Eskute Voyager Review: Summary
So whilst it doesn’t have the pannier rack or rear light of the Wayfarer it gets a bigger capacity battery to go with the same, dependable Bafang rear hub motor and it also has lockout front suspension (which the Wayfarer lacks) and grippy-looking Kenda 27.5 x 2.1 inch knobbly tires. It also has the same very attractive £999 price tag.
And like the Wayfarer, the spec is of course budget as it packs the same Zoom cable operated disc brakes and the same 7-speed Shimano Tourney derailleur gearing.
In our experience reviewing e-bikes, budget off-road e-bikes are perhaps a more difficult feat to pull off but Eskute look to have made a good start on paper by using a larger capacity battery for those energy-sapping trails and also using a 48V electric drive system, with the potential for more ‘on tap’ power delivery in contrast to the 36V Wayfarer, all of which makes sense.
But how would it measure up to taking on my local trails?