GX AXS drivetrain, 12sp
  • Cranks: FSA Carbon crankset, 34T
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 4 Piston Disc
  • Wheelset: Syncros Silverton 1.5 Wheelset
  • Tires: Schwalbe Wicked Will 29x2.4in EVO
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser iC SL DC Carbon, 760mm
  • Stem: Syncros Fraser iC SL DC Carbon
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory Dropper Post
  • Saddle: Syncros Tofino

Scott LUMEN eRIDE 910

(Image credit: Michal Cerveny)

Scott LUMEN eRIDE 910 

  • Suspension: FOX 34 Float Rhythm Air Grip (130mm) / FOX NUDE 5T Factory EVOL (130mm)
  • Drive Unit: TQ-HPR50 Drive Unit
  • Groupset: Shimano XT/Deore drivetrain, 12sp
  • Cranks: FSA Alloy crankset, 34T
  • Brakes: Shimano Deore M6120 4 Piston Disc
  • Wheelset: Syncros X-30SE Wheelset
  • Tires: Schwalbe Wicked Will 29x2.4in EVO
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser 2.0 DC Alloy, 760mm
  • Stem: Syncros DC 2.0
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan Dropper Post
  • Saddle: Syncros Tofino

CONTESSA LUMEN eRIDE 900

(Image credit: Michal Cerveny)

CONTESSA LUMEN eRIDE 900 

  • Suspension: FOX  34 Float Rhythm Air Grip (130mm) / FOX NUDE 5T Factory EVOL (130mm)
  • Drive Unit: TQ-HPR50 Drive Unit
  • Groupset: Shimano XT/Deore drivetrain, 12sp
  • Cranks: FSA Alloy crankset, 34T
  • Brakes: Shimano Deore M6120 4 Piston Disc
  • Wheelset: Syncros X-30SE Wheelset
  • Tires: Schwalbe Wicked Will 29x2.4in EVO
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser 2.0 DC Alloy, 760mm
  • Stem: Syncros DC 2.0
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan Dropper Post
  • Saddle: Syncros Savona 1.5 V-Concept
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. Based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK right on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.


Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg