Are E-Bikes 100% Waterproof? | Ask EMBN Anything About E-Biking

Are E-Bikes 100% Waterproof? | Ask EMBN Anything About E-Biking

– Welcome to ask EMBN
and today we’re going to be talking about water resistance, travel, pedals, and much much more. (logo whirring) Now, the first question
is from Topsey Kretts. Topsey’s asking, Sorry I don’t know much about e-bikes, as I’m just thinking
about getting into it. Anyway, are e-bikes waterproof
or just water resistant, that is can you ride through rivers? Now I guess it’s pointless asking Chris ’cause he doesn’t actually leave the house unless it’s bone dry, but Chris, can you have some idea here for. – Yeah, I have a lot of
information on batteries and water. Basically I would say that the e-bike, as a general thing is water resistant. So I wouldn’t say it’s waterproof as much. I wouldn’t say that you could
drop into your local lake and ride across the bottom
with the bike submerged with a snorkel and come out the other side and it’d still be working,
because it won’t be. But the battery– – You could if you had a tow rope. – Exactly, but the battery
is probably the most waterproof part of the bike, but the other things are more– – Susceptible? – Susceptible. – Suskeptical?
– To water damage, are going to be like, your LCD screen, and your touch control, things like that. That’s a lot easier to get
water into those things. But yeah, riding in the
rain is not a problem, but– – Absolutely. – Submerging them in the lake is a no-no. – Yeah I mean in practical terms, we recently did a trip across Scotland and it was truly horizontal for two days. And we rode through rivers, it was constantly raining on the controls and on the battery and it was so wet. And then the following day actually, we got on a boat across the Atlantic, across a little small peninsula. And what was quite telling was,
actually it’s the sea water, that’s actually quite damaging because it can rust, it’s gonna get salt and stuff like that.
– Salt water, stuff like that. – So, I say fresh water is definitely a lot easier on the parts than salt water. And yeah, as we say I
think you’d be amazed how much water those
e-bikes can go through. – Got this one here from Ben Hinett, With e-bikes being so much
fun riding technical climbs and winter fast approaching, do you know of a
waterproof flat pedal shoe? All the big makes, Shimano,
Specialized, Northwave, all make fully waterproof clipless shoes but I can’t find any flats. There’s quite a few
different options out there, don’t you think Steve? – Ben you say that some
of these people make fully waterproof shoes? I challenge that, for
fully waterproofness. – Definitely.
– I’m not so sure. – I’ve never had a fully waterproof shoe but there’s lot of options out there. Obviously, Five Ten make
the Elements series of shoes which have like a
waterproof coating on them. Basically it shields the shoe, it doesn’t make it waterproof. If you were to stick your foot in a river, you’re still going to get a wet foot. My best option, what I like riding in, is the Endura overshoe. It comes in a flat pedal version so you can run like a normal Five Ten shoe but have a neoprene-like boot– – You a dealer of them? – That goes, that goes over them. Keeps your feet nice and warm and keeps them nice and clean. That’s my best option for winter. – Yeah well, Ben I’ve spent
most of my life in water. Coming from West Wales,
it’s constantly raining, and I’ve pretty much worn
wellies most of my life, when either riding motorcycles
or downhill racing, or indeed riding my e-bike. And the reason for that is
they indeed keep your feet dry and they keep your feet warm. And also, because the
cushioning on the sole, there’s really good grip and sort of where it’s
like a heel on it as well, it really anchors your
feet into those pedals in winter conditions. Now, a lot of people, make take the fun, take the mick out of it, but I can guarantee you
it’s a really practical way of keeping your feet dry. And I will totally, totally swear by them. I’ve used some Dunlop ones in the past, but at the minute I got a French brand, Le Chameau with Michelin soles to them. – Just got this one in
from Andy Architect. I would love it if you
could do a feature about bolt-on mid drive kits
such as the Bafang BBSO1. I’m sure there are a lot
of people considering these as an affordable way of getting into e-mountain biking, as I considered myself before
going with a Haibike instead. I’d particularly like
to hear your thoughts on the way the power is delivered and cut off by the brake
levers when off-road riding, compared with a dedicated e-bike. – Yeah, absolutely. A great question there, Andy. And as you mentioned there’s
a lot of these aftermarket mid drive motors on the market. From Bafang, from Paradox
Kinetics, from LIFT-MTB in France, now the main thing to consider, as you mentioned, how
the power is delivered. Now a lot of mid drive bolt-on motors are, the power is delivered through
a throttle on the handlebar. So that is going to affect
how the bike handles, it’s quite different when you’re riding technical steep terrain,
when you’re trying to mix pushing the throttle and
spinning those cranks. Another factor with this is that you need to watch the
speed limit on these bikes. A lot of these mid drive after
markets are not restricted, so you can go beyond 25 K,
which is not street legal. But there’s a lot of other factors to bear in mind as well. Now the first thing is
where the battery’s mounted. Some of the batteries
are mounted to the frame which is pretty cool, but
others they’re in your backpack and as we’ve found, and we
have ridden a few of these, is that they tend to be a little bit, little bit clumsy and you got the lead leading down into the bike there. Also you need to think
about the weight involved. Now what you don’t want to have is about 10 kilos bolted to your bike because it’s gonna become
