Now also the direct marketer Rose takes up the new trend to SUV bikes and presents with the Mayor Plus a new series of all-round bikes, which are available in two SUV equipment variants. Recently, the novelties from the field of SUV bikes pile up, most recently we had presented here the Canyon Pathlite:ON SUV and the Orbea Kemen SUV. All have in common the idea of offering a bike with such an SUV model, which is virtually up to all requirements. Meaning: these bikes want to offer a high level of riding comfort for trips on and off the road, in addition, the motor should be as powerful as possible and the equipment is suitable for everyday use with mudguards, luggage rack and lighting system. In terms of battery power, the maximum is usually also preferred – as is the case here with the new products from Rose.
Power drive with massive battery
The new Mayor Plus e-bikes use the smart system from Bosch, consisting of the Performance Line CX motor with 85 Nm and a powerful battery with 750 Wh capacity – the maximum that Bosch currently has on offer! The drive is controlled via the familiar LED Remote, so no new controls of the 2023 novelties are used here yet. The system is completed by the Kiox 300 display, which is positioned centrally on the handlebar.
The basis: Mayor Plus 1 to 4
The regular series of all-round or trekking bikes is numbered from 1 to 4 and differs in terms of its equipment. Thus, the models Mayor Plus 1 and Mayor Plus 2 are equipped with a Shimano Deore derailleur with 11 gears or Shimano XT with 12 gears. The Mayor Plus 3 and 4, on the other hand, take a different approach: Both use hub gears combined with a Gates Belt Drive. On the Mayor Plus 3, the continuously variable Enviolo shifting system takes over this task, which also adjusts the gear ratio completely automatically thanks to the Automatiq function. The Mayor Plus 4, on the other hand, comes with the Rohloff Speedhub shifting system and its 14 gears, which are shifted manually.
Common to all models are the SR Suntour suspension fork Mobie 34 Air and the Continental eCONTACT Plus tires in 28″ format with 50 mm width. Likewise, the mudguards from SKS and the luggage rack from Tubus (up to 25 kg loadable). The stem is also adjustable in height on all bikes. In other places, such as the lighting system or the seatpost, however, there are differences, which turn out to be of higher quality in the more expensive models. The weights of the bikes are between just under 27 and 29 kg, which is not surprising given the extensive equipment.
SUV option: Mayor Plus SUV One and Two
Derived from the models mentioned, Rose then also offers the SUV version of the Mayor Plus. Here, only the derailleur is used, the Mayor Plus SUV One of the type Shimano Deore with 11 gears, the Mayor Plus SUV Two the Shimano XT with 12 gears. The real difference in the SUV models, however, is the coarse tires in 27.5″ format: here the MTB Ruban from Continental with 58 mm width is installed. In addition, the cockpit is designed a bit sportier and comes with a fixed stem. And with a good 26 kg, the SUV models are even slightly lighter than the trekking variants.
Prices , colors, frame options
Rose offers all Mayor Plus bikes in three frame variants. Their naming, however, seems a bit helpless: the classic diamond frame with a high top tube is called “Men’s”, the model with a trapezoidal frame is called “Comfort” and the low-entry frame is called “Unisex”. All models are available in three sizes and in the colors Sterling Silver and Midnight Green.
Prices start at 4,199 euros for the Mayor Plus 1 and 4,599 euros for the Mayor Plus 2. The models with hub gears and toothed belt start at 5,199 euros for the Mayor Plus 3 with Enviolo gears and range up to a lush 6,199 euros for the Rohloff model Mayor Plus 4. The SUV surcharge, on the other hand, turns out to be rather low: so the Mayor Plus SUV One costs 4,299 euros and is thus only 100 euros more expensive than the Mayor Plus 1.
All the new products can already be pre-ordered from Rose, but delivery is not expected until the end of the year or early 2023.