We need to talk about e-bikes… The more mountain bikers we chat to – both pro and amateur riders, I might add – the more we find who’ve either tried them or are desperate to give them a go. Which is why we’ve picked four to be put through the wringer by our Wrecked & Rated test team for this month’s bike test.
Let’s be clear though, before we go any further – this isn’t an e-bike takeover we’re about to embark on, more a recognition of their increasing prominence in the market and in some riders’ considerations. And why not? The fact of the matter is that they’ve become way better propositions than they were a few years ago.
E-MTBs are now generally sleeker, more integrated and better balanced overall – much closer to what most of us recognise as ‘normal’ mountain bikes. But they do still come with pretty hefty price tags and associated weight issues. So, just where does all this balance out and give you a genuinely electrifying ride for your money? Head to page 94 to find out what our experts think and maybe you’ll change your mind about them...
EM TBs are now generally sleek er, more integrated and better balanced overall–much closer to‘ normal’ mountain bikes
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