Thok releases the Gram, their first full-carbon e-MTB

A man drifting the Thok Gram e-MTB round a dusty corner
(Image credit: Thok)

The Italian e-MTB manufacturer, Thok, has added a new enduro e-MTB to its stable of bikes. The Gram is the brand's first full carbon bike and will be the best electric mountain bike in their range.

The bike has been in development for the last two years, although we actually got a sneak preview of the bike last year at Thok's Tribe event, where Thok customers gather for a weekend of riding.

The Gram shares a similar striking  ‘Viper Head’ aesthetic and mullet wheel setup as Thok's TK01 however the new bike is completely redesigned with new materials and geometry and is aimed at overcoming the most challenging descents and climbs.

The angular tubing is formed from “high resistance” and “high module” carbon fiber, with the layering process based on FEM analysis (Finite Element Analysis is a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces).  By harvesting this data, Thok says they were able to strategically position different materials to optimize the ride quality.  

Thok Gram e-MTB

The Gram is Thok's first fully carbon-fiber frame (Image credit: Thok)

Thok has stuck with a Horst-link suspension system to deliver 170mm of travel although they say that the new TPS-2 leverage system increases progressiveness in order to improve traction.

In line with the rest of Thok's bikes, they have stuck with Shimano's motors. The Gram is fitted with an EP8 motor and an easily removable 630 WH integrated battery.

We enjoyed riding the TK01 R at the Thok Tribe event last year, however, one of our gripes was the relatively slack 75.5-degree seat angle which pushes your weight rearward on very steep climbs. The seat angle of the Gram has been steepened to 78 degrees, as well as a slackening of the head angle by half a degree to 64 degrees. Thok has kept the reach at 455mm for a medium-sized model and tweaked the bottom bracket height and wheelbase slightly making the bike marginally higher and longer.

A man climbing up a rock on the Thok Gram e-MTB

Not just aimed at descending, the Gram is also designed to be a capable climber (Image credit: Thok)

The Gram will be available in two different builds, the red-colored Gram and Gram RC which comes in grey-black. 

The Gram's equipment includes a Fox 38 Rythym and Float DPS, 170mm of travel at both front and rear, SRAM four-piston brakes with 200mm discs, SRAM 12-speed gearing, and Thok wheels with Maxxis Assegai tires in a mullet set-up.

The top-of-the-range Gram RC gets a 180 mm Fox 38 Float Factory mounted at the front and the Float X2 for the rear shock. The handlebar is a carbon Renthal, the rims are Crankbrothers Synthesis Alloy wheels with Maxxis Assegai tires. The drivetrain is SRAM GX AXS 12sp, and the brakes are Shimano Deore XT 4-piston 203 mm.

The THOK Gram is available now from Thokebikes.com or authorized dealers, in sizes S, M, L, and XL, and is priced at €7,490 / £6,990 for the Gram and €9,900 / £8,990 for the Gram RC.

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