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HPC Promises Power & Strength With The 2019 Scout Pro

Hi-Power Cycles (HPC) recently announced its new 2019 Scout Pro. The bike promises power and speed in a tough hardtail package.

Hi-Power Cycles recently announced its new 2019 Scout Pro. The bike promises power and speed in a tough hardtail package.

In the company’s press release, it was pretty clear that Hi-Power Cycles wanted this to be its flagship bicycle. The company spent more than two years and built four prototypes before putting it into production. The end result was a tough and efficient hardtail packing a powerful torque-sensing mid drive system, with 27.5″ tires. Hi-Power Cycles didn’t cheap out on the components, including a factory-tuned DVO Diamond 150mm fork.

The company’s goal is for this to be best performing electric 27.5+ hardtail on the market. Each Scout is built from 6061-T6 aluminum and custom hydroformed tubing that is hand-welded one at a time in California by an experienced expert guided by experienced engineers.

“The Scout Pro represents years of research and development,” said Chris Hunt, co-founder of Hi-Power Cycles. “We are very excited about this E-bike. There is no other hardtail like it and I couldn’t be more proud of our engineers for building such a quality E-Bike.”

Image provided by HPC

Some of the Scout Pro’s features include:

  •        80-mile range (160 miles in Eco Mode)
  •        Top Speed of 45 MPH (with 3000W motor in Off-Road Mode)
  •        Torque Sensing Mid Drive offering up to 240Nm Torque output
  •        Intelligent Color Display
  •        Magura MT7e Quad Piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  •        USA Made Battery System
  •        Hand-built Wheelset
  •        Factory Tuned 150mm DVO Diamond Fork
  •        USA-built 6061 Aluminum Frame
  •        SRAM EX 1 8 Speed E-Bike Drivetrain or optional Rohloff Speedhub IGH
  •        Five available power levels: 750W, 1500W, 2000W, 2500W, 3000W
  •        Hand Assembled in Los Angeles, CA

Retail price starts at $6,995. That’s a lot more expensive than many mass-market eBikes we’ve seen, but the pricing is in line with high-end non-electric mountain bikes. For people shopping in that price bracket, this seems like it could be a solid choice. We hope to be able to do a hands-on review in the coming months. Until then, be sure to subscribe and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

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Jennifer Sensiba is a long time efficient vehicle enthusiast, writer, and photographer. She grew up around a transmission shop, and has been experimenting with vehicle efficiency since she was 16 and drove a Pontiac Fiero. She likes to get off the beaten path in her "Bolt EAV" and any other EVs she can get behind the wheel or handlebars of with her wife and kids. You can find her on Twitter here, Facebook here, and YouTube here.


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