I haven't given a full benchmark on battery life as I haven't gone without pedaling just using the motor. I live in a hilly place and I need to pedal to make it up some hills. But initial impressions are good. My hilly trip to the beach with kids in tow was about 13 miles round trip and I made it down to 3 of 5 bars on the battery. The battery does go down when the motor is under stress but levels itself when back on level ground. Battery is looking good.
The furthest i’ve been so far is near enough 50 miles and 3500ft of climbing and i returned home with 1/5 left on the battery – the motor is loosening up nicely so i expect i have a genuine 60miles+ of off road ability if i take it easy, I managed a full lap and a bit at kirroughtree with a decent pace without having to place a foot down once and returned to the car park just as the battery fell form 3/5 to 2/5.
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The RideControl Evo display features a button control on the grip and a readout on the stem, giving you control over ride time, distance and cadence. Best of all, it gives you as very accurate percentage readout of how much battery is remaining, so no excuses for running out of juice! The five rides mode are Eco, Basic, Active, Sport and Power and there’s also a walk assist button.


Meter with 3-speed smart buttons: The speed button helps you to choose how first you want to go. The bike is by default at ‘’low’’ level. To increase the peddle assist level, press the ‘’+’’ and you will switch from low, to mid or high. “High” is the maximum level that will provide fast speed while pedaling, and to decrease speed level you need to press the ‘’-” button. The ’-” can also be used to eliminate the three pedal assist levels and switch into pure E-bike where you are only required twist the throttle as you cruise all the way.
Merida has done an amazing job with the EOne-Sixty 900E. It has a fun, playfully ride quality that few ebikes can match, and the price is simply unbeatable. It’s also the only sub 50lb bike in this test, and that’s without a single strand of carbon. It could be even better though. With a two degree slacker head angle and a little more power from the Shimano motor the EOne-Sixty would be able to keep up on the climbs, only to drop the competition on every descent. The biggest issue though, is actually getting hold of one.
Rented a pretty decent Scott. Did some nice mixed terrain but only for a day. Firstly it was great fun. Hard to get away from that. The pedalling felt good. It was like everything was a slight downhill. You can pootle or give it a few hard pedals and fly along at any time. On the flat, uphill, on bumpy grass, all felt like downs once you pedaled a lttle. Good connection between the pedalling and the movement. Smooth delivery. It just took the terrain and slope out of the equation. Could’ve easily got away with less power. It would be an expensive buy. This one was 3.5k but kitted out like a £500 halfords special. Once the price comes down they will be everywhere.
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Before this test we thought more travel on an e-bike would obviously be better. After all, with the motor flattening out the climbs, why not have the extra suspension firepower to smooth out the descents? Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? But in the case of the Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert, the extra travel and weight make the bike less effective and less engaging on all but full-on downhill tracks. And if that’s your bread and butter, the Kenevo could well be the perfect topping. Here in the UK though, the Vitus proved more versatile, just as capable and way better value.
Mountain biking is all about having fun, right? About getting out there, enjoying the great outdoors, exercising your body and freeing your mind. So what if we told you there was a type of bike that lets you ride further, faster, and have even more fun? One that even made you LOL on the climbs? You’d still have to work for your rewards, but by assisting your efforts, it allowed you to wring every little drop of enjoyment out of your rides. 

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I’m sure the can of worms has already been opened on this subject… Oh it’s motor bike blah blah they should be banned, is this whining mostly from strava whippets who’s times might be beaten? I raced motocross for 12 years & they are motorcycles with a internal combustion engine and yes they do make a mess of the country side but on land that has been allowed & nowadays has planning permission to be used for such events.
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Bosch’s flagship mountain bike system uses a mini drive ring with internal gearing to send its power to the drivetrain. There’s some resistance in the system over 25km/h, but when you first press down on the pedals there’s an impressive surge of power, and it offers good support over a wide cadence range. Its size has an impact on the width of the cranks (the Q-factor) as well as the chainstay length of the frame, and it’s not the lightest system on the market at 4kg for the motor. On the other hand, Bosch is the most established player on the market, and its system has proven itself over many years.
It was easy, good tools were shipped with the bike. The instructions are nearly useless, though. Like other reviews state, the front fork is backwards in the picture and shipped backwards. The disk brake should be on the port/left side. Flip the handlebar clasp around and leave the dirt guard facing forward. All the cables should flow naturally this way. Pedals were ok to put on, one of the pedals took a minute to get threaded but eventually got tightened.

