2021 GasGas Enduro and Trail E-Bicycle Preview
Among the 11 new ebicycles released by GasGas for 2021, six are dialed for serious off-road duty.
If you’re in the market for an electric bicycle in 2021, GasGas has a full range of options to choose from. The brand introduces 11 models to its ebike line this year with enduro, trail, cross-country, and dual-cross mounts meeting the needs of just about any cyclist.
Each bike in the line comes equipped with the latest Yamaha PW-X2 (find out more in the Yamaha YDX-MORO Mountain Bike Preview article), PW-ST, or PW-CE motor and a high-range battery. We’ll take a look at the specifics of the enduro-cross and trail-cross options below. We’ll cover the cross-country and dual-cross in a separate piece.
Enduro Cross 11.0
The top-of-the-line Enduro Cross 11.0 features sophisticated technology and a rugged design. (GasGas/)
The Enduro Cross 11.0 is the top-tier entry in this rugged category. It’s powered by Yamaha’s PW-X2 250W motor, which features a Quad Sensor System that detects lean angle, gradient steepness, speed, cadence, and pedal force to provide the optimal amount of support. It comes with five adjustable power settings, Extra Power, High, Standard, Eco, and +Eco, providing a maximum output of 59 pound-feet of torque. The motor is powered by a 630Wh Simplo TPS battery equipped with a fast charger. It features an aluminum frame and Fox 38 Float Factory fork and DPX2 shock. The 11.0 is also equipped with an SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, SRAM G2 brakes, and Schwalbe tires. All three Enduro Cross entries have a 29-inch front and 27.5-inch rear wheel configuration.
The 11.0 features a high-tech Yamaha ebike motor with Quad Sensor System support. (GasGas/)
Enduro Cross 9.0
The Enduro Cross 9.0 will tackle the toughest terrain. (GasGas/)
The Enduro Cross 9.0 packs the same motor/battery components as the 11.0, integrated into the same aluminum frame. The 9.0 is suspended by a RockShox ZEB fork and Super Deluxe shock.Drivetrain spec comes down a level from the 11.0 with the 9.0′s SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed group. Tektro Orion four-piston hydraulic disc brakes and 2.6-inch-wide Schwalbe tires round out the 9.0.
Enduro Cross 8.0
The Enduro Cross 8.0 is the most affordable entry in the 2021 GasGas Enduro Cross family. (GasGas/)
The Enduro Cross 8.0 utilizes the motor/battery combination utilized on the 9.0 and 11.0, along with a high-strength aluminum frame. This one’s packing a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain, Tektro Orion brakes, and Continental Trail King tires. The package is suspended by an SR Suntour Durolux 36 fork and RockShox Deluxe Select R shock.
Trail Cross 9.0
Go anywhere on the Trail Cross 9.0. (GasGas/)
With the Trail Cross line, GasGas provides three do-it-all mountain bikes. At the top of the heap is the 9.0, which is equipped with the same Yamaha PW-X2 250W motor used in the Enduro Cross mounts. That means riders will also enjoy the benefits of the Quad Sensor System. It’s powered by the 630Wh Simplo TPS battery with fast charger integrated into the aluminum alloy frame. It comes with Fox Float 36 Rhythm fork and Fox Float DPS Performance Series shock, has a Shimano BR-MT420 braking package, and Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain. The 29-inch front and rear wheels are shod in Schwalbe rubber.
A well-rounded do-it-all mountain bike. (GasGas/)
Trail Cross 7.0
The Trail Cross 7.0 packs a bevy of rider support systems. (GasGas/)
The 7.0 is powered by the 250W Yamaha PW-ST motor, which has a peak output of 52 pound-feet of torque. It has four power modes rather than five but also features the Quad Sensor System. It also comes with an Automatic Support mode that automatically adjusts support based on the detected riding conditions.There’s also a Smoother Hill Starts function that restricts power to the rear wheel in order to optimize traction during tricky uphill starts. The Yamaha ML500 battery with fast charger is integrated into the aluminum alloy frame, and the package features RockShox Recon Silver RL fork and RockShox Deluxe Select+ RL shock. It’s got a Shimano BR-MT420 braking setup and Shimano Deore 11-speed drivetrain. The 29-inch front and rear wheels roll on Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires.
Trail Cross 5.0
The Trail Cross 5.0 is an affordable all-rounder. (GasGas/)
The 5.0 is powered by the same motor as the 7.0 and features a Yamaha DT500 externally mounted 500Wh battery. An SR Suntour XCR34 LOR DS fork and SR Suntour Raidon R shock soak up the bumps and Tektro HD-M735 braking equipment provides stopping power at the front and rear. The bike features a Shimano Altus/Deore nine-speed drivetrain, and the 27.5-inch front and rear wheels come wrapped in Continental Cross King rubber.