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Sphinx FS eBike Charcoal

Sphinx FS eBike Charcoal

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The new Sphinx full-suspension electric mountain bike opens up Australia’s best singletrack and trails for more riders. Ride the whole hill aboard this plush fully-featured all-mountain ebike; and enjoy the comfort and control of big front and rear suspension, coupled with a punchy electric motor to carry it all in its stride.
Regular price $2,999.99
Regular price $3,799.99 Sale price $2,999.99

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This full-suspension electric mountain bike is built for serious trail riding - all at an amazing direct-to-consumer price point.

The Sphinx electric mountain bike frame is a lightweight double-butted 6061 hydroformed alloy with modern trail geometry and a 4-bar horst link rear suspension setup. The mid-mount motor and battery powering the bike are internally mounted in the frame for a sleek finish and optimised weight distribution that results in a balanced, powerful and capable all-mountain trail bike.

Full-suspension electric mountain bikes are built to soak up the bumps, so your tyres stay planted to the trail instead of being bounced out of contact when flying downhill. Yes, it’s more comfortable - but the real benefit comes from the increased control when pushing your riding.

The Sphinx runs a 130mm travel SR Suntour XCM34 Boost suspension fork up front, plus a DNM AO-38RC Air rear shock with 130mm travel to keep your big 29 x 2.4” Maxxis Rekon tyres gripped to those berms when riding at pace.

This full-suspension electric mountain bike is built to go fast, so we’ve specified the impressive Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes with hefty 180mm rotors for stopping power and control.

Shimano Deore 1 x 10 speed shifters and Shimano RD-M4120 Deore 10 speed ensure you never miss a gear. With a 34t no-drop front chainring paired to an 11-42t cassette, you’ll have all the range you need for the ups and downs.

The undeniable benefits of these amazing bikes has driven a surge in popularity. Advances in battery technology have meant faster, smaller, more powerful units; while the motors have gotten smoother and more discrete.

Powering this full-suspension ebike is a light and unobtrusive Ananda M100 mid-drive 250 watt electric motor with an impressive 110Nm of maximum torque for plenty of power in tricky pinch climbs and to surge over obstacles.

The Sphinx is powered by an ultra high capacity and fast charging 36 volt 15 amp hour battery pack. This elegant internally-mounted design really lets you feel the bike when riding. Choose your level of assistance up to 25km per hour on the handlebar mounted display unit, and power through up to well over 100 kilometres on a single charge.

Key Features:

  • Custom hydroformed 6061 alloy frame with internal wiring/cabling for a sleek finish.
  • Ananda M100 mid-drive electric motor with a punchy 110Nm of torque for powering through pinch climbs and technical sections.
  • Fast-charging and large capacity 36V 15AH battery for more than 100km range on a single charge (dependent on riding conditions).
  • Serious Suntour XCM34 Boost suspension fork with 130mm travel, coupled with DNM AO-38RC Air shock with 130mm travel at the rear.
  • Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors for impressive stopping power and modulation control in the dirt and in the wet.
  • Shimano Deore 1 x 10 gearing, shifters and derailleur.
  • Grips the trail with chunky Maxxis Rekon 29er x 2.4” tyres.

