Rotwild C+ FS 27.5 EVO

Electric bike frame size guide

Inside leg range Frame size
24 - 29" (61 - 74cm) 14" (35.56cm)
25 - 30" (64 - 76cm) 15" (38.1cm)
26 - 31" (66 - 78cm) 16" (40.64cm)
27 - 32" (69 - 81cm) 17" (43.18cm)
28 - 33" (71 - 84cm) 18" (45.72cm)
29 - 34" (74 - 86cm) 19" (48.26cm)
30 - 35" (76 - 88cm) 20" (50.8cm)
31 - 35" (79 - 88cm) 21" (53.34cm)
32 - 37" (81 - 94cm) 22" (55.88cm)
33 - 37" (84 - 94cm) 23" (58.42cm)
£5,949.00

Rotwild C+ Full Suspension 27.5 EVO

The C+ FS EVO is a powerful and agile full suspension electric mountain bike with outstanding stamina. Stepping up from the C+ FS PRO, the EVO has FOX KASHIMA front and rear plus XT and ZTR gear components. Thanks to its aluminium-carbon composite monocoque frame strength is high and  weight is low: The C+’s Power to Weight ratio is 40% higher than its closest rival.

If you’d like a test-ride please call in at our London, Leicester or Suffolk branches, or email to arrange a date.

For a larger image please see bottom of this page.

 

Motor Power
90
Battery Location
In frame
Range
< 70
Battery Chemistry
and Capacity

Max:
Li-Ion, 518 Wh
(36 Volt x 14.4Ah)

518 36 14.4

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Rotwild C+ Full Suspension 27.5 EVO

Rotwild’s C+ FS 27.5 electric mountain bike makes no compromises, it’s fitted with the very best gears, brakes, suspension and remote dropper seat post. The core of the C+  is Rotwild’s patented aluminium-carbon composite monocoque frame which keeps weight  as low as possible while not compromising strength. The result is a lightweight and agile e-mountain bike built for endurance and with real cross country character. When switched off or at speeds over 27.5kmh the 90 Nm BROSE e-bike drive system is disengaged completely so does not cause any pedaling resistance. The compact design of the drive system and IPU make it easy to mount a bottle cage and double derailleur. A 234Wh range extender can also be fitted. Its balanced frame geometry with 27.5″ wheels and 69 deg head tube angle provides a sporty compact, integrated seating position, rolls well over terrain and offers a high level of safety while reducing lip-over sensation on steep descents.

 

The Rotwild C+ FS 27.5 is stronger – its uni-directional Carbon Fiber / 6066 T6 Alloy monocoque frame make for the most rigid e-bike frame in the world.

The most distinctive feature of the new Rotwild hybrid mountain bike is the Integrated Power Unit (IPU). This part of the bike combines the magnesium motor casing with the carbon composite battery pack to form a rigid structural element, connecting bottom bracket to head stock like they’ve never been connected before. This state-of-the-art engineering never usually gets beyond the perimeter fence of a McLaren or Williams Formula One R&D center. It makes the Rotwild the stiffest electric mountain bike in the world; it won’t twist, buckle, or bend no matter how hard you’re riding it, no matter high you’re jumping it. Unbeatable.

Rotwilds are lighter – 14% less than its nearest rival.

How have Rotwild achieved this feat? The secret is in engineering nous and use of the very latest materials and production technology: The IPU bottom tube battery housing is built up using multiple uni-directional pre-impregnated carbon fiber layers of precisely defined weights, each carefully orientated to follow the load-paths generated from the hardest riding. Thickness of the carbon bottom tube is varied throughout its section – not to thin, not too thick – but just the right number of layers to achieve the maximum possible rigidity and lowest possible weight.

rotwild integrated power unit detailThe IPU is formed and bonded to other fame components using the high-precision ‘closed-mold’ process (other frame makers use inferior ‘open-mold’ or ‘vac-bag’ processes). This requires over 70 individual molds to make Rotwild’s three carbon/aluminium frame types. It works: these material and process choices have delivered successes on the toughest race courses, and demonstrated clear performance advantages at the pinnacle of international competitions. Trophies galore at the Olympics Games and victory in the XC World Championships attest to the capabilities of Rotwild bikes.

Aluminium elements of the frame are equally exceptional; formed from 6066 alloy heat treated to Condition T6, this aluminum alloy is stronger and lighter than the standard 7020 T6 used by most MTB makers. It’s improved characteristics are significantly higher tensile strength (around 30 %), and much greater resistance against bending, compression, and shear loads (around 40 % greater).

In short, if you choose a Rotwild C+ you won’t be sending your frame back to us in five years riddled with fatigue fractures, but even if you did, it’d be 14% cheaper to post than any other electric mountain bike!

