HERCULES NOS FS COMP 27.5 Plus
▶ DRIVE UNIT
With a whopping 90Nm BROSE toque on tap it has a huge power advantage over its non-Brose rivals.
The beating heart of this HERCULES is the peerless BROSE S Drive Unit. For 2018 the Brose has new software giving more low-speed torque and smoother power delivery across all speed ranges. Its main ingredients are aluminum, magnesium, experience, enthusiasm and …helical epicyclic gears! Designed in Germany, its made there too.
Where other well known e-bike motors are built to a price point, the Brose S is designed and manufactured to a quality standard, incorporating precision engineered helical epicyclic gears. These are much more expensive to manufacture but offer dramatic performance and wear rate improvements over the cheaper spur gear tooth profiles that the completion use.
In the simplest terms spur gears transfer power from the driving gear to the driven gear via only one or two teeth at a time, whereas with helical gears power is transferred by three connecting teeth at a time. This results in less wear, less noise, less friction and a smaller and lighter drive unit.
Despite its small physical size the BROSE S produces a market leading 90 newton meters of torque. It does this quietly, reliably and without fuss. The company’s sensor concept is the only one of its kind on the market today: it measures rider pedal force no fewer than 420 times a second, delivering smooth, vibration free assistance.
Brose Drive Technology is a division of the Brose Group, one of the most innovative and successful suppliers to the international automotive industry, employing some 22,000 employees – 2,500 of them engineers – at 57 locations in 23 countries around the world. Their annual turnover exceeds €5 billion. Last year Brose manufactured 100 million electric motors. They know what they’re doing.
Decades of experience specialising in mechatronic systems for the automotive sector mean they’re perfectly placed to produce this innovative e-bike drive unit. Development and production of the Brose e-bike motor is carried out entirely in-house at their Berlin engine plant, where a dedicated team of engineers design, build and test the system at their purpose built e-bike center of excellence .
The removable Li-Ion battery is integrated into the aluminum bottom tube, ensuring the lowest possible center of gravity, and at a class-leading 650Wh the battery will drive you further than any other electric MTB in it’s class. It’s not just me! Many of our customers have had first hand experience of the Brose motor efficiency – of course the range between re-charges on a BULLS is greater than any of its competitors because it has a higher capacity battery, but that does not explain how a HERCULES with 30% more power than its rivals can run flat out for so long on one charge. Clearly, much of its range advantage is down to the efficiency of the Brose drive unit.
▸Integrated dot-matrix display
▸Excellent readability in sunlight
▸Adaptive display illumination
▸State of charge
▸Software update via USB
▸ Bluetooth connection to Smartphone
The Shimano SLX gear set provides accurate shifting in all conditions. The Direct Mount system allows more space around the rear dropout resulting in easier rear wheel removal when required. The performance level of the SLX may be slightly lower than the XT, but its fantastic value for money.
▶ Dérailleur SLX M700
The new SLX dérailleur: powerful performance with precise shifting for a lot less than XT systems.
▸Durable sealed bearing pulleys
▸Consistent performance in all conditions
▸Accurate chain position in every gear
▸Low-profile design keeps dérailleur safely away from trail obstacles
▶ Shifter Shimano SLX Rapidfire
With its advanced ergonomics the new SLX shifters deliver seamless control and instant response.
▶ Rock Shox REVELATION RC
Rock Shox Revelation is the original long travel trail fork, ready to tackle the most demanding trail and enduro rides. The chassis is directly derived from the new Pike, with 35mm upper tubes for unmatched stiffness and to pair with the aggressive look of modern trail and enduro bikes.
▸Completely new 35mm stiff and lightweight chassis derived from Pike
▸DebonAir air spring for increased small bump sensitivity and mid-stroke support
▸2.8” maximum tire compatibility for both 27.5” and 29” models (27.5”x3.0” tires fit in the 29” model)
▸Updated air pressure guide maximizes performance for E-MTBs
▶ Rock Shox DELUXE ‘R’
Specifications for Deluxe R rear spring damper unit:
▸COMPRESSION DAMPING External rebound
▸REBOUND DAMPING Rapid Recovery
▸SPRING DebonAir, Solo Air
▸SPRING ADJUST Air pressure via single Schrader valve
▸SHAFT MATERIAL 7075 aluminum
▸SHAFT DIAMETER 10mm
▸BODY MATERIAL 7075 aluminum
▶ Shimano SLX M700
The SLX M7000 hydraulic disc brakes are the industry benchmark for affordable high performance components. Great stopping power in all manner of riding conditions.
▸Optimized ergonomic 2-finger brake lever
This electric mountain bike has an inductive transfer Monkey Link system built-in! Monkey Link makes it possible to fit a range of accessories such as bicycle lights and mudguards with built in lights to the bike with no additional electrical connections – accessories such as front and rear lights are powered from the electric bike’s main battery via electromagnetic Inductive transfer.
|Frame Size||41/44/49/54 cm|
|Fork||Rock Shox REVELATION RC Solo Air, boost, tapered, 140 mm, 15 mm through Axle, remote lock out.|
|Rear Shock||Rock Shox DELUXE R, 140 mm|
|Drive Train||BROSE 90Nm 250/500wh|
|Gears||Shimano SLX 22-Speed|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX hydraulic Disc Brake, 180/180 mm|
|Handlebar||MTB DB, Semi Riser, oversized|
|Seat post||KS E301 Dropper Post, with Remote lever|
|Hubs||Through Axles, 15 mm front, 12mm rear|
|Tyres||Schwalbe ROCKET RON 2.8″ 70-584, Evolution|
Specifications correct at product launch date and may vary during production year.