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NOX is one of the first bike manufacturers to use the new SACHS RS motor. With 112 Nm of torque, it’s one of the most powerful motors on the market, developed to provide even more power on the climb. Except for the new motor, however, nothing has changed. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1408638783102-0'); }); It was only in 2019 that NOX presented a fully revised HYBRID eMTB bike line-up, which relied entirely on motors from German manufacturer Brose. Since then, things have changed and NOX is now one of the few manufacturers to provide customers with a choice of different motors. Alongside the 90 Nm top-end Brose Drive S Mag motor, NOX released a cheaper “downgraded” version of all their entry-level COMP models, which costs € 300 less and comes with a weaker and heavier Brose Drive S Alu motor. To complete the lineup, Nox throws in one more version with a powerful but also significantly heavier SACH RS motor, which churns out 112 Nm of torque. The batteries of the NOX HYBRID models For the batteries, NOX still rely on a chunky BMZ URV8, which is integrated in the squared downtube of the HYBRID models. The more powerful SACHS motor, which has a nominal voltage of 48 V, the engineers at NOX use 52 Li-Ion cells to reach a capacity of 650 Wh. Both Brose motors feed off a 630 Wh battery. These 2020 NOX hybrid models will be available with a SACHS-RS motor In addition to two hardtail versions, the XC Trail and XC Tour, NOX release two full-suspension eMTBs for tougher trail use, both of which feature a Sachs motor: the All Mtn 5.9, which has 160 mm of travel and the Enduro 7.1, which offers a whopping 180 mm of travel. The latter was already featured in our “best eMTB of 2020” group test, where we tested the version with the Brose motor. With all bikes from the NOX Hybrid lineup, one question arises: which motor and which wheel size should you choose? All frames are compatible with both 27.5 ”and 29” wheels. NOX HYBRID XC TRAIL Pro | SACHS RS / 651 Wh | 120 mm | € 4,999 | manfacturer website googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1408638783102-1'); }); NOX HYBRID XC TOUR Expert | SACHS RS/651 Wh | 120 mm | € 4,599 | manfacturer website NOX HYBRID 5.9 All-Mtn Pro | SACHS RS/651 Wh | 160/160 mm (f/r) | € 6,999 | manfacturer website NOX HYBRID 7.1 ENDURO Pro | SACHS RS/651 Wh | 180/180 mm (f/r) | € 7,299 | manfacturer website Availability All NOX HYBRID models with SACHS RS motor are available from now in the online shop and from official NOX dealerships. Conclusion In our test of the NOX HYBRID Enduro 7.1 with Brose Drive S motor, we were disappointed with the basic setup of the already very powerful Brose Drive S Mag. Back then, the bike didn’t provide enough support in the low support levels, delivered its power too abruptly in the higher modes and lacked the natural ride feeling we’re so fond of. We’re curious to see whether NOX have been able to address the issue by tuning – and thus taming – the even more powerful Sachs motor. More info at noxcycles.de Der Beitrag NOX HYBRID eMTB with SACHS RS motor erschien zuerst auf E-MOUNTAINBIKE Magazine.