The Rotwild C+ is more powerful – with a whopping 90Nm on tap it has a 20% power advantage over its nearest rival.

Rotwild electric bike motor

The beating heart of a Rotwild is the peerless BROSE 2.0 Drive Unit. For 2016 the Brose has new software giving more low-speed torque and smoother power delivery across all speed ranges. Its main ingredients are aluminum, magnesium, experience, enthusiasm and …helical epicyclic gears! Designed in Germany, its made there too. 

Where other well known e-bike motors are built to a price point, the Brose 2.0 is designed and manufactured to a quality standard, incorporating precision engineered helical epicyclic gears. These are much more expensive to manufacture but offer dramatic performance and wear rate improvements over the cheaper spur gear tooth profiles that the completion use.

In the simplest terms spur gears transfer power from the driving gear to the driven gear via only one or two teeth at a time, whereas with helical gears power is transferred by three connecting teeth at a time. This results in less wear, less noise, less friction and a smaller and lighter drive unit.

Rotwild’s main rivals use either a Yamaha or Bosch motor – these are not only heavier and bulkier than the BROSE motor – for example on the Bosch unit there’s no space for a 2nd chainwheel – but they are also considerably weaker: Torque for Bosch CX unit is 75Nm and for the Bosch Performance motor its only 60Nm. The table below show the impact this has on all-important Power to Weight Ratios –  The C+’s Power to Weight ratio is 40% higher than its closest rival.

 

Despite its small physical size the BROSE 2.0 produces a market leading 90 newton meters of torque. It does this quietly, reliably and without fuss. The company’s sensor concept is the only one of its kind on the market today: it measures rider pedal force no fewer than 420 times a second, delivering smooth, vibration free assistance. Production began in July 2014 and by August this year the Rotwild/Brose test team had covered 69’445 miles of Brose e-bike motor shaftarduous Alpine trails.

Brose Drive Technology is a division of the Brose Group, one of the most innovative and successful suppliers to the international automotive industry, employing some 22,000 employees – 2,500 of them engineers – at 57 locations in 23 countries around the world. Their annual turnover exceeds €5 billion. Last year Brose manufactured 100 million electric motors. They know what they’re doing.

Decades of experience specialising in mechatronic systems for the automotive sector mean they’re perfectly placed to produce this innovative e-bike drive unit. Development and production of the Brose e-bike motor is carried out entirely in-house at their Berlin engine plant, where a dedicated team of engineers design, build and test the system at their purpose built e-bike center of excellence .

The Rotwild C+ goes further than the rest –  at least 30% further than its nearest rival.

The Li-Ion battery is integrated into the carbon fibre bottom tube, ensuring the lowest possible centre of gravity, and at 518Wh the battery will drive you further than other electric MTB in it’s class. It’s not just me! Many of our Rotwild customers have had first hand experience of the Brose’s efficiency – of course the range between re-charges on a Rotwild is greater than any of its competitors because it has a higher capacity battery, but that does not explain how a Rotwild with 20% more power than its rivals can run flat out at Cannock Chase from 11am to 6pm, stopping only for a coffee in the morning and a single pint in the afternoon on one charge. Clearly, most of the range advantage is down to the efficiency of the Brose drive unit. 

 

MTB ledgend Richie Schley shows how to do it on a ROTWILD:

 

FACTORY TOUR:

We visited Rotwild’s design and production center in Frankfurt where the team showed off the cutting-edge design manufacturing processes behind the range of Rotwild electric mountain bikes. Here are some photos we took, for full size images please click this About Rotwild link.

 

FRAME

    • IPU – Integrated Power Unit with ROTWILD Power Pack and Brose Power Engine
    • Carbon-Downtube with integrated battery
    • CHANNEL Hydroforming XC Tubeshape
    • RHS 15 – Integrated stainless steel headset 1.5“ / Tapered / Ti Coating
    • Brake post mount 180mm
    • Exchangeable drop out inlays MDI2 / Direct Mount

SPECIFICATIONS

HEADSET ROTWILD RHS 15 TI
DAMPER FOX FLOAT 3-POS DPS LSC FACTORY KASHIMA
FORK FOX 32 FLOAT 140 FIT4 LSC FACTORY KASHIMA
BAR CRANKBROTHERS COBALT11 CARBON 740
STEM CRANKBROTHERS IODINE1
SEAT POST KIND SHOCK LEV INTEGRA Ø31.6 REMOTE 150
SEAT ERGON SME30 RW
GRIPS ERGON GA2
DRIVE UNIT BROSE 2.0
BATTERY ROTWILD POWER PACK 518Wh
CRANK E13 TRS+ ISIS 36T.
SHIFTER SHIMANO XT INTEGRATED
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR SHIMANO XTR-11 GS DM PLUS
CASSETTE SHIMANO XT 11-42T.
BRAKE SHIMANO XT FIN PAD
ROTOR SHIMANO RT81 ICE 180/180
WHEELSET DT SWISS M1700 SPLINE TWO 15/12 RWS
TIRE CONTINENTAL X-KING RACESPORT 27.5×2.40
FRAMECOLOUR BLACK MATT

Specifications correct at product launch date and may vary during production year.

