Trails seam sometimes to be far away and inaccessible, either because of a lack of time or steep, long, uninspiring climbs. But when you finally reach this kind of trail, we all know the payoff. We believe the fun shouldn’t be just for the downhill but should be part of the whole ride. The e-spark and its engine assist, changes the game, now the climbs are as playful and inspired as the downs. To take advantage of everything that comes from a perfect integration of the parts, we’ve reconsidered the design of the engine housing with the Shimano components in mind. The goal was to reduce the impact of these parts on the design of the bike. As a result the engine and frame are well integrated, not only from a design perspective but also offering a better distribution of mass... As a consequence, this represents an important benefit for general handling.