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12 - 29/05/2020 21:34:14

The Milan Mash-Up By Zap You can imagine that in all the years since passionate cyclists and throttle twisters first began walking the aisles of the Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (aka EICMA) back in 1914 that the evolution of the breed has been nothing less than dramatic. To think back to the level of technology that the conjoined industries would’ve highlighted at the show in the days prior to World War 1, and then fast-forward to what was on display last November is simply mind-boggling. That more than a few of the domestic brands seen at EICMA (aka the Milan show) have roots dating back decades only drives the point home of what a treasure Italy is to bicycle and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. And just as we have found in recent years with the annual bicycle-specific show (aka Eurobike) held each September in Friedrichshafen, Germany, the “e-bike creep” continues apace—not only with a surprising number of new entries but, better still, new designs and technologies. In addition to the two days of industry-only attendance, thankfully, the EICMA show also has two days open for consumers, thus it remains the largest gathering of the two-wheeled industry and its enthusiasts. Hence, we have here another installment of the latest and greatest in e-bike technology that we spotted within the six massive halls filled with the most modern two-wheeled creations that exist. Until next year! www.eicma.it       Founded in 1896 in Sweden, Husqvarna is now owned by KTM in Austria, and although “Husky” doesn’t have any e-moto bikes, they have jumped into the off-road e-bike market in a big way. www.husqvarna-bicycles.com   Ducati is just one of many motorcycle brands who have jumped on the e-bike bandwagon to help build their battery-powered future. As of now, the famous Italian brand has yet to show any e-moto models. www.ducati.com   Funny thing, but as popular as KTM bicycles are, they actually have no affiliation with KTM motorcycles since the latter licensed the name to the former decades ago. When it comes to battery-powered bikes, KTM is still showing off its $10,499 Freeride E-XC. www.ktm.com/e-ride/freeride-e-xc   Although they have yet to implement any e-bikes into their full-size line of motorcycles, Husqvarna is making good headway with the kids’ market with the $5500 EE-50 mini-bike.   In addition to the many manufacturers displaying their bikes for public consumption, the EICMA show traditionally attracts a plethora of design houses intent on displaying their bike for manufacturers’ consumption. Both of these bikes were built by the Chinese company Front Art.     n addition to their more traditional-looking e-road and e-MTB bikes, the Italian Fantic brand has this unique take on a fat-tired dual-purpose bike. www.fantic-bikes.com   Following in the tire tracks of their entry-level TC and TS models, Super Soco has launched the higher-end TC Max that has a claimed top speed of 62 mph and range of 68 miles. The belt-drive Max exhibits a quality build and is powered by a removable 72-volt, 45-Ah lithium battery. Another interesting feature is the linked braking with the Brembo disc brakes. www.supersoco.com   The UTV giant CFMoto had this big-wheeled concept e-ATV on display as a sign that they, too, are aware of the electric movement.   Well, it’s still Italy after all!   Multi-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has teamed with Lapierre to supply bikes for his rider academy that trains up and coming throttle-twisters.   Fantic now has two versions of their Fazua-powered Passo Giau road bike with a new higher-end version sporting FSA’s K-Force electric wireless drivetrain.   THE E-BOXER HAS ARRIVED As usual, the BMW booth was one of the show’s largest and busiest. This year, alongside their wide range of street and dual-purpose motorcycles, sat two new and very exciting e-moto concept bikes. No longer is their years-old Evolution maxi scooter the sole e-powered two-wheeler, as it’s now been joined by the radical Vision DC roadster, which is actually a runner (as seen on BMW promotional videos). While BMW has not released any performance information for the Vision DC Roadster yet, they say it uses a 12.7-kWh battery module from the BMW i3 car, giving the C Evolution a range of 99 miles.   BMW obviously sought to pay homage to the past while embracing the future by mimicking the look of their signature opposed twin-boxer engine. The Vision DC roadster employs side shrouds that double as cooling elements that extend outward under acceleration.   