Greyp embraces the lighter side of trail riding with the Zaney eMTB
Croatian ebike brand Greyp has been trying to lose weight over the last year or so, and has now revealed the result of its labors in the shape of the Zaney eMTB that's been designed "to redefine the notion of pure, unadulterated fun."
Greyp was originally launched as a sister company to electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Automobili, but has been part of the Porsche family since 2021 – when the German auto maker increased its 10% stake from 2018 to take majority ownership.
The following January, Porsche bought into Ottobrunn-based developer of compact e-drive systems Fazua before taking full ownership in June of that year. Now the two investments have come together for the upcoming Zaney eMTB.
The new Greyp model is designed to "blur the lines between traditional trail bikes and full-powered eMTBs, delivers agility, liveliness, and soaring moments that make every ride extraordinary, while maintaining stability and instilling confidence when the trail turns demanding."
It's built around a lightweight full carbon fiber frame rocking dynamic trail geometry, which translates to a 64.5-degree head-tube angle, an effective seat-tube angle of 76.8 degrees, a 445-mm-long chainstay that "strikes a sweet balance between agile maneuverability and stable composure," and Horst Link suspension that allows the ride to "glide effortlessly over bumps, even during braking maneuvers."
Powering the off-road shenanigans is a Fazua Ride 60 mid-mount drive system comprising a 450-W (peak) motor for 60 Nm (44 lb.ft) of torque plus a 430-Wh downtube battery. The motor also includes a boost mode that can tap into an extra 100 watts of power for a 12-second burst, which could be useful for zippy overtaking or tricky inclines.
The Zaney is being made available as three different builds, starting with the 310. This features a SRAM NX Eagle gearset, a OneUp V2 dropper seat post, a RockShox Lyrik Select suspension fork and a RockShox Delux Select Plus shock, 29-inch BlackJack Ready wheels wrapped in 2.4-inch Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires, and Formula Cura two-piston disc brakes.
In the middle of the lineup is the 510 configuration, which sports a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, a Fox 36 Performance suspension fork and Fox Float X Performance Elite shock, 29-inch WTB SpeedTerra wheels wearing 2.4-inch WTB TrailBoss tires, and Formula Cura four-piston brakes with two-piece levers.
Waving the flag at the top of the range is the 710, boasting SRAM AXS Eagle Transmission, a RockShox Reverb AXS dropper post, an adjustable handlebar that can extend from 760 mm out to 810 mm, a Fox Factory suspension fork with 160 mm of travel combined with a Fox Float X Factory rear shock, Newmen Evolution A30 29-inch wheels with 2.35-inch Vittoria e-Agarro tires, and Formula Cura four-piston brakes with two-piece levers.
Each variant will be available in medium, large and extra-large frame sizes with standover heights ranging from 735 mm (28.9 in) to 741 mm (29.1 in), and the eMTB tips the scales between 18 and 19 kg (39.68 - 41.88 lb), depending on configuration.
Riders get a simple at-a-glance LED display on the handlebar that caters for switching of assist modes without ruining focus, and all flavors ship with a SP Connect phone mount. The eMTBs also works with the Fazua app for real-time ebike data and motor fine-tuning.
Greyp hasn't revealed pricing as yet, though its models certainly don't occupy the budget end of the market. The Zaney eMTB will go up for pre-order in late September ahead of expected availability from November.