Are Mountain Bikes Faster Downhill? | MTB VS eMTB

Published on February 18th 2024


After riding a non-electric mountain bike for the first time in six years, Steve Jones wondered if a traditional MTB could outpace an eMTB downhill. While the eBike undeniably holds an advantage uphill due to the motor, Steve pondered whether the added weight of the battery and motor might provide an unexpected advantage on descents, or will the agility of a standard MTB prevail. To settle this, Steve decided to race his Canyon Strive:ON against the Pivot Firebird down a challenging Black trail in Finale Ligure. ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 0:00 - Welcome! 0:06 - The Bikes | Pivot Firebird | Canyon Strive:ON 1:14 - Timed Run | Pivot Firebird 2:56 - Timed Run | Canyon Strive:ON 5:41 - The Results & Thoughts Useful Links: Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Check out the latest EMBN jerseys! 👉 What do you feel is faster eMTB or MTB? Or are they too similar? Let us know in the comments! 👇 Watch more on EMBN... 📹 How Future-Proof Are eBikes | Do You Really Need The Latest Tech? 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our Features Playlist 👉 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Sweep the Leg - Def Lev Growing Up Is Just a Trap - Ivy-Rose Lyon Formula Uno - Forever Sunset Cloudhunting - Sven Lindvall The Piano and Me - Nocturnal Spirits YOMI - STRLGHT Inner Stress - Autohacker #embn #ebikes #emtb #ebiking The Electric Mountain Bike Network (EMBN) is the world’s leading electric mountain bike (eMTB) channel and community. Dedicated to igniting your passion for eMTBs, EMBN delivers weekly original content to inspire you to take your riding further, faster – and with more fun. Whether you live to conquer the techiest terrain – both up and down; to access and explore the beautiful backcountry; or simply to pack as much fun as you can into the precious riding time you have, EMBN is dedicated to covering eMTB from every angle. From inspiring you to go electric – helping you understand what you need, where and how to ride to get the best from your eMTB experience, and more – through showcasing and exploring the latest, most innovative tech, empowering and entertaining features, to skills videos that help you progress and can tackle ever-more adventurous terrain, and much, much more. Every week we bring you informative and entertaining videos on… - The know-how… - The skills… - The tech… - The inspiration… go faster and explore more! EMBN is mountain biking… fully charged: helping you go faster, further, and with more adventures than ever before. Join the EMBN community: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Thanks to our sponsors: Whyte Bikes: Canyon Bikes: Industry Nine Wheels: Ergon: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Pirelli Tyres: MET Helmets: Bluegrass: Funn Pedals: Watch our sister channels: Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Training -