Focus Whistler2 3.9 2019 Electric Hardtail Mountain Bike Grey £749.99 delivered (originally £1299.99) at Rutland Cycling
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Focus Whistler2 3.9 2019 Electric Hardtail Mountain Bike Grey £749.99 delivered (originally £1299.99) at Rutland Cycling

£749.99£89917%Rutland Cycling Deals
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Posted 6th NovEdited by:"Besford"
I posted this bike previously but the price has gone up and down since then. It's such a good deal at it's current price in their sale that I think it's worth re-posting now.

Originally £1299.99 and previously posted at £899.99 (31% off) and heated to over 200 degrees, but now reduced by another £150!

Good spec. and now 42% off this electric hardtail mountain/hybrid bike with hydraulic disc brakes. S, M and L alloy frames (XL now sold out).

"Perfectly equipped for offroading, but add mudguards and racks and it's the perfect commuter. "

Information obtained directly from Rutland:
Battery is 36v 7Ah. Additional batteries available for £319.

  • Frame - 6062 aluminium, BSA BB, international disc brake standard
  • Fork - SR Suntour XCM RL, 9 mm QR
  • Number of Gears - 9
  • Shifters - Shimano Altus M2000
  • Chainset - Samox AF38
  • Chainrings - 34T
  • Cassette - 11-36
  • Chain - KMC X9
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Altus M2000
  • Bottom Bracket - BSA
  • Rims - Rodi Viper 21, 27" 584-21, 29" 622-21, Shimano TX-505 CL, 9 mm QR / 9 mm QR
  • Rear Hub - Groove Go, Nabenmotor
  • Front Tyre - 29": Schwalbe Rapid Rob 2.25; 27": Schwalbe Rapid Rob 2.25
  • Rear Tyre - 29": Schwalbe Rapid Rob 2.25; 27": Schwalbe Rapid Rob 2.25
  • Front Brake - Shimano BR-MT200, 180 mm
  • Rear Brake - Shimano BR-MT200, 160 mm
  • Handlebars - Sport Riser, aluminium, risebar, 700mm, rise: 20mm
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18 Comments
No pedals? Where do you put your feet?
TBC1506/11/2019 11:06

No pedals? Where do you put your feet?


It's electric , silly
Pedal not there for the pictures!
Strange battery placement though
Does say pedals not included on Rutland site. I’d be pretty annoyed buying a bike then realising it had no pedals when it arrived.
bevers0306/11/2019 12:06

Does say pedals not included on Rutland site. I’d be pretty annoyed buying …Does say pedals not included on Rutland site. I’d be pretty annoyed buying a bike then realising it had no pedals when it arrived.


I tend to agree but it's common on all but the very cheapest bikes. Argument is that people have their own preferred pedals (somelocking to their shoes). A cheap set is less than a fiver retail though so I think they could include similar.
Plus Quidco.
Battery isn’t as good as the carrera ebike at Halfords. Although I’m still tempted
Great deal! A bit early for me unfortunately...
No paddles ? That's like buying a car without an accelerator paddle!
My bad. Didn't realize it was pedals not included. Seems good despite that.
I bought an Raleigh ebike a year ago. While waiting for it to be delivered I went and bought a set of pedals. And guess what, it came with 2 sets. One plastic set and one metal set
250wh Battery? vroooooooommmmmm............stop. Hasnt got a switch on the handlebar either, I know budgets need to be met, but a length of wire to the handlebars and a switch would be handy.. Save up and get a better one.
davidmatthewbrown706/11/2019 11:32

Strange battery placement though


I actually thought that was excellent battery placement as its directly in line with the riders weight above so doesn't effect the balance of the bike so handling should be maintained better. Probably one of the advantages of using a smaller battery. So lifting the front wheel to get over obstacles on this bike should be easier than on a e-bike with a larger downtube fitted battery.

For £750 its a lot of e-bike considering that £500 is about the level for basic entry level e-bikes its only £250 more than that. However if range is more important to you then you need to pay a bit more as the range is compromised here.
bonzobanana07/11/2019 08:27

I actually thought that was excellent battery placement as its directly in …I actually thought that was excellent battery placement as its directly in line with the riders weight above so doesn't effect the balance of the bike so handling should be maintained better. Probably one of the advantages of using a smaller battery. So lifting the front wheel to get over obstacles on this bike should be easier than on a e-bike with a larger downtube fitted battery. For £750 its a lot of e-bike considering that £500 is about the level for basic entry level e-bikes its only £250 more than that. However if range is more important to you then you need to pay a bit more as the range is compromised here.


As for centring the weight I agree, but as for just hanging it off the down tube like a brick I don’t
davidmatthewbrown707/11/2019 10:48

As for centring the weight I agree, but as for just hanging it off the …As for centring the weight I agree, but as for just hanging it off the down tube like a brick I don’t


I think that's the seat tube, not the downtube?
Anyway, what's you're preferred alternative? A 'brick' hanging off the real downtube is another common arrangement (could possibly interfere with your legs when pedalling though?). On a rear rack is another but is poor from a weight distribution point of view. Integrated into the frame looks neat but such a specialist frame is hardly likely on a £750 e-bike.

It's easy to criticise but the difficult part is proposing the alternative. Do you actually have an e-bike or even an interest in one or are you just here to take a swipe at a good deal?
I think for the price, its pretty good. I actually like that it doesn't have any handlebar controls, it makes the system simpler, doesn't have any extra wiring and no control screen or unit to break.
As for those moaning about the 7amp/hr batt, not everyone needs a big range. Also many can get away with only using the lowest assistance, which ups the range considerably. Plus smaller batt makes a lighter ebike.
If you need a bigger battery, then this bike isn't for you and you'll have to pay extra for something else.
£750 for this gets heat from me.

Out of interest, anyone know the weight of this bike ?
Besford07/11/2019 11:09

I think that's the seat tube, not the downtube?Anyway, what's you're …I think that's the seat tube, not the downtube?Anyway, what's you're preferred alternative? A 'brick' hanging off the real downtube is another common arrangement (could possibly interfere with your legs when pedalling though?). On a rear rack is another but is poor from a weight distribution point of view. Integrated into the frame looks neat but such a specialist frame is hardly likely on a £750 e-bike.It's easy to criticise but the difficult part is proposing the alternative. Do you actually have an e-bike or even an interest in one or are you just here to take a swipe at a good deal?


Ok sorry the seat tube, I think it would be better lowering it by about an inch so it supported on two point if you do want my opinion
As for criticism? It wasn’t it was a comment that’s all, I voted the deal hot
Why would I be looking at ebikes if I already have one
Take a chilli pill
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