Dealers rode the e-bikes, then took a short survey
about their experience and thoughts on each one.
We’re hoping that with Interbike’s
move to Reno, Nevada, next year we
can once again help Interbike provide
an e-bike-specific test track in addition
to our annual nominating duties for
Interbike’s best e-bikes and e-bike
products award categories.
There were some great quotes on all
the bikes, as the dealers seemed to have
loved the course. Here’s a sampling of
quotes on the different bikes surveyed:
On the Cannondale: “I could hear
my riding partners giggling behind me as
we rode—very impressive. I hope it will
get more people on bikes.”
On the Bulls: “Honestly, the coolest
thing I’ve done in a long time. I’m a new
fan of e-bikes!”
On the Fantic: “Super fun bike. The
160mm option was a blast. It jumps well!
It has a really slack geometry that makes
the bike handle like a true downhill bike.”
On the Raleigh: “The e-mountain
bike was a sport-changing experience
for me! The 1:1 ratio for push and drive
delivery was exciting!”
On the Haro: “With this bike I set the
KOM for the course. It’s very fast. The
Shimano drivetrain is the best all-around
setup and component group. It is not the
outright most powerful, but all around
the best. This bike was a lot of fun!!!”
On the Izip: “I love this bike! This was
my second ride and now I’m hooked!”
On the Haibike: “The bike rode
amazingly. The geometry was spot-on. I
tested the bike in every assist mode, as
well as without the assist, and the bike
delivered at every bank and climb.” ■
These Raleigh and Izip models were not part of the shootout.
They were just display pieces at another part of the ODD.
The corral was busy enough that several
brands were constantly out of bikes.