Reid Sphinx FS eBike Review | TechManPat

Electric Motor Ananda m100 36v 250w 110nm
Display Ananda d10 lcd
Battery 36v 15ah
Frame 6061 hydroformed aluminium internal cabling & 4-bar horst link rear
Forks 6061 hydroformed aluminium internal cabling & 4-bar horst link rear
Rear Shock Dnm ao-38rc 210x53
Wheelset / Rim Reid double wall alloy
Brakes Shimano mt200 180mm rotors
Tyres Maxxis rekon 29x2.4\
Hubs 36h thru axle 6 bolt disc
Freewheel / Cassette Shimano cs-m4100 10 speed 11-42t
Rear Derailleur Shimano rd-m4120 deore 10 speed
Handlebars Reid 31.8mm alloy riser 760mm x 35mm rise
Stem Reid 31.8mm alloy a head 60mm
Shifters Shimano sl m4100-r deore 10 speed
Bottom Bracket Sealed bearing
Brake Lever Shimano mt200
Pedals Reid alloy platform 9/16\
Chain Kmc z10
Grips Reid ergo rubber
Saddle Velo mtb gel
Seatpost Reid alloy 30.9mm micro adjust
Chainset Ananda 170mm 34t
Kickstand Not included
Bell Yes
We continually work to improve our products so designs and specifications are subject to change. Please contact us to confirm if you have any questions.
Small Medium Large X Large
*Length measurments are in millimeters, unless otherwise stated.
MEDIUM 167cm - 176cm 5'5" - 5'8"
LARGE 176cm - 185cm 5'8" - 6'1"
*If you are outside of the size range or unsure of the right fit for you, give us a call or come in and visit your local store to talk about your best options.

This series of how-to video guides will take you through each step of assembling and tuning your new Bike. Watch the series or choose the tasks you need help with:

How to: Unbox video
How to: Install the seatpost
How to: Inflate tyres
How to: Install a-head handlebars
How to: Adjust disc brakes
How to: Install pedals
How to: Adjust a rear derailleur
How to: Use thru axles
Ananda user guide
How to: Quick bike fit
Assembly instructions guide

If you prefer to work from step-by-step diagrams, you can use this Assembly Instruction Guide for key points on all basic areas of bike assembly.

Need more assistance?

Please contact Customer Service for friendly expert advice to help you get your bike ready to ride. We welcome your questions as they will help us to improve the instructions we provide in future.

How far can I ride?
Impressive 15Ah battery for 100km+ range*
(See below for more information)
Is this bike 'Trail Ready'?
Shimano 1x10 gearing, 130mm travel front/rear suspension & hydraulic disc. Yes.
How powerful is the motor?
Class-leading Ananda M100 mid-drive with punchy 110nm torque.
Sphinx FS eBike Charcoal

Mid-Drive Motor: Punchy Ananda M100 110nm torque motor to eat up technical ascents and boost over obstacles.

Frame Integrated Battery: Fast-charging 15Ah for 100km+ range.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes: Improved stopping power and modulation control.

Full Suspension: 130mm travel front and rear suspension for comfort, control and trail performance.

Shimano Drivetrain: 1 x 10 gearing, shifters and derailleur.


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Our Sphinx FS eBike Charcoal includes the industry-leading Reid Warranty: lifetime on frame and rigid forks, 2 years on non-consumable parts, 1 year/5,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty on eBike system components and a free tune-up to get you going. Test ride in-store or shop online to enjoy a 30 Day Test Ride to guarantee you get a great deal.

Click and Collect

Buy online and collect in-store from our Richmond (Melbourne) flagship store fully assembled by our bike mechanics and ready to ride.

Be advised that your chosen store will phone you within 24 hours of ordering to confirm a collection date based on your availability, the location of stock and your chosen collection store.

Home Delivery

Our bikes are shipped in a box 85% assembled and require basic assembly, like turning handlebars and inserting pedals. Check out our Assembly Videos that give instructions on how to do this.

eBikes FAQ

Q. How far can I travel on a full charge?

The range you can expect depends on how hard the battery is working. This will be affected by factors like the weight of the rider, how much luggage you’re carrying, tyre pressure, hills/terrain, road condition, wind and the level of assistance or power setting you use.

We will list the distance you can expect to ride under ideal conditions in the product details section of each Electric Bike.

As a general guide though, the range varies from around 60km per full charge for our 10.4Ah battery hub motor eBikes, up to 100-120km+ for our 14Ah Ananda mid-mount eBikes. The dual-battery system on the KADe can even cover 150km+.

Q. How do I charge an Electric Bike and how long will it take?

Simply plug the charger into a standard wall socket at work or when you get home. To charge the battery from 0% to 80% will take 2 hours, 100% in 4 hours. Most of the time though you’ll just need to top up rather than completely refill. Charging times are similar for Bafang and Ananda systems.

