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Inside we take a look at some e-MTB products on display at Sea Otter from Bosch, Bulls, an...

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Electric bikes and racing stole the show at the 201...

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20 years of inactivity and scales that read 144 kg? Can this 56-year-old tug on th...

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Every rider should carry on the trail compatible with their entire B-Rad system just in front of the shock or at the bottom some essentials, ranging from a spare tube to a tire boot and even a master link. While some riders prefer to carry these essentials in their hydration pack, there are others looking for clever storage on their bikes. Wolf Tooth Components (WTC) is a company that specializes in problem-solving and doing it in a clever and practical way. Recently, WTC released their B-Rad system that’s designed to allow riders to carry more water bottles and other essentials on their bikes. New for 2018 was their Roll- Top bag for added storage.   Tech info: The B-Rad Roll-Top bag was made to be a versatile storage option for riders who may want to carry more than a spare tube but have it be a little more streamlined. WTC uses a durable, water-resistant, PVC-backed, 420D nylon material with sealed seams. This 1.1-liter bag uses a roll top with a secure buckle and a heavy-duty strap with grippers for versatile storage. WTC designed this bag to be and offers it with an adapter plate to mesh with the whole system. Retail price on this bag is $32, and it can be found online or at your local bike shop.   On the trail: We stocked our Roll-Top bag with some key essentials, including a spare tube, CO2 system, multi-tool, master link and a 20-dollar bill in case we needed a boot. Loaded up, the bag was only at about capacity and wasn’t overly bulky. The buckle has a secure lock and didn’t feel like it would snap once we hit rocky trails. The single-strap design did offer a secure- enough fit on the trail where the bag didn’t slide or move around when riding. We experimented with the placement of the bag on various places on the frame. Wolf Tooth designed this bag to be dropper-post-compatible, and on all the test bikes, we didn’t have any issues with it hitting the rear tire. There may be some bikes, though, with shorter seat tubes where it may not clear. Whether mounted bracket shell, the Roll-Top bag fit just about anywhere. Overall, the B-Rad Roll-Top bag is a high-quality option with a clever design for riders looking for some extra storage on their bikes. www.wolftoothcomponents.com Hits • Sleek yet roomy design • Very few places it won’t fit on a frame • Secure fit   Misses • None Star Rating: ★★★★★ 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 Got something on your mind? Let us know at hi-torque.com The post Product Test: Wolf Tooth Components B-Rad Roll-Top Bag appeared first on Electric Bike Action.

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136 - 19/04/2019 16:51:16

Inside we take a look at some e-MTB products on display at Sea Otter from Bosch, Bulls, and Specialized.   The prevalence of Electric Mountain Bikes has increased at Sea Otter again this year. Many attendees were very interested in swinging a leg over these bikes from what we saw.   Bulls had a huge presence at Sea Otter this year and have many options for those looking for an eMTB. The two below were highlights of their massive booth. Many attendees swung their legs over a Bulls e-bike for the first time and we heard plenty of praise from exuberant test riders. The E-CORE EVO AM Di2 27.5+. The big Bulls bike that is most appealing is the E-Core EVO EN Di2 27.5. It is powered by Shimano’s new 250watt E-8000 eMTB motor and two 275WWH power packs. Having 750WH onboard is no small amount of battery juice. It boasts a big e-bike range of 90-100 miles. Check out the detailed shots below to see more on this 180mm travel enduro/downhill weapon. Bosch has been steadily improving their e-MTB technology and they released their KIOX system that looks quite impressive. They’ve partnered with a number of brands to utilize their motor and Kiox system. The Gorilla Glass, bluetooth connectivity, and full color-screen are impressive in person. With the Kiox on-board computer, you can keep track of the battery charge level, as well as your speed, heart rate and performance. Robust and small, the compact Kiox is the perfect training partner for ambitious riders. Cube had their Stereo Hybrid 160 (Action Team 500 27.5) in the Bosch booth. The 160mm bike is designed to offer an enduro suspended bike with the power of a Bosch CX drive system. Specialized’s Turbo Kenevo is a popular offering in the e-mtb space and they had an Ohlins dual crown fork bolted to one in their booth. Range anxiety is a thing with heavy e-bikes and Specialized has a Mission Control App to give you full control of your Turbo Kenevo to tune it to the proper level and assistance in the e-MTB to ensure your ride goes as planned.     See more of our 2019 Sea Otter coverage

