With a mass of only 40kg for the road legal model, the LMX 161 gives similar handling to a downhill MTB, while the power is comparable to a 85cc off-road mx bike. Adam Mercier and Lucas Suteau have been working on this project since 2008. Between 2012 and 2014, four prototypes were developed based on the electric light motocross concept. In June 2014, the first 6 frames are taken out as pre-series motocross oriented model. From September 2015, they have been industrializing the production of the last frame LMX v2.2 In April 2016, a new e-commerce website has been launched, LMX is now a trademark. All free ride bikes are engineered and build in France. LMX Bikes presents also the LMX 81 Freeride MTB and several frame kits.

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General specs LMX 161 Freeride MX

Weight: 36-38kg depending on components set
Top speed: 35mph /55kph (gearing limited)
Max climb angle: 45°
Motor type: BLDC (Brushless DC electric motor)
Range: max 80km/3H offroad – typical 50km/2h offroad

Frame specs:
Wheel base: 1230mm
Head tube angle: 68-65°
Suspenion travel: 220mm rear, 200mm front
Material: sand-blasted aluminium 6061
Complete frame kit weight: 6.5kg
Wheel size: 26″ front, 24″mtb/19″mx rear
Seat height: 85cm (with 240mm rear shock)

Electrical specs:
Controller: KBS72121X 75A peak, 40A nominal current (standard) 55A continuous 120A peak (option)
Battery: 57v / 29 Ah 100a peak (standard) 57v / 30 Ah 150a peak (option)
Charger 1000W (2h complete charge)
Display Cycle analyst V2.4
Peak power: 6000w (standard) 7500w (option)
Continuous power: 3000w

Components specs:
Domain RC 200mm forks
DNM RCP2 240mm shock
Guide RE sram brakes with 203mm rotors
Halo wheels and rims
LMX custom 7075 Alu rear hub

Source & pictures: LMX Bikes

Guy Salens

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