quite a clumsy bike when you go into those weights. So, there’s lots on the market but what I will say is that if you ride like a mid drive bike, like the ones we run on EMBN, they are actually built for purpose. They’re warrantied, they
got the restrictor on them which means they cut at 25 Ks. And I think if you ride the right terrain then you’ll find that’s not going to be a limiting factor anyway. The battery and the motor, they’re all, they’re built for purpose, right Chris? – Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. My thoughts on them. I think they’re that step away from mountain biking, as well. They’re not, you’re just
sitting there with a throttle which you could just do on a motorbike. Whereas obviously on a mountain bike you still need to pedal for
that motoring to engage. They’re quite clumsy I think,
they way they’re mounted. I think if you hit a rock or a big log trying to go over it, you could pretty much rip that motor straight off of the down tube of the bike. To me it just looks like, you know, not particularly attractive package, so. – It’s a massive, massive question. I think the thing is you can get like, say a Canyon or say, a Vitus,
for about 3,000 pounds. I think that’s probably
better value for money. It takes away a lot of the risk and doubt involved in that I think. So, I think there’re some
good bolt-ons out there but my gut feeling and my advice to you would probably be to go for – A proper bike.
– a purpose-made e-bike. – And be certain.
– E-mountain bike. Now, it’s not just about
parts and tech on Ask EMBN. This question from Pendo. We all have those favorite trails and experience that we dream
of going to and doing again. What are your favorite two trails and experiences that give
you the biggest smile, Chris? – Quite a few like,
over my career I think, one of the standout events
I probably done is like, the Taxco Urban Downhill out in Mexico. That’s a crazy event,
massive course, big drops. The city is literally taken
over by that bike race. Everyone comes out, from the
grandmothers, the babies, kids. Everyone’s out like an autograph. Huge crowd, amazing event– – [Steve] Okay, stop there,
what grandmothers come out for an autograph with you? – I swear yeah, not just kids.
– I guess it’s just yours. – Only the most dangerous
event I’ve ever been to. – Was it the grandmothers? – Yeah, it was pretty sketchy. And I think, trail-wise for me, I had a lot of input with
the Wind Hill bike park back here in the UK. Really cool spot. Just riding that trail, the big pro line, is probably one of my favorite trails. – I have to say, you
going over those big jumps at Wind Hill is pretty spectacular. – Yeah, good time. – Pretty amazing. – And what about you Steve, where’s your best where’s your best stuff? – Ah, crikey. – Too many to mention? – It’s lots, but what
I would actually go for is somewhere more isolated and remote than an urban environment. Places in Peru. A couple of weeks ago
we did a trail in Italy called Cop Killer, which was
from one of the highest peaks in Liguria and I’d say
that eight K descent was probably up there as one of my most
– The Telescope. – favorite descents.
– Eight K descent. – Yeah, probably one of
my favorite descents ever. – Nice.
– Yeah. – I love dirt riding except for my hands. – Got here something from Peter Golier. Hi, I’ve not been mountain biking for a long time since my knee injury. I was thinking about getting an e-bike. Tried out the 2019 Specialized Levo, aluminum version, 202 centimeters
tall, around 130 kilograms and felt okay on the extra light. The bike was great, do you think waiting for the Flyon Haibike is worth it or have you any experience with them? Thank you. – Ah, Pete, wow. What a lucky man you
are being able to choose between those two bikes,
both incredible bikes. Tricky, I think maybe at 202 centimeters, that’s six foot five, that’s pretty tall. If you look at the sizing of the two bikes and reach is a good indicator
of the size of bikes, and I’m six foot and I usually ride about a 480 mil reach on my bike so, the Specialized got a
480 mil reach on the XL, whereas the Haibike, the new
Haibike Flyon, that’s 497. So you could argue that the Flyon’s probably more suited to your size in XL. However it’s not quite as simple as that. You can easily change the, we’re talking the fit of your bike, so we’re talking the size
is something that’s fixed, so the fit is something you can adapt such as raising the
stem and the forks there or putting a longer stem on and also putting a higher bar on there so it’s all pretty adaptable. One of the key things you
need to think about, actually, is that they’re two quite different bikes. Now the Specialized Levo is 150 mil travel with 29 inch wheels, whereas the Haibike
Flyon is 180 mil travel with 27.5 wheels. Chris what are your
thoughts on the subject? – Obviously the Haibike Flyon range is a lot of different bikes, it depends on what model bike
you’re actually looking at. The other thing to remember
is the Levo is available now and that the Flyon-motored Haibikes are actually due sort
of middle of the year, so it depended on when you
want to get that e-bike as well as it meeting
a bit of restrictions depending on what country you live in, so just check that that motor
is actually going to even be available and ready for you to use wherever you live.
– I tell you what. I can’t wait to have a spin on a Flyon. – I know, I’m super excited.
– Cannot wait. – ‘Cause they’re good.
– Cannot wait. – Next one’s news from Simon Whitworth. Hey guys, love the show, keep it coming. Forks are probably the
most important upgrade that most hardtail
e-bikers are faced with. Recently Fox have been stamping
mid-range priced forks, still the price of a kidney in my opinion, as e-bikes have improved. RockShox only mentioned e-bikes as requiring added air
