Just got back from an awesome 7 mile ride at Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange County, CA. The local favorite.
First time out on the Rebel Lynx 5.5 and a Yamaha PW-X powered ebike.
I ride pretty aggressive (former Downhill mountain bike racer) and this thing handles the climbs, woops, jumps with grace. It is really incredible to see such high quality trail worthy ebikes on the market.
The Yamaha PW was my favorite untill I road the Brose, now with the PW-X the tables have turned once again.
The power delivery is smooth but noticeable,it is very sensitive to your input and let's off with no delay. The assistance up to 120 RPM cadence is proper, keeping with a mountain biking standard.
Its still the 2nd quietest motor of the bunch, which is huge when your on the trail at 8am with the birds chirping.
FRAME & GEOMETRY
I'm very discerning when it comes to mountain bikes, most people arnt aware of the level at which I compare specs.
The BH Rebel Lynx 5.5 has a modern geometry, shorter chainstays and slacker Head tube angle.
This gives the bike a light feel, with an ultra confidant stance. I can rail a rock garden at 40 MPH on the trail and feel in control the whole time.
This has to do alot with rear triangle flex, which appears to be non-existent, a huge plus in my book.
The Split Pivot Suspension kinematics give it a really positive pedaling platform on the uphill and endless travel on the downhill.
Brand name Ergon grips and Schwalbe Addix compound TIRES, they could have easily put on no name grips and the lower quality Schwalbe tires but they chose the high road. BH Easy Motion really pulled out the stops on this one.
Heres my Relive:https://www.relive.cc/view/1530138636
As always, swing in the shop to grab the Demo Bike. Free Test rides on site or rent it for the day with 100% of the proceeds going back to the purchase of the bike.