How To Transport Your E Bike | Getting To The Trails With An EMTB

How To Transport Your E Bike | Getting To The Trails With An EMTB

If you aren’t lucky enough to live within in riding distance of the trails you will need to transport your E-Bike there somehow. Steve shows you the various options available, from racks and vans to pick up trucks ⚡️

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. I was told that here in France if you transport your bike on a rack on the back of the car WITH the battery still fitted it’s 1 point on your license and a fine.

  2. Sick golf you have there bro

  3. When I bought my e-bike I factored in the additional costs of transporting it. My previous bike was roof mounted but there was no way I was going down that route for my e-bike. Bit the bullet and had a towbar fiited and bought a Thule 2 bike carrier. In the Czech Republic there is a bit of a rigmarole in getting an add-on number plate to fit on the carrier but once obtained saves hassle. Not too problematic fitting it and, so far, seems to work well. I like the idea of that Thule ramp but it’s way overpriced for what it is. If taking the battery off I always put a cover over the battery contacts. My experience of rear carriers is that my bike gets quite mucky during inclement weather particularly from spray.

  4. Renaud Savignard April 19, 2021 @ 11:58 pm

    Racks on a small trailer

  5. Electric Mountain Bike Network April 19, 2021 @ 11:58 pm

    How do you get your E-Mountain Bike to the trails or bike park?

  6. one UP

  7. Will only fit VW T6’s without a rear spoiler.

  8. We need a ebike stand, not a
    Park tool expensive and big

  9. I use a thule 598 proride roof carrier for both my Ebike and my analogue bike and it works great.

  10. Really useful video but looks like I will have to stay with chucking the ebike into the back of the Golf 😕

  11. You missed one Steves Bones –

  12. Mmmm Steve watch that front brake lever!!!! You Havnt put a pad spacer block in….

  13. Planes and Bikes April 20, 2021 @ 12:07 am

    I was putting the bikes on the pickup truck tailgate. But the eMTB are too heavy. So I bought a 1UpUSA SuperDuty rack instead. END of discussion – best rack by far. Very elegant and easy and rated for much more weight than an eMTB (75 lbs per bike). 1-4 bike options. Nothing touches the frame.

  14. ISI Carrier

  15. {StrYKePlaysMC / johnpick} Hypixel PvP April 20, 2021 @ 12:13 am

    4:02 roof rack

  16. TheMangoMuncher April 20, 2021 @ 12:13 am

    What does iraq have to do with e bikes?

  17. Hi, have you ever done anything on wall or ceiling mounted hangers for eMTB’s. I’m looking for something for my shed to hang the bike. Thanks

  18. its an ebike you can just ride to the trails

  19. Why not do a viewers feature on the embn show of how e riders transport there ebikes

  20. I did mine the easy way I went to harbor freight got a motorcycle carrier for $50 put it on there put my e-bike on there and it was perfect. Motorcycle carriers up to carry you know three 400lb put that my trailer hitch strap it down Bam ready to go

  21. In the back of the car is great however my main issue is I can no longer take the family out with me… Oh wait turns out there’s no actually problem with that solution after all 😂

  22. Luckily i have a van,dead easy,4 ebikes in no effort

  23. Here in Australia there is a brand called "ISI" that produces a tow bar mounted system that is the heaviest duty I have seen, also mounts to a caravan draw bar, check them out.

  24. Good video, been looking into this for some time, still not really found a solution. I have a Golf and my Specialized won’t go in boot without both wheels off so surprised to see that Canyon pop in so easy!

  25. i bought a tow bar mounted rack (Altera) love the damn thing makes is so easy.. giant recommend that the battery is removed when transporting the bike, not sure what others recommend..

  26. Nice episode EMBN!
    I carry my ebikes on two Thule UpRide on top of my car. I do get a worse fuel consumption
    but at least I know the bikes are safe from the idiot driving behind me who keeps his eyes on his smartphone.

  27. Nicolai Syvertsen April 20, 2021 @ 12:25 am

    I got a Thule hatch mounted bike carrier and they carry ebikes with no issue. They rest on the rear bumper on my Toyota Auris and the wire cables are properly tensioned to keep it snug up against the hatch. Only issue is they are designed for the standard diamond frame so most ebikes will hang on a bit of an angle. If front wheel gets too close to the ground just take it off and toss it in the back.

