Top 5 – Hottest Ebikes for 2019 | EMTB DREAM BIKE CHECK

Top 5 – Hottest Ebikes for 2019 | EMTB DREAM BIKE CHECK


– Hey, Rob here. 2019 is going to be such an amazing year for e-mountain bikes. There are so many cool bikes out there. It can be quite difficult to choose and narrow them down. But I want to choose the top bikes that I believe are representing the best of electric
mountain biking for 2019. These are bikes that are innovating, moving the industry forward
or have something unique about them that really stand them out. Coming up first, the Haibike Flyon. Announced at Eurobike in July 2018, this bike was a show-stopper. With an incredibly powerful
motor from little known company TQ, this bike is gonna
be an absolute power house. Offering up to a third more
power than the 2019 Levo, the 120 newton-meter motor is gonna be beastly on the trails. But that’s not all. Haibike have really pushed
the industry forward and are taking some big bold moves. A huge integrated screen
with different riding modes, integrated lights for night riding and a juicy 630 watt-hour battery that is really gonna need
to power that hungry motor. The company has put a
huge amount of effort into creating an
outstanding looking package. And Haibike’s brand promise
of, we are e-performance, really shows here. Really cool features like
fast charging via an external accessory, will get the battery
charged to 80% in an hour. Excellent for topping up over lunch, this is the first e-bike that is offering this kind of feature. The model here we’re
looking at is the AllMtn 10 with 150 millimeters of
travel, front and rear, making it a sorted, capable
all-round trail bike. But if you need something
with a bit more travel, the Nduro offers 180 millimeters
of front and rear travel. Availability starts in mid-2019
so we got a little while to wait, but it’s gonna be
a really interesting bike and no doubt gonna be a top, top seller. One of the hottest
bikes we’ll see in 2019, busting with new technology. Next up , we got the Vitus E-Sommet VR. When this was launched in 2018
it gave the biking industry a smack in the face, coming
with top line components at an incredible price. Well under 4,000 pounds where
many e-bikes of this spec were coming in over the 5,000 pounds mark. Not only a great price, the
bike is an extremely sorted package with excellent
up-to-date geometry, a well-sorted motor,
an electronics package with the excellent Shimano E-8000 system and 500 watt-hour battery. With 170 millimeters of travel up front, the bike is more all-mountain,
enduro and downhill style. So it’s gonna be suited if
you’re looking for a bit more bike park, downhill, big
hit enduro-style bike, but it can be ridden amazingly
well on the trails as well. The 2019 has been refined and
now includes 170 millimeter Rockshox Lyrik RC2 fork
and super deluxe RC3 shock. It’s got an improved cockpit
and a better mode controller. It’s a super-sorted enduro, all
mountain and downhill e-bike and for 2019, it’s priced at 3,800 pounds. I wouldn’t be surprised to see
this sell out really quick. This is in the best bikes
of 2019 due to it’s awesome specification, sorted handling,
bang up-to-date geometry and super, super competitive price. Next up we got the Specialized Turbo Levo. Totally redesigned for
2019, this bike is pushing the boundaries in terms
of e-bike technology. An all new frame, new
motor, a new battery design that is completely integrated and hidden away into the frame. The frame is all new geometry for 2019 and follows the design of the brand’s hugely successful Stumpjumper. It’s a very well balanced,
lightweight e-bike that manages to tuck
everything into a neat package. With very sorted geometry
for an outstanding ride, Specialized has sought a look
that makes you second guess if it’s actually an e-bike. It’s the first bike that
includes the brand new 2019 Brose magnesium case motor,
which is more powerful, 15% smaller and half a kilogram lighter than its predecessor. Maximum torque is increased
from 80 to 90 newton-meters. A near instant engagement of the motor for those steep hill starts. Specialized is now
rocking one of the highest capacity batteries available on an e-bike with the Expert and
S-Works models coming in with a 700 watt-hour battery. That should be good for around
a 40 to 50 mile ride easily. Specialized have really pushed
the boundaries in R and D with a seamless frame design, new motor, up to 700 watt-hour battery
and minimalist look. The 150 millimeter front
and rear travel bike is a super sorted package. All of that new technology
comes at a price. The starting price is 4,000 pounds, up to a massive 10,000
pounds for the S-Works. The Expert model that comes
with the 700 watt-hour battery is 7,250 and the Carbon that you’ve seen in the pictures here, is 6,000 pounds. So you are paying the
price but getting a bike with the latest e-bike
technology baked into it. Next up the Commencal Meta Power Race 29. Another very well specced e-bike for 2019. The Commencal Meta Power is
one of only a few e-bikes running 29er wheels,
paired with Magic Mary 2.6 which will make a killer combo for trails. While there’s nothing
massively ground breaking in terms of e-bike innovation,
you’re getting huge amount of bike for the money. Based on the highly-regarded
META All Mountain, it’s got 150 millimeters of
travel, Shimano E8000 motor, Eagle 12 speed and a host
of tried and tested kit. If you’re looking for a
killer bike at a great price and the Vitus with 170
millimeters of travel is a bit too much bike, then this
should be next on your list. It stands out and makes the
top five due to it’s excellent specification, 29er wheels,
making it a great alternative to the Levo, but at a much lower price. If you’d like a well-sorted,
well-priced 29er trail bike specced out of the box, with
premium Rockshox Lyrik RC2 fork, super-deluxe coil shock,
quality DT Swiss wheel set and a Shimano and SRAM drive strain combo, then this is the bike to get. And finally we’ve got the Lapierre eZesty. Many bikes of 2019 are
featuring more powerful motors, more features and bigger batteries. The Lapierre eZesty is
putting up a middle finger to all of that with the
lightest full suspension e-mountain bike we’ve ever seen. At around 18 kilograms,
it’s got a super slick look and it’s difficult to tell
it’s actually an e-bike. That’s due to the ultra lightweight
battery and motor combo. From the company Fazua,
a small team of engineers and bikers from Munich. They’ve developed an ultra
compact, lightweight system that drives the overall weight down. With a semi-integrated
250 watt-hour battery, you’re not going to be
hitting super high ranges and the motor is not as
powerful as other bikes in the top five, with 60
newton-meters of maximum torque. But the idea of this bike is to create a super lightweight
e-bike that will handle what is close to a regular
mountain bike as possible. With the power to get
you riding more miles and shredding more trails than
you ever would have before. This is one of the most
exciting bikes of 2019 and I’m really looking
forward to seeing this launch. It’s really pushing the
boundaries and blurring the lines between regular mountain
bike and an e-bike. So there you go. They are my top bikes
that I would recommend. If I was purchasing, I would
pick from this pool of bikes. There are many, many
great bikes out there, there are some that did not make the list. The Cube bikes, the Trek Powerfly. They’re using motors that
are around 2015, 2016. They’re not really pushing
the boundaries there. So whilst they are fantastic bikes they don’t make it into the list for 2019. Hope you liked the video. If you did, let me know in the comments, give me a thumbs up, subscribe. If you want to contribute and support me and help me on this journey,
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