Mondraker launches Grommy e-Balance mountain bikes

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Love them or hate them, there is no doubt that electric ATVs have changed the way that a good part of the ATV population. Mondraker now hopes to bring the same revolution to the youngest riders in the sport by launching their Grommy balance bike, available in 16 “and 12” versions for children from 3 to 8 years old.

The big news here will of course be the engine. On a traditional electric ATV, the engine is a help. This means that when you pedal, it adds power to what you produce. On a balance bike, no pedal input is possible, so Mondraker instead designed a 250 W brushless motor with a gas input. The accelerator is controlled by a change of grip and has three power modes – “Balance” (maximum speed 8.1 km / h, 5 mph), “Fun” (max 12.1 km / h, 7.5 mph) and “Advanced” (max 17.7 km / h, 11 mph). Yes, that’s right, 3 year olds with an accelerator propelling themselves to 11 mph. It can also be disabled if cyclists want to use the Grommy without power. The engine has an operating time of 40 to 60 minutes and a full charge time of 60 minutes.

DetailsFrame: Alloy 6061
Range: MDK rigide
Handlebar: MDK 1.0, width 500 mm with elevation 25 mm, rear sweep 9º, ascending sweep 5º and bore 25.4 mm
Brakes: Tektro MD-510, rotor de 140 mm
Wheels: MDK Balance
Engine: Brushless output MDK 250 W
Drums: Li-ion MDK 4Ah 80 Wh with 18,650 cells
Weight: 8.5 kg (Grommy 16), 7.5 kg (Grommy 12)

Children riding these bikes won’t be as strong as their adult counterparts, so Mondraker has tried to make the Grommy as light as possible. They have a good previous record with their Carbon Crafty RR SL e-MTB under 20 kg. Mainly using internally designed components, these bikes tip the scales at 8.5 kg (18.7 lb) for the Grommy 16 and 7.5 kg for the Grommy 12 (16.5 lb).

Since our inception we have strived to make bikes differently, but bringing Grommy to life has been a completely new experience for the Mondraker family, and that is partly why it is so exciting to present it today.

The inspiration for the name of this balance bike comes from a term used to describe young cyclists: “Groms”. We tried to invoke this feeling of pleasure and freedom for young children in its creation – something that has never been more important than during this difficult year.

It’s not just the bike that will allow your kids to learn to ride – Grommy is the bike you wanted when you were young!

Miguel Pina, founder of Mondraker

Grommy will be available for purchase from regular Mondraker dealers from an estimated retail price of € 749 and comes with a 2 year warranty. More info here.

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