Borrowing from its gas-powered siblings, the DC has an exposed shaft drive and anti-dive Dual Lever front fork. There are no foot pedals, as both brakes are applied by hand controls.   THROUGH THE EYES OF ITALY If there was one bike on display in Milan that truly epitomized the melding of design, future concept and Italian design, it was this wild BMW concept bike that sprang from the pen of industrial designer Antonio Sassi. Could this really be the e-moto bike of the future? www.antoniosassidesign.it Nito Bikes has been producing small-scale, urban-friendly e-bikes and scooters for a few years, and at EICMA, they rolled out their boldest effort yet with this concept bike that enjoys Supermoto styling with more than enough front brake power. www.nitobikes.it   There is no doubt that the modern age of e-bikes brings with it a liberating sense of new design and usage. This city bike from NIU Aero integrates its Bafang motor and Panasonic battery nicely.   Kymco is one of the world’s largest scooter manufacturers, and following last year’s roll-out of their SuperNEX that had a top speed of 155 mph, at EICMA this year they introduced a more entry-level version in the RevoNEX. Both bikes are still in the concept stage and have six-speed transmissions. www.kymco.com   As this twin-shocked retro bike illustrates, not every e-bike design was easy to understand.   KAWASAKI JUMPS INTO THE E-MOTO FIRE Kawasaki used the EICMA show to reveal their first attempt at an electric motorcycle. The mid-sized sport bike is called the Kawasaki EV, and while the concept bike may or may not be headed for production, it’s pretty far along to be a mere test mule. The EV starts off with a production trellis frame borrowed their popular Ninja 650. Interestingly, unlike most electric motorcycles on the market, they put in a 4-speed gearbox with a clutch. Kawasaki claims that it has a range of 62 miles, and the motor puts out 27 horsepower during acceleration, and half of that is for cruising. It uses CHAdeMO fast-charging and can use 120 or 240 volts to recharge. With these specs, it’s definitely not ready for market yet, but it’s going to be exciting to see where the Japanese motorcycle brand goes with it. www.kawasaki.com THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO GET ELECTRIC BIKE ACTION In print, from the Apple newsstand, or on your Android device, from Google. Available from the Apple Newsstand for reading on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Subscribe Here For more subscription information contact (800) 767-0345 The post Memory Lane Monday: The Milan Mash-Up appeared first on Electric Bike Action.

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We offer our first impressions on the beautiful and impressive Zero Motorcycles SR/S electric motorcycle in advance of our full review in the August 2020 issue of Electric Bike Action.   www.zeromotocycles.com The post 2020 ZERO MOTORCYCLES SR/S FIRST LOOK VIDEO appeared first on Electric Bike Action.

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Guiding company e-MTBswissalps offer guided tours around the Matterhorn along epic, untouched trails to give you an authentic Swiss eMTBing experience. We can’t wait for their guides to show us around on epic, multi-day rides, but what sets e-MTBswissalps apart? We interviewed them to find out. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1408638783102-0'); }); Some go to indulge in its chocolate delights, for others it’s all about conquering the summit. However, there is more to the Matterhorn than those two extremes, which is what Maxence and Adrià want to prove with their extraordinary eMTB tours around the world heritage site. They’re calling them “eXPERIENCES with character.” Meet the founders and you can’t help but be quickly infected by their enthusiasm. What’s their concept? Fully catered, guided multi-day eMTB tours amidst Switzerland’s most beautiful panoramas that can both appreciate local traditions while also stilling your thirst for adventure. Lifestyle – more than just pedalling Since speaking on the phone, we’ve been itching to visit Maxence and Adrià to experience the tours on offer first hand. In the meantime, we asked Maxence to tell us what distinguishes e-MTBswissalps, which he founded together with Adrià in Verbier in 2018. “We are the only guiding company that focuses purely on eMTB tours in the Alps. We carry spare batteries for our guests, allowing them to experience flowing uphill trails and seemingly endless singletrack in the midst of 4000 metre summits without concerns