pressure in their car thug. This would lead me to believe that their lower priced products, like a Recon for example, are safe enough for e-biking. To make my hardtail cube to the trails I would need at least a? I guess Simon you’re asking what fork to put on your
hardtail e-bike, right? I guess that’s huge question
depending on where you ride. – Yeah I thing pretty much any fork that’s got a bolt through axle is pretty capable these days. I think for an e-bike use,
as long as you staying away from like those
lightweight, cross country, quick release wheel style
forks, you should be all right. So, any fork with a 15 or 20 mil axle is gonna be pretty safe to use, but obviously if you’re
going big and stepping it up and getting bigger and bigger stuff, you need to adjust your kit and it won’t be just your
forks you need to upgrade or your cockpit, things like that, so just keep those parts
that you’re upgrading in line with what you’re
doing on the bike really. – Michal Raczynski. Hi gents, first of all, big thanks for a great job worldwide
on e-bike community. Wow, thanks Michal, nice one–
– Cheers to you. – I would like to base
on your long experience. Wow, what are you
actually suggesting there? Currently I’m riding on a Bosch system. I’m using it on a daily
basis to work and back, approximately 60 Ks daily, on total of one charge for the battery. I’ve spotted that every day distance becomes shorter and shorter. The question is, is it
possible that weather or temperature generates such an effect or is it just something standard that battery capacity’s
shrinking with every charge? I’ve just thought about something Michal. Is that when you get back in are you putting your battery
on charge after every ride? And also, how near the end
of its life is the battery? ‘Cause that might have an effect as well. – Definitely.
– Just like a mobile phone, which, you know, tends
to taper off, right? – Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, definitely. – Yeah, Chris. – And where you’re
keeping that bike at work, maybe if you can bring it inside. Batteries are quite like us, they like to have that
nice stable temperature. They don’t like extremes
of heat or cold as well. So, if you are charging or
storing that bike at work, just try to think about
where you’re doing that. And obviously the cold weather will affect that battery range as well as its capacity to
hold that charge as well. So that’s another thing to think about. – Yeah, do you know what I’ve
noticed with e-bikes, Chris? Is that if you get into fine details here of how much battery’s left, I find that it actually depends on how much effort you’re putting in and how tired your legs are. So, if Michal you’re
talking fine details here it could simply be that you’re more tired on one day than the other, you might have eaten more breakfast, you might be carrying more luggage. There’s, I mean it might be–
– Softer tires. – Weather conditions,
might be raining one day, could be dry the other day. – Headwinds, all sorts of stuff. – Ah yeah, so–
– Yes and all this. – Yeah, there’s a load of things which could affect your
battery, load of things. JJ’s Garage, I have a Merida E160 900E. Wow, that is a good bike JJ. And a little bit too often
hit the ground with my pedals. I even caused one accident and some sore ribs a
couple weeks off the bike. I’ve set the sag correctly
so that’s not a problem. So I’m guessing like 25 to 30%, right? I wonder if you think it’s a good idea to go and get some shorter crank arms, say from 170s down to 155. Well, the Merida E160, and I’ve
ridden that bike at length, it’s a great bike. It’s got a 341 millimeter bottom bracket, so it’s actually pretty low compared to the 160 mil travel bike, so you do need to be careful. But what that does give you
is really good cornering and good stability on the downhills. I’m thinking, I think it’s
got progressive suspension so that’s not gonna be an issue with the suspension floor in a way. I’m thinking, Chris, what pedal types? What pedal type are you using? ‘Cause I’d go for maybe a smaller pedal before something so dramatic
as shortening the crank arm. – Yeah, I think I’m not
a particularly big fan of that whole short crank arm thing. I think we’ve all ridden
normal trail bikes, well some of us has here in the office, but I mean, we’ve never struggled that much with pedal strikes. I think we just have good technique. I think looking ahead and
looking what you’re riding shouldn’t really need for those shorter cranks in my opinion. – I tell you what JJ. There’s a great video that Chris did on pedal strikes on trails, so check this great video out from Chris. – [Chris] The way we tackle
these climbs is basically picking a really good line and looking at these obstacles,
such as a rocks, roots, which are gonna cause a problem and planning your route. Each pedal push down is
like a footstep forward. So just plan as you look
up that hill in your climb. Just look and think where
your pedals are gonna go. If you think you’re gonna clip like a rock or a root or wheelspin, just give it a extra surge on the power to make it past that danger point. – Thanks for watching guys. Love the questions on Ask EMBN. It’s a really highlight
of the week for me. If you wanna see some more videos related to what we’re talking about, particularly the water. Are e-bikes waterproof? Check out this video on
Into The Wild in Scotland, where it was horizontal. – Yeah and get back to
the pedal strikes question we had as well, with an
Essential Trails Skills where we cover that fact, that question actually, up in that video. So, check that one out. Don’t forget, if you’ve got any questions, give us a hashtag Ask EMBN, drop ’em in the comments box below. Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel. Give us a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, and we’ll see you next week.

