5 of the Hottest E-Bikes for 2018 | MBR

5 of the Hottest E-Bikes for 2018 | MBR



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– Stevens E-Sledge+ ES €5,599
– Focus Jam2 Plus Pro £5,199
– Scott E-Genius 700 Tuned
– BMC Trailfox AMP LTD £10,860
– Merida EOne-Sixty 900E £5,500

E-bikes may be dividing the mountain bike industry like nothing else before, but they’re also developing at a whirlwind pace, and as total bike geeks, that’s pretty damn exciting.
Substantial design, engineering and marketing resources are being thrown at the segment, but it’s a steep learning curve for everyone involved, so the end products are hugely diverse both on paper and in the dirt.
We took a spin on a sample of 2018 models in the mountains of Italy to see where the market is heading, and discovered some big differences in performance.

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35 Comments
  • isbn
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Jeezuz Christ. I had no idea there were so many wankers in the push bike community. I bought an e-bike because I wanted to get out and about after my knee injury. It’s legal. I love it. My 5 month pregnant wife loves hers. She rode 80km the first day of not having a bike in 5 years.

    We have gone places we would have never dreamed of going. People say “lazy fuckers”. Serious, what’s your beef? Get a life. People buy different toys for different reasons. I cruise at 30km/h and guess what it cuts out at 25km/h.

    I don’t have to, nor do I want to bust my ass getting up long hills and pushing into head winds. Dissing someone for buying and e-bikes is akin to abusing someone for walking with their dog and not running. Get the fuck over yourselves. Guess what, if you don’t like them don’t buy one!

  • Grand champ Champ
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Do any of these bikes have a throttle? Or are they all pedal assisted? ?‍♀️

  • Sephardic
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Specialized LEVO TURBO?

  • Barskor1
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    You can help a graphene battery maker demonstrate his product in a 900 mile 1448 kilometer car trip on one charge of his batteries https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fwg-powered-by-paper-roadtrip/x/18349842#/ help bring the future into the Now.

  • jo smith
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    wtf 250 watts what the fuck is that is this day and age

  • Scoot Jockey
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Cost !! cost ,cost=????? no fucker can afford them ,just some fucking yuppie bankers who ride at the weekend and fall off and cry for mama!!

  • Patryk Luna
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Why no Specialized Kenevo?

  • korkmaz dayanç
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Merida price performance good…

  • markmywords312
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    What does getting hooked up on the saddle actually mean? Sounds like street talk and if you're older than 9 years old is just sad to do

  • Aerobie Pro Dog
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    BMC spelt BMX wrong!! Doh!

  • Fawstes
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Wait a seconds! Aussie man reviews in a calmer voice?? 😀

  • Younes Tenn
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    I want to buy e bike

  • Raven M.
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Moar.bike best looking and feature packed for the money.

  • Polk Native
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Wish the financially well off people who can afford to buy these e-bikes would hurry up and buy them so the poor boys can go to the e-bike junk yards and get some parts to build their own e-bike for there personal needs that will out last and out preform their models.
    Mid drive e-bikes that need sensors for shifting and when they get worn in and sloppy then there goes the chain and rear freewheel.

  • Helgi Berg Fridtjofsson
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Why did you guys not review the Focus Sam2 ???
    170mm travel and longer slacker geometry than the Jam2.

    https://youtu.be/C61Ozt7lqrE

  • JP LaMere
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Wish they would have contacted us, we have one of the only available 150mm AM full carbon eBikes with the new Shimano E8000 motor and built up any way you want, check it out here: https://www.lamerecycles.com/diode

  • Eric s
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Greed is going to take these bikes off the market 10,000 dollars for a e bike piss off. The most I would pay is 2 grand and it better go 50 mph or I will stick to my 500 dollar gas bike which goes 35 mph and I can go all week on 2 dollars of gas. My first car was 500 bucks not everyone has a money tree in their backyard.

  • makinatotal m.l.g.
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    la bici eléctrica es el futuro, y al que no le guste que no se la compre

  • young lion
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    500 Watt motors with 500 Watt an hour battery what a joke .

  • Michael Rugama
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    The number one is Specialized S-works Turbo Levo FSR with Öhlins Suspensions ????

  • Rational Thinker
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Amazing how e bikes are polarising the mtb community. For those who hate e bikes I recommend you don't buy one but stop being fucking nazis not your trails how people use them is their business till then move over biaatch fast rider coming through

  • jumbleross
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    I’ve looked at getting one for my wife but was surprised at what the ingress protection (IP) rating was on the battery and motor. The Shimano one is IPX5 which means no protection against dirt and showerproof, not ideal for a mountain bike at all and the Bosch one wasn’t much better ?

  • mcgraphics50
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    We need ebikes to go a minimum of 30 mph and offer an independent throttle, not just pedal assist in order to tempt people away from motorcycles. The 15.5 mph UK restriction is bollocks. We need more bikes to rival the Bultaco Brinco but for half the money.

  • Ted Wensing
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Hurt the mountain bike community, how, let me guess you still ride on a horse because cars hurt the riding community. We aren’t here to take over, it’s just another option, but by all means ride your horse to work.

  • Tech news by Dmitriy
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Why so little likes?

  • colintraveller
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    For retarded wankers who can't use a MOTORBIKE ,

  • Matyáš Dvořák
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Where is Specialized Kenevo???

  • Super -sim
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    Motors put out 250-700 watts peak big difference in motor performance.

  • Pat Manvell
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    I love my e-bike. Never could get a KOM till I bought one now have 22.

  • Bugsy Valentino
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    So many stupid ignorant comments from people that don't understand anything about ebikes without trying one out and see how fun and how much more you can do! Anyway more Importantly this review has not covered the pwx or the cx which are the arguably the best ebike systems, and brands like moustache and ktm who are at the top of their game, which leaves me to think this review is completely bias towards shimano and something smells abit fishy

  • Goahead
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    What's next, allowing E-Bikes on Tour de France, E- Stair Climbers, and E-running shoes for Boston Marathons?
    Let's make all of our workouts a little easier by putting assist everywhere!
    It drives me nuts when kids ride hoverboards and electric scooters in my neighborhood. When happened to good old fashioned muscle power? Our society is getting fatter and lazier.

  • Pep
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    As long as humans give vent to their unrestrained egos there will be highly one sided opinions with little empathy or understanding for other view points. The more aware people amongst us will give due consideration for new ways and technology;  will try and understand how these could benefit others if not themselves. E-bikes do have their place on the trails (as long as they're not one step removed from a motocross bike!), and will modify the face of bicycling on and off the road. And if someone passes you struggling (or even walking your bike) up a steep hill on their e-bike just know that they are on the same journey as you, just doing it a little differently.  Who knows, they may have a particular unseen disability that, without an e-bike, would not see them on a bike at all. Keep the fun in life. That's all that is needed.

  • Philp menown
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    So you spent all this time testing them to conclude that we should do the same…? That's helpful

  • sbcfilm
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    wow 250w motor lol, happy with my 1000w bafang

  • Ted Wensing
    Posted at 03:39h, 25 April Reply

    At 56 years old, I love my ebike, but laugh how the righteous say it's wrong, then hop on a lift or truck to get there bikes to the top of the hill to go downhill.

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