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121 - 18/04/2019 23:51:27

Electric bikes and racing stole the show at the 2019 Sea Otter Classic. From Class 1 (pedal-assist) to Class 2 (throttle) and Class 3 (28 m.p.h. approx. top speed) — take a look at all the e-bike products on display, on and off the Laguna Seca racetrack. Innovator: The newest Specialized Turbo Levo was on display, looking sleek and ready for the dirt. Ultra-modern: The CAKE street-legal electric motorcycle from Sweden. Townie bikes: The BMC Alpenchallenge AMP Cross bike is just one of the Swiss brand’s electric offerings. Off-road: Another beautiful electric offering, the 150mm rear travel BMC Trailfox AMP SX. German brand BULLS had their complete line on display. Ghost Bikes were offering test rides on their e-bikes. The Gazelle Arroyo C8 HMB Elite is one of the many e-Bikes powered by the tried-and-true Bosch power plant. From city to off-road, Haro Bikes had all their electric bikes on showcase. Mini e-Bike: Specialized’s Robert Egger created this Hodaka-inspired electric mini bike called the Road Toad. The Decoy by YT Industries received the lion’s, errr, duck’s share of attention in the enduro electric bike category. The Trek Domane+ is just one of a complete range of electric bikes from the Wisconsin-based company. The Devinci AC XT is the Canadian brand’s flagship off-road electric model with 170mm of rear suspension travel. Road: Donnelly Cycling offers one of the most discretely-packaged e-Bikes on the market. Wildsyde were displaying their line of beach cruiser e-Bikes. Saturday’s e-Bike race get ready to go with the pros staged in front of the amateurs, all racing at the same time on the same course around the tarmac and trails Laguna Seca venue. France’s Caroline Mani was the sole pro woman entered in the electric category. But Caroline wasn’t immune to a first straightaway crash that collected several riders… Caroline was able to quickly re-mount and begin picking through the men’s e-Bike field on her way to victory. Hang loose: E-Bikers have more fun, thanks to electric pedal-assist. Some riders had their hands full with “Turbo” mode: Men’s 15-18 competitor Shan Agan hangs on for the ride. Lovers and hecklers: The sidelines of the electric bike category were filled with both. Overall, the e-Bike category was all about fun. Pro electric bike racer Edwin Bull’s Hawaiian shirt and gravel e-Bike helped keep things electrically eclectic. The Pigman, Jeff McGrath in denim and leather, helped make the e-Bike race the most enjoyable to watch at Sea Otter 2019. Charlie Mullins grabbed the lead early in the electric bike race and took the pro men’s win. The utility power of electric bikes was most noticeable at Sea Otter. The Benno Boost E is outfitted to be one of the most utility-driven electric bikes in its category. The Tern GSD line is a small, yet resourceful, electric bike option. Need to cart kids around town? Yuba Bikes have several pedal-assist electric models. Xtracycle has a long reputation in the utility bicycle game and are now offering electric models. Yamaha is officially back in the bicycle game with a full line of power-assist bicycles that includes the YDX Torc mountain bike. The post All Things Electric at Sea Otter 2019 appeared first on Electric Bike Action.

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Look debuted their new E-765 Optimum bike at the Sea Otter Classic, with a Fazua motor system. Possibly one of the lightest on the market, and the carbon is designed with two waves in the stays to offer a 15% increase in the flexibility of the carbon for better vibration damping. We saw a ton of bikes with the Fazua Evation motor and that’s one of the trends you’ll see in the next issue. It’s one of the smallest and lightest motors on the market. The post LOOK E-765 OPTIMUM E-BIKE SPOTTED AT SEA OTTER appeared first on Electric Bike Action.

