New V4 Diode 720wh Battery

Main Black Mamba LaMere eSummit V4 720wh

The new Diode V4 has arrived! This new frame takes the bigger 720wh internal battery, which provides seemingly unlimited range, but is also a little bit heavier than our original Diode with the external battery, which is still available. The new V4 frame can be built with the Shimano E8000 or EP8 motor. Bike is ultra-plush with 150mm travel rear, full-carbon frame with a plate that blocks all mud from the rear shock. As pictured above, this bike weighs 48lbs with the big Fox 36 fork and Trunnion mount Float X2 rear with piggyback reservoir, and big 50mm wide 29+ rims, with frost white Onyx hubs and big 3" Cake Eater tires. This is the most awesome eMTB we have ridden!

Geometry​ of V4 Diode

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Customer Review from Jim K on 11.16.2020
The frame is crazy stiff.  I mean REALLY stiff.  Love it.  Big guy friendly. First DI2 bike.  Hated it in first 5 minutes, then loved it by end of the ride. The fox 38 is super plush, stiff and fun. I ride dirt bikes as well.  Its a very dirt bike like fork.   I would urge all buyers to to go this way.  It matches the stiffens of the frame nicely. I noticed the thing is Bluetooth enabled.  Didn’t realize that.  Super cool.  Love adjusting the power ratings per mode. The frame is on the big size for large.  Kept the seat post slammed as low as possible and was just barely low snuff at full extension. 29+ is the right set up in my mind.  Glad I did that. The bike pedals surprising well.  Did alot of zero boost pedaling on flat trails riding with wife.  I would way it pedals better then a turbo Levo with no boost on. The amount of power in “boost” mode is very Moto.  Can’t really imaging needing more power off-road.  I was a little worried about the power output of the e8000 vs the Levo.  But its a non issue. Overall, this is an AWESOME set up and I love it.  Really appreciate the professional details on the build.

Customer Review from Kim Bear on 01.02.2021

My La Mere E-Bike     Game changer!

I just got my LaMere E-bike on Sunday December 27th and it is a game changer.  On Friday December 25th I went riding on my regular mountain bike in the cold and wind.  I dreaded it and rode my most comfortable trail for a total of 7 miles.  On Sunday, I got on my E-bike and was excited to go ride in the cold, wind and snow.  I rode trails I normally would not pick and explored finding snow and ice.  With an E-bike, you don’t mind challenges.  I rode 23 miles exploring trails I would not try unless I was riding with my husband. The LaMere E-bike is amazing.  You still get a great work out and I ride even harder because the more you pedal, the more assist you get. It is giving me confidence to ride more technical parts of the trail and ride it with speed.  I look forward to riding my LaMere E-bike every day that I can!

Kim Bear

Original 42lb Diode eMTB External Battery

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The LaMere Diode with Shimano E8000 Motor

Hand-Built in Minnesota Any Way You Like 

We designed the LaMere Diode to fit 29+ wheels as well as 650b+, so if you like fast XC riding and maintaining speed thru corners and rock gardens, then this is your eMTB. When we build it with 100% engagement Onyx hubs and the nearly 100% engagement Shimano E8000 motor there is no play in the cranks, which makes you faster and makes your drivetrain last way longer. This frame is 1.5lbs lighter than our new V4 Diode so can build the whole bike up lighter for whipping thru singletrack. We have internal battery versions, but our favorite is the lighter, less maintenance new 630wh Shimano external battery version. With the perfect 370mm BB height, the Diode is the ultimate XC and AllMtn eBike. And, of course we can build it up any way you like with any suspension from Fox, RockShox, DVO, MRP, etc... with any groupset, any cockpit, any options you want. All Diodes are hand-built by our super mechanics here in Minnesota and shipped to you directly, saving you about $5000 and about 4lbs in weight compared to mainstream bike industry bikes. 

Just a little uphill air on the Diode...

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Custom paint available for $900

Check out the Diode in semi-Fat Bike Mode!

Simply mounting a 4" Terrene Cake Eater studded 27.5 tire on the rear on a 50mm wide rim allows it to work surprisingly well on the snow, especially groomed singletrack or snowmobile trails. If you want the best actual eFat check out the eSummit which fits EVERY wheel/tire size.

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The XT Di2 shifting runs off the main battery, and the new Firebolt Switch Unit incorporates the same design and shifting feel as XT Di2 and makes flipping through power assist modes as easy as shifting gears. Read more on the Shimano E8000 system HERE.

Like all LaMere bikes we will customize your build any way you like and sell it to you directly at an unbeatable price!

Shimano Drive System

The amazing new Shimano E8000 motor and drive system features nearly 100% engagement with a completely user-tunable interface. Carry an extra 5.5lb battery for longer rides and quickly swap it out with the turn of a key. Deore XT cranks with normal Q-factor and Shimano Hollowtech II bottom bracket for added strength and direct power transfer. Unlike other E-Bikes that suffer from huge lash or play in the cranks, the Shimano motor in combination with the world's best instant engagement Onyx hubs creates a fully engaged riding experience unlike any other E-Bike.

Custom

Like all LaMere bikes the Diode can be built up just the way you want with any grouppo, wheelset, suspension, tire combo, and cockpit you want. We can also sell you just the Diode frame with complete Shimano motor, battery, cranks, display and electrical system, and Fox Float DPS Trunnion Mount Factory shock for $4350.

For an additional $440 add an XT Di2 rear derailleur, rear shifter, cassette and chain. The Di2 runs off the main battery so there is no need to ever recharge, and it uses the same display unit as the main system, making this a versatile and easy to use system.

