Thinking of starting 2020 with a Stealth Electric Bike? You’ve come to the right place! Stealth makes some of the most exciting electric off road bikes on the market today.
Founded in 2008, this Australian company has consistently produced innovative designs that are improved upon year after year. With cool names that sound closer to a fighter jet than a bicycle, their ebikes deliver enough power to make you feel like you’re flying a jet through the trails.
In this post, we’ll be taking a look at Stealth Electric Bike’s offerings for 2020. We’ll give you the low-down and help you make the right choice for your electric off road biking. Time to take your first leap into the world of mountain ebikes, let’s get started!
Stealth P-7 Electric Bike
The P-7 is the lightest and only fully street-legal bike offered by stealth. A good entry point into the world of electric mountain bikes, the P-7 can still serve as a solid commuter bike when not on the trails. Weighing in at 65lbs. (29kg), its chromoly alloy frame is light and sturdy enough that you could put it into the back of your truck for a day on the trail. It can also handle rough trails and the occasional wipe-out as good as any other mountain bike.
The Stealth P-7 frame’s geometry places it in the downhill/free-range mountain bike category. But thanks to its DC electric motor, this ebike can handle uphill, downhill, and everything in between. Its front and rear suspension give 180mm and 120mm of travel, respectively, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride.
The P-7 comes standard with a 1000wh battery that can be upgraded to 1500wh for a range of 60-90 miles (100-150km) and a top speed of 20mph (25km/h). It’s lower power output is what allows it to be street legal in most countries, but that can vary depending on local laws. It also features MT5 4 piston hydraulic brakes for reliable control.
This is Stealth’s cheapest ebike, starting at $5,300, making it a bit hard to justify for a commute to the office, but a solid entry-level off road electric bike.
Stealth P-7R Electric Bike
The suped up cousin of the P-7, this ebike is built for the trails – featuring a stronger battery, giving it greater range, and higher speed (up to 28mph or 45km/h). The frame follows the same design as the P-7, which is impressive considering its increased performance.
Like the P-7, it features the same chromoly frame, MT5 brakes, and the same suspension travel, which can be fine-tuned depending on the trails you’ll be taking it. Both can be customized with different tires or an upgraded battery, depending on your needs. The P-7R and P-7 both feature Stealth’s 9-gear pedal system that works in parallel with the electric motor to help deliver range and speed. The motor also has the ability to freewheel, meaning if the battery dies, you can coast on pedal-power with little to no resistance on the tires.
Both the P-7R and P-7 have a digital display that gives the rider suitable feedback on remaining power and output, to plan out their ride. The P-7R is a nice step up for those who definitely plan to take their ebike off road, but its higher power output means that it doesn’t have the same street-legal status as the P-7 in many countries.
The P-7R starts at $5,500 US.
Stealth F-37 Electric Bike
Now we get to the real-trailblazing ebikes. The F-37 offers a scary 38mph top speed with a range of 60 miles (100km) with only moderate pedaling. It has a handy economy mode which throttles the speed and power output to maintain longevity, and competition mode, which removes all limiters and really lets you unleash the beast.
Its 2-speed hybrid transmission can be shifted with a flick of the left wrist, while speed is controlled by the throttle on the right handle. This simplicity helps it maximize efficiency and means it has two modes, fast and faster!
If you’re worried about containing all that power, you can upgrade the standard MT5 braking package to MT7 for very comfortable one-finger braking. The F-37’s suspension also steps up from the P-7 with 200mm range on both the front and rear wheels and can be upgraded to the DVO Emerald suspension system.
The increased range on the suspension means that the F-37 is a fantastic all-rounder ebike with great maneuverability and comfort. The F-37 also has a regenerative braking system that allows the ebike to capture kinetic braking energy and transfer that to the battery, for increased longevity.
Its solid chassis minimizes moving parts to help with wear and tear and ensure longevity. The F-37 starts at $9,000 US on the Stealth website.
Stealth B-52 Electric Bike
The “big brother” of the F-37, the B-52 could easily be compared to a dirt bike rather than a mountain bike and that’s not a comparison made lightly.
With a top speed of 50 mph (80km/h) you’re looking at something that can hit the cruising speed of most motorcycles, let alone an ebike. Combine the parallel biking power from the 9-gear transmission with the power of the electric motor and you’ll be delivering some serious torque to this beast of an ebike.
The B-52 features the same regen braking as the F-37 and also like the F-37, the B-52’s brakes can be upgraded to MT7, along with off road or street tires, and improved suspension to give you the perfectly tailored experience to your favorite trail.
While the range of the front suspension is the same at 200mm, but a bit more rear suspension than the F-37 with 250mm. This helps give the B-52 a bit of an edge over those really punishing downhill slopes.
However, with great power comes great cost and the B-52 will set you back a whopping $10,400 US bought new. But you’ll have a new toy that will definitely impress the lads on the trail.
Stealth H-52 Electric Bike
From the B-52, we’re taken to the H-52 which truly steps into a class of its own. Gone are the pedals and in is a motocross style seat. It’s truly much more similar to a dirt bike than it is to a mountain or ebike. It’s quite similar to the specs of the B-52 otherwise, but the removal of the pedal gearbox greatly reduces the maintenance overhead of this ebike.
While it’s speed and range don’t match those you’d see on a true emoto bike, you’ll never match the kind of tight cornering and trail handling that the H-52 (and also B-52) could dish out. It also does this at an impressive 105lbs. (48kg) which is 7lbs. lighter than the B-52’s 112lbs. (51kg).
If you’re looking for a Stealth ebike with the look and power of a dirt bike, but the handling and finesse of a mountain bike, then this is the one you’re looking for. And another similarity this ebike shares with the B-52 is in price, being also $10,400 US. So it really breaks down to whether you want a beast of an ebike in the B-52 or an almost dirt bike experience with the H-52. You can’t really go wrong either way.
Do you own a Stealth ebike or are planning to pick one up? Let us know about your experiences in the comments!
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