about range to distract them.” Sounds a bit like an Alpine traverse, but is it? “Our region hasn’t yet been accessed by providers of eMTB tours, so the trails we ride remain largely untouched.” More like virgin territory then. Sounds good. For the founders, riding isn’t just about pedalling across the Alps, it’s a lifestyle. The core idea is that their guests can focus entirely on the experience of riding and taking in the scenery. The e-MTBswissalps team takes care of everything else: your luggage, technical service, cleaning the bikes, charging the batteries, planning the routes as well as providing accommodation and catering typical to the region. The support vehicle transports all of the replacement batteries and food for the day’s riding. Our guides and the locals are like a big family and we know the regional specialities and highlights better than anyone else. It is their passion for mountains and bikes that drives Maxence and Adrià. It’s exactly this which they want to share with their customers, by exploring unique places off the beaten track. “We want to draw attention to lesser-known landscapes and get our guests acquainted with the region’s cultural heritage and rural traditions.” While the young entrepreneurs have gotten to know the region like the back of their hands, they also rely on local guides. Maxence sees Ben, the third certified Swiss Cycling Guide in the team, and all his other colleagues who take care of catering and technical service, as part of a family. Thanks to their combined knowledge, they know exactly where to find good riding spots, local traditions and regional highlights. They are careful about choosing culinary delicacies as well as cosy accommodation that are typical to the region. Here, even the rest stops are a part of the experience of life in the Valais. What is it that makes the trails and routes so epic? Above all, we wanted to find out what makes the trails so epic. Maxence doesn’t hesitate with his answer. “In the Swiss Alps, you can pedal up 3000 metres and still be surrounded by 4000 metre summits. It makes you feel like you’re doing something really big, climbing higher than you ever have before. Imagine climbing up a ridge flanked by Europe’s biggest glaciers and barreling along never-ending singletrack.” Currently, e-MTBswissalps offer three tours with one variation. The ‘Family Haute-Route Vercorin-Zermatt’ tour is aimed at introducing beginners to the world of eMTB and showing them the ropes step-by-step. It’s a three-day tour on easy routes intended to make eMTBing accessible to everyone. To top it off, riders will get their first taste of singletrack and enjoy short hiking sections in the midst of the region’s magnificent mountain range. The five-day ‘Crans-Montana Glacier – Aletsch UNESCO Glacier’ route is aimed at the mountaineers among us. This tour connects the most impressive glaciers in Europe, the Plaine Morte Glacier in Crans-Montana and the Aletsch Glacier, the latter of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moderately difficult, flowing uphills and single-track trails promise to turn this glacier region into your personal playground. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1408638783102-1'); }); If a playground is what you’re after, then the ‘Chamonix–Zermatt Haute-Route’ or the shorter ‘Hérémence–Zermatt Haute-Route’ variation are what you’re looking for. Spanning either four or seven days, you get to explore flowing uphill trails and even more flowing and occasionally demanding descents through eight valleys and over passes with some of the most spectacular views. The seven-day Chamonix-Zermatt tour covers 280 kilometres, 13,000 metres of climbing and 15,500 metres of descending, climbing up to an altitude of 3000 metres twice, the Matterhorn always in sight. In the evening, you can soak your weary bones in the jacuzzi of a historic hotel, situated at 2,300 metres above sea level. All routes are designed to allow you, your partner, friends or family members to enjoy the outdoors and challenge yourselves. If you’re looking for your next adventure but don’t want the hassle, look no further. Unfortunately, we’ve only seen the routes and their elevation profiles on a map, while it’s experiencing them first-hand that really counts. So, there’s only one thing left to do – as soon as the coronavirus situation allows, pack your bags and head out on an adventure. For more information and photos visit www.e-alps.ch Der Beitrag Guided eMTB tours around the Matterhorn – Authentic Swiss eMTB experiences without the hassle erschien zuerst auf E-MOUNTAINBIKE Magazine.

