The Photographers Mountain Mule

This build was a lot of fun and fulfilled the intended use requirements perfectly!

The brief was simple:

  • Need to carry 30kg of photography equipment into the middle of no-where.
  • Need an electric motor, so 20miles each way is possible on a single charge.
  • Make it possible to reach hard to get to locations in a rush, so light conditions can be optimised for capturing unlikely photos.


The Omnium Mini-Max by Sentient Works is the perfect blend of features, that perfectly fulfills all requirements that Paul (Discover Still) came to us with.

When you think about it;

  • Doing the same thing on foot would be no fun, and much slower.
  • Trying to do this on a motorbike has access limitations.
  • An eMTB with a large rear rack might do the trick, but you wouldn't be able to carry as much stuff, and would probably end up wearing a backpack to supplement the lack of luggage capacity. 


  • Cyc Photon Motor
  • Sentient CELL mk4 for Mini-Max (874Wh, 48v)
  • Sentient Suspension Upgrade
  • Hope Pro 5 hubs (Red)
  • Hope Tech4 & E4 Brakes (Black / Red)
  • Dynamo Lights Upgrade
  • KS LEV-Si Dropper Seatpost with Hope Dropper Lever
  • Renthal Fatbar Lite Bars
  • Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.25" rear tyre
  • Maxxis Holy Roller 20 x 2.20" front tyre





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