NEW E-Bikes & E-MTB Tech From Eurobike 2017

NEW E-Bikes & E-MTB Tech From Eurobike 2017


– We’re at EUROBIKE 2017, where we’re taking a look
at all the e-bike tech and e-bike related content here. SCOTT have got some amazing
bikes, Shimano are here. There’s all sorts of great content. So come with me and have a little look and see what we can see. (techno music) So it’s more e-bike related
tech, this time with a FOX 36 and they’ve got a optimised fork. So you may laugh a little
about e-bike optimised stuff but this is a really serious product. So up at the top here, this
steering tube is way thicker and more heavier duty
and the crown itself, where previously they’re
milled out on the inside so they’re hollow, it’s
actually a solid piece. So that’s way stronger, way
stiffer for that 4 1/2 strain that goes into the fork from the braking and the heavy drive units on there. And also interestingly on
the inside is actually the extension tubes and cells are thicker. So this is a 36 but it’s got
a 34 damper unit in there so you can fit it in the side
so the whole thing is stiffer. Other than that it’s really just a FOX 36 but substantially stronger and stiffer. They’ve got the same thing
wheeled out on the 34 with a 32 damper inside. So really a nice bit of
e-bike related tech there. Probably the best thing to
mention about this FOX 36 e-bike optimised fork, it’s got 169 kilogramme
maximum load limit on it. So that’s a pretty big gentleman to ride a bike like this
with a fork like this one, really good to know
that it’s probably made to fit the purpose. Have a look at the Haibike
XDURO downhill 10 here. So it’s a 200 mil travel downhill platform based on the Bosch system in this. And a couple of really
cool things to point out about this bike. First here you’ve got
a dropper post in it, so it’s a downhill bike
but why let that stop you. You’ve got an e-motor to
help you winch to the top and enjoy those downhills. And something that really interests me in the fact that it’s got
an idler wheel in this. It’s got quite a high pivot, so the main pivot is high
which gives it a slightly rearward axle path so
it’s gonna be really good on those big hits and that,
sort of ones that slow you down. And has an idler wheel
so draws the chain over to pivot to make you pedal in the same way that a low pivot bike would like, a regular four bar design. Really cool design,
love the way the battery is integrated into that downtube. And I think it’s probably
the best looking e-bike I’ve seen at EUROBIKE. So yeah again there’s plenty more e-bike tech to be found at EUROBIKE. So in this case, I’ve
got a Shimano STEPS motor in my hand here. It’s got an e*thirteen chain guide and chain in combination
specifically designed for this. Really neat design there, and it’s cool to see some
after-market companies producing products that work specifically with e-bike technology now. And there’s also if I just move over here, they’ve even got some cranks here as shown on the Brose motor system here, along with their own spider
and chain rim design. Really cool being able to like make hop up upgrade kits to what
already exists out there. So more EUROBIKE e-bike tech here, and we’re looking at SRAM EX1 drive train which is a dedicated
transmission just for e-bikes to cope specifically with the sort of torque that goes straight
through the chain. Now unlike some of the other transmissions which are on a 11 or
12-speed and their own XD driver system, this uses a conventional driver body here, and it’s actually an eight-speed system. So it’s a specific chain,
specific rear mech, shifter, and cassette. So the cassette on the EX1 transmission is the thing that’s really special. So it’s an eight-speed offering, and unlike the previous cassette from SRAM that were 11 and 12-speed dedicated which used the XD driver system, this uses a conventional system. What that means it’s
got a regular lock ring that holds it straight
onto the cassette body. The lower piece of the
cassette up to the 42 is all single piece, and the 42 is one steel tooth on its own. So the thing with this is the shifting can only be
done at a certain point on the cassette, and
the reason for that is, it’s designed to shift
under heavy loading, and it’s just something
that helps accentuate the performance under strain. Now this is a SCOTT E-Genius. Now I know that Neil’s already ridden this and done a really great piece on GMBN. You gotta bear in mind
how nice this bike is. Probably the nicest one
I’ve seen yet at EUROBIKE. Running the STEPS E8000 system on there. You can run at 29-inch wheels or 27 plus. Isn’t that just the
most rad looking e-bike you’ve ever seen? Another e-bike check
here at EUROBIKE 2017, this time it’s the Pivot Shuttle. So it’s 140 mil travel,
running on plus-size tyres front and rear. You might see the new DT
Swiss EB1550 wheels here, and of course the Shimano
STEPS E8000 system for Shimano integrated into the bike, downtube-mounted battery, really stunning piece of carbon fibre work here from the guys at Pivot. So I was thinking one
of the coolest things about the Pivot Shuttle
is integrated battery concept on this. So other brands like SCOTT and Mondraker also use the Shimano STEPS system with integrated battery design, but they’re using the
actual integrated battery. What’s inside here is the regular battery that you would see on other
bikes bolted onto the tube. The reason for that is 25%
smaller and it’s lighter, so the entire bike weight can come down, and it means you can
get this into the space and the position that he really likes. The battery itself is easily removable. It’s mounted onto this carbon skid plate with rubber ABS all around
the bottom bracket here like a proper skid plate to protect it. Really decent bit of design. Very classic of Chris Cocalis
from Pivot to do that, smart. Insane amount of e-bikes
just popping out of pavement cracks here seemingly at EUROBIKE. We’ve got the Tororider E-Power here, and it’s got brand new motor
we’ve not even seen before. This is Powerline by FENDT. And that’s the 250 watt
unit with a 500 watt hour battery there. It gives out 84 newton metres of torque. That is massive. You should be able to ride
up the side of a house with this thing, don’t you reckon? So Praxis are based in
Santa Cruz, North America, and they’re really cool
small component manufacturer. They make these really
nice carbon fibre cranks with a huge oversize axle. Now the LYFT crank weighs
in a similar sort of amount to a NEXT SL by Race
Face which is probably the market leader for that sort of crank. It’s really cool they’ve
now got the Girder crank which is a bit more of a
price point option out there. But something I just found
out about this company that’s really impressed
me is the fact that they made all the OEM
cranks for the e-bike motors out there, so in particular, the Bosch offering and
specialised offering. So if you’ve got an
e-bike that’s got Bosch or specialised motor in it, it’s gonna be running Praxis cranks. So that’s a super high-end item. Just good to know. So hopefully you enjoyed all the sort of e-bike tech we managed to
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