Serial 1 Launches BASH/MTN Limited Edition e-MTB

Just days after revealing their cloud-connected, 2nd gen. e-bikes, Serial 1 has something even more special for the brand’s devoted fans: the brand’s first-ever trail bike.

Based on the Harley-Davidson inspired MOSH/CTY frame, the new BASH/MTN is a hardtail “mountain bike” of a type not seen since the 1980s. Is it a “real” mountain bike, in the 2022 sense? Probably not– but is it something really special? Absolutely.

For starters, the new BASH/MTN will be built in limited numbers– just 1,050 in all– and only half of those desert-colored bikes will be sold in the US market.

What’s more, the changes made to the MOSH/CTY– the high-volume Michelin E-Wild knobby tires, a shock-absorbing SR Suntour NCX suspension seat post, and four-piston TRP hydraulic disc brakes– well, they may not make the “Yucca Tan” painted BASH/MTN a serious downhill racer, but they probably make it a lot easier to ride around the pot-holed streets of Chicago (which makes sense, since Serial 1’s corporate HQ is just a short drive away, in Milwaukee).

Put another way, the new bike will probably be to the “standard” MOSH/CTY what the Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200X Forty-Eight is to the XL1200N Iron. That is to say: an aggressively styled, fat-tired, but slightly softer version of the standard bike.

To those that might critique the bike’s short list of “real mountain bike” features, Serial 1’s Aaron Frank offers that their bike has, “no fussy suspension to tune, no finicky drivetrain to adjust– just two wheels, one gear, and one purpose, to provide the most direct connection between you and the trail.” And, if you buy that, you can buy a BASH/MTN for just $3999– which is on the budget side of the “real” e-MTBs you’d find from brands like Specialized or Cannondale.

So, is it worth the asking price? That probably depends on how you feel about the MOSH/CTY. If you’re a big fan of the urban trail concept, this is the best Serial 1 for you. Me? I’m holding out for a green metalflake chopper, myself.

 

Serial 1 BASH/MTN

Source | Images: Serial 1.


 


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