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Bosch, electric bike, Germany, pro, Stefan Schlie, suspension, trail -

Mountain bike pro Stefan Schlie confidently states ‘the e-MTB Will Replace the Mountain Bike’. Former trial pro Stefan Schlie says that even the biggest detractors change their tune once they’ve had a go. Working for Bosch in the further development of their Performance Line CX motors, Schlie believes e-mountain biking is offering a new kind of challenge. “The e-bike is becoming state of the art,” says Schlie, and he has nine reasons for this: 1. The e-bike is for everybody. Stronger riders just choose a lower level of support for the engine, or shut it off entirely. 2. E-MTB as...

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Canyon, concept, electric bike, magnetic, suspension -

Now this is interesting! Suspension has been ruled by air and springs, but how about magnets? German bike brand Canyon has produced a concept ebike using magnets in the pivot points. Obviously we don’t know how this affects rebound and compression, but the basic idea sounds good, and presumably they’d never need adjusting. Perhaps they would need to place different strength magnets in there for different weight riders? Another idea is the miniature ‘Electric Engine’ built into the rear hub (not really a fan as crank motors rule! and are getting smaller all the time. We’re never likely to see...

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