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Pro Suspension Tips: By Yanick-the-Mechanic Scott’s Top Mechanic Yanick-the-Mechanic Shares His Suspension Knowledge There is no secret to setting up your MTB’s suspension correctly. Check out what tips and tricks N1NO Schurter’s head mechanic has for getting your bike up-to-speed. Ever wondered whether you`re riding with the suspension dialed in correctly? What if you aren’t and this is keeping you from unleashing your hidden potential as a mountain bike pro? A properly working suspension setup makes the difference not only on World Cup Cross Country circuits, but also, and perhaps more importantly on your local! Yanick-the-Mechanic, the main wrench for the XC World Champion Nino Schurter, knows all the tricks to guide you to a world-class suspension setup. www.scott-sports.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 Got something on your mind? Let us know at hi-torque.com   The post Pro Suspension Tips: By Yanick-the-Mechanic appeared first on Electric Bike Action.

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124 - 18/04/2019 15:17:21

Do you sometimes find yourself agonising over decisions? Do you often feel like the world is spinning too quickly and you can’t keep up? If you’re leaning towards an answer in the affirmative, then you’ve landed in exactly the right place. Remember coming across those infuriating television channels with non-stop adverts and maddeningly persuasive salespeople that grind you down until you eventually succumb and buy the useless product? Fortunately, those channels have largely disappeared now, but there’s no escaping the act – especially not on social media. Everyone wants to persuade us about something or to inflict his or her opinion on you. Everyone believes they’ve got something important to share. If you’ve already got the App, you’ll be able to download the new issue directly. If not, now’s your chance to grab our free App for iOS or Android. But do you know what’s missing? There’s no discussion, no exchanging ideas, or attempting to get to the crux of things. Instead, we bury down into our own bubble, exclusively following friends and other like-minded individuals on social media, often only exposing ourselves to one side of an argument. We’re all transmitting constantly and no one is really receiving, let alone digesting. The art of listening and appreciating facts is becoming an endangered species. Highlights Buyer’s Guide: Things to know before buying an eMTB The best budget eMTB of 2019 around € 4,500 Is there anything more meaningful than eMTBing? I weigh 90 kg, am I too heavy for my eMTB? E-MOUNTAINBIKE City Escape powered by Haibike As a result, people are guilty of jumping to conclusions based on superficial information and basic truths. But there’s another way, trust us. In this fast-paced whirr, we strive to be your trusted companion. A place that provides you with credible, well-researched articles on relevant technology, bikes, components, lifestyles and more, going beyond just eMTBs. A magazine that doesn’t regurgitate news from every single press release, but one that questions them first. We pride ourselves on unconventional topics, critical thinking and new perspectives – not simply to inform you but to move you, whether it’s to buy a certain product that will change your ride for the better or simply not to do something. Either way, always supporting you in making a conscious choice. Given the stream of options in today’s digital world (globalisation is so 20th century!), consciously making decisions is more important than ever. E-bikes will likely become smart bikes in the next few years, just like cell phones turned into smartphones. This spawns a ton of technological hurdles as well as ethical ones: is this even the direction we want to go in? In this issue, we delve into the route already being trodden by Greyp Bikes towards total connectivity and ask for your opinions on the subject. Artificial intelligence, like connectivity, is just one example of many of the endless possibilities of today’s world and the necessity to make a choice. The big question is: do we want to lead our daily lives or do we want to be lead and shaped? Each day there are decisions to be made, each day we choose our path again. Leading the life you want to live means you have to grab the reins, face your fears and detect the routines that you are stuck in unconsciously. Work out the risk of the routine and avoid it. It’s not as hard as it sounds; daily excitement takes humour, lightness-heartedness, a decent dose of childishness, and ample curiosity, which also happen to be the very same ingredients we took for the first E-MOUNTAIN BIKE City Escape powered by Haibike in Barcelona. All bikes in this issue: BULLS E-STREAM EVO AM 4 |Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 |Commencal Meta Power 27 RIde |Conway eOne-Sixty 800 |Flyer Uproc7 4.10 |Haibike XDURO AllMTN 3.0 |Haibike XDURO Nduro 6.0 |Merida eONE-SIXTY 800 |Radon Swoop Hybrid 10.0 |Raymon E-Seven TrailRay 10.0 |Specialized Turbo Kenevo Comp |YT Decoy CF Pro This issue isn’t just a recipe for adventure; it’s also packed with inspiration, test reviews and know-how. We sought out the best eMTB around €4,500 and uncovered some interesting findings on the way. We also pull apart insufficient standards when it comes to the total weight limit of eMTBs and the challenges that add up here. Haibike welcomed us with open arms to learn more about the FLYON models and we visited Berlin’s motor manufacturer Brose. Our fashion shoot elevates eMTBs to a whole new level in a bid to urge you to push the limits. Other topics in this issue include riding techniques and solutions for bike-related family dilemmas. Plus, alongside tests of the latest BULLS and YT models, we introduce you to our new long-term test bike program. I’ve penned an essay on eMTBing being the most meaningful pastime of all. Am I right? You might already know the answer – if not, keep reading. And if that wasn’t enough, the E-MOUNTAINBIKE 2019 Annual has just come out in print (right now, it’s just in German but the English version is in the pipeline!). Each purchase of this labor of love goes towards supporting our team. So, it’s not a bad idea if you ask us! On that note, I hope you have a brilliant start to the season, make sensible decisions and take the route you want to take! Have fun doing so. Robin Schmitt, Editor-in-chief Der Beitrag Out Now! E-MOUNTAINBIKE Issue #017 – Right Choice! erschien zuerst auf E-MOUNTAINBIKE Magazine.