Q. What are the benefits of a hub motor style eBike?

For commuting and touring electric bikes designed for use on roads and paths, rear hub motors offer a more discrete, lighter and more affordable choice over a mid-mount motor design.

Bafang are the largest rear hub eBike manufacturer in the world and growing rapidly in Europe and the US. The motor is light and unobtrusive at only 2.9 kg, recharge time is quick and the range is good. Considering how affordable these ebikes are, a new electric bike now makes a lot of sense for more people.

Q. What are the benefits of a mid-mount motor style eBike?

The mid-mount position offers more options in terms of gearing, smoother acceleration and lowers the centre of gravity of the bike giving a more stable ride over broken ground or when cornering. This benefit is really felt when off-road or riding at speed.

Mid-drive motors are especially preferred by riders looking for more torque when riding (perfect for pinch climbs on a Mountain Bike). Unlike a hub-drive motor, the mid-drive motor directly drives the crank instead of the wheel. This has the benefit of multiplying power and allowing the bike to better take advantage of existing gears.

Q. Can I ride an eBike in the rain?

Yes, all of these units are sealed and made for all-conditions riding.

Q. Can I switch off the motor and ride it like a normal bike?

Yes. Remove the battery pack and it will feel very much like a normal bike.

Q. What does 'Pedelec' mean?

The most popular electric bike system in Australia is the pedelec (or pedal assist) system. You ride a pedelec by pedalling as normal, while the electric motor adds power to each pedal stroke - flattening out the hills and getting you up to speed with much less effort.

Q. How much does it cost to charge an eBike?

It depends on the battery, but as an example using a standard 418Wh battery:

At 30c/kWh x 0.418kWh = 12.5c for a full charge. Costs are similar with the Bafang and Ananda systems.

100km for 12.5c and a fraction of the carbon output of a car - yes, this is the future of personal transport.

Q. How often should I service my Electric Bike?

The same as we would recommend for any bicycle.

We recommend your electric bike is serviced during the first 3 months of ownership as components bed in. Frequency of servicing after that depends on usage and what maintenance you choose to do yourself in terms of caring for the chain and other basic tasks. A regular rider who does not perform any maintenance may benefit from servicing every 6 months. Click here for more information on servicing.

Q. How can I safely handle and use a Li-ion Electric Bike battery?

Lithium Ion batteries are a powerful technology that have given us handy cordless tools and devices from mobile phones and laptops, to power drills, vacuum cleaners and now electric bikes.

This is an increasingly common power source that is here to stay, and is safe if handled properly. Read our full safety guide here.

More questions? See our eBike Buying Guide

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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3 reviews
  • DF
    Dale F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    How often you ride Regularly
    Reasons you ride Fitness, Fun, Good vibes, Outdoors, Health
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    Great value

    This bike is great fun to ride, components are great quality, frame and paintare excellent . This bike is perfect for someone who wants to get into mountain biking without spending a stupid amount of money.

    Value for moneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Component qualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • RD
    Renee D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    How often you ride Regularly
    Reasons you ride Fitness, Fun, Outdoors, Good vibes, Commercial (work)
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Happy with bike

    So far happy with bike, user manual lacks information.. some things I’m still trying to figure out.

    Value for moneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Component qualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • LW
    Luc W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    How often you ride Everyday
    Reasons you ride Commuting, Fun, Outdoors, Good vibes, Wellbeing
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    Awesome bike

    I bought this bike about a month ago and use it for mountain biking in the hills and commuting.

    Bike rides very well and gave me a lot of fun on green, blue or black tracks.

    Although it is a bit heavy, you don't really feel the weight thanks to the good work of the suspension and the powerful motor.

    The battery has plenty of capacity and I usually come back with half charge after a 40 to 50km ride.

    The price is very attractive and I find the bike delivers much more than what you pay for.

    The staff at the Balcatta shop are friendly and provide great support when required.

    Awesome bike!

    Value for moneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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