Stealth Electric Bikes work hard to keep their rugged offroad electric bikes at the leading edge of performance, reliability and light weight. Recent work at the factory and rider feedback have resulted in 2 product updates to the Battery (for the Stealth Fighter) and Forks (for all models).
Recent R&D work at the factory has led to a change in approach for their Stealth Fighter battery, resulting in a new battery that's now boosted with an extra 40% capacity - providing an indicative range of 100km when ridden in economy mode. Riders inquiring about the Stealth bike range have traditionally looked more to the heavier Stealth Bomber when range is an issue - this latest update now puts both bikes onto a more even footing for expected range.
Stealth Battery - The Details
Chemistry: Lithium Ion
Battery Management System is integrated within the battery enclosure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I retrofit the Stealth Battery to my existing Stealth Fighter?
Will the new battery work with my existing charger?
Is there an impact on price?
Slightly - the 1.5kWh battery for a Stealth Fighter is now $2475.
What sort of range can I expect in offroad mode?
There are so many variables involved in offroad riding (rider weight, trail gradient, surface, acceleration intensity, amount of rider effort used, rider experience) that we don't offer indicative range guidance for off-road purposes. There are some useful articles being written by owners that will give you an indication of how they best balance the performance+range aspects in their riding. With an extra 40% capacity though, we know you're going to be out for longer.
Why have Stealth changed their forks from the RST R1 model?
The RST R1 forks have been a standard issue fork for Stealth for a long time - balancing price+performance+reliability means Stealth are always watching the supplier market to offer their owners the best suspension experience possible, whilst also keeping the option to upgrade to a higher performance fork in the MRP Groove 200 USD. The DNM forks have emerged as a compelling alternative, with investigations confirming improved performance and adjustability at an economical price. Riders who have moved to the DNM forks have been able to take advantage of greater levels of adjustability to suit their riding styles, with an excellent writeup at http://www.stealthelectricbikes.com/forums/topic/dnm-usd-8-fork-review-and-mods/