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Flyer Uproc EVO:X

Flyer Uproc EVO:X

22.06.23 08:56 147Text: Lukas Waringer, NoMan (translated by AI)Photos: Flyer, PressefotosThe Swiss are expanding their E-MTB portfolio with an enduro model. Intelligently designed and equipped with an impressive mix of high-end components, it aims to conquer every trail. And, atypically for Flyer, without any SUV-like pretensions.22.06.23 08:56 171

Flyer Uproc EVO:X

22.06.23 08:56 171 Lukas Waringer, NoMan (translated by AI) Flyer, Pressefotos
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The Swiss are expanding their E-MTB portfolio with an enduro model. Intelligently designed and equipped with an impressive mix of high-end components, it aims to conquer every trail. And, atypically for Flyer, without any SUV-like pretensions.22.06.23 08:56 171

This upgrade arouses curiosity: For the first time, Flyer aims to appeal primarily to sporty e-bikers with the new Uproc Evo:X, doing away with Sunday-rider frills: No option for side stand mounting or mudguards, no side-removable battery, everything is trimmed and optimized for a powerful e-bike.

We were therefore happy to accept the invitation from the Swiss premium manufacturer to the product launch in the Upper Engadin, to get a first impression of the newcomer and possibly to find an answer to the question: Can Flyer make a name for itself in the sport-oriented e-MTB scene with the new enduro flagship?

 No Compromises 

Flyer has set out for the Uproc Evo:X
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Frame

The base is a four-bar linkage made entirely of high-strength carbon – except for the link at the shock – with 165 mm of travel, complemented at the front with 170-mm forks. Flyer itself describes the rear suspension as progressive and also highlights the low center of gravity of the E-Enduro. Both are supposed to help the Evo:X achieve fantastic riding characteristics.
The same, namely a balanced handling, is expected from the Mullet setup, which was adopted from the Uproc 6. Thus, the Evo:X also has mixed wheel sizes, with a 29" front and a 27.5" rear, which should improve handling and control over various types of terrain.

Furthermore, it is worth mentioning: At Flyer, the availability and service of spare parts are given high importance. For example, individual screws and bearings of the rear suspension, which by the way are all from Acros, are offered through specialist dealers. So, if a single part needs to be replaced, there is no need to purchase a whole set of screws and bearings.

Geometry Flyer Uproc Evo:X High Position

Size S
155-165
M
165-175
L
175-185
XL
185-195
Seat Tube Length (mm) 395 415 450 485
Top Tube Length (mm) 581 606 633 660
Head Tube Length (mm) 100 100 110 120
Chain Stay Length (mm) 443 443 443 443
Steering Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Seat Tube Angle (effective) 76.9° 76.8° 76.7° 76.6°
Stack (mm) 619 619 628 637
Reach (mm) 436 461 486 511
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 359 359 359 359
Total Length (mm) 1950 1975 2004 2034

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Geometry Flyer Uproc Evo:X Low Position

Size S
155-165
M
165-175
L
175-185
XL
185-195
Seat Tube Length (mm) 395 415 450 485
Top Tube Length (mm) 582 607 634 661
Head Tube Length (mm) 100 100 110 120
Chainstay Length (mm) 445 445 445 445
Head Angle 64° 64°     64°     64°
Seat Tube Angle (effective) 76.5° 76.3°     76.2°  76.1°
Stack (mm) 623 623 632 641
Reach (mm) 430 455 480 505
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 352 352 352 352
Total Length (mm) 1952 1977 2007 2036

Compared to the aforementioned and well-known Uproc 6, the steering angle has been flattened by half a degree to 64.5°, the effective seat angle remained approximately the same, ditto the reach (461 mm in size M). The chainstays are significantly shorter than on the Panasonic-powered E-SUV (443 instead of 460 mm in size M).
If the bike is too playful and agile for someone, they can change the setup from "High-Position" to "Low-Position" with a flatter steering and seat angle (each by -0.5°) and a lower center of gravity (7 mm additional bottom bracket drop) using a flip-chip.

By the way, the bike, which comes equipped with a Fidlock bottle including holder, will be available in four sizes (S-XL). For sizes S to L, the maximum bottle size is limited to 450 ml. On longer tours on sunny summer days, this represents no more than a drop in the ocean. So it won't work without a backpack or hip bag.

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Equipment Evo:X 9.50

Looking at the suspension and damping of the bicycle, the Fox components are noticeable. The Fox 38 Float Factory E-Optimized fork with 170 mm of travel offers an excellent level of shock absorption and control. Combined with the Fox Float X2 Factory shock, this setup creates a great balance between performance and comfort.
There was absolutely nothing to complain about the chassis, quite the contrary: Compared to the Fyler Uproc X, which I had the pleasure to review last year, the new Uproc Evo:X rides much more sporty – especially uphill. Thanks to the revised kinematics and the new frame design, the bike has not only become lighter. Between the poles of stiffness and weight, it also feels well-balanced, which is certainly noticeable on the trails.

