I got a lot of questions around bike recommendations, which I love. Here’s my top 2019 ebikes, the bikes I will be recommending to friends and family. These feature the latest tech or represent an absolute bargain, best in class.
I can’t help thinking that by the time the Lapierre and flyon are available, we’ll be looking at the next version of current, Ajay available ebikes. They would be super hot right now, but might only be mildly hot in 6+months time.
Tell me about it! On top of limited options we have wildly different rules at every riding area and wildly ignorant mountain bikers ehating on everything. I’m looking for my first ebike and was obviously very intrigued by the ezesty and Flyon, both of which cost a ton to import as you have to buy in British pounds or euros and pay for crazy freight. You did leave out there value options available in the states: Commencal, Fezzari and the BikesDirect Hale.
Nasty Nick said
Wasn"t aware of those three, thanks. I was mostly concentrating on my LBS so I could try before I buy. Thanks again.
I know you can demo at both of their HQs. Fezzari is in Utah and I think commencal is in CO? Idk. But I know they were in SD as of last year and they left a small demo fleet at the Crank Brothers office in Laguna, CA. Which is an EPIC place to ride!
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I agree, that is why I bought two of them.
I would have to agree, the Trance also qualifies as a totally new bike, with a new and improved power system that can be adjusted using a phone app.
The new Giants are good, but TBH all they have really done is bought their model line up to date with the competition as their previous offerings where pretty poor. Not saying they are bad bikes, they aren’t, but they are not bringing anything new to the party, whereas the Commencal is pretty much the only aggressive longer travel 29’R Emtb out there apart from the new Levo and the new BMC, and its probably more rowdy than both of those.
Wrong thread @njn?
They already make a hub drive motor for commuter bikes
I miss the Spitzing M1 Evolution 2019. A German (European) brand. This beast looks good, has the 120Nm Flyon like the Haibike and a ☝🏻800Wh or 1000Wh battery.
Rob, I like your enthusiastic, informative and honest reviews. A great platform for learning about e-bikes. Incidentally, why didn’t the Shuttle make the cut, especially after your generally glowing review? With reflection, on balance, in terms of ride quality and performance do you regard the 2019 Turbo Levo as a better bike? In an ideal world reviews would be comparing similarly specced bikes (i.e. the 2019 S-Works TL).
Haibike Flyon is a great concept but I’m yet to read any reviews or demo any previous Haibikes that are a great all round ride.
Specialized and Haibike have undeniably been major players and innovators helping to push the Emtb revoulution on but I find their ‘influence’ in the press means I always take any ‘best of’ list with a pinch of salt.
Saying that I can’t wait to ride the new Levo- got one on a 3 day demo next week but then have a Giant Trance E after that. On paper £4£ Giant wins hands down if you’re not in need of the carbon option but ultimately I’ll go with the one that rides best.
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