2020 eMTB Shootout | Enduro Ebike Reviews

2020 eMTB Shootout | Enduro Ebike Reviews

Don’t buy an ebike without watching this video! We take a deep look at 16 eMTB offerings for our 2020 Shootout. Visit theloamwolf.com for detailed reviews on the ebikes featured in this video, or find their direct links below.

2020 eMTB Shootout Story: http://bit.ly/2vsjQxS
Watch Part 2 Here: https://youtu.be/A2cEJ0sY14w

In Part 1 we examine the Enduro Category ebikes, which are those with over 150mm of rear wheel travel.

THE BIKES
2:32 | Commencal Meta Power 29 Team – Review: https://bit.ly/CMP29T
4:15 | Kona Remote 160 – Review: https://bit.ly/KonaR160
5:30 | Giant Reign E+ 0 Pro – Review: https://bit.ly/GiantRE0
6:53 | YT Decoy Pro Race – Review: https://bit.ly/YTDecoyPR
8:57 | Norco Range VLT C1 – Review: https://bit.ly/NRVLTC1
10:40 | Specialized Kenevo Expert – Review: https://bit.ly/SKenevoEx
12:50 | Orbea Wild FS M10 – Review: https://bit.ly/OWFSM10

THE WINNERS: 15:00

No bicycle brands paid us to be involved in this shootout and we worked as hard as possible to make this series informational, beneficial and free from influence. We want our our readers and viewers to get the most trustworthy content possible as we know making a new ebike purchase is not a small investment.

We would like to thank the sponsors who did help make this trip happen:
Rise Brewing
Schwalbe Tires – Eddy Current eMTB Specific Tires
Fasthouse – Kits
Bontrager – Pedals & Shoes
G-Form – Protection
Smith – Glasses & Helmets

And thanks to you, our viewers. We hope you enjoy.
The Loam Wolf

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Great review, quick easy to follow, however reliability probably over rides everything else for that reason I’m going for the kona remote 160

  2. Great vid, I just wish you had Vitus E-Sommet in it too.

  3. Another good thing of the Orbea is that you can fit between two sizes, other brands are too strict on sizing. Heighting at 1.70 f.e you can stay on S for keep the playfull performance or go M for more roomy stable downhill performance, even if you increase front travel reach is generous and i guess the added stack necessary so …

  4. Great review! I purchased the Orbea Wild FS after testing myself many others and I am extremely happy after a few months of extensive use! This bike will just improve your riding abilities and consistently put a smile on your face.

  5. Everything is fantastic in this video! What music tracks were used in this video?

  6. So glad I found this. Great review guys!

  7. You guys need to try the Mondraker Crafty Carbon RR SL, the Nox Hybrid Enduro 7.1 and the Lapierre Overvolt GLP 2 Team.

  8. I’d sure love to ride this bike!

  9. Really like that you had a bigger-boned test rider as part of the team! Not everyone is a fitness junkie but still likes to ride. I valued his opinions!

  10. greases hair, then puts helmet on….ewww lol

  11. I thought my bike was entry level… until i saw this video😬😂

  12. I purchased the Giant Reign pro e
    1

  13. Davin Richenberg January 28, 2021 @ 8:07 pm

    Amazing reviews guys! When making a purchase like an e-bike you really want to know what you’re getting before spending that kind of money. Thanks to this, deciding on the YT was even easier.
    One disappointment was why commencal didn’t send the new meta power sx to test in this category?

  14. As a heavier rider (6ft 4in, 230lb) how did you guys find the Bosch CX 75nm motor for climbing? Does it do it OK or does it struggle? I have tried the Bros 90nm motor on the Specialized Levo which I liked a lot, but the Bosch motor is more common and allows for greater selection of bike manufacturers.

  15. Getting stuck on head angles is lame. It’s a package.

  16. Orbea??? Not good construction, the place for battery is small, the battery cover is thin!!!

  17. What trail were you riding? Would love to take my bike next time the wife drags me to the desert.

  18. Well done!! And I love my Orbea Wild!! Best bike I’ve ever had!! Hands down!!

  19. prescription media January 28, 2021 @ 8:15 pm

    2:11 I aspire to reach this level of lazy photography

  20. Did you guy’s try the Kenevo with a 29 up front,, curious how this may change that setup – better or worse?

  21. You do excellent stuff. Keep it up!

  22. Love it! Great Production here with this one!
    Keep up the great work and keep em coming!!!

  23. Once the bike companies starts selling the e-bike frame only, I’ll jump in but I’m good with my custom Yeti SB 5.5.

  24. Biking Bad with TC January 28, 2021 @ 8:25 pm

    Great review video, Thx! Which motor would you pick as best?

  25. whoa now this was epic

  26. У23Б Теодор Стоянов January 28, 2021 @ 8:28 pm

    I am trying

  27. Brendan Duddridge January 28, 2021 @ 8:29 pm

    Do you think the Orbea Wild FS in an XL would have solved your issue with the reach? I’ve heard that the Large is really more of a medium. I’m 6 ft. and am deciding which eMTB to get. My two top contenders are the YT Decoy Elite and the Orbea Wild FS. But only based on specs and reviews. I’ve never even seen them in person or ridden them.

  28. Great job! Not only was this super informative, but the riding footage was excellent as well.

  29. I once met a DIY ebike mountainbiker on henniger flats with a motobecane, he said it cost him less than $1000 that’s the bike I want.

  30. New drinking game – take a shot every time you hear the word "super"

  31. What area are these trails in? It looks pretty cool.

  32. Best emtb review I’ve seen!

  33. Benjamin Shitanda January 28, 2021 @ 8:37 pm

    Nice video . Am a big fan of loam wolf hope I win the free bike😭🤧🤧

  34. You all need more subscribers, amazing video!! Thank you

  35. Kenovo nr.1‼️

  36. Great info, never considered an Ebike before but if I rode that terrain all the time I would consider it.

  37. Love the western music lead in 😉
    These trails are sick and bike looks amazing!

  38. Just completed my first ride on my Wild FS that I bought based on this review. Thank you so much, the bike is amazing and your review really helped me resolve six months of wrangling debate. You were spot on. Cheers

  39. I tried a bunch and ended up with an Orbea too.

  40. Great review ! videos ! good job, well done

  41. 12:35 what was tight? The corner? The cockpit? The suspension? Did it have too long a wheelbase? It cuts right into somebody talking about it being too soft or something about it being …sprung…? Weird cut there. What do you guys mean?

  42. 220+ lol more like 250

  43. *You left out Pivot. Why?*

  44. Great video. I’ve pre-ordered a 2021 Wild FS largely on the strength of this review. I’m 5ft 11 & cannot choose between a L & XL. I’m worried about the short reach on the large, but don’t want an overly long bike for the tight trails I spend 90% of my time riding. What do you think? Demo rides are not available in my area currently.

  45. Mohammed Abolhija January 28, 2021 @ 8:45 pm

    love u

  46. 6:25 giant “getting up in price point” is BS. AXS + Fox factory. Also, you tested an XL. I have not ridden one in anger so can’t comment, but good to acknowledge these facts in your comments.

  47. Nathan Shuttleworth January 28, 2021 @ 8:47 pm

    Great work LoamWolf

  48. Great Video; Thank you!  I also like your 2020 Trail bike review.  I have my eye on the Trek Rail (9.8 version). It seems like the Rail splits the middle between Trail/Enduro.  How do you feel the Rail would have stacked up against the other Enduro bikes in your test?

  49. Ya te digo! Dale January 28, 2021 @ 8:47 pm

    Schwalbe Eddy Current is the way!

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