47 thoughts on “Are E-Bikes 100% Waterproof? | Ask EMBN Anything About E-Biking

  1. You guys are very close minded on Bafangs. They can be set up without throttle albeit with cadence sensor rather than torque. But they can work really well. You talking more about ego and paradox style

  2. When I saw Flyon system introduced this summer that motor got me so excited and I was ready to but the Allmth 5.0 bike, which is the max money I can give at this moment. But then I was so disappointed when I found out they want be available till next summer. Looks to me they rushed unfinished product, or they wanted to show the product to convince some people not to buy other bikes but wait for that. But they should have delayed the introduction till next summer when bikes are available. Anyway I concluded I just can't wait that long to get my first ebike, next summer is eternity away, and by buying something else I could even spare some money, which is not a bad thing. So I went for Scott eRIDE 920, which I'll get this week, beautiful bike with great spec. I'm still wondering if I'll regret it in the summer when Fylon's come out finally and receive (maybe) amazing reviews. But till then I'll have so many joy rides with my Scott and hopefully love it, so I hope my mind will be at peace 🙂

  3. love the channel guys…
    Question:: I have a Focus Jam 2 27.5. Medium. Love it but sometimes think it is too small for me as I feel the need to sit right back on the saddle .
    Usual size check of leg straightness is good. would fitting a longer stem help?
    The makers sizing makes me midway between medium and large. @5ft 10

  4. I prefer shorter crank arms because past experience & skills don’t totally relate to eBikes as we now tackle much steeper & more technical terrain now & if cadence isn’t kept up you loose the boost. Yes 170,s can work but so do 160 with less strike.

  5. I think you might have got things a little wrong with the Bafangs (and similar) systems – these are primarily setup for cadence pedalling and throttle-use is optional. Pretty much all of these systems can be programmed to have speed limits or none, just like most of the built-for-purpose ones…
    I know you cannot be experts at everything (or say that the speed-limiters can usually be easily removed), but a bit more research into stuff you are talking about might be in order, before saying things that are "Technically" 😉 not correct and missing out other chunks of info. Great vid otherwise. Love you guys! 🙂 Susi x

  6. #Askembn First I wanna thank you for your awesome work. I would like to know what you guys are thinking of pulling a "normal" bike with an E-Bike. In the area where I live all the bike parks are closed. But my girlfriend has an specialized turbo levo. Cloud she pull me up ore would that be to much for the motor? FYI I am 100kg with bike and gear! All the best from Vienna, Austria

  7. No ebike are not waterproof or water resistant long turn…as water penitrates the crank and bottom bracket over time..
    I know someone whom did 28000km on a Yamaha ps motor…he was traveling indinisia on trip and it was raining for 2 days and as riding the bike went bang..he lost battery and motor…he had motor opened up and you could see rust inside and also damp water had seeped into motor slowly over some time to create rust inside motor and obviously over time the slight apiture of sealed motor got worse with wear…
    So no ebike motors are not waterproof or water restant over time..

