Centurion Backfire R800i Review

E-mountain bike hardtails with their own look are rare, but the Backfire R800i is one of them.
Bosch is the major motor manufacturer in the EMTB world, alongside Shimano - and it's no surprise, as the Performance Line CX shows. With torque under the motor cover, the support is generous. Nobody needs to fear steep hills anymore. Furthermore, the power of the motor control is regulated so that the start always feels dynamic,. Thanks to the good range, longer tours with the Backfire R800i are no problem.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Backfire R800i in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (4000) .

Good damping qualities are shown through the SR Suntour mid-range fork. The mid-range brakes from Shimano do their job but could be a bit firmer. The power of the four pistons setup is only average. The average shifting components and accessories leave some tuning potential open. For most e-bikers, this should be an acceptable point. The relatively high reach value in the geometry table is compensated by Centurion with a relatively short stem. Thus, the long main frame remains maneuverable in the terrain.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 4099 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Centurion Backfire R800i

Altogether, a good motor, a good geometry and a good range make the Backfire R800i a very good bike for friends of the uphill flow. It is destined for tours on paved paths and gentle trails. When it comes to EMTBs, making a purchase decision is a process of weighing up the pros and cons. With the Backfire R800i, you have to think about whether you can accept a middle ground groupset for your own use. The generous warranty of 5 years proves that Centurion stands behind its products.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Centurion Backfire R800i Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

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Sizing of Manufacturer
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
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Stack
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656
674
693
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Reach
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425
445
470
495
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Top Tube Length
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589
614
640
665
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Seat Tube Length
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400
450
500
550
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Seat Tube Angle
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74
74
74
74
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Head Tube Length
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105
125
145
165
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Head Tube Angle
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68
68
68
68
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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67,5
67,5
67,5
67,5
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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Chainstay Length
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460
460
460
460
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Wheelbase
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1164
1191
1223
1257
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Standover Height
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750
781
814
856
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  • Motor Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Display Intuvia
  • Battery 625
  • Frame Backfire R intube II
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork SR SUNTOUR Zeron35 BOOST Air LOR
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Gearrange 391%
  • Drivetrain 10
  • Gear Lever SHIMANO CUES
  • Rear Derailleur SHIMANO CUES
  • Crank CENTURION R Pro II Gen4
  • Cassette SHIMANO CS-LG400-11
  • Chain SHIMANO CN-LG500
  • Brake Set SHIMANO BR-MT520 4-Kolben
  • Brake Rotors 203/180
  • Rims PROCRAFT Altitude MD30
  • Front Hub SHIMANO HB-TC500-15-B
  • Rear Hub SHIMANO FH-TC500-HM-B
  • Tires Front MAXXIS Ardent 29x2.4"
  • Tires Rear MAXXIS Ardent 29x2.4"
  • Saddle PROCRAFT Race
  • Seat Post PROCRAFT Pro II
  • Stem PROCRAFT Trail Expert 35 AICR
  • Handle Bar PROCRAFT Trail Pro 35
  • Handle Bar Width 780
  • Head Set ACROS AZX
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