Mondraker NEAT RR SL 2023 with TQ HPR50 Motor on test – The Spanish performance manufacturer’s first light eMTB

Mondraker just released their very first light eMTB, the brand new NEAT, which generates 160/150 mm of travel. It packs some interesting, innovative features to handle demanding trails, while still staying true to Mondraker’s distinctive style . How does it fare on the trail and what are the special features we’re talking about?

Mondraker NEAT RR SL | TQ HPR 50/360 Wh | 160/150 mm (f/r)
17.86 kg in size M | € 11,999 | Manufacturer’s-website

Mondraker are known for their slim, straight-lined frame silhouettes and Zero Suspension design, which they use across their entire full-suspension mountain bike range. Mondraker’s virtual pivot suspension system with dual link design generates up to 200 mm of travel, with the Summum DH bike generating the most travel in Mondraker’s portfolio.

The Alicante-based manufacturer started building eMTBs in 2015, and has a huge e-bike portfolio that covers a wide range of applications, from trekking to enduro. They even have an electric gravel bike called the Dusty, which our sister magazine GRANFONDO has already tested for you. While up until now, Mondraker have always relied on motors from Bosch and MAHLE, the new NEAT comes equipped with a German drive system, the TQ HPR50.

For the whole review visit our sister-magazine E-MOUNTAINBIKE.

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Words: Julian Schwede Photos: Ivan Marruecos, Julian Schwede

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Julian Schwede

Juli is used to dealing with big rigs. Besides working on his bike, he also tinkered and worked on buses after completing his training as a vehicle mechatronics engineer. Since the development of large-scale electric motors was too slow for him, he went on to study technical business administration while building carbon fibre tables on the side. Though his DJ bike is welded from thick aluminium tubes, his full-susser is made of carbon and it's already taken him to the top of numerous summits. Apart from biking, he likes climbing via ferratas or vertically on the wall. Nowadays, his personal bike gets ridden less as he tests the bikes that get sent to us, pushing them to their limits to see what they're capable of. In addition to bike reviews, Juli also takes care of the daily news and thinks of himself as the Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent.