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Scout Pro hardtail e-bike can motor up to 45 mph

Scout Pro hardtail e-bike can ...
The Scout Pro e-mountain bike from Hi Power Cycles
The Scout Pro e-mountain bike from Hi Power Cycles
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The Scout Pro features a 6061-T6 aluminum frame and custom hydroformed tubing that is hand-welded one at a time in California by HPC 
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The Scout Pro features a 6061-T6 aluminum frame and custom hydroformed tubing that is hand-welded one at a time in California by HPC 
The standard Scout Pro features an SRAM EX1 eight speed e-bike drivetrain, or buyers can option in a Rohloff Speedhub IGH
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The standard Scout Pro features an SRAM EX1 eight speed e-bike drivetrain, or buyers can option in a Rohloff Speedhub IGH
The Scout Pro rocks a factory-tuned DVO Diamond fork with 150 mm of travel
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The Scout Pro rocks a factory-tuned DVO Diamond fork with 150 mm of travel
Scout Pro riders can expect to go for at least 80 miles per charge with the optional 48 V/1,680 Wh battery unit, or up to 160 miles in Eco mode
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Scout Pro riders can expect to go for at least 80 miles per charge with the optional 48 V/1,680 Wh battery unit, or up to 160 miles in Eco mode
The Scout Pro rides on 27.5 inch Spank rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion tires
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The Scout Pro rides on 27.5 inch Spank rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion tires
Hitting the Scout Pro's thumb throttle can tap into the 3,000 W torque-sensing mid drive motor for a motor-only top speed of 36 mph, with up to 45 mph possible with pedal assist
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Hitting the Scout Pro's thumb throttle can tap into the 3,000 W torque-sensing mid drive motor for a motor-only top speed of 36 mph, with up to 45 mph possible with pedal assist
Stopping power is provided by Magura MT7e Quad Piston hydraulic disc brakes
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Stopping power is provided by Magura MT7e Quad Piston hydraulic disc brakes
The Scout Pro e-mountain bike from Hi Power Cycles
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The Scout Pro e-mountain bike from Hi Power Cycles

Two years ago, California's Hi Power Cycles (HPC) set out to make its premier hardtail e-mountain bike. Four prototypes later, and the Scout Pro is born. Riders can engage the motor to zip up to 36 mph, or pedal hard for a top speed of 45 mph.

"The Scout Pro represents years of research and development," said HPC's Chris Hunt. "We are very excited about this e-bike. There is no other hardtail like it and I couldn't be more proud of our engineers for building such a quality e-bike."

Hitting the Scout Pro's thumb throttle can tap into the 3,000 W torque-sensing mid drive motor for a motor-only top speed of 36 mph, with up to 45 mph possible with pedal assist
Hitting the Scout Pro's thumb throttle can tap into the 3,000 W torque-sensing mid drive motor for a motor-only top speed of 36 mph, with up to 45 mph possible with pedal assist

Riders can expect to go for at least 80 miles (128 km) per charge with the optional 48 V/1,680 Wh battery unit mounted to the down tube of the 6061-T6 aluminum frame, or up to 160 miles in Eco mode, though a standard 596 Wh battery offers significantly less range – 28 miles per charge (or over 60 miles in Eco mode).

Hitting the thumb throttle can tap into the 3,000 W torque-sensing mid drive for a motor-only top speed of 36 mph (58 km/h), with up to 45 mph possible with pedal assist (when Off-Road mode and the highest of the five available power levels selected). Gradients shouldn't be a problem either, thanks the availability of up to 240 Nm (177 lb.ft) of torque.

The Scout Pro features a 6061-T6 aluminum frame and custom hydroformed tubing that is hand-welded one at a time in California by HPC 
The Scout Pro features a 6061-T6 aluminum frame and custom hydroformed tubing that is hand-welded one at a time in California by HPC 

An SRAM EX1 eight speed e-bike drivetrain comes as standard, or buyers can option in a Rohloff Speedhub IGH. The 49 lb (22 kg) Scout Pro rides on 27.5 inch Spank rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion tires, and stopping power is provided by Magura MT7e Quad Piston hydraulic disc brakes front and back. The factory-tuned DVO Diamond fork has 150 mm of travel, and being a hardtail, there's no rear suspension.

A color display integrated into the handlebar shows speed, range, current power draw, power mode info and pedal assist level, and distance traveled. And there's a built-in USB port to help keep your phone topped up too.

The 2019 Scout Pro has been "designed to be best performing electric 27.5+ hardtail on the market" and commands a retail starting price of US$6,995.

Source: HPC

11 comments
ChairmanLMAO
now we can just put a tiny gas motor on it to charge up the battery for long distances
guzmanchinky
The problem with any ebike that keeps assisting past 20mph is that it is illegal. If you have people blasting on trails at those speeds you will definitely have people calling for laws banning them. All 4 ebikes I have stop providing assist after 20mph, which is about the speed most non assist bikes top out at on any trail except downhill. While I think this is a neat bike, I think it will do harm to the ideal of every bike on every trail...
New_Mariner
Class 3 can pedal up to 28 mph. ITt can be used on ORV trails and many other places besides bike trails.
roboz
guzmanchinky, couldn't agreed more...
Flyinbrick
“... years of research and development” my @$$. Take a hd frame with custom bottom mount, stick a Bafang Ultra Magnesium drive unit on it, a widely available li-ion downtube battery, and other decent conventional mtb components on it and ... now you have a breakthrough?! And have you ever tried going 30+ on a hardtail, even on the road?! And $7k for a hardtail? ROFL all day!
Daishi
many designated bike trails have 15 MPH speed limits but even the unassisted bike riders go over the speed limit by a bit. Anyone doing 35 or 40 MPH on a 15 MPH trail passing little kids and people walking dogs deserves to get ticketed but just because it can go that fast doesn't mean you have to. Pretty much every street legal automobile in the US will do 120 MPH and almost none of them will ever see pavement where doing that is legal. At full power the 3,000 watt motor will drain the battery pretty quickly. The cost for the 3,000 watt motor with the huge 1680 Wh battery is about $10k. Even though ebike pricing has come down a lot there are still significant diminishing returns in efficiency going over 25 MPH that are hard to get around.
karl78
Nice bike, I like the Ultra Max but the stock unit without an aftermarket controller only produces 1500W peak not 3000W. Even if it had an aftermarket controller on it that frame pack cannot produce 60amps of power. I have yet to see a Chinese frame pack that can put out more than 40 Amps and 95% of them top out at 30 Amps continuous. Glad to see HPC is still churning out bikes. More companies should follow their lead.
guzmanchinky
Daishi, I personally feel that cars in the US should be restricted to 85 at the most. Give me a reason why they should not be? And New Mariner, yes, it can be used on ORV trails at high speed, but seeing what I see on mountainbike trails, a huge number of riders don't use common sense or obey the rules anyway, especially bombing downhill where they know there are hardly any cops to enforce anything...
chidrbmt
Forgive my ignorance but how is having a hard tail,except weight,simplicity & cost, a advantage over suspension? Good luck with sales at that price. Have to also chuckle with "years of research & development."
RobWoods
Ahh, yes, wish there were a lot fewer cops to enforce ridiculous, idiotic laws that are so archaic and give us back some of our freedom! Especially on the water where you can hardly go boating in Ontario anymore without being stopped by cops checking everything in the hope of giving out that tax grabbing lucrative ticket!