SPECIFICATIONS

Bike

Frame

  • Full carbon construction, 27.5+ optimized with room to fit 29 x 2.35 tire, quick-swap external down tube battery, enclosed internal cables, routing for dropper post, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150 mm of travel, 34.9mm seat clamp for 31.6mm seat post.

Suspension

  • Rear shock on any custom build will be the Fox DPS 185x55 Trunnion mount with three position adjust for Climb-Trail-Descend, rebound and open mode firmness adjust, 22x10mm bottom hardware, 150mm of rear wheel travel.

  • The fork we suggest for this is the MRP ribbon or Ribbon Coil. This fork has best in class weight at 1906g. Individual positive and negative chambers for superb small bump compliance. Forward facing weight cutouts on the arch make it super sleek looking as well as a functional piece of equipment keeping the mud from building up. Travel can range from 150mm to 170mm. 

Grouppo

  • Di2 integrates seamlessly with the shimano E8000 system

  • Functions off the main battery

  • Fully integrates into the display, allowing the display to show you what gear is selected

  • Assist mode selector matches the Di2 shifter, which makes for a clean cockpit

Drive System

Motor

  • Compact drive unit with stainless graded hardware 

  • Shorter chain stay possible with the spindle at the rear of the motor

  • 70Nm (max.) torque, 250W

  • Lightweight at just over 6 lbs. (2892g)

  • Direct pedaling feel in on and off assist power with zero lash, instant engagement

  • Stable Assist Power output by cadence

  • Uses E-tube as a link between components

  • Positive/negative light output on motor for e-bike specific lights that run off the main battery

  • ISCG-05 mounts for chainguide

Battery

  • 504 watt hours for long range

  • Small in size, only 5.6 lbs, bring another battery along in a backpack and swap with the turn of a key!

  • Battery indicator button

  • Waterproof charging port door

  • Shimano AC charger for fast and reliable charge every time, proprietary plug to fit E8000 and E6000 batteries, includes adapter for battery main connection

  • Sleek shape

Thumb switch

  • Connects easily to display with e-tube. 

  • Changes assist modes easily with your left thumb

  • Same shape and size as a Shimano di2 shifter for a clean look

  • Ribbed shifter paddles for grip when the trail gets wet

Display

  • Speed, Cadence (motor RPM), Average speed, Max speed, Odometer, Mileage

  • Wirelessly programmable with the Shimano E-tube project app 

  • Sleek design tucks it away from harm

Crankset

  • Comes in two lengths 170mm and 175mm

  • Comes in two weights solid arm and Hollowtech 2 like XT's 

Chainring

  • Comes with 38 tooth, 34 tooth available 

  • Shimano chain device keeps chain from falling off

Geometry​ of Original V1 Diode

Sample Builds

Sram EX1 Fox Build

Frame: Full Carbon LaMere Diode AllMtn 5" Travel

Motor: Shimano STEPS E8000 with 250w battery

Grouppo: Sram EX1 E-Bike Specific, 8spd

Wheelset: LaMere carbon tubeless 50mm 27.5 Onyx hubs

Fork: Fox 36 Float Kashima Coating, 160mm Travel, 15QRx110

Shock: Fox Float DPS Trunnion Mount, size 185x55

Tires: Nobby Nic 3.0 front, Rocket Ron 3.0 rear, 120tpi

Bars: FSA SLK carbon low rise

Stem: FSA SLK carbon

Seatpost: Fox Transfer Dropper

Saddle: Ergon TiNox saddle

Weight Sans Pedals: 44.9lbs.    20.4kg

Super Value Build

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Frame: Full Carbon LaMere Diode AllMtn 5" Travel

Motor: Shimano STEPS E8000 with 250w battery

Grouppo: Shimano XT Di2 Electronic Shifting Integrated

Wheelset: Stans alloy MK3 Flow 29er tubeless

Fork: DTSwiss F 535 One 150mm travel manual lockout

Shock: RockShox Deluxe RC3 Trunion Mount 150mm travel

Tires: Nobby Nic 29x2.8 front and rear 120tpi

Bars: Shimano or RaceFace alloy

Stem: LaMere alloy factory direct 7 degree rise any length

Seatpost: Shimano Koryak dropper post

Saddle: Ergon TiNox saddle

Weight Sans Pedals: 45.4lbs    20.6kg

Di2 Ohlins Build

Frame: Full Carbon LaMere Diode AllMtn 5" Travel

Motor: Shimano STEPS E8000 with 250w battery

Grouppo: Shimano XT Di2 (power from main battery)

Wheelset: LaMere carbon tubeless 50mm 27.5 Onyx hubs

Fork: Ohlins FG3615 1512 AM RXF36 Fork 150mm 3xAir/TTX

Shock: Fox Float DPS Trunnion Mount, size 185x55

Tires: Nobby Nic 3.0 front, Rocket Ron 3.0 rear, 120tpi

Bars: RaceFace Next Carbon

Stem: Shimano Koryak alloy

Seatpost: RaceFace NextSL Carbon

Saddle: Selle Italia Nepal Ti-316 Black Large Enduro

Weight Sans Pedals: 42.9lbs  19.4kg

Shop Build

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Frame: Full Carbon LaMere Diode AllMtn 5" Travel

Motor: Shimano STEPS E8000 with 250w battery

Grouppo: Shimano XT Di2 (power from main battery)

Wheelset: LaMere carbon tubeless 50mm 29+ Onyx hubs

Fork: RockShox Lyrik with Charger Dampener

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Trunnion Mount

Tires: Nobby Nic 3.0 front, Rocket Ron 3.0 rear, 120tpi

Bars: Shimano XT alloy HollowTech

Stem: Shimano Koryak alloy

Seatpost: Shimano Koryak Dropper

Saddle: WTB Volt Ti Rails

Weight Sans Pedals: 43lbs   19.5kg