Electric mountain bikes (E-MTBs) are a surefire way to increase your riding range and power up huge climbs. These bikes allow people of all skill levels to ride faster and farther with reliable drive systems, great components, and excellent suspension systems.
E-MTBs offer a fun alternative for adventure seekers and are a delightful ride. There are various options for electric mountain bikes so here is some important information to consider when selecting an e-mountain bike.
Electric mountain bikes are motorized to help riders experience an easier ride when traversing mountains or hilly forested terrain. The motor is mounted right to the frame replacing the usual bottom bracket but otherwise, an E-MTB is built like all other pedal mountain bikes.
The motor with its gears and wiring add additional pounds so E-MTBs do weigh more, some as much as 50 lbs or 22 kg. That motor and battery pack are important to push riders forward, so the weight does not interfere with performance at all.
An e-mountain bike can come in either aluminium or carbon, with most riders preferring the carbon models for the aesthetic. Carbon is lighter and can handle higher weights and absorb crashes without denting.
There are two popular suspension systems that an E-MTB will have — hardtail or full suspension. Both offer unique advantages and choosing between the two is really up to the rider. The most obvious difference between the two systems, other than the lack of rear suspension on the hardtail, is the price with the full suspension package setting you back roughly $1000 (900€ ) more than the hardtail. Some riders expect the full suspension electric mountain bike to be heavier but there is a minimal difference of about a kilo or 2 lbs between the two with the hardtail coming in slightly lighter.
The full suspension E-Bike comes with a damper, shock absorber, linkage plate, and a few bearings in terms of hardware. This does mean that the hardtail version requires less maintenance albeit minimal. For performance, the full suspension electric bike is going to be more forgiving and less likely to bobble a rider around or buck over the bars. Hardtail systems are great for jumps with their rigid rear ends but without the rear suspension, the drop can be uncomfortable.
Consider the terrain when deciding between the two. Hardtails are more fun and versatile on terrain that is not rough and needs a bit of pedaling or jump trails. Whereas the full suspension electric bike is the best bet for rougher trails.
Considering that trail riding can be quite intense, it’s important to note the range and speed of an electric mountain bike. Battery capacity, ride weight, and tire choice will all have an effect on E-mountain bikes' range as well as ground conditions.
No trail? No problem. If riders seek uphill thrills, the Enduro electric bike from Husqvarna is a great option. Conquer uncharted terrain with expert control.
The All Mountain electric bike from Husqvarna is built to traverse any mountain of any size. Explore the great outdoors with ease on an electric bike that expertly handles all terrain.
Electric MTBs are built for riding off-road on designated trails. They are built similar to traditional mountain bikes but with a motor and built-in battery. They help riders tackle steep hills and tough, mountainous terrain. Experience the great outdoors like never before with an E-MTB.