First exhibited as a prototype at Eurobike 2016, BMC’s new e-MTB, the Trailfox AMP is no big surprise. Clearly recognizable as a BMC, it includes the APS kinematics chainstay. Like any e-MTB the main differences are the oversized axles and bearings to handle the increased loads.
Also noticeable is the oversized down tube of the carbon frame which provides high torsional stiffness as well as enough space for the fully integrated battery. The Shimano Steps E-8000 motor is integrated and well protected behind a form-fitting cover which seamlessly merges into the battery cover.
Ridley launches its first entry into the E-bike line with the 29er carbon hardtail Elykx. “E-bikes are a completely new segment for Ridley”, explains Morten Kristiansen, Head of Product & Marketing. “We recognize that many of our dedicated road athletes are excited about these new electrical MTB products and we wanted to support them with the ideal bike for off-road adventures”.
“True to the Ridley vision we offer this bike fully customized in color from our Belgian factory in Beringen,” states Kristiansen. “We offer over 50 color options in our PureLine collection available through authorized Ridley retailers around the world. All bikes are hand painted assembled in Belgium, something we are really proud of.”
The Elykx will be available at authorized Ridley retailers as from October 2017.
The Basque country based manufacturer Orbea is also set to bolster its line of e-bikes with a new addition. The Wild Hardtail will soon be joined by a full-sus e-MTB, available to dealers in the fall and featuring the new E-8000 motor. It’s rumoured to have plenty of travel and have a similar trail handling set-up to the award winning Occam AM – Orbea’s non electric full-sus trail platform.