In terms of drive, a Sram X01 Eagle AXS was used – one does not skimp on oneself. This reliable, electronic shifter allows precise control over speed and an almost seamless gear selection, whether climbing steep ascents or in downhill. Particularly cool is that the shifter is now connected to the E-bike battery via a cable. This means that only the battery of the electronic seat post needs to be charged separately.

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Tech Specs Flyer Uproc Evo:X 9.50

Frame: Carbon | Internal cable routing
4-Link suspension | 165 mm travel, hub width 12 × 148 mm
Wheel size: 29" / 27.5"
Sizes: S/M/L/XL Saddle: Fizik Aidon
Drive: Bosch Smart System Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition Wheels: Mavic E-Deemax S, front: 30 mm / rear: 35 mm
Battery: Bosch PowerTube 750 (750 Wh / 20.1 Ah / 36 V) Tires: Front: Onza Aquila GRC 29 × 2.50 (63-622) / rear: Onza Aquila GRC 27.5 × 2.50 (63-584)
Display: Bosch System Controller & Mini Remote Stem: Satori Ursa, 35 × 35 mm, 0°
Fork: Fox 38 Float Factory E-Optimized, 170 mm travel, 15 × 110 mm hub width Shock:     Fox Float X2, Factory, 230 × 65 mm
Handlebar: Hayes ProTaper Carbon, 810 mm, 8°, 25 mm Seatpost: Sram Reverb AXS, 125 (S) / 150 (M) / 170 (L-XL) mm adjustable, 34.9 mm
Brakes: Shimano XTR BR-M9120, 203 / 203 mm Weight: 20.9 kg (without battery)
4.3 kg (battery)
Gearing: Sram X01 Eagle AXS, 12-speed, 10-50 T. Price: €12,499.- RRP

The Fizik Aidon saddle and the adjustable Sram Reverb AXS seatpost contribute to the bike's comfort optimization. The dropper post works flawlessly, and thanks to the wireless control, the cockpit looks tidier.
Why Flyer equipped the bike with Swiss tires - the Onza Aquila GRC - but not DT Swiss wheels, has to do with difficulties in availability.
Nonetheless, the Mavic E-Deemax S wheels made a solid and high-quality impression. The French brand ensures good stability and is supposed to be very durable. The tires are very grippy, provide a lot of traction, and high puncture protection. Here again, the principle is: "No compromises!"

The bike is stopped by Shimano XTR brakes, which are known for their strong deceleration and reliability. They ensure that you can bring the bike to a stop easily at any time, even at high speeds and on any terrain, with a distinct pressure point and braking performance.
Another feature of the equipment is the compatibility with Flyer FIT accessories. Lights can be mounted quickly and easily via the Monkey-Link interfaces.
In the tested top configuration, according to the manufacturer, the bike weighs 25.3 kg including the battery. This is generally a quite usual value for a long-travel e-mountain bike. However, considering the full carbon frame, it's a bit surprising.

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Engine

At the press launch in the beautiful village of Bever, Canton of Graubünden, the tested bicycle, the Uproc Evo:X 9.50, was still equipped with the Bosch Smart System Performance Line CX. However, the production bikes in this model class will come with the limited Bosch Smart System Performance Line CX Race.
With its seamless integration and solid performance (85 Nm) that it delivers to the axle, this motor is truly the heart of the E-bike. Its energy source, the Bosch PowerTube 750 Wh battery, offers a remarkable range, allowing for long rides to be undertaken without any worries.
And when it's time to recharge, a one-hour lunch break is enough to get back on the trails with reassuringly more juice - in this case amidst impressive three-thousand-meter peaks in the almost untouched Val Bever. The securely screwed-in battery in the downtube is conveniently removable. However, charging it directly in the bike is also possible. The corresponding socket is located on the left just above/behind the bottom bracket.

The intuitive control and display of motor power is another feature that immediately stands out with this e-bike. With the integrated Bosch System Controller and the Mini Remote Display, you have full control over the motor output directly at the handlebar and top tube. But it's not just the control, but also the easy readability of the data on the display that makes this control unit a nice and minimalist feature of the bike. For Flyers' determination to make no compromises with the Uproc Evo:X, the practical and inconspicuous LED display in the top tube is certainly more coherent than an HD display the size of a smartphone.
The LEDs on the System Controller indicate by color which support mode you are riding in. In addition, the battery level is displayed in 10% increments. The motor can be controlled either via the two buttons on the System Controller and/or via the Mini Remote on the handlebar.

Additionally, the entire system can be connected to the Bosch eBike Flow App to get more riding data or to customize the setup. The app also opens the door to features like BikeLock, tracking, or over-the-air updates.

