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SRAM New Motor?

SRAM have been buzzing the rumour mill recently with their possible electric bike motor. Although un-confirmed its apparently been seen on various test bikes with neutral frames. Although we know very little at this point, its…

Video: Test Trek Fuel EXe 9.9

This one has been a while in the making as we dig into the details of the Trek Fuel EXe, a light weight e-mtb that might be one of the most interesting bikes we have ever ridden. Video:Trek Fuel EXe Test For even more detail read…

HUSQVARNA MOUNTAIN CROSS 7

Assuredly, it’s been a handful of years since we first laid eyes on a Husqvarna at the Eurobike show in 2017. Professed fans of all things throttle-twisting that we are, it was exciting to see a company with such a storied legacy in…

E-BIKE TECH CORNER

STICKY SHIFTING? Q: I have been riding my current bike for about a year, and I ride close to 40 miles a week on average. My Shimano Deore XT derailleur has been great, but I have noticed my trigger is getting harder to engage. What is my…

E-BIKE TECH CORNER

Q:  I’m looking to purchase a new e-bike to chase my daughter around on her regular bike, and I need to know what type will be best for me. There are a few hills to battle with in my neighborhood, and I’ve heard about e-bikes having an…

Video: Horizon Lock – Go Pro Hero 11 Black

We have had the Gopro Hero 11 Black for a month or so and we think that the Horizon Lock feature is one of its killer settings. We recently found ourselves on Monte Falco in the centre of Italy with the camera a spare ride and a bit of…

E-BIKE TECH CORNER

BUYING USED Q: I recently bought a used Bulls e-mountain bike. The owner claimed it was a 2020 with 1400 miles on it. He also said he hadn’t ridden anything too extreme and it was free from any major frame scratches. Service and…

Lightweight Power: TQ-HPR50 Motor Test

TQ-group is a German company that makes many types of motors and have for many years had available on the market the TQ HPR 120S motor, which has the largest torque currently available of 120nm on a street legal pedal e-bike. This can be…

E-BIKE TECH CORNER: Securing Your Headset

SECURING YOUR HEADSET Q: I’ve recently purchased a raised stem for my Rad Power fat-tire bike. I wanted to bring my arms up a little further from the ground for more comfort. The stem feels much better for me than the old one, but now I…

OVERHEATING AN E-BIKE CAN BE A BUZZ KILL, LITERALLY

OVERHEATING AN E-BIKE CAN BE A BUZZ KILL, LITERALLY Too much load on an e-bike motor can get it hot enough to trigger an error code that will usually trigger a fail safe mode. It's one of the most common problems people find with budget…

E-BIKE TECH CORNER

BUYING USED Q: I recently bought a used Bulls e-mountain bike. The owner claimed it was a 2020 with 1400 miles on it. He also said he hadn’t ridden anything too extreme and it was free from any major frame scratches. Service and…

E-BIKE TECH CORNER

CARBON OR ALUMINUM? Q: Many of my friends have e-mountain bikes, and some have the latest top-of-the-line carbon bikes. I watched your YouTube video on the new Yeti 160e, and it looks like a good option. Technically, I could afford the…

FIRST LOOK: BOSCH UPDATES

Our second day at Sea Otter started with a bike ride but really it was more than that. Bosch invited us to come check out their new Smart System which offers new tech and performance features we are stoked to talk about. What's an…

GAME-CHANGING NEW BATTERY

Mahle, the automotive parent company behind the Ebikemotion X35 motor system, has partnered up with Allotrope Energy and is developing a new battery that is a hybrid between lithium-ion and capacitors, allowing for super fast charging at up…

E-BIKE TECH CORNER

LOOSEY GOOSEY Q: Hello, e-friends! I’ve recently been informed through a riding buddy to keep an eye and ear on my cassette. Apparently, it’s not uncommon for them to come loose on e-bikes. Is there any insight you can give me on why…

How Often To Service Your E-bike

How Often Should I Service My E-Bike? Your e-bike is a durable workhorse giving you miles and miles of fun and utility. But, over time, like any machine, it will need some care and maintenance. With wear and tear, brake pads and tires…