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  1. 6 lightweight emtbs tested and compared!

    6 lightweight emtbs tested and compared!

    The last couple of months have been all about the lightweight emtbs. I haven’t been keeping count, but, it seems more lightweight emtbs have been released than full-fat emtbs. Looking back at the bikes I’ve reviewed, 5 out the last 6 bikes are lightweights. These bikes are called Superlight, or...
  2. The Focus Jam2 SL – a return to its roots!

    The Focus Jam2 SL – a return to its roots!

    Did you know the SL bikes date back to 2018? The old Focus Jam2 C SL was a 150mm travel bike with a smaller battery and carbon frame. Surely this was the direction emtbs would take? But no! Later versions of the Jam2 came with big detachable batteries and increased weight. Thankfully, the Focus...
  3. Test ride: Lightweight 2022 Rotwild R.X375

    Test ride: Lightweight 2022 Rotwild R.X375

    Our trip starts from a small parkinglot in Gol of Norway. We were heading for the highest peak of the Gol district. At 1.296 meters above sea level. The autumn colors were just starting to show, on this day early in September. Even though temperatures never rose above 10*C, riding conditions...
  4. Jahbak

    Build for bikepacking?

    I want to build essentially a bikepacking mountain bike for cross country touring. With the primary use of the motor being to offset the weight of cargo needed for long remote trips, mostly for assistance climbing. Ideally I'd be using my own energy to push myself around most of the time, but I...
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