Excellent Value KTM Hardtail with Bosch CX
The Macina Action is a great looking hardtail and importantly is equipped with the Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor and the large 500 Wh battery. If you are looking for something you can ride almost anywhere with plenty of power and range this is great value. As well as having a great electric system the bike is very well equipped as well and we think you will be very hard pushed to find a better bike at this price.
The Bosch Performance Line CX is currently their flagship motor. It will give assistance of up to 340% of your input. If you don’t want as much as that then you have 3 other modes of assistance at your finger tips and you can turn the assist off altogether. We still think that the Bosch motor is still the best on the market. It is consistent, powerful and feels natural.
The battery is the large 500 watt hour battery. This will give a range of around 50 miles. This assumes average usage, with different levels of assistance and on varying terrain.
For a bike at this price the bike is very well spec’d. Highlights include the 10 speed Shimano Deore gears with a large 42 teeth 1st gear. As you would expect it has Shimano Hydraulic brakes with 180 mm rotors front and rear. Suspension is provided by the Suntour forks with 100 mm of travel. The bike is even kitted out with a front mudguard tucked neatly under the front fork.
KTM really make the effort to ensure that the bikes are adaptable. For this reason the bike is plumbed with cables so that lights can easily be added that will run from the battery. In addition the frame is prepared so that mudguards and a rack can easily be added. KTM call this LFC (Lights, Fender, Carrier) ready and although simple it is a great innovation.
Our affection for KTM bikes only increases with time. This bike is well thought out and is perfect if you want an all purpose mountain bike. It is ideal for trails, cross-country, tow-paths, forest paths etc. The bike is decked in traditional KTM black and orange and is great to look at as well as to ride.