Tech Talk: Centre Of Gravity | The Science Behind eBike Stability

Published on February 23rd 2024


Join Steve Jones as he heads over to the Whyte factory to talk research and development with Ian Alexander. Steve asks Ian about the importance of an eBike's centre of gravity and how it can affect the feel of an eMTB. They also talk about the reasons for certain geometry choices, swing arm designs and how the centre of gravity 'Jig' works. ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 0:00 - Welcome! 0:20 - What makes a great eMTB? 1:14 - What makes great eMTB Geometry? 2:34 - Is the centre of gravity essential to making a bike fun to ride? 5:09 - How do you measure the centre of gravity on an eBike? 6:19 - Can you tell if other bikes haven’t measured the centre of gravity? 6:45 - Why did you choose to mount the battery low on the frame? Useful Links: Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Check out the latest EMBN jerseys! 👉 Do you think the centre of gravity of an eMTB is important? Share your thoughts on the subject in the comments below! 👇 Watch more on EMBN... 📹 How To Choose The Best Pedals For Your eBike 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our Features Playlist 👉 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 And the Dark Sun - DEX 1200 On the Sleeping Shores - Chaxti The Vaal - Brendon Moeller #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 -