2021 Annual Edition

The E-MOUNTAINBIKE Annual Edition 2021 is our fourth comprehensive issue and the ultimate test bible, with which we aim to help you choose the perfect eMTB. More than 260 pages of extensive buyers advice, tons of eMTB know-how as well as reviews of the 35 most exciting eMTBs and the 8 best motors. You’ll also find many helpful tips and a guide to the most exciting eMTB trends – all of this is wrapped in a high quality style. Our magazine is aimed at experienced eMTBers and beginners alike.

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2 min
the power is yours!

EMTBing is one of the most happening pastimes around, but how do you find the right bike amongst the jungle of products on offer? What do you have to consider? And what do newcomers to the scene need to know? We want to answer these questions with you in a realistic, practical and honest way! We’ve been doing this for quite a while. EMTBs and us. It was love at first sight. And exactly because we’ve been doing this sport for a while, even back when it was still claimed to be uncool and many products still had… let’s say… a lot of room to grow, we know what you need: someone who knows the real-world demands put on bikes. Someone who can question things critically. Who doesn’t forget to expand…

27 min
ready for a better future?

The bike industry and the community are evolving rapidly, asking for a new approach and identity shift as well as laying fertile ground for growth and further development. Bring it on, we say. As E-MOUNTAINBIKE Magazine, we’ve developed a vision for facing the opportunities and challenges of the future head-on. Are you ready for the ride? 1. A new zeitgeist and the budding eMTB generation It’s pretty mind-blowing how much can change in a year. Not just in a technological sense but also in society. When we presented the E-MOUNTAINBIKE Theory of Evolution at the start of 2020, in which we mulled over untapped potential and the needs of the market and target groups, it was met with a mix of enthusiasm, a willingness to engage in dialogue and downright rejection. The…

9 min
the end of an era

What is the best kind of ebike for touring, getting around and everyday life? Salespeople in bike shops will often recommend trekking bikes, but is that the best advice? We take a closer look at E-trekking bike concepts and contemporary alternatives to find out which is the best choice for commuters, tourers and leisure riders. The ebike industry is booming and ever more people are fascinated by the possibilities offered by electric motors. However, shopping for a new ebike will inevitably bring up questions that you may not have considered before. Most important of all, what kind of ebike do you need? Unless you’re new to cycling, you will be familiar with (e)MTBs and numerous other bicycle categories such as trekking, touring, cross or fitness ebikes. The intended uses of each…

3 min
recommended models

Our considerations aren’t just theory but based on real-world experience. There are some promising eMTBs currently on the market that are perfect for trekking, even receiving the prestigious 2021 Design & Innovation Award for it. While they’re capable of going off-road, they’re not made just for trails. Instead, the riding position, kinematics, suspension, geometry and comfort level are optimised for trekking too. All the bikes presented here come factory-fitted with the accessories you need to ride safely on public roads. TREK POWERFLY FS 9 EQUIPPED The Trek Powerfly FS 9 Equipped is a unique kind of full-suspension eMTB, powered by the Bosch Performance CX motor. With 120 mm travel up front and 100 mm at the rear, it’s tailored to the needs of sporty touring riders who typically stick to gravel roads and…

4 min
four exciting new ebike brands for 2021

GASGAS To call GASGAS a newcomer would be wrong. GASGAS have been on the trial and enduro motorcycle scene for over 40 years. For 2021, they’re risking a new step in the company’s history, aiming to branch out and mix up the ebike market. The Spanish brand has chosen Yamaha as its trusted motor supplier for all its models. The capable, 160 mm travel GASGAS Enduro Cross 11.0, 9.0 and 8.0 models, and the 140 mm travel Train Cross 9.0 should prove ideal for trail adventures in demanding terrain. They’re powered by Yamaha’s 80 Nm PW-X2 motor and a 630 Wh battery from Simplo. GASGAS’ Cross Country range includes three 29” hardtails, which could be just the right thing for tourers and those who prefer taking in the scenery. Catering to…

15 min
buyer’s guide: which emtb is right for me?

EMTBing continues to boom and has become the new on-trend sport. But how do you navigate the jungle of products, different models, constant new releases and special offers to find the model that suits your personal riding style the best? We help you with your decision. We’ve created this four-part buyer’s guide to aid you in your journey. In the first part, we explain some of the basics that you should know about eMTBing. Next, we give you a few tips on how to find the right bike for you and in the third part we show you where and how to buy your bike. Finally, it’s all about you: with our personalised and individual buyer’s guide we want to help beginners in particular to find the right bike that fits…