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Models

The Flyer Uproc Evo:X is available in four different equipment variants and two colors, namely Curcuma Gloss and Black Metallic Gloss. It is worth mentioning that at Flyer, color and equipment are not linked. Thus, you can buy any variant in either of the two colors. Other manufacturers can take a leaf out of their book!

The four models in the price range from 7,399 to 12,499 euros differ in gears, motor, battery, suspension, brakes, handlebars, wheels, and seat post.
Particularly noticeable is the smaller battery in the entry-level model 4.10. This one is equipped with a Bosch PowerTube 625 Wh battery – so it's a bit pared down. Similarly, the more affordable model has a RockShox suspension, while the other three variants come with a complete Fox setup.
The outliers on the high end are the electronic shifting and seat post of the top model 9.50. Moreover, because the Uproc Evo:X 9.50 will be equipped with the new Bosch Smart System Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition motor.

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First Riding Impressions

The Flyer Uproc Evo:X is robust, reliable, and incredibly fun to ride. Combined with the grippy Onza tires, the E-Enduro is a real climbing mountain goat. It sweeps over uphill trails that would never be manageable with a regular MTB. The massive 750 Wh battery provides enough energy to keep the powerful Bosch motor juiced up.
A 170-mm bike should naturally also impress on the descent – and it does. Downhill (and generally), the imposing Evo:X conveys a high level of safety without losing its agility and playfulness.
I personally find the new approach of making no compromises with this model very appealing as a sportive E-biker!

 Robust, reliable, and incredibly fun to ride 

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Geometry Flyer Goroc TR:X

Size S
155-165
M
165-175
L
175-185
XL
185-195
Seat Tube Length (mm) 412 441 471 511
Top Tube Length (mm) 598 623 647 672
Head Tube Length (mm) 140 150 160 170
Chainstay Length (mm) 470 470 470 470
Head Angle 65° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat Tube Angle (effective) 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
Stack (mm) 641 653 662 671
Reach (mm) 430 450 470 490
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 344 344 344 344
Total Length (mm) 2002 2021 2045 2069

Further shown, but not test ridden by us during the press launch, was a new versatile adventurer: the Goroc TR:X.
Whether for multi-day exploration trips to remote places or in the middle of city traffic – the carbon full-suspension bike, fully equipped with lights, fenders, luggage rack, and stand, is designed to handle and endure everything.

Tech Specs Flyer Goroc TR:X 8.63

Frame: Carbon/Aluminum | Internal Cable Routing 4-Link Suspension | 130 mm Travel Hub Width 12 × 148 mm Stem: Flyer ONE CI Stem, 35 × 40 mm, 8°
Sizes: S/M/L/XL Seatpost: Flyer Dropper Post MT214, 100 mm travel, 34.9 mm diameter
Drive: Pinion MGU E1.12, 600 W Saddle: Selle Royal Essenza+
Battery: TP 700 48V FIT (700 Wh / 15 Ah / 48 V); compatible with Range Extender Colors: Curcuma Gloss
Gentian Blue Gloss
Display: FIT DSP1-L (3.5"-color display) Headlight: Flyer One HL-2, 100 Lux, with automatic LED daytime running light
Fork: Fox AWL, 130 mm travel, 15 × 110 mm hub width Rear light: Flyer RL-2
Shock Absorber: Fox Float DPS, 210 × 50 mm Mudguards: Sunny Wheel 72 mm
Handlebar: Flyer Alu, 740 mm, 7°, 25 mm rise Pedals: VP 527
Brake: TRP C2.3 203 / 203 mm Rack: Flyer One Side Rail
Gear Shift: Pinion Motor Gearbox Unit (MGU), E1.12, 12-speed; Gates Carbon Drive CDX Weight according to manufacturer: 25.4 kg (without battery)
4.2 kg (battery)
Wheels: Mavic eCrossride 1, 30 mm Price: € 8,999,- RRP
Tires: Schwalbe Johnny Watts E-50 29 × 2.35 (60-622)

A special highlight is the low-maintenance Pinion MGU, a new drive unit that combines the innovative geared motor with an (optionally automatic) 12-speed gearshift and a belt drive.

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  • Prices: Goroc TR:X 4.63: € 8,699,- MSRP | Goroc TR:X 8.63: € 8,999,- MSRP
Goroc TR:X 8.63 HS: € 10,599,- MSRP | Goroc TR:X 8.63 XC: € 8,999,- MSRP
    Prices: Goroc TR:X 4.63: € 8,699,- MSRP | Goroc TR:X 8.63: € 8,999,- MSRP
    Goroc TR:X 8.63 HS: € 10,599,- MSRP | Goroc TR:X 8.63 XC: € 8,999,- MSRP
    Prices: Goroc TR:X 4.63: € 8,699,- MSRP | Goroc TR:X 8.63: € 8,999,- MSRP
    Goroc TR:X 8.63 HS: € 10,599,- MSRP | Goroc TR:X 8.63 XC: € 8,999,- MSRP
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