SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax CX: Successful test from eMTB-News

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"We just loved the SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax CX with race motor!"

that’s the enthusiastic verdict from eMTB-News.

SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax CX – performance e-MTB with maximum power and minimal weight

It’s fast, agile, and extremely dynamic with its uncompromising components and powerful Bosch CX Race LTD motor. Our SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax CX has earned a great deal of praise and spirited comments in an extensive test by eMTB-News. Their verdict: "A sizzling powerhouse.“

"A sizzling powerhouse"
-eMTB-News -

Lightweight E-Mountainbike for best results at Enduro-Stages: SIMPLONs Rapcon Pmax CX

The SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax CX suspension in particular, impressed in the test. The excellent kinematics of the rear triangle and the plush Fox suspension provide a high degree of smoothness, reported in the test. The 29-inch wheels in unison with the perfectly improved geometry, results in an extremely fast E-MTB, according to eMTB-News, "... with which you can make the competition fear you."

In their report the testers also emphasized the low weight of the Rapcon Pmax CX. The bike was tested with the lightweight 500 Wh battery which can be configured in SIMPLONs Individual System. 21.3 kilos is extremely light for an e-bike with a Bosch motor, the report says. And further: "A weight that some competitors can only dream of at the moment".


„This E-MTB craves fast runs, breakneck maneuvers, the roughest terrain and the wildest trail sections.“

SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax TQ specifications

eMTB-News tested the Rapcon Pmax CX with these components:

  • Motor: Bosch Performance CX Race Limited / Power Tube 500 Wh
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss HCX 1501 Carbon 29“
  • Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix Ultra Soft
  • Fork: Fox 38 Factory Grip2 170 mm
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float DHX2 Factory
  • Brakes: Shimano XT
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT
  • Seatpost: Kind Shock Rage-I

The test report praised the option of selecting and exchanging components in the SIMPLON website configurator to create "your very own SIMPLON".

SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax CX: Powerful E-Mountainbike for fastest Enduro-Stages

The strong Bosch Performance CX Race Limited motor impressed with its power on the test rides. The motor makes this e-mountain bike something very special, the testers stated. With 85 Nm of torque, it impressed the testers with its sprinting ability, agility, and vigor. The Rapcon Pmax CX is an absolute power on uphills, the report says. The Extended Boost, which initially takes some getting used to, makes it possible to move forward in rough terrain with minimal up-and-down pedal-movements where normal pedaling would no longer be possible. The testers conclusion about this unique Bosch drive: After getting used to its extreme power, they truly don't want to ride anything else.

SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax CX test verdict

"We simply loved the Simplon Rapcon PMAX CX with its race motor!" You couldn't ask for a better verdict after an extensive test. The modern geometry, the mighty chassis and the sensational traction (thanks to the Schwalbe tires) were especially convincing. There is also high praise for the extremely powerful motor, the individually configurable components, and the low weight. eMTB-News acclaims the Rapcon Pmax CX as an "extremely good and very fast e-MTB with which you can easily race without difficulty.

Read the complete SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax CX test report with all the details and photos at eMTB-News.


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