Inside we take a look at some e-MTB products on display at Sea Otter from Bosch, Bulls, and Specialized.
The prevalence of Electric Mountain Bikes has increased at Sea Otter again this year. Many attendees were very interested in swinging a leg over these bikes from what we saw.
Bulls had a huge presence at Sea Otter this year and have many options for those looking for an eMTB. The two below were highlights of their massive booth. Many attendees swung their legs over a Bulls e-bike for the first time and we heard plenty of praise from exuberant test riders. The E-CORE EVO AM Di2 27.5+.
The big Bulls bike that is most appealing is the E-Core EVO EN Di2 27.5. It is powered by Shimano’s new 250watt E-8000 eMTB motor and two 275WWH power packs. Having 750WH onboard is no small amount of battery juice. It boasts a big e-bike range of 90-100 miles. Check out the detailed shots below to see more on this 180mm travel enduro/downhill weapon.
Bosch has been steadily improving their e-MTB technology and they released their KIOX system that looks quite impressive.
They’ve partnered with a number of brands to utilize their motor and Kiox system. The Gorilla Glass, bluetooth connectivity, and full color-screen are impressive in person.
With the Kiox on-board computer, you can keep track of the battery charge level, as well as your speed, heart rate and performance. Robust and small, the compact Kiox is the perfect training partner for ambitious riders.
Cube had their Stereo Hybrid 160 (Action Team 500 27.5) in the Bosch booth. The 160mm bike is designed to offer an enduro suspended bike with the power of a Bosch CX drive system.
Specialized’s Turbo Kenevo is a popular offering in the e-mtb space and they had an Ohlins dual crown fork bolted to one in their booth. Range anxiety is a thing with heavy e-bikes and Specialized has a Mission Control App to give you full control of your Turbo Kenevo to tune it to the proper level and assistance in the e-MTB to ensure your ride goes as planned.