Compared with your standard trail bikes like the Fantic XTF 1.5 Trail, enduro-style bikes have more suspension travel, more aggressive geometry and an even more badass attitude.
Cruise on green trails? OK. Attack black trails? Sure, if you have the skill. Smash the living heck out of blue trails? All day long!
The Fantic XMF1.7 is a pure all-mountain and enduro bike with 170mm of suspension travel and a magical 65-degree head angle. Those numbers mean you can ride down almost any descent with confidence. When you add the Brose motor, you can ride up almost any climb with ease. And that’s what this bike is about. Fly uphill and attack downhill.
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 when you ride the ultra-steeps.
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This bike is ideal for blue mountain bike trails: Blue mountain bike trails are moderately bumpy, have some steep grades and tend to be twisty. As you start getting the hang of mountain biking, this is where most of your fun happens. On this bike, green trails will feel easier than normal. If you have enough skill, you can shred blacks.
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-Mag motor: 250 watts continuous power, 565 watts peak 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.
720 watt-hour battery: This is the “big boy” for battery capacity. You get max 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 720wh battery with the motor running at 250w would theoretically run for 3 hours. The same battery at 125w would theoretically run for 6 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 would change the stock front tire to a more aggressive 2.6 or larger tire and maybe add a tire insert into the rear tire to protect the rim. This will 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.
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