You probably can’t afford Italian performance in the form of a Ferrari (and it’s illegal to drive it the way it’s designed, so why bother?), but you more likely can afford Italian performance in the form of this Fantic ebike — and you can most certainly learn to ride it the way it’s designed!
The Integra 150 Trail is your generally badass, all-around e-mountain bike. 150mm of RockShox front and rear suspension makes molehills out of mountains, and the Brose motor delivers the kind of smooth power that makes you wonder whether your legs have magically become stronger.
This bike is a “mullet,” which means the front wheel is bigger than the rear wheel. We think this is a killer combo: The big front wheel rolls over bumps easily, while the smaller rear wheel makes the bike feel agile (Yes! You can finally clean that switchback!). Bonus: The smaller rear wheel leaves more room for your butt on steep descents. No more skid marks where the sun don’t shine!
Fantic has been a respected Italian motorcycle brand for more than 50 years. Their ebikes are made in Italy with the design, quality and performance you expect from the land of espresso, Ducati and Ferrari.
Winner of the 2018 Design and Innovation award.
This electric bike is ideal for green mountain bike trails: These trails and dirt roads are smooth, use mellow grades and have gentle curves. They are a fun and safe way to start enjoying the sport of mountain biking. This bike will also handle blue and black trails, but only if you have great skills.
Class 1 ebike: This bike only delivers motor power while you’re pedaling. When you reach a speed of 20 miles per hour, the motor turns off. You can keep pedaling, but it’s a lot more work. Class 1 is the most commonly allowed type of ebike; you can ride on almost any road or bike path, and on many mountain bike trails. Be sure to check your local rules.
Brose S-Drive motor: 250 watts continuous power, 90Nm of torque. This is the same type of motor you find in Specialized ebikes. Of all e-bike motors, we think the Brose has the most seamless, natural-pedaling feel. Excellent on very technical trails.
630 watt-hour battery: We consider this the “sweet spot” for battery capacity. You get enough range for big adventures, yet the weight is quite reasonable. To estimate how long you can ride this bike, divide the battery capacity by the amount of motor power you’re using. For example, a 630wh battery with the motor running at 250w would theoretically run for 2.5 hours. The same battery at 125w would theoretically run for 5 hours. It’s smart to subtract about 25 percent to account for the occasional wrong turn.
Customization: Because we know what this bike is capable of, and we want you to fully realize its potential, we change the stock Schwalbe SMART-SAM tires to a 2.6 Maxxis Assegai front and Minion DHR rear. It makes the bike track so much better in gnarly terrain. However, tires are a personal thing (kinda like shoes), so we suggest trying a few different setups to see what you like best.