2018 Focus Whistler2 E-BIKE
Are you looking for that little bit extra? The WHISTLER² flouts conventions and the SQUARED EXPERIENCE raises the game. Just like you. Sport comes naturally to you. Your rides are extensive, your interests broad. You kick off from the kerb and go beyond the horizon. The WHISTLER² is both sporty and ideal for everyday riding. Get more out of your ride. Keep it simple, no overcomplications. That is your maxim. And that is why Focus have kept the WHISTLER² as simple as possible. Switch on and go! The SQUARED EXPERIENCE makes getting from A to B a breeze and faster. 250 Wh takes the stress out of biking. You need a reliable partner to handle hairy situations. That’s why we’ve equipped the WHISTLER² model with disc brakes – for a consistent braking performance and optimum braking behaviour.
Simplified, distraction-free e-biking
Comfort: 29in wheels and 100mm travel
What we like…
The Groove Go motor system only has one button! The single button on the battery turns on the bike, and changes the power setting.
It takes a while to get used to having no handlebar display on an e-bike, but there is something nice about it; perhaps because it is a throwback to conventional cycling…except you get 250w of power.
What you’ll like…
High spec components for a hub motor bike. Many of these bike components you would expect on a more expensive crank motor e-bike. The forks and brakes in particular are very good for an e-bike that sits just above £1000.
Summary: At a little over £1000, this is a lot of bike for the money. If you don’t want to stretch to a crank drive system, consider the Whistler .Frame: 6061 aluminium, BSA BB, international disc brake standard
Fork: SR Suntour XCM RL, 9 mm QR, coil spring, remote, 100 mm travel
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus 2000 9-speed
Number of Gears: 9
Shifters: Shimano Altus 2000
Chain set: Samox Bafang E-D Match, 34T
Cassette: Shimano HG200 9S, 11-36T
Front Brake: Shimano M315, 180 mm
Rear Brake: Shimano M315, 160 mm
Handlebars: aluminium, riserbar, 700mm
Headset: 1-1/8", tapered, 44/286-ZS56/40
Rims: Rodi Viper 21, 27,5" 584-21, 29" 662-21
Front Hub: Shimano Deore, 9 mm QR
Rear Hub: Shimano Deore, 9 mm QR
Front Tyre: Continental Race King 2.2 SL
Rear Tyre: Continental Race King 2.2 SL
Saddle: Sport Saddle
Seatpost: Sport components, 27,2x350mm
Motor: Groove Go, 250 W
Battery: Groove Go, removeable 7 Ah (252 Wh)
Maximum Road Speed: Assistance up to 25 km/h or 15mph
XS and S come with 27.5" Wheels
M, L and XL come with 29" Wheels