  8. Great post as always guys, and love your vid'z which have been a great resource in helping me to almost make the switch to an e-bike. I say "almost", as I was basically 1 week away from pulling the trigger on buying a Levo when I had an accident (only 2 weeks back) that has seen me damage my left wrist pretty bad – no break but major ligament and scaphoid damage. First operation now out of the way that has seen a shit load of screw's and wires placed in my hand, with the next op scheduled for 4-5 weeks from now to get this crap back out again – then the rehab begins. With this my riding is on hold for at least the next 3-4 months, which brings me to my question. I know this is not exactly an e-bike question, although thought it cant hurt to throw the question out there and see who has some advice. I've been researching all kinds of kit for wrist wraps and supports to avoid future damage when I'm back riding again, and have seen all kinds of "sales" and non-user type reviews for items like the Troy Lee Designs wrap up to the more expensive Allsports Dynamic units, but cant find any good reviews from people that have used these products for mountain biking for any decent period of time. I'm keen to get back out there ASAP and even keener now to take the next step of buying my first e-bike, although for now its hard to think past this current crappy time I'm having and how best to mange this moving forward. Any advice from you guys (or anyone else) that have used or know anyone that have used these types of products before would be much appreciated.

  9. Bafangs come withbcadence sensor in built. Do t have to use a throttle. Have 9 power modes and can be programmed easily. Yes there is a throttle but but doesn't have to be used but sometimes is handy. Especially getting through deep puddles keeping your feet dry 😁

  10. The new E-mtb. Is build to wack ur wallet… Just admit it… Theee is no big sains in it….. And.. Bfor ur ebike came out… The japanese & chinese had play this for more than 10 years..

  11. I don't run a throttle on my bafang, you don't need it, it's optional, as are the cut out brakes, I don't like or use those either. Tbh I think the biggest benefit to kits is the price. Ebikes are ridiculously expensive. I managed to convert my bike(2011 genesis core 40) to an ebike for 850 quid. And that gives me an 850wh battery too at 21.5kg. Don't get me wrong, I'd love a full sus dedicated ebike, I think the torque sensing sounds particularly interesting(the bafang is like a manual, you just choose your power/torque setting as you go) but for the type of bike I'd want, £3.5k+ is well out of my budget. Some point maybe, until then, the bafang is champion! 😆

  12. Forget waterproof shoes. I'm with Chris on this. BB Arctic overshoes, and two pairs of cheap Shimano mtb shoes. Just rotate and dry them.

  13. Love the show. I do think the others covered your lack of acceptance on the diy mid drives. For the entry price and the ability to use them on an existing bike, they are incredible and get you in the game. Sure they have shortcomings as do all models. Being unrestricted doesnt bother me 😉 In fact I would have to have a workaround on the restriction if I were to purchase a complete bike such as a Levo. I dont ride where the safety nannies are.

  14. Some good standard waterproof shoes would be The Salomon XA Pro GORE-TEX (all year round use) plus in winter, used with Sealskin Socks or have a look at the Helly Hansen Loke Vanquish HT Boots….waterproof with a soft ankle closure. Neither are Cheap, but you get what you pay for.

  15. very ignorant views on diy conversions. the stuff you mentioned arent even real issues as evidenced by the multiple comments here. I have both a bafang conversion and a factory ebike. the bafang conversion does 95% of what the factory ebike does for 50% of the price. they're a legit way of getting into ebiking. you guys are simply being elitist by thinking that factory ebikes are the only real option.

  16. Topsy Krets (Top Secrets) You've let a few of these through without busting them!! Look out for other fake names such as 'Toby Larone', 'Jenny Taylia' and 'Dan Gleables' 😂 Great vid BTW 👍

  17. I like the Bontrager Flat Line flat shoe, it does not act like a sponge like the 510 freeride etc. but water rolls off. Of course if you stick your foot in a river it's wet. but Wool socks and the flat lines are pretty good unless it's typhoon season.
    For the guys loving the bolt-ons, They are exactly right, it's not purpose built and a rock garden or log will be dangerous to ride over. The difference is like a $200 box store bike and a $3k actual MTB. There is a very big difference when you are riding the trails that these people are riding. Mountain bikes mean different things to different people but it's not greenway, doubletrack rides.

