Everyone was talking about it, and the
vitriol some spewed about electric bikes
de;nitely seems to have waned. As
usual, we talked to several people who
tried an electric bike for the ;rst time
here, and everyone only had positive
things to say about the experience.
We were able to ride a bunch of new
bikes here, including new offerings from
Cannondale, LaPierre and Focus, as
well as new models from Trek, Fantic,
BESV and others who have been in
the space for a while. We also had an
exclusive ;rst-time ride on the new
Bulls E-Core with their ;rst Shimano
STEPS E8000 motor. It is a solid per-
former with great geometry and han-
dling, as you’d expect from Bulls, and
Cannondale debuted their incredible Moterra at Sea Otter.
It features an un-branded Bosch CX motor with the battery
inverted and mounted on the bottom of the downtube, making
the center of gravity incredibly low and making for a stable and
really fun ride. We loved this bike!
Icon was on-site with their Monster Cycles
for adaptive riders, and we were amazed
with how far you could lean it to turn or ride
off-camber terrain. The bike was very stable
and rip-roaringly powerful!
Haro debuted their new line
of e-MTBs, the higher-end
model that features the new
Shimano E8000 motor.
Giant was showing
off their full line of