The New Breed Of E Bikes: In The Workshop And On The Trail

The New Breed Of E Bikes: In The Workshop And On The Trail


E-Mountain bikes are changing and you don’t have to look too far back to these designs are pretty clunky With motors of batteries literally chucked onto a normal mountain bike but now we’re seeing ground up designs that much more integrated the driving Force literally behind that a smaller more compact motor systems like this Shimano steps E-8,000 So first it’s off to Doddie in the workshop. Give you the full tech lowdown on the Shimano system now It’s back to me on the trail. I’m gonna give it a ride and tell you I think This is the Mondraker E-Crusher It’s 150 millimeter travel full Carbon fiber off-Road bike running the Shimano steps E-8,000 system So the first thing you might notice about this is the size of the actual unit now It’s quite small compared to some of the other systems we’ve seen on the market and There’s two main Advantages to that The first is obviously can make the chainstays of the bike a lot of shorter So the bike feels a lot more like the bikes where we’re used to riding without electric assistance And the second one is in fact the the q factor And that’s the distance between the pedals can be reduced so it feels much more like a normal bike to pedal So with this Shimano electric system you get two different crank options you get the hollow tech system Which we’ve seen the Shimano for years, and there’s a slightly more robust fully solid unit There’s also two different timing options 34 and a 38 weight although might be more than you’d normally run a new existing trail bike you’ve got a bear in mind You’ve got that electric assistance so you can maximise on all that stuff now interestingly There’s also an optional chain guide. Which is pretty suggestive or what Somalis think people who could be doing this? So this Shimano system has got three different levels of pedal assist You’ve got eco trail and then boost and to be honest in the past any ebike I’ve ridden I’m just fuckin highest power and gone and hit the trails, but actually I found on this system Trail is really good So it’s got a progressive output if you just spin generally doesn’t give you much power But if you start pushing hard, it will give you enough power to get the re speakers to the Hill But boost is all about riot mode for me Hüseyin is so much fun. You don’t even really need big long sections of Trail I find little trial things of fun popping wheelies trying to hit banks Go up and turn around and come back down that is brilliant for it Eco mode is probably just to be safe We’ll get a new home when you started running low on battery or maybe when you’re riding with people that don’t have a bikes This bike also has the benefit of having the electronic co2 Shimano gears so a bit of a luxury, but also I find it works really well with E-bikes there’s often situations where you want to get through the gears really quickly so I can just Leave my phone and I’ll bang up or down a cassette as I need it the left-hand side the bar I’ve got the mirror image of that shifter I’m actually works the pedal assist mode so that easy just flick through the three and I actually find that I’m using that on the trail a lot more than I thought I probably would One of the Advantages of any bike system is being able to winch yourself up pretty much anything you dare climb and with 70 Newton Metres of torque the Shimano system is going to climb anything you dare point it up and just to put it into perspective What our 70 Newton meters feels like it’s significantly more than any of those twists and go scooters You’ll see around town or if one let’s get another way about the same as a 1986 that’s on a sunny So it’s climbing where you really notice the biggest difference on an E-bike to a normal bike off. So you’ve got all that extra power Really just feels like you got a set of legs from an Olympic track Sprinter This bike has got a really grippy big tire on the rear So actually I’m not spinning up much tall just want it to wheelie a little bit So it’s got a really try and keep your weight on that front tire Paraná Shimano system is a 504 what battery now It’s available in two styles is Fully integrated like the one team on this bike or more Conventional one it just sits on top of the top G bra in a bracket Now the beauty of having this one fully integrated into the downtube here is the fact that is completely hidden Waterproof and protected you never actually need to take this off the black for cleaning because of this but access is easy if you do need to get to it as Of all the bikes you know you’ve got to keep these things charge the charge ports on this one It’s located on the down Tube here directly into the batteries now will reach 80 percent charge within two hours. Which is pretty amazing and 100% Within five hours, and that’s about yourself will last a hundred thousand cycles So it’s on the flat sections of trail. We’re much more likely Flick that left paddle and get it into trail mode just to use that of mid power system with that progressive output don’t forget like all other E-bikes a 25-kilometer now this will stop assisting you It’s got me sad that every single different brand of motor has different sort of feel on the bike the way actually cuts in and out of power And this system is very smooth right when it does give you that pedal assist and also when it cuts off? This is a business end of the Shimano system. So you’ve got your control to great display less You know everything you need to know when you’re on the trail So you might notice it’s the same Displays you get on the di to system and even cycling through the gears you can see the display registering which gear you in Don’t fret though is compatible with mechanical gears 10 on level speeds. You don’t have to have Vi2 integration The display itself has got color-coordinated Eco trails and boost setting so you know what you’re in for easy reference out on the trail and Display itself has got all the sort of range of controls and display that you need so that I have a domitor range trip distance All that sort of stuff, so the whole system has three drive settings, but via the Ichi bap There’s actually dynamic explorer and a custom setting which enables you to buy the app itself Control all of the parameters of the system. How you want it to feel much like Bi2 So for example in the trail setting you might want more assistance or less assistance Where you want to boost out more of a feel compared to that fully customizable, and that’s on the new Firmware update That’s about to drop Especially on the downhills where the e battering the motor better you make that much difference? Scott and said it doesn’t feel like good Mountain bike 150 Miller travel Actually feels like more than that honest and with the extra way to the body it makes the suspension really active I don’t really notice any difference on q-Factor It feels like a good mountain bike with big tires big brakes and really good dying on characteristics Okay, so there’s a focus on the Shimano steps Ea thousand system. It’s pretty created CFr Emags bikes and their motors have come in the last couple of years and just what that means in the performance of the bike overall click on the Giambi on Logo to subscribe chance Hampton already see another video feature in this system click up there for a Scott a Genius by check and down there for video is Brendan Fairclough, E-mountain bike versus normal mountain bike gives thumbs ups like this video