KTM Macina Cross 9 CX4 2018
The KTM Macina Cross has a sporty, powerful drive thanks to the top performance Bosch Performance Line CX drive system.
There are a range of different assist modes to choose from, including Eco, Tour, Sport and Turbo.
The drive system takes up to 1000 sensor measurements every second to ensure it offers optimum ride-ability and support with every single pedal stroke, and it also helps to minimise vibration. The sensors also work with the built in software to ensure smooth gear shifting on all terrains.
A full battery recharge takes 4-5 hours and will allow you up to 100 miles of cycling dependent on mode, terrain, rider weight and rider input.
Aside from the electric based specification, the Macina Cross range is well-equipped. They feature Suntour suspension forks with 100mm travel to smoothen out bumpier rides, and the lockout can be used when you get to roads to maximise your efficiency.
The gearing is covered by a combination of Shimano Deore and Acera gear componentry, and they have powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes to slow you down.
The grips, previously simple round grips have been improved to ergon flat grips with side-handles – extremely comfortable and a good improvement. The saddle is also more comfortable than previous models.
Aesthetically this bike has always been great in the traditional black and orange livery and this year KTM have managed to make it even better, achieved with the semi-integrated battery, neater cabling and a very stylish saddle.
The bike has the Bosch performance line CX motor. This is the most powerful motor that Bosch do with assistance level of 300% in turbo mode. The Bosch system has 4 levels of assistance – from Eco (50% assistance) up to 300%. The system has been enhanced over the past year by Bosch with the E-MTB level that has replaced sport. This responds to the rider’s needs and will switch seamlessly betweeen Tour and Turbo mode as needed.
The battery is the 400 watt hour battery. This will give you a range of up to about 70/75 miles in Eco mode and even in Turbo will go about 30 miles.
The bike comes bare (no mudguards, lights or rack).
- Frame: Macina Trekking Offroad Alloy
- Weight: 22.2kg
- Forks: Suntour NEX E25 coil
- Colour: Black matt (orange)
- Frame b: 46-51-56-60
- Finishing Kit: KTM Comp
- Saddle: KTM VL-3379
- Brakes: Shimano RT30 CL, 180
- Shifters: Shimano Altus M2000-9
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore M592 SGS-shadow
- Crankset: KTM Kappa plus 170mm (ISIS)
- Cassette: Shimano HG200-9 black 11-36
- Wheels: KTM Line 700C
- Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 42-622