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120 - 18/04/2019 10:17:18

20 years of inactivity and scales that read 144 kg? Can this 56-year-old tug on the brakes of middle-age spread and reinvent himself as a mountain biker? In a last-ditch attempt to change his life for the better, reader Frank Thomas Arnhold’s story is one that’s likely to chime with a lot of us. The years have ticked by and, by and large, they’ve been good to me. But as I stand here now, 55 years old, I’ve got 144 kg to haul around. A weight that’s not insignificant for someone who’s only 1.85 metre. You could say it’s cosy, but really it’s just awkward and cumbersome. It’s the sort of weight where you can be laidback, or laidback to the point of laziness. Either way, it isn’t good for your health. Frank earlier … googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1408638783102-0'); }); But however you want to try and word it, my weight just didn’t cooperate, showing indignation in my ankles and knees then added lower back pain to the equation. Each time I wheezed my way up steps or anything remotely uphill, I’d find myself wondering if this was really what healthy felt like. It made me question what had happened to me over the years. I was hooked on mountain biking 25 years ago. I’d clock 3,000 off-road kilometres each year, and I even won a prize at the Fun Ride Bike Festival in Winterberg in 1995. But then I decided to follow a dream I’d had since being a kid and bought a BMW Boxer motorbike. The transition from mountain biker to motorbike rider happened so quickly that I didn’t even notice. My mountain bike grew dusty without a word. I started playing badminton as a means to keep fit. But my habit of overdoing it with sport meant that I ended up with cardiovascular problems and had to stop playing – the second time this happened, I simply didn’t re-start. That’s why, over the years, the kilos started piling on. What can I say? I am partial to indulging in good food – perhaps demonstrating the same sort of over-eager attitude I show in sport. In 2017 I realised things had to change. When my work launched a scheme to lease company bikes in 2018 I was the first to take them up on the offer. But while testing a Bergamont e-hybrid bike at my local dealer, the staff asked politely how much I weighed and I couldn’t help but notice the way they glanced down at the bike with concern. After a hurried discussion with a colleague, they suggested one of the Haibike eMTBs instead–this particular bike had more generous geometry in terms of leaving space for my belly. As soon as I laid my eyes on the Hardseven 7.0 it immediately relit the flame for that long-buried passion of mine: mountain biking. Those big 29″ wheels, the chunky aluminium frame and the matte-blue colourway set my adrenaline rocketing even before I’d sat on the bike. It looked so damn strong and capable that I couldn’t wait to ride it. On that test ride it struck me how this was probably the one chance I had left in life to change things for the better before it got too late. It was almost like the eMTB could tell, and kept whispering ‘I’m your saviour.’ That was it. I was convinced. But having that conviction turned out to be far easier than actually turning the new me into reality. My physique, weight, and total absence of fitness launched vocal protests but I was able to hush them with the presence of pedal assist – although I quickly realised that even with a motor, there’s no such thing as a free ride. I still had a lot of pedalling to do, but fortunately I made it through the first few kilometres without needing an oxygen tent. It left me inspired and hungry for more. Around the same time my wife and I changed the way we eat, cutting out wheat products mainly. Our initial cries of despair that ‘there’s nothing left to eat!’ rapidly subsided as we developed a new style of cooking – one with diversity and richness that has now become the norm for us. Happening in sync with the riding, the unbelievable