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The Eskute electric bike range has been further enhanced with the release of four new models – the mid-drive Eskute Polluno Pro E-City Bike and Netuno Pro mid-drive electric mountain bike. And, the hub motor-powered Polluno and Netuno. It looks like these new models will be replacing the popular Voyager and Wayfarer e-bikes and offer better battery range and improved components.

Are Eskute electric bikes any good?

My own personal experience with Eskute goes back to Spring 2021, when I was sent their Voyager e-MTB to test and keep. Needless to say, I was impressed with what the Voyager had to offer for the price and nearly 1000 miles on, it’s still performing perfectly.

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The new Eskute Polluno Pro E-City step-through electric bike

Eskute were one of last years e-bike success stories and came along at a time, when a lot of the big companies were struggling to get stock to the UK. Their popularity has been due to them providing decent products at a reasonable price. The range was further enhanced  with the introduction of two mid-drive variants of the Voyager and Wayfarer.

Customer feedback in general has been very favourable with lots of positive reviews both on their website and on Amazon, where they also sell their e-bikes.

Latest Eskute e-bikes

New for the Spring of 2022, Eskute have re-vamped their range by introducing four new electric bikes. The new Netuno and Netuno Pro share the same basic frame design as the outgoing Voyager models, but with the new-improved Bafang M410 mid-drive motor – this is one of Bafang’s latest motors and offers performance very close to the Bosch CX and Shimano EP8 but at a more affordable price point.

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The Eskute Netuno Pro hardtail e-MTB

The Polluno E-City uses a brand-new frame (over the Wayfarer). This new frame is a full step-through design with neatly integrated battery. Available in hub motor or mid-drive variants – the Eskute Polluno offers the kind of performance and battery range usually associated with e-bikes costing over £2000.

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The new Eskute Netuno hub variant also has a 522Wh battery

Both of these new mid-drive models are complemented with cheaper, hub motor variants. These use the newer Bafang hub motor with the improved 522Wh battery. Although slightly more expensive than the Voyager and Wayfarer, I’d say the extra price is certainly worth paying.

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The Bafang M410 motor offers strong performance

Eskute Netuno Pro Electric Mountain Bike

The Eskute Netuno Pro has the same frame design as the Voyager but with some subtle improvements. There’s a Zoom suspension fork, which although entry-level, will be more than adequate for light off-road riding and excellent for urban riding. The main improvements come from the motor and battery – the latest Bafang M410 produces 80Nm of torque which isn’t far off from the performance of the Bosch CX and Shimano EP8 motors, usually found on high-end e-MTB’s. Plus, the new 522Wh battery uses quality Samsung cells which should give a realistic range of between 40-60 miles on a charge.

Available for £1799 – visit Eskute for more info 

eskute m-netuno e-bike

Specification:

  • Mid-drive Motor: MM G333.250.C Bafang M410 36v 250w
  • Battery: 36V 14.5AH (Samsung INR-18650-2900mAh)
  • Range: 60 miles
  • Charger Hyleton-134W-4203000; 42V 3A
  • Controller: 36V
  • Display: Bafang LCD Screen
  • Total Payload Capacity: 125kg
  • Recommended Rider Heights: 160 – 200cm
  • Max Load: 125KG
  • Sensor: Torque Sensor
  • Weight: 27.5kg
  • Pedal Assist Levels: 1-5 levels
  • Shifter Levels: 9 levels
  • Max Speed: 15.5 miles/h
  • Tyres K1027 from Kenda 27.5″*2.10″
  • Shifter RD-V5009-L
  • Brake lever BL-06E-L/BL-06E-R E-bike Brake
  • Front light 36V1.5W, with reflector, bracket BR190
  • Freewheel 9-level speed change (11-32T), cassette flywheel
  • Front Brake DB-330
  • Chain KMC-E9S
  • Stem aluminium alloy
  • Crank Bafang CW B1.11
  • Seat post  Aluminium 6061 with Clip
  • Front Fork 525-HL/O 27.5”
  • Pedal M195DU from Vig
  • Bike Frame Aluminium 6061A 27.5″*480mm
  • Saddle S1 529E without clip
  • Reflectors 723A, German StVZO Approved

Eskute Polluno Pro E-City Bike

Featuring a new step-through frame design, the Eskute Polluno Pro looks like great value for money. Priced at £1699, it has a motor and battery specification on a par with e-bikes costing nearly £1000 more! Just like the Wayfarer, the Polluno Pro is aimed at commuters and leisure riders and is fully kitted-out with lights, mudguards, pannier rack and kickstand. I reckon this is going to be a great seller and the Bafang motor with Samsung battery should prove to be a reliable combination.

Available for £1699 – visit Eskute for more info 

eskute m-polluno e-bike

Specification:

  • Mid-drive Motor: MM G333.250.C Bafang M410 36v 250w
  • Battery: 36V 14.5AH (Samsung INR-18650-2900mAh)
  • Range: 60 miles
  • Charger Hyleton-134W-4203000; 42V 3A
  • Controller: 36V
  • Display: Bafang LCD Screen
  • Total Payload Capacity: 125kg
  • Recommended Rider Heights: 160 – 200cm
  • Max Load: 125KG
  • Sensor: Torque Sensor
  • Weight: 27.5kg
  • Pedal Assist Levels: 1-5 levels
  • Shifter Levels: 9 levels
  • Max Speed: 15.5 miles/h
  • Tyres K935 from Kenda 700C*45C
  • Shifter RD-V5009-L
  • Brake lever BL-06E-L/BL-06E-R E-bike Brake
  • Charger Hyleton-134W-4203000; 42V 3A
  • Front light 36V1.5W, with reflector, bracket BR190
  • Freewheel 9-level speed change (11-32T), cassette flywheel
  • Front Brake DB-330
  • Chain KMC-E9S
  • Stem aluminium alloy
  • Crank Bafang CW B1.11
  • Seat post  Aluminium 6061 with Clip
  • Front Fork 389A-28
  • Pedal M195DU from Vig
  • Bike Frame Aluminium 6061A 27.5″*480mm
  • Saddle S1 529E without clip
  • Reflectors 723A, German StVZO Approved

Conclusion

I really like how Eskute have developed over the last 12 months. They’ve gone from relative obscurity in the UK and EU, to being one of the best-selling budget e-bike brands.

This new range of electric bikes will only help increase their popularity and I would imagine 2022 is going to be a good year for them. As far as the bikes are concerned, looking at the specifications, all the new models look to be worthy of considering. All the big bike brands keep hiking their prices up year on year. When I first started this blog, you could buy an entry-level Cube hybrid e-bike for £1600. Now, you’re looking at £2200 for a similar spec.

What Eskute have done is filled a much-needed gap in the market, providing decent mid-drive electric bikes for under £2000. If I can get my hands on one of these new models for a review in the near future, I’ll post an article here.

Order the Eskute Netuno Pro £1799   

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Order the Eskute Polluno E-City Bike £1149

Tony

Passionate E-Bike advocate and enthusiast since 2016. Riding an electric bike helped me to lose weight, get fit and reignite my passion for cycling!

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