E-bike Reviews and News


BMC Trailfox Amp eMTB first ride review


Swiss based BMC has been studying the the MTB e-bike market carefully to explore where they can compete in the segment. Their entry is a no-holds-barred 150mm travel plus bike called the Trailfox Amp.

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Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay eMTB debuts


Before jumping in the e-game, Rocky Mountain wanted to do things the right way. That meant creating an all new electric drivetrain and mounting it in their hottest new trail bike.

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Haibike makes the argument for e-mountain bikes


Want to solicit a strong opinion, perhaps even start an argument? Ask a mountain biker about religion, politics, or e-bikes. Here’s one side of the debate from a company with a lot to gain.

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Bulls Bikes charging into U.S. market


Germany’s Bulls Bikes has been around since 1997. But the brand has only recently infiltrated North America with an extensive offering of bikes in all categories. Their biggest push — the e-bike segment.

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Focus Jam trail bike a departure from usual XC focus


Germany’s Focus is better known in the U.S. for their support of cyclocross and XC racing, but the brand is now also gunning to capture a piece of the ever-expanding trail bike market.

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Specialized Turbo Levo eMTB with trail tool twist


Say what you will about eMTBs, but this is a pretty innovative application of ever-expanding pedal-assist technology.

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Bosch and Troy Lee Designs launch eMTB race series


BOOGALOO is a NEW Class 1 eMTB race series that will take place at two of California’s premier mountain bike resorts this summer.

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Video: Trek Powerfly 8 FS review


The Powerfly 8 is Trek’s 130mm travel full suspension e-bike. Based off the Fuel EX-platform, this bike is fully compliant with e-bike regulations and performs well on the trail.

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Mtbr’s top 10 most read articles in 2016


What are Mtbr readers most interested in? If we use the top 10 most read articles of 2016 as a barometer, it’s reviews, reviews, and more reviews. Plus a smattering of interviews and product roundups.

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Where can you legally ride an e-MTB?


Education on the proper use of e-bikes is critical to ensure we don’t lose trail access.

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SRAM EX1 e-bike drivetrain review


SRAM realized there was a need for a drivetrain and braking system made specifically for the higher demands of e-bikes. Check our verdict on their efforts here.

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Maxxis Interbike 2016


Featuring redesigns of iconic Maxxis offerings, plus the addition of a new eBike-compliant range, the world famous tire maker keeps us rolling into another product year.

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Bulls Bikes Interbike 2016


Bike manufacturer grabs the e-bull by the horns, unveiling 20 new e-bike models at Interbike in Las Vegas.

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Trek Powerfly 9 FS Plus e-bike first ride review


The Powerfly series is Trek’s initial entry into the eMTB market. It’s their best selling range of bikes in the European market and is making making its U.S. debut. Click through to learn more and read our first ride impressions.

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The Angry Singlespeeder rides an e-bike and doesn’t hate it


Some may think the introduction of e-bikes (aka MORBs) will ruin the sport of mountain biking. But after spending a few months on one, the ASS doesn’t think these contraptions will suddenly take over every trailhead across North America.

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Magura unveils inverted Boltron e-bike fork


Magura’s latest offering is an inverted suspension fork designed in conjunction with motocross suspension expert WP that is specifically for ebikes.

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Haibike Xduro AllMtn RX first ride review


The Xduro AllMtn RX is Haibike’s entry into the electric all mountain/trail bike category. Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Strava versus eBikes


Both eBikes and Strava have vocal opponents — but which is greater danger to trail access? The Angry Singlespeeder weighs in with his opinion.

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SRAM EX1 e-bike component group first look


Almost all e-bikes currently use the same drivetrains as normal bikes and they seem to work well enough. But spend some time with them and one will realize that it can be made to work better. Find out what we think of SRAM’s latest effort.

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Martyn Ashton’s electric assist Canyon Sender conquers Fort William


In the ongoing debate about e-bikes, this might be the best in-favor argument we’ve encountered yet.

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Mtbr is covering e-bikes and here’s why


E-bike’s are coming. Here’s why and how Mtbr plans on covering the emergence of these motor-powered mountain bikes.

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Bulls Bikes Copperhead 29 RSi, Copperhead 3 RSi 27.5 and Wild Edge Team 29


German brand Bulls Bikes expands their US offerings this year to include two new alloy hardtails, a monocoque carbon full suspension 29er and yes, a full suspension e-Bike.

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Haro’s new Shift LT with long travel and electronic drivetrain compatibility


The Shift LT offers 140mm of travel for a more all mountain type of ride. Also, the Shift Plus gets some updates and there is an e-Bike prototype on the horizon.

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Is a mountain bike with a hidden motor faster for XC racing?


Hidden motors have been discovered in a high profile cyclocross race recently. So folks are starting to wonder if these provide a significant cheat advantage in an XC mountain bike race today.

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The coolest e-bike at the Sea Otter Classic


This one-of-a-kind electric bike was inspired by the custom motorcycle scene, but you don’t need to be a motorhead to appreciate this incredible piece of two-wheeled art.

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