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Greyp bikes have just announced the launch of their US operations, with a US-specific website and selected retailers. The Croatian brand have also announced their new Greyp iOS app. Read on for the official press release. Greyp bikes launch in the US googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1408638783102-0'); }); Greyp Bikes is the brainchild of Mate Rimac who is no stranger to electric vehicles: He’s the founder of Rimac Automobili, the brand behind two of the fastest-accelerating cars ever to burn up a track, which also happens to be fully electric. US operations will be run from their San Pedro, California office under Managing Director Allyson Vought, a former multiple US National Champion cyclist and long-time industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience. While Greyp is new to the US market, it launched its first E-MTBs in Europe over a year ago, and the industry quickly took notice: winning trade show awards and the coveted 2020 Design & Innovation Award for technology and apps. That, combined with their experience in adjacent technologies, should spell success in the States, says Vought: “Nobody else is doing what Greyp is doing with the integration of tech, connectivity and MTB spec. Hopefully that, plus our reputation building some of the world’s coolest e-vehicles will result in a very successful launch and future in the US. We feel these bikes push the limits of what e-bikes can do, both physically and electronically, and we’re confident their popularity in Europe will be repeated in the States.” The Croatian brand have also announced a new iOS app googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1408638783102-1'); }); What sets Greyp completely apart from the crowded E-MTB market is the host of high-tech connectivity and data offerings, when paired with the mobile apps – from front/rear built-in video cameras to full 4G and Bluetooth connectivity. The Greyp iOS app is out and available for download in the App Store. Also, two important novelties are following the release of Greyp iOS app: Greyp Android app update & new bike software. There are many reasons Greyp made this release but to name a few: pairing is facilitated via QR code scan, richer information is added on display, different time zones are supported, the security of the system is increased, ride metrics are improved. software updates to the bikes and mobile apps on both iPhone and Android platforms are Over-the-air (OTA). Greyp fully switched from USB to WiFi communication The full-suspension G6 line (check out our review here), including the 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3, is on the ground, and are available for immediate purchase and delivery. MSRPs are EUR 6499, EUR 6999 and EUR 7499 respectively.For more info check out greyp.com Der Beitrag Greyp bikes now available in the US and Greyp iOS app launched erschien zuerst auf E-MOUNTAINBIKE Magazine.

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17 - 28/05/2020 16:17:13

Like just about every other bike brand of note, longtime California mountain bike brand Marin Bicycles has jumped into the e-bike game with a three-bike line intended to suit a variety of rider needs. While the Nail Trail is a more hardcore mountain bike and the Dual Sport is their city/commuter entry, the Pine Mountain E has its unique take on an e-MTB offering. Marin offers two versions of the Pine Mountain; the $3359.99 E1 and the $4199.99 E2 (with higher-end spec). THE BIKE A chromoly hardtail has a classy tan paint job and rolls on 27.5” tubeless ready wheels with tan wall 2.8 vee tires for max traction. The matching frame/sidewall color was an attractive point of interest. Up front you’ll find a 120mm travel Suntour Raidon fork. Marin spec’d Shimano MT420 brake calipers and MT400 levers to provide plenty efficient stopping power. Most of the components are of the generic house-brand variety with the 780mm wide moto-style handlebar with crossbar being an attention getter. THE PARTS The Pine Mountain relies on a Shimano Steps e7000 motor with a 418watt external frame mounted battery. The 1×10 drivetrain uses a 38t chainring mated to an 11-46 cassette. The derailleur is a Shimano Deore Shadow with a Deore shifter. One notable spec item to note is that the Marin in addition to multiple water bottle cage mounts, there are also mounts for a front triangle bag which is a great decision considering the adventure appeal of the bike. Marin also put mounts for a rack in the rear which is another awesome consideration for adventure. THE RIDE The first ride was a long fire road with a slight incline to start, gradually getting steeper towards the top. We rode with the motor off which actually felt virtually seamless. On some of the sections we could have used another gear or two to make it without the power, but kicking it into eco mode took care of that. The 2.8 width tires were a good choice especially when it came to the descent and cornering. We chose a technical climb to find that the torque of the STePS e7000 will go up just about anything you have the skill to maneuver up. One thing to mention about the STePS drive system is that there is no drag when pedaling off. When switching from eco to trail to boost the increments between the power modes are very even with the stock settings. At some point we put it in boost and headed back up the hill, and it became apparent that shifting was crucial to gain more speed due the cadence sensitivity. Going back down the hill was a blast especially on the smoother parts of the single track that had lots of twist and turns. Of course, being a hardtail, the Pine mountain does require you to pay attention and hang on for the bumpier sections. www.marinbikes.com The post FIRST RIDE: MARIN PINE MOUNTAIN E appeared first on Electric Bike Action.

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