We just received a couple new Continental tires days before heading to Reno. Plenty of new features and some updates to the tread patterns have us very excited to get home and mount them up.
Haibike DH eMTB
What this year’s show may lack in size it makes up for in eBikes. We’ve got a couple trails in mind when we look at this thing though! No more washboard roads beating up the shuttle truck.
Either the most brilliant marketing strategy ever, or someone’s last day of work. You decide. Either way, it definitely got people talking!
The swing away rack game is heating up with Thule entering the space with their $299.95 Access. It’s a burly steel design that will support a rack full of MTB’s or e-bikes. It weighs about 50 pounds however, so it’s not something you want to be taking on and off frequently. That said, it’s a great option for SUV’s or vans where you need to regularly access the rear of the vehicle, which would normally be blocked with a bike rack. It’s also compatible with any 2″ hitch rack on the market.
Tucked in the back of the show, Brose’s booth had this cutaway of their new Drive S Mag motor. Short for magnesium, the new Mag motor shaves over a pound of weight off the predecessor with a magnum casing. That was cool and all, but the real interest was the internals. It isn’t often you get to see the inner workings of an e-bike motor. Brose is one of the only manufacturers to use a belt drive system, but as a result their motor is the smallest and quietest on the market. That’s a big deal when bike manufacturers using other systems are forced to alter bike geo to accommodate a larger motor.