  28. Old rubber yoga mat is great to drop on the ground out the back of the car, I find. Just remember to block the brake pads with a piece of cardboard if you’re taking the wheels off

  29. I can get my 170 travel e bike in the back of my fiat panda. Both wheels have to come off though.

  30. What about using a pick up and its raining

  31. Why a trunk rack isn’t sufficient?
    A 3 bike would mostly have max of 45 kg which is far enough for 1 ebike on its own.
    I use one, carrying 1 ebike without the battery (which sits comfortably on the backseat).

  32. The Gee-tah Guy April 20, 2021 @ 12:32 am

    I have an old 4-door Toyota sedan (saloon) and a 70lb (31.75Kg) fat Ebike. I have a Thule 3 bike car carrier that I’ve slightly modified to hold my behemoth bike. I do remove the battery and both wheels which I put in the trunk to transport. I use extra foam and zip ties to cushion and lock the bike to the rack. Oddly, the bike carrier manufacturers list their racks to carry, for instance, two 30lb. (13.61Kg) bicycles, but it will not carry one 60lb. (27.22Kg) bicycles. I guess it’s because the weight must be spread out. i was forced to ignore this as my bike weighs as much as three road bikes. The only carriers robust enough to carry my bike legally on the road are ones that mount via a trailer hitch.

  33. How about outside vehicle transport during rain, etc?

  34. Which rack had that ramp on it ? Hard to tell in video

  35. Benjamin Thurston April 20, 2021 @ 12:37 am

    I also have a Tow Bar rack from Atera. Very good and e bike specific. Carries up to 4 bikes with extension, 2 of which can be e bikes if you car allows the weight.
    Expensive, but I would recommend it!

  36. PS4 Custom Gamer April 20, 2021 @ 12:39 am

    I love a good rack

  37. Squirrelsqueezer April 20, 2021 @ 12:39 am

    In the van, man. 🤣

  38. I have a 2018 Mazda MX5 and have a custom hidden vertical towbar receiver / hitch fitted. Use a Yakima 2 up rack. Fits ebikes perfect and rated for 2 bikes each 60lbs (27kgs). Car is fine with hitch, rack and single ebike :). Looks pretty crazy tho

  39. Pick up truck

  40. We have 2 fat tire hardtail ebikes n just a good ol fox racing truck diaper does it for us. The bikes are 70 lbs each and i found a lot of bike racks wont support 140lbs or 2 fat tire ebikes plus in minnesota we need the truck to get to certian places in the snow and i found that even during drifting the bikes stay in place

  41. Aleksandar Gospić April 20, 2021 @ 12:43 am

    Both wheels off and into the trunk or front wheel off if I’m using caravan car. I have 3 Thule roof racks for standard bikes but did not dare/bother to test if it can handle an ebike. Those grab the down tube so I’m not sure if clamp can spread enough and properly grab such a wide down tube like it is on my Scott 😁

  42. Lads! What about a Fiat Doblo with the wheelchair taillift? That’d be the job… Just ride the bike into it 😀

  43. Leave your car at home and ride your emtb to the bike park, that’s what I do!😀👍

  44. Im normally a fan of the channel but find this one a little bit dumbed down. Do we really need to be shown how to but a bike in a branded cover and clumsily into a large van.
    It all seems very basic

  45. Open the gate, hello Cairngorms….!

  46. I take the front wheel off, then just put it in the trunk of my Focus RS. It fits like a glove 🙂

  47. Nothing11 Nothing12 April 20, 2021 @ 12:50 am

    Hollywood Rack on a receiver hitch, poked into the back of a GMC 2500 HD with 500 cubic inches (8.1 litre) of Bald Eagles of Freedom!

  48. Thank you, some brilliant solutions for transportation.

  49. Pibbles 'n Bits April 20, 2021 @ 12:51 am

    Best way to transport an ebike is to get a spare battery and just ride the bike.

  50. Here’s a question when towing in the rear of the car. Transport with battery in our or?

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