  18. Shorter cranks was the best upgradeI have ever made on my Haibike. I didn't go all the way though, I installed 160mm cracks instead of 175mm, adjusted seat hight and forgot about pedal strikes.

  19. Do you guys do any research, or do you just get on camera and talk garbage? I have a Bafang BBS-002 on my ICE FullFat trike. Yes, it has a thumb throttle, but I hardly use it. I just use the PEDDLE ASSIST. That's not a motorbike, that's an ebike.

  20. Sorry but you guys really dropped the ball on the DIY ebike kits! Should maybe refer the question to a more expert ebike channel perhaps. The questioner mentioned the BBS02, which is a very popular well known, proven and fairly refined mid drive kit. It comes standard with 'pedelec' pedal sensing and does not need any throttle switch (optional), and the modern battery choices for BBS02 are very similar to popular eMTB and mount on the downtube cleanly (well, if it is a hard tail). The power is similar to those of popular high end ebikes, but the power delivery is not fine tuned to cadence or torque, but instead has 9 power levels, and the chosen power comes on once you pedal. I have the BBS02 on my gravel bike and I have a Rocky Mtn Powerplay eMTB. For most trails I would have no problem with a BBS02 on a hardtail, but my Powerplay can really outperform a BBS02 in challenging terrain. I think something like a BBS02 or BBSHD is a really great choice for a MTBer on a tight budget. the price of high end eMTB is outrageous, truly insane right now (My Rocky Powerplay cost $10k cdn!)

  21. so many questions and you guys always never give an honest straight answer…just many depends and details that you need in order to answer

  22. One thing I did notice after an extended ride in wet conditions on my Trance E +1 is that condensation formed inside the battery compartment so I removed the battery, sprayed with Wd 40 and let it dry out.

  23. #AskEMBN Question for next week's show – Depreciation on eBikes. I tried my first eBike Thursday. Loved it. I know my current bike will hold its value quite well if I maintain it. Where as with anything tech every year sees huge leaps in technology (Especially where batteries and motors are concerned) and the old stuff devalues very quickly as a result. Do you see this being a problem over the next 2-5 years? Will a 2018 Kenevo be almost just worth its component part come 2020?

  24. Guys have you ever tried shorter cranks? I have them and they are honestly one of my best upgrades, E-Bikes change the way you ride up hill, we constantly turn the cranks to climb up hills as we now climb steeper hills than ever done on normal bikes. if we stop pedalling the bike stalls and is a pain to regain cadence, therefore shorter cranks are a god send, also when racing round single track and bike parks shorter cranks allow me to pedal through the corners there fore keeping speed … You gotta try it..

  25. #ASKEMBN Hi, could you tell me what chain lube you use. I was using PURPLE EXTREME on my non-ebikes, which I found to be about the best for me. But I found that it did not work too well with the extra pressure of the assist. At the moment I am using PUTOLINE chain wax cut 50/50 with xylene. Xylene thins and carries the wax into chain then evaporates leaving the wax. As it is designed for MX applications I hope it will help with drive train wear.

  26. Steves trip to Scotland was quite epic and a great challenge for man and machine. Showed really what ebikes are capable off.

  27. 2:38 I wear Five Ten EPS, as long as you tighten them properly water wont come in, but next thing I need to get is gaiters, not sure which yet, so many choices.

  28. Hi I am thinking buying an e-bike, so confusing with so may different options and grade of gear available. I am looking to spend up to around 2500. I live in the Rhondda Valleys so will be doing a lot of fire roads and riding across the mountains. What do you think would be suitable, I have been looking at the Cube Reaction and the Specialized Levo, both are Hardtail. I don’t expect to be doing many jumps more casual risding would i be better off going for Hardtail or Full Suspension. Gary (aged 50). I still have my Giant Yukon Hardtail which still has its original tyres and brakes so haven’t done a great deal of riding over the last 12-15years.

  29. you would think a bike that is intended to be driven in bad weather and muddy wet tracks would be waterproof after spending between 3 to 10 grand if the battery shorts out £500 to replace all because the cant seal it at the factory

  30. Nice bike~~> easy to assemble (my 14 year old son put it together), looks good and is a good sturdy bike.

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