August 29, 2017 at 10:59 #223967
There are a number of product releases being announced this week with Eurobike gearing up and Interbike just around the corner. Electric mountain bike owners out there, rejoice — eMTB-specific helmets and saddles coming!
The Lazer Revolution NTA Helmet
For those that prefer a MTB style visor over a solid screen, LAZER couples the Anverz NTA introduction with a second NTA helmet: Revolution NTA. Besides being certified for speed pedelec use, the LAZER Revolution NTA offers the ultimate of features and protection for those that ride on E-MTB’s.
LAZER’s Revolution NTA is designed to provide maximum coverage, while being lightweight with a cooling efficiency that can’t be beat. Revolution NTA is adaptable to the riders needs with its adjustable visor. The ATS retention system is easy to adjust for a quick and comfortable fit. SMS (Safety Mounting System) accessory mount allows for the use of a sports camera or similar accessory while still allowing Revolution to pass all safety certification testing with the accessory installed.
The PRO Volture E-MTB Saddle
Studies conducted by Bikefitting.com and PRO with e-bike riders also revealed interested
findings. Riders using e-bike motors generally spend less time out of the saddle pushing through
steep sections and because they are pushing less force through the pedals, they are putting
more weight into their saddles.
Therefore, the Volture was conceived to offer more padding and greater comfort to e-MTB
riders precisely where they need it: additional padding for more comfort in the rear of the
saddle, a wider nose design for additional stability and better handling, and a higher tail for
better power transfer.
September 1, 2017 at 14:54 #224480
September 1, 2017 at 21:06 #224493
I agree, special helmets are hard to explain. Maybe with the added watts the rider will get into more trouble than they could on their own?
September 2, 2017 at 00:25 #224496
December 24, 2017 at 17:07 #231570
So the idea that an e-bike rider needs a special helmet because of the greater power sort of puts the lie to the claim that an e-bike is no different than a regular bike, doesn’t it?
February 5, 2018 at 22:59 #234250
It seems to me that some companies are cashing in on the eMTB market. What’s next, eMTB-specific jerseys, because your regular MTB jersey isn’t “optimized” for e-bike riding?
Just an observation, I don’t own an e-bike but that won’t stop me from spouting an opinion!
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