Simplon Rapcon PMax XT-12 Review

  • 7999 €
  • Carbon
  • Bosch Performance Line CX
  • 150 mm
  • 500 WH
  • 150 mm
  • 2022
  • 29"
The Austrian company Simplon is known for its configurator, which can be used to customise the equipment. On the Rapcon PMax XT-12, the shock sits far back and is partially hidden by the split seat tube. This makes for a tidy look.
The Performance Line CX from Bosch shows impressively that they shouldn't be limited to DIY and household products. 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,. The short range unfortunately limits the tour radius quite significantly.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Rapcon PMax XT-12 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (8000) .

The outstanding chassis with 150 mm boosts the confidence of every rider and lets them discover new speed realms in descents. Setup-Nerds can squeeze out the maximum performance from the chassis thanks to the many setting options. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. At the brakes, Simplon instals upper class brakes with four pistons and large brake rotors from SRAM. The shifting and the rest of the components are always in the shadow of the engine when it comes to electric mountain bikes. Nevertheless, Simplon doesn't skimp here and instals very good components. When it comes to the geometry, Simplon does not go completely crazy. The head tube angle and reach values were chosen with care. The result: A balanced riding behaviour with a good combination of playfulness and straight-line stability. The low bottom bracket height is a party pooper for the handling on the trail. On other bikes, you are more centrally located behind the handlebar. Overall, the geometry does not seem to be up to date anymore. The competition is significantly more modern in this regard.

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 7999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Simplon Rapcon PMax XT-12

Overall, an excellent chassis and a good brake system speak a clear language. The Rapcon PMax XT-12 is a good bike with a high fun factor for downhill rides.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Simplon Rapcon PMax XT-12 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.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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SM
MD
LG
XL
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
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604
609
622
636
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Reach
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420
440
470
500
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Top Tube Length
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571
592
625
658
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Seat Tube Length
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390
420
450
480
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Seat Tube Angle
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76
76
76
76
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Head Tube Length
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90
95
110
125
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Head Tube Angle
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66
66
66
66
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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30
30
30
30
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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344
344
344
344
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Chainstay Length
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460
460
460
460
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Wheelbase
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1190
1212
1249
1285
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Standover Height
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760
766
766
766
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  • Motor Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Display Intuvia
  • Battery 500
  • Frame Simplon Rapcon Carbon
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork FOX 38 FLOAT 29 FACTORY 150mm LV
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper Fox Float LIVE VALVE Factory 205x60mm
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano XT-12
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT-12
  • Crank FSA CK-745 alloy für Bosch Gen. 4 170mm
  • Cassette Shimano XT-12
  • Brake Set SRAM Code,PM7,PM7,220/200,CL/CL,DIV
  • Brake Rotors 220/200
  • Rims E-Deemax,29",30,Boost,Mary2.6-Shim12
  • Tires Front Schwalbe MAGIC MARY,Super Gravity, 29 x 2,6"
  • Tires Rear Schwalbe MAGIC MARY,Super Gravity, 29 x 2,6"
  • Saddle w/o saddle
  • Seat Post Kindshock LEV Integra 31.6, 125mm travel
  • Stem Simplon ZERO II 50mm x 17°
  • Handle Bar Simplon CARBON RISER 700 High
  • Handle Bar Width 700
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