Aug 12, 2021

eBIG.TOUR 700 EQ in Downtown magazine

eBIG.TOUR 700 EQ

German e-bike and lifestyle online magazine Downtown (part of E-MOUNTAINBIKE) included our eBIG.TOUR 700 EQ in their recent issue #002. Downtown is an online title that looks more at the usability of an e-bike in an urban environment as well as its commuting prowess, rather than its ability to tackle more demanding offroad tracks or enduro trails. Our eBIG.TOUR 700 EQ, whilst being heavily influenced by our eBIG.NINE is a bike that is very much at home in the urban jungle but can also handle the occasional offroad detour with confidence.   

The Downtown test crew loved the 'natural and beginner-friendly handling' of Shimano's EP8 motor, the outstanding spec, including the quality suspension fork, powerful four-piston brakes and the high-end 12 speed Shimano XT drivetrain as well as smaller details like the metal mudguards, the mini-tool integrated under the saddle, the mounted ABUS folding lock and the MIK standard luggage rack with a load rating of 27 kg.

While not being major fans of the more understated appearance of the eBIG.TOUR 700 EQ, the testers were impressed with the comfort the bike provided and called it 'well-suited for all-day tours that also take you across gravel tracks and forest roads'. 

THEIR FINAL VERDICT:
'The MERIDA eBIG.TOUR 700 EQ is a great ebike with a coherent spec for fans of tours and outings, as well as being one of the few bikes that make it possible to mount a child seat on the luggage rack. The Shimano EP8 motor convinces with sufficient power and beginner-friendly handling. After a little familiarisation, the suspended dropper post is a real benefit.'

  • great everyday spec for shopping and carrying kids
  • beginner-friendly Shimano EP8 motor
  • long-distance-worthy riding position with TOPS sufficient comfort thanks to suspension and seat post
  • feeling of safety
  • large gear range for hills

To read the full test, please check out issue #002 in the Downtown app.

For more detailed information on the eBIG.TOUR 700 EQ can be found by clicking the link below DISCOVER THE BIKE.

You can see the rest of the eBIG.TOUR range here.

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