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The Curbar HTE is not just an e-MTB, the versatility and assistance opens the doors to an array of cycling needs. Equipped with 24 gears, hydraulic disc brakes and lock out suspension fork. Along with the power of the Bafang rear hub motor and integrated frame battery you get the comfort and performance of an MTB without any speed restriction.
Although we make every effort to ensure product details on this website are accurate, we sometimes need to change bike specifications due to the continued difficulties in the global supply chain of components.
We, therefore, reserve the right to amend features, specifications, prices and colours without prior notice.
You can refer to our size guide here to find the right size bike but we would always recommend visiting your local dealer to get fitted correctly before making your purchase.
How much do your bikes weigh?
You can find the weight of all our bikes in the specification section on each product page.
What’s the difference between crank driven and hub motors?
Crank driven motors are positioned in the middle of the bicycle frame at the bottom bracket area, behind the crank arms. This low position results in a much more natural and balanced riding experience. Crank driven bikes also provide greater torque and faster response times when applying power to the pedals. Hub motors, as the name suggests are located within the hub of the rear wheel. Unlike crank motors, they do not depend on the torque or power applied by the rider so are typically 40% less efficient. As a crank driven system applies more or less assistance depending on the rider power applied, the hub motor applies a constant power output. As a crank or mid motor works in with your torque and gears, these systems are better for powering up steep hills and therefore usually often provide between 10 and 50Nm extra torque. Hub motors however are much lower priced than centre motors and often all that is required for most recreational cyclists. They also have the benefit of not putting as much strain on the chain and drive systems so do not require any special chain or componentry. An ebike purchase should be carefully considered to ensure you are completely satisfied with your new bike. With so many unknown systems as well as a plethora of different frame shapes, battery types and general points to consider we recommend finding a specialist Forme dealer you feel you can trust. Let them help make the decision process much simpler.
What is the difference between E-Sport hardtail and E-Trail hardtail?
Sport hardtail's are generally lower spec'd with components and geometry suited to more of a recreational mountain biker looking to take on a mix of terrain on a budget. Trail hardtail's have more considered components and geometry for the rider looking for a bike that will perform and last on the rougher more challenging trails.
Can I make technical modifications to my ebike motor?
You definitely should not do so, as this will invalidate the operating licence and tuning is prohibited by law. With tuning modifications you change the tested functionality of your e-bike and thus endanger yourself and other participants in traffic. In addition, your insurance company may refuse to pay benefits in the event of damage.
Can I test ride an ebike?
We would recommend you use our dealer finder to see if your local bike shop has a demo model in stock for you to try.
What is a reasonable starting price point for electric mountain bikes?
Hub motors often vary hugely in quality and reliability. For this reason, you will notice almost 100% of specialist independent bicycle shops do not stock electric mountain bikes retailing below £1400. We have collaborated with the world’s largest and most reputable hub motor manufacturer, Bafang, to produce a range of e-mountain bikes starting from £1499.99.
Where can I buy your bikes?
We sell our bikes exclusively via over 300 specialist bicycle retailers throughout the UK. You can find your nearest retailer using our dealer locator. Learn more about why we support local bike shops here.
What quality guarantee do you offer?
We offer a lifetime guarantee on all our frames from the first owner. All other components are also guaranteed for 1 year from the day of purchase. The guarantee does not cover normal wear and tear, damage from a crash or poor maintenance.
Please register your bike from point of purchase to activate your guarantee with us and ensure you keep a copy of your receipt. Should you experience any problem please contact the retailer you purchased from and they will handle the process efficiently with our customer services team.