occurred: I began to shed weight. I could feel myself getting tangibly fitter and the enjoyment rose multi-fold. Within two months of getting my e-bike I broke the solemn promise I’d made to my wife about not riding in unknown territory. You see, in the past my over-zealous riding had, very occasionally, resulted in crashing. When my wife and I had got our e-bikes, I’d promised to stick to the tarmac to avoid “letting the horses out the gate”, which was her biggest fear in letting me loose on an mountain bike again. She didn’t want to see any broken bones. Fortunately, those early restrictions were lifted and I started looping in some mellow grassy tracks followed by gravel, and, after about six months, I had my first taste of singletrack in many years. Just a quick go, I reasoned. But that quick go turned into gorging on techy climbs and equally as techy descents – regularly. I could sense it before I spotted it in the mirror. A grin that I could barely wipe off my face. I’d reawakened a long-buried passion and it was making my heart jump for a joy. Along with my 28-year-old son-in-law, I rode more and more challenging singletrack trails in the hilly Sauerland-Siegerland region and I felt better than I could ever remember feeling in the past decades. By November 2018 I’d lost 22 kg. I was feeling fit and not at all burdened by the years. Forget 56 years old, more like 56 years young. And all thanks to eMTBing. … Frank today googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1408638783102-1'); }); But with the onset of the dark, cold winter, I was distraught that a long-running bronchial issue still meant that I couldn’t ride when the mercury falls below a certain temperature. But, you know what, that off-season just raised the level of anticipation. The excitement when we got hit by unseasonably warm weather in February 2019 was sky high and I was allowed back on the eMTB. Frank’s former Independent MTB – untouched for 20 years. I’m expecting to shed a few more kilos this year but it’s not such a pressing issue any longer. Whatever happens, happens. For me, having a good time counts more. And I’m certainly having that! I’ve even ordered a second eMTB from my local shop – a Haibike Xduro 6.0, with FOX suspension and more singletrack capabilities. The guys in the shop are visibly stoked at my transformation (for which they’re partially responsible!) from an ‘old man’ into a once-again keen mountain biker. My old Independent MTB, which saw some history go down, is still gathering dust in the attic. The grip shift gearing is sticky, the Goretex cables loose, and the skinny Ritchey tires are anaemic with a lack of air. Up until now I used to look at it with a sort of nostalgia, but then I realised it could do more than that: as a souvenir of days-gone-by, I’ve fixed the red Ritchey pedals from my old bike onto my new Haibike. They work just as well as ever, bridging the gap between my past and my present–of which I’m incredibly proud. For me, there’s a right time for everything, and that’s just what life is like. I had to replace my 25-year-old pair of Shimano riding shoes with a hip pair of Northwaves so that I can actually push down on the pedals properly. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do anyway–especially on the next bike tour I’ve got planned on komoot with my son-in-law– the longest stage is 78 km. Grab the opportunity! Take cues from Frank Thomas Arnhold and let eMTBing change your life! That supposed ‘last chance’ has taught me that you can find a solution if you’re really looking for it. It takes bravery to really make the most of it, but you’ll be rewarded with every single turn of the cranks. And if it all starts to feel too much, just up the level of pedal assist, right? So on that note, take the opportunity! Der Beitrag Last chance saloon? The 144-kilo mountain biker who hasn’t done any sport for 20 years erschien zuerst auf E-MOUNTAINBIKE Magazine.

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