this is brick brick loves everything about mountain biking he lives in the world-famous riding destination of Squamish just to be closer to the trails and after only riding the Whistler Bike Park for years he realized that a bike that could pedal up would mean more access to trails and he likes nothing better than ripping down a nice flow trail [Music] but there's one thing that brig doesn't like and he's not the only one in order to get to these amazing girls you've got to earn your turns and well brick doesn't like that part now here's the thing brick isn't a lazy dude he works long hours at the dock on tugboats and in his spare time he's always hiking in the gym or just being in the outdoors so by the time it's time to ride he's already a hurting now this what it's like doing a climbing trail with brick especially when it's time to ride with me someone that rides regularly and doesn't have a problem going uphill when you're pedaling up with brigh with no warning he'll just jump straight off his bike and start walking already he's convinced that walking is just as fast as riding but I would argue that's not true do you think you can walk faster than you could bikers outdate you I mean right now it's not popping the truth technically speaking he has no problem getting out of tricky sections but when the legs start to burn he's off and he's walking again hi bud oh I'll jump in front for a bit the downside of all this is that when I or others start riding up we are often left waiting for brigh to catch up at the top all right this is very going to wait break Rosie yes we're going this way how you feeling now this isn't a video about how much better I am of pedaling up a hill compared to my buddy it's a video about looking at ways that would make it more fun and to ride together because really it's Briggs that gets annoyed about being left behind not me the best thing about riding with him though is that he loves a float and is well way better than me right we've got me hold on after years of riding at the park this dude can go around a burner fast even on this lap he was dropping me pretty quick [Music] triggers your head in front he says it right this way with perfect conditions I wanted to get out and ride some more but brick wasn't as keen don't do another lap you showed up no wait I've got an idea follow me luckily for us republic bikes who are a supporter of this channel had an e-bike demo day going on now I know this is a controversial subject but I have no problem with ebikes but I wanted to see what brig thought about them I written an e bike around a parking lot for about you know 30 to 45 seconds one time those dark wasn't wearing proper clothing don't even think I had a helmet on like any other shop demo they swapped over bricks pedals while he watched on and got him set up on the bike they set up the suspension and made sure brick knew what he was doing with the motor controls and then we would head up to a different area of Squamish and hit up a trail that's a little bit more technical than before gonna make you walking even easier the strap doesn't fit don't know much to do well there's no meant to be shut I guess there's no amendable show we headed up to do one of our favourite laps that would normally take us way longer than normal I'm sure you know what's about oh my god they say be careful what you wish for and I wish there pretty good pedal faster and now I'm gonna eat my words I feel I've never seen you go up this little climb damage now you're waiting for me how does that feel good I want to see if you can help me as well on a harness or shoulder if you can pull me along go back hey come back on the tow I was wondering what would happen on these wet and narrow bridges I mean probably hoping for some carnage but no he rode straight over them no problem this is the 50 shade how many times have you pedaled up there non-stop yeah okay just hook context this climb is a little steep and he would normally walk up the whole thing this made the whole ride take longer but now I have a rider that I can chase and pushes me to go faster up the hill but again you knew this would happen I knew this would happen what I wanted to find out was how Briggs felt about it it was obviously easier was it more was it more enjoyable you feel kinds of weird guilt or ever learn any bike no some people think it's cheating you're not racing there we go we were having more fun that's all we want to but what about the doubts will he be able to ride the same going down a trail as before we dropped into the black rated trail Rupert to find out the time Greg always walks out hahahaha cool we better use it and it's put it in boost mode and do rollercoaster yeah don't worry I'll film it yeah by this point he never wants to do rollercoaster which is awesome and by the way and there's a lot of time waiting at the bottom for him to catch up because it's such a Pedley trail no way over you its point this is something that annoys brick but here we are having a whale of a time now [Music] the demo was over break headed back to Republic to tell them how he got on like Paul and then anything above that is just like ridiculous it's I don't feel bad climb for me right you know I can climb not nearly as well as somebody like Paul so we go out riding on a pedal bike and you know it just blows me out of the water he's constantly waiting for me stopping and waiting and then you caught me on a bike there's just like these turns the tables now use waiting basically yeah it's really annoying good it's a little different like you know a couple times you went to pedal and I forgot that the bike was gonna give me power right so all the way down to are usually just an eco obviously any more than eco on the way down is just like you know even climbing I left it an eco most of the time I only bought the one bar battery down you know piggy buy one now you got 7,000 bucks you know what I have three bikes maybe I just sell them all on buy one yeah would you add video if I got top dollar for all three of my bikes got what I paid for them sure yeah it's just that he's just to find out into a thing money makes the world go round my friend fifteen hundred dollar bike work your bag off seven thousand dollar bike go and have a good time before I bought this bike I only had a downhill bike and I kind of felt left out you know Paul's a bike park it is limited yeah but with an e-bike it's like hey you want to ride to the top of the world I don't have to put the effort in there you go so if you factor in saving on some bike part yeah I never thought about that you don't need to tell me the e bikes is something that not everyone is found I'm up to speed with the land access issues that a problem for Americans and other mountain bike areas but for me and break this e bike could mean we could ride together and both of us would have the same amount of good times and probably go on more rights but would he buy one maybe hit the subscribe button if you want to find out hit the like button if you enjoyed this video and more importantly watch it twice cheers punters I'll see you next time

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