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Best by Enduro Mag’s group test: The SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax TQ

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The best light-eMTB of 2023" is Enduro Mountainbike Magazine’s verdict of our Rapcon Pmax TQ.

The SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax TQ - overwhelming performance in the Enduro Mag group test

The Rapcon model series has already convinced in numerous tests - in the new e-version Rapcon Pmax TQ, equipped with the TQ HPR 50 motor. It now has prevailed against seven other light-eMTB’s. The overwhelming result of the group test: SIMPLON takes the victory - and the title "The best light-eMTB of 2023".

The best light-eMTB of 2023
-ENDURO Mag #5-

Trailmachine with strong suspension: SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax TQ

The Rapcon Pmax TQ deserves special praise for its suspension, which, according to the testers, is in a class of its own and offers everything you could wish for. It is also the smoothest-running bike in the test and impresses with its intuitive handling, which offers supreme security. The riding impression of Enduro Mag’s test crew: the Rapcon Pmax TQ is very easy to control, you need no time to get used to it, and you feel immediately at ease.

The testers also liked the very natural support of the motor. Suspension remains active when pedaling which makes the Rapcon Pmax TQ a strong climber.

The Rapcon Pmax TQ is very easy to control, you need no time to get used to it, and you feel immediately at ease.
-ENDURO Mag #5-

Simplon Rapcon Pmax TQ specifications

Enduro Mag tested the Rapcon Pmax TQ with these components:

 

  • Motor: TQ HPR 50 50 Nm / HPR Battery V01 360 Wh
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss HCX 1501 Carbon 29“
  • Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary Super Gravity Addix Soft 29 x 2,5 / Big Betty Super Gravity Soft 29 x 2,4
  • Fork: Fox 38 Factory Grip2
  • Rear shock: Fox Float X2 Factory
  • Brakes: Sram Code RSC 220 mm / 200 mm
  • Drivetrain: Sram XX1 Eagle AXS 1 x 12
  • Seatpost: Kind Shock Lex Integra, 200 mm

Enduro Mag’s testers praised the option of selecting components with the SIMPLON website configurator right down to suspension and battery pack, according to personal wishes and needs.

Reduced to the essentials

The testers were impressed by the neatly integrated motor. With its minimalist style, it matches the understated design of the Rapcon Pmax TQ. Without any unnecessary frills, it is reduced to the essentials: intuitive handling with an emidiate feel-good factor, safety, comfort, and sufficient reserves made for even the wildest rock gardens and spiciest root carpets – all you need for a long day in the saddle, whether as an experienced pilot or a shredder.

SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax TQ group test verdict: The best light-e-mountain bike!

Right from the start Enduro Mag’s testers are overwhelmed by the performance of the Rapcon Pmax TQ. It is easy and intuitive to ride, offers "incredibly smooth running" and a very strong chassis. The editor’s conclusion: "Without doubt the best light-eMTB bike of 2023!"

Detailed results of the Rapcon Pmax TQ can be found in Enduro Mountainbike Magazine’s issue #55 test report.

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