How Future-Proof Are eBikes | Do You Really Need The Latest Tech?

Published on February 16th 2024


Do they make electric mountain bikes with planned obsolescence? Steve and Ady take a look at the Canyon Spectral:ON and the Specialized Turbo Levo, both from 2019. Looking at the eBike tech and the geometry they define what would make a bike outdated. They also discuss backwards compatibility and the reasons why most newer eMTBs aren't. ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 0:00 - Welcome! 0:31 - Why Do We Fear Buying A New eMTB 2:52 - The Specialized Levo 5:57 - What Is The Next Big Step? 7:16 - The Canyon Spectral:ON Useful Links: Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Check out the latest EMBN jerseys! 👉 What eBike are you currently riding? Are you looking to upgrade soon? Let us know in the comments! 👇 Watch more on EMBN... 📹 New eBikes From Trek, Reebok And... Nespresso?! | EMBN Show 318 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our Features Playlist 👉 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Beauty in Chaos - This Other Space Idea Whale - Chelle Ives Legit Kilobit - Midnight Cycler Spesh - Aleph One Step Bro - Heyson Take Me Home (Flow) - VELDA Distortion 3 - SFX Producer Distortion Thick 1 - SFX Producer Forest 7 - SFX Producer PREL Glitch Fuzz 6 - SFX Producer PREL Noise Static 6 - SFX Producer #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 -