The 2021 Trek Rail 9.8 XT eMTB is a dual long-travel carbon electric mountain bike and is Trek's top-of-the-range model. One of the lightest eMTb's available it is packed with high performance parts for hardcore mountain bikers who love gnarly descents and love the climbs to get back up to the start. If you love the responsiveness of carbon, the plushness of the 160mm suspension and the latest in top mountain bike componentry and electric tech then this is the ebike for you.
The Trek Rail 9.8 XT eMTB is an electric mountain bike that comes with some exceptional talent. Its full carbon frame is responsive and light and incorporates the compact and light Gen 4 Bosch Performance CX motor with large 625Wh battery. The 2021 model also comes with the smart Bosch Kiox display, handily located on the top tube to protect it.
This year's model has been specced with the super responsive 160mm RockShox ZEB Select+ forks which have extra burly 38mm stanchions, and in the rear is the RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock with an updated damper. Together these offer heaps of adjustability, plushness and stability when charging through rock gardens and taking on big drops. They also perform really when under hard braking on steep terrain so a great choice with the Shimano 4 piston brakes.
The 2021 Rail 9.8 XT gets part of its name from having Shimano's M8100 12-speed drivetrain. It has been paired with a 34 tooth chainring and 10-51 cassette, so heaps of range, and has the E*thirteen crankset with slightly shorter 165mm cranks for extra pedal clearance when tackling technical terrain. A dropper seatpost completes the package.
An eMTB that looks great, rides tough, and is a heap of fun particularly if you want to tackle the bigger more technical terrain.
The Kalkhoff Entice 5.B e-bike range is a new concept for Kalkhoff and the trapeze frame has the lower top tube to provide more clearance when standing. The Entice is based on the 28" trekking ebike platform however it has crossed genres into the mountain bike style to develop a new multi-purpose category. It has Schwalbe Smart Sam offroad tyres and the simplified mountain-bike looks with convenient extras of integrated front an drear lights and kickstand. If you need to add a rear rack and mudguards though the lugs are there and, voila, you have very capable touring or commuter ebike.
Made in Germany. One left. Small frame. Be quick!
The Earth Prime MK-5 ebike is another powerhouse 650B electric mountain bike from the Earth range. It is powered by Earth's strong ATM mid-drive motor and you'll get plenty of range from the large 600Wh battery. The Shimano 9-speed gearing and hydraulic disc brakes provide great riding on and offroad and with 650B tires this ebike is nimble and fast. A fantastic option if you are looking for a tough, all rounder that is fantastic value.
The Riese & Müller Swing3 Automatic ebike is the perfect ebike for those who want a classy bike with low stepthrough frame and upright ride position that is very simple to operate and maintain. Having automatic enviolo internal gears is new to the range this year and, combined with carbon belt drive and strong and silent Bosch Performance Gen3 motor, you have an ebike that is wonderfully easy to ride and enjoy.
It is a gorgeous looking machine with beautiful lines and everything neatly integrated, and features such as the strong integrated lights, sturdy rear carry rack, and optional front and rear baskets make it a practical and fun everyday ride.