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Although the new 2018 electric bikes will offer Bosch power, Lapierre has taken on Shimano 8000 motors for some models, and has developed a unique four-bar battery linkage system for the Shimano bikes, which keeps weight lower in the frame. Rather than the Intuvia button press on the Bosch system, the Shimano system uses a very definite paddle lever, which have a very firm ‘click’ when you change modes, and they’re on the Shimano MTB Di2 groupset. The Shimano 8000 display is small and bright, and in glorious technicolour. Five bikes are on offer: Overvolt AM 927and 929 i Shimano...

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Irish enduro racer Greg Callaghan recently spoke about how he often trains on an electric bike, or an eMTB to be precise. ‘There is a bit of stigma around them, but as my teammate says, 'I’ve never seen someone ride an e-bike without a smile'. Anyone who gives it a chance and rides one loves it. I love mine. Normally I’ll use it when I have a recovery ride planned. I’ll go out for a couple of hours on the e-bike because you get more trails done. You get way more value for the energy and time you put in....

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Diamondback, electric bike, eMTB, raleigh, review, Shimano -

Another great mention of a top electric bike over on The Guardian. The full-suspension Diamondback Ranger 3.0 eMTB uses Shimano’s specific E8000 crank motor, and it's small size and fabulous colour handlebar display really are impressive. Top 500Wh battery and plus-size WTB Ranger tyres make for a fierce electric mountain bike. RRP £3,650 as of July 2017.

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As electric bikes make a ride easier, a comfy saddle will be more of a priority than ever, as you’ll be sitting on it more than ever. We are big fans of the Selle Royal Resipro range, reducing pressure by 40% and coming in a range of sizes to suit everyone. Shimano label Pro are bringing their own e-bike-specific saddles to 2017, with a play on the existing Vulture range, the wittily-named Volture.

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carbon, cycling, electric bike, eMTB, Pinarello, Shimano, STEPS, transport -

Making premium handmade bicycles since 1952, Italian company Pinarello have revealed an electric bike or two are on the way. And it's an eMTB, based on the Shimano STEPS 8000 system. The Andromeda Hybrid 9.9 is full carbon, has a 500Wh battery, suspension fork, 29”PLUS, and is based on Pinarello's Dogma XM and XC mountain bikes. No price or release date has been announced as of yet, but with those details, we’d expect it to easily be north of £5k.

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