Breathe in. Breathe out – the new E-MOUNTAINBIKE issue #037 is here!

Are you able to hear that? Tick. Tick. Tick. It’s type of humorous. It appears so rigid. And but, it’s so subjective, so elastic and, above all, so strikingly particular person. There’s little question that the fingers on our watches tick steadily onwards. Nonetheless, their movement isn’t linear – and even much less so is our notion of time.

E-mountainbikes are time machines. They pace up our experiences and improve the time we spend on the path, although in the identical period of time! Few issues make it simpler to have enjoyable than our eMTBs. They take us out into nature, to new locations, along with different individuals, whereas ensuring that we develop past ourselves. The reward: a vibrant cocktail of endorphins, adrenaline and dopamine. However is there extra to them than that?

The most recent problem is obtainable now in our free journal app. If you happen to haven’t put in our app but, now’s your likelihood to obtain it at no cost within the App Retailer (iPhone/iPad) or within the Play Retailer (Android smartphones & tablets).

We took a visit to Portugal for the launch of the brand new Mondraker Dune with Bosch’s SX motor, and whereas we have been there, we took just a few days to journey again in time with our artwork director Julian, aboard a basic, totally restored Land Rover Defender, buying and selling in Marty McFly’s DeLorean for a British off-road legend. Our mission: attempting to cease time, with the gurgle of an outdated engine and the whirr of an ebike motor in our ears, with the forest and sea offering a soul-soothing soundtrack. Time stands nonetheless, a minimum of for a second. Learn the total story to seek out out what all of this has in frequent with grocery store dates and dishwashers!

How a lot does it value to have an excellent time on the path? Or, in different phrases, how a lot cash do you must spend to get a good e-mountainbike? Does it essentially should be over € 10,000? And what do you have to look out for when shopping for an reasonably priced eMTB?
In our 2024 eMTB comparability take a look at beneath € 7,000, we pitted 5 thrilling e-mountainbikes towards one another. As ordinary, our take a look at revealed some very fascinating findings.

Whereas a few of us have been placing the eMTBs by the wringer on our dwelling trails, my brother Max and my dad Manne travelled to Taiwan to have a look behind the scenes of a number of producers and study extra about the place the elements on our bikes actually come from. On this problem, you’ll discover a manufacturing unit go to to LIMOTEC, an revolutionary and really thrilling dropper publish producer that’s nonetheless comparatively unknown to the lots. And sure, I admit it – I’d have beloved to be there with them. On the similar time, I’m completely stoked that my dad and my brother, who based each our publishing home and this journal with me, embarked collectively on this thrilling journey to the opposite facet of the globe, that they have been so warmly welcomed in Taiwan and had such a good time!

Exhausting at the moment, straightforward tomorrow. Straightforward at the moment, exhausting tomorrow. If you wish to have an excellent time, normally you must undergo some tough stuff first. Good instances require self-discipline and consistency. This is applicable not solely to younger, match individuals, but additionally – or particularly – to those that are coping with the primary indicators of ageing. My dad Manne already talked about his knee issues and the superb treatments he discovered within the earlier problem. Now E-MOUNTAINBIKE creator Patrick unpacks and talks about gout and rheumatism – and the way he obtained them largely beneath management. And whereas we would not be docs, we need to share our private experiences. After the constructive suggestions to our final article, we need to proceed proper right here and maybe encourage others.

The rule that there’s normally loads of exhausting work behind an excellent second additionally applies to the paths we trip. As a result of usually, they’re the product of somebody’s dedication and painstaking work. We spent a while with path builder Linus and talked about duty and all of the various things that we, as riders, can do to keep up our trails.

You possibly can have an excellent time not solely on a path journey, but additionally in on a regular basis life. And that’s precisely why we’re cranking it as much as eleven with our sister journal DOWNTOWN, doing issues that nobody has ever performed earlier than. DOWNTOWN is the E-MOUNTAINBIKE journal in your on a regular basis life – progressive, inspiring and thrilling. For extra selection, enjoyable and good instances while you’re off the bike. If you happen to like E-MOUNTAINBIKE, then you definately’ll love DOWNTOWN – it’s largely produced by the identical staff! And with full dedication. Need some examples?

We spent a complete “working” week within the cosmopolitan chaos of Paris, snaking our manner by the site visitors with 12 cargo bikes and turning seemingly on a regular basis bike routes into one thing very particular: Stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre on a cargo bike? Organising an unforgettable picnic beneath the Eiffel Tower? Or a singular sightseeing tour with the children to indicate you Paris such as you’ve by no means seen it earlier than? Stress-free on the stylish Café Parisien? Or a leisurely commute by the heavy rush hour site visitors, to park proper in entrance of the bakery for a café au lait and croissant? Something is feasible. Oh sure, since our go to to Paris, the Mona Lisa has been hanging in our workplace*. Ocean’s Eleven, eat my mud! 😉

Lower than two weeks later, we took 12 distinctive autos on a highway journey for our huge roof prime tent comparability take a look at. With us got here pals, household, readers, 50 litres of beer and every thing that’s enjoyable: bikes, kayaks, superior automobiles and good conversations – and the truth that we have been in a position to see the Northern Lights was simply the icing on the cake!

What do design classics from USM & Co., Vitra and Knoll have in frequent with bikes? Why ought to each trendy dwelling have a minimum of one bike stand or wall mount? We hijacked among the finest furnishings shops in Germany, re-arranged some wickedly costly furnishings and drilled holes in each different wall. We now have the last word, style-appropriate bike storage for you!

Fancy extra? Then try our web site and obtain our DOWNTOWN journal app at no cost. The primary problem of this yr will probably be printed in the beginning of June and it’s going to be actually cool – we promise! If you happen to don’t need to miss out on something, and luxuriate in getting cool insights, you need to join our e-newsletter. Yep, we’re promoting on our personal behalf – however for an excellent cause! Our complete editorial staff is hyped for it! We nonetheless have some actually cool stuff on the agenda for DOWNTOWN this yr. And don’t fear, for E-MOUNTAINBIKE too, after all 😉

As you’ll be able to see, bikes may be enjoyable in any scenario and all combos. We contemplate them as a software for locating the world on the market, enriching our lives and forgetting about time. You don’t want the most effective, most costly or craziest gadget to do that – you simply want the best perspective. In spite of everything, why would you purchase the most effective watch on the earth if you happen to don’t have time? With this in thoughts: if the ticking in your head will get too loud, it’s time to seize your eMTB and head off down the subsequent path. In fact, you’re greater than welcome to modify into Turbo mode, however if you happen to do, please shift down a gear, cease, pause for a second and take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. Why? As a result of it makes time higher. By the way in which: you don’t have to face on a cliff with a sea view like cowl boy Julian and his canine Bonnie – your native woods will just do wonderful. Strive it out for your self – it’s price it!

From the underside of my coronary heart, I want you a lot nice moments this season!
And if one thing stresses you out, simply take a deep breath!


If you wish to take a better have a look at the Mona Lisa over a scrumptious cup of café au lait, espresso or cappuccino in our workplace in Leonberg, you’re welcome to drop me an electronic mail. Editorial tour included. First come, first serve. We now have 5 free tickets 😉 And optimistically, E-MOUNTAINBIKE tester and artwork collector Jean-Erique Boetzleau, who is bound that our Mona Lisa is the unique, will probably be there to welcome you too 😉

Covershot: Robin Schmitt
Rider: Julian Lemme & Bonnie

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Phrases & Pictures: Robin Schmitt

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