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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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in this issue

1 min
the losers of the test

The motor integration, details and look of the CUBE Stereo Hybrid 160 C:62 SLT 625 27.5 Kiox are very successful. However, in terms of the ride, it has to concede defeat to all of the competition both up-and downhill – even to its smaller brother with less travel. The rear end is dedicated to comfort and traction but leaves the bike sluggishly stuck to the ground swallowing up all rider input. That doesn’t just affect performance but also the enjoyment of the bike. The Ducati TK01-RR leaves the test crew with mixed feelings. On the one hand it collects lots of points with its extravagant moto-style look and generous comfort on tours. However, as soon as it ventures onto trails, the Ducati can’t keep up with the competition. The main reasons…

1 min
your opinion counts!

If you’ve read up to here, you’ll have noticed how much work we’ve put into this print edition. What do you think? Was it worth the effort? We want your opinion. What did you like and what didn’t you like? What would you like to see and read more of? Ultimately, everything we do comes down to you, our readers, and we want to deliver the content and test the bikes that you’re interested in. We couldn’t do this without your input and our annual reader survey allows us to gather much-needed feedback. Your participation not only influences the direction and editorial content of E-MOUNTAINBIKE but also shapes the industry. With over 13,500 participants last year, it is the world’s largest and most representative eMTB survey. To thank you for your…

5 min

At € 5,999, GIANT’s top-of-the-range Trance X E+ 1 model is one of the cheapest bikes in our big group test – does that make it one of the hot candidates for our Best Buy tip? Both the handling and the motor system with its optional range extender, based on Yamaha’s PW-X2, are distinctive in the lineup. As one of the largest bike manufacturers in the world, GIANT have the capabilities and know-how to develop and design their own ecosystem of components around the motor instead of using a complete, ready-made collection of parts like most other manufacturers in this test do. The € 5,999 GIANT Trance X E+ 1 relies on an 80 Nm SyncDrive Pro motor based on Yamaha’s PW-X2 drive unit. The minimalist remote, motor software, connectivity solutions…

5 min

If you hit your local trails aboard the flashy KTM Macina Kapoho Prestige, you are sure to turn heads. But is “Prestige” a mere model designation or can the Austrian eMTB allrounder with its Bosch motor, wide tires and bling suspension impress on the trail and hold its own against the competition? Retailing at € 7,849, the Macina Kapoho Prestige is the top-of-the-range version of KTM’s eMTB all-rounder. For the Kapoho, KTM have developed a carbon frame around the Bosch Performance Line CX motor and complement this with an alloy rear end that offers 160 mm travel. Alongside the silhouette of the frame, the most striking features are the eye-catching finish with its orange accents and super-wide 2.8” rear tire. Not as striking but still well thought out is the integration…

6 min

For SCOTT, the Ransom eRIDE 910 heralds a new era of sporty, trailoriented eMTBs. The € 6,999 top-of-the-range model comes equipped with 180 mm FOX Performance Elite suspension, 29” wheels and a Bosch motor. But is it only interesting for bike park adrenaline junkies or is it a lot more versatile than we all initially expected? The Ransom eRIDE 910 heralds the beginning of a new era for SCOTT. Gone are the days of loud paint finishes and – hooray! – the TwinLok system. The burly alloy eMTB comes in a cool black/silver camo finish and doesn’t have a lockout lever on the handlebars, leaving it looking a lot cleaner than all other SCOTT eMTBs. With the Ransom eRIDE 910, the Swiss brand has firmly focussed on downhill performance rather than…

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4/4 our personalised buyer’s guide

Everyone knows, the best shoe is the one that fits. The same goes for the overall concept of a bike. The best bike is the one that fits you, your demands and your individual riding style. With our personalised buyer’s guide, we help you find the right bike. The professional help of an impartial expert can help to create a tailored profile of your needs and wants to guide you through the endless array of options available. Long waits in queues outside shops, endless phone calls – we know how hard it is in the current situation to get neutral and comprehensive buying advice from direct to consumer brands or your local dealer. That’s why we’ve developed an innovative concept to let you access personalised buying advice more easily. What kind of…