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5 Sexy eBikes that caught our eye at the Cycle Show this week

5 of the best looking ebikes live from the NEC in the UK

The Cycle Show at the NEC wasn’t quite the eBike love-fest that Eurobike was, but there is still your fair share of top-class ebikes to look at. Here are 5 that caught our eye.

Whyte E150

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The Whyte E-150 looks similar to the E-180 but the suspension on this bike produces 150mm instead of 180mm. The geometry is also less gravity orientated and in general, the E-150 is a more rounded all-mountain / enduro bike.

Whyte still uses the Gen 4 Bosch motor on the Whyte E-150 and the same internal battery, and the bike also has the option to run an extra battery on the outside of the frame.

There are 27.5in wheels front and rear, an SRAM 12 speed Eagle drivetrain, Lyrik fork, and RockShox Deluxe Select+ rear shock. Whyte is working closely with dealers around the UK and if you wanted to test the E-150 you could head down to a local dealer event and take one for ride before you buy.

Whyte E-180 RS

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The big hitter of the Whyte eBike range with 180mm of travel, the E-180 RS had us drooling at the NEC Cycle Show. Whyte’s first eMTB bikes use Bosch Gen 4 motors and internal batteries, but an extra piggyback battery can be installed to increase range.

A coil shock on the rear of the E-180 confirms its gravity bias, and keeping the speed and power in check are a pair of SRAM 4 piston disc brakes.

Whyte uses aluminum for its eMTB frames, and the suspension linkage is an ebike tuned system based on the platform used on previous Whyte suspension bikes.

Kinesis Rise E-Trail

Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail
Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail

The Rise is Kinesis’ first eMTB and it could be joined by more Kinesis eBikes in the future. The 29in wheeled hardtail looks like it might be a cross-country bike, but inspect the slack geometry, long reach, and chunky tires and you soon realize this eMTB is designed to hoon.

We have more on the Kinesis Rise E-Trail here.

Mondraker Level

The Mondraker Level RR is a 170mm travel full-suspension ebike that uses Mondrakers tried and tested ‘Forward Geometry’ that gives bikes more reach and slacker angles.

Because the Level RR is quite clearly a big hit super-enduro type of bike, Mondraker has fitted it out with a RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork, Super Deluxe coil rear shock, and SRAM X01 Eagle.

Like many companies this year, Mondraker uses Bosch Performance Line CX gen 4 motors with 75Nm torque and mind-blowing eMTB assist mode.

Mondraker Crafty

The Crafty is the 150mm travel eMTB in the Mondraker range and again we see the latest Bosch motor nestled in the frame with large 625Wh battery. Up front of this model is a flashy Kashima coated, 160mm travel Fox 36, while the rear shock is a Performance Elite model.

Though less travel than the Level, the Crafty still promises all out eMTB speed thanks to that patented Forward Geometry.