GEOMETRY

frame geometry diagram S M L  XL
A SEAT TUBE LENGTH (mm)  430 440 460 490
B TOP TUBE LENGTH (mm)  585 590 615 640
C HEAD TUBE LENGTH (mm)  125 125 130 140
D CHAIN STAY LENGTH (mm)  455 455 455 455
E BOTTOM BRACKET (mm)  337.5  337.5  337.5  337.5
F HEAD TUBE ANGLE ( ° )  67.8 68,0 68,25 68,5
G SEAT TUBE ANGLE ( ° )  74.0 74,0 74,0 74,0
H WHEEL BASE (mm)  1147 1149 1167 1195
I STANDOVER (mm)  700 725 749 819
J REACH (mm)  413 418 414 463
K STACK (mm)  610 611 617 628

Here are some videos ROTWILD have produced to show how their electric bike technology works, and how it beats the competition:

 

Here are some videos showing the partnership between Mercedes-AMG and ROTWILD:

And finally, here are some of the clever folk that make and ride ROTWILD MTBs:

Rotwild makers and riders

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Commissioned and road tested e-bike 

Before being delivered your electric bike is checked and road-tested by our expert staff to make sure everything is perfect.

Fully assembled and delivered direct to you by our expert staff

We don’t believe your e-bike experience should begin with a white van dropping off a brown cardboard box. This is a whole different delivery experience – our experienced staff will gladly spend time with you to make sure you’re happy with your choice and understand all its features, so be ready to put the kettle on!

no brown box delivery1

One of our team will deliver your e-bike to your door fully assembled and tested at a pre-arranged time, and will work with you to ensure every thing is perfectly adjusted to suit your size and preferred riding style before that all-important test ride.

After your test ride, when everything has been fine-tuned to your liking and you are comfortable with your e-bike we will fit any accessories you may have ordered – or those you might already have – a favourite old saddle perhaps, a particular bell, or pair of trusted hand-me-down panniers.

Only when we are certain you are completely confident in your e-bike choice and understand how everything works will we leave you to enjoy your new found freedom.

The cost of this personal service varies depending on your location and whether you would prefer evening or weekend delivery, please email or telephone us for an estimate.

No quibble 100% money-back guarantee:

In the unlikely event that you’re not 100% delighted with your e-bike after the test-ride we simply take it back and either return later with alternative model of your choosing, or give you a 100% refund*.

*Note: After you have inspected the bike, completed the test ride and agreed that this is the right bike for you, the sale will be complete. Please be sure you are happy with everything before we leave as we cannot accept returns once our delivery staff have driven away unless the e-bike can been shown to have a design or manufacturing fault. We then retain the right to determine the appropriate remedy, be that on-site repair or replacement of a part, a replacement electric bike, or full or partial refund. If the reason you decide not to accept the bike could have been established easily before you ordered it (eg order a white bike and later decide you prefer black) we reserve the right to make reasonable charges for delivery and or any work done to the bike prior to delivery.

Parts and labour warranty:

A solid manufacturers warranty is a key benefit of choosing one of our quality European made e-bikes. In the unlikely event that a component fails a replacement will shipped to us from Holland or Germany, usually within 24hrs, and fitted free of charge either at our Suffolk workshop, or at your home if you have purchased our on-site service option.

Note: All our e-bikes carry a minimum two year warranty; please see e-bike specification table for model-specific variations.

Evening and weekend delivery:

Because few of us are at home during working hours these days, we offer the option of our personal home delivery service on Saturdays and Sundays, and evenings during the week.

On-site service:

Convenient dates for your service visits are arranged with our staff when we deliver your bike.

Experience has taught us that regular preventative maintenance is much better than simply reacting to problems as and when they occur. By choosing our on-site service option you’ll have the peace of mind that potential problems are likely to be identified and dealt with before they arise, thereby helping ensure your e-bike is safe and in good working order.

In the unlikely event that an unexpected problem arises – for example a puncture or broken front light – simply call or email us to bring forward a scheduled service and we will visit and carry out repairs.

Note: If you would prefer to bring your e-bike to our Suffolk workshop for servicing, the cost is £40 plus VAT.

 

The table below summarises the delivery and after sales service packages we provide. Please note that the guide prices below for home delivery, onsite servicing and insurance costs may vary according to your location. Please contact us by email or telephone for an accurate quote.

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