The Best Upgrades For Your E Mountain Bike | EMBN Tips

The Best Upgrades For Your E Mountain Bike | EMBN Tips

There’s numerous upgrades that you can make to your bike, however there’s some places were spending your money definitely makes more sense than others. Find out which upgrades Steve thinks make the most difference on an E mountain bike.

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Stems, bars, grips, tyres or even wheels, there’s so many things you can change, but knowing what to change to get the most out of your bike is a different matter. Steve talks through some upgradable components and what changing them may mean for your riding, so you can get a better idea of what will make the most difference for you.

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Shorty front mudguard for the crap UK weather, tubeless and more armour to stop me hurting myself when I crash!

  2. Thank you. The down votes are drunkards or babies bashing randomly on the keyboard.

  3. If you want more performance, double the motor output. 🙂

  4. Who do we think makes some super sick ebike specific wheels?

  5. Nice vid. What chilly/cold weather gear is he wearing at 5:08 ? Gear vid next? Thx.

  6. Did someone fart at 1:50?

  7. Great video Steve 👍🏻

  8. This video is very good very impressed

  9. Tärpätti Tuopponen March 26, 2021 @ 11:03 pm

    1:50 No farting please…

  10. I went for a longer stem, swept back bar, nice grips right away. Yet I could not stop…better forks, shock and Stans tubeless wheels with as fat a tire as I could fit. I love my Haibike yet should have bought a more suitable off-road model. Oh well. No complaints. Thanks for the video.

  11. Hi steve, I am a new subscriber and i have been going back through all your shows. enjoyed them all. sorry not a question on subject of video . i was a late in life on getting into MTB but started in 2010 to 2015 on my canyon nerve AM loved it . in 2015 i was made redundant in my job so had to give it up. 2018 i am back where i am looking to start MTB again. i was looking to get an eMTB. reason is due to my best m8 kept riding so he is extremely fit where i am extremely fat , a eMTB would mean i can still go out with him and enjoy myself and keep up with him and he still gets a good workout.
    I am 49 years old this month and wanted some advice on what bike to look at. we used to love long epic days with some single track and a bit of down hill. so far i like the look of the specialized levo turbo , canyon spectral on , The Stevens e sledge , With being a larger guy (16 stone) and i love to get air when possible i used to go through a few rear wheels. so something with a good rear wheel would be good, also just seen the new BH atom x with 700 watt battery .I live in the Monmouthshire area so the forest of dean and bike park Wales and Afon forest trails are where i like to ride . what would you advise m8

  12. Is that a fart I hear 1:50

  13. 800mm carbon 20mm risers and a 40mm stem, sh1t hot!

  14. I have been watching everything I can get my hands on to figure out the best investment for an E Bike. Your the first to catch my attention to the details of facts on the parts with the experience of using them. Your dialog and information is well spoken and informative. Very professional! Looking forward to more from you. Please send me info on a good starter bike that is upgradable for various terrains, long distance, durability and looks like a bike. Perhaps you already have a post out there. Thank you

  15. Hi Steve could you advise what I should do about pedal strikes it’s a night mare I’ve a hai bike all mountain and technical climbs with rocks etc can be very frustrating?….

  16. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  17. Josep Maria Ferrer March 26, 2021 @ 11:18 pm

    Hi,talking about bike fiting,do we need an special one regarding e mtb?

  18. Great video!

  19. Super nice! 🙂 But what glasses are you wearing at 5m32secs?

  20. I added slick tyres, shorter stem and cut down my handle bars on my EMB. Future upgrade, bigger battery.

  21. Could you recommend a cockpit display for the Turbo Levo – which does not have a display?

  22. Vitorria e-Mazza are sooo nice

  23. Upgrade? Spend £4-8k on a bicycle and then have to "upgrade"? MTB riders really are suckers! Although I note that now road cycling is enjoying a renaissance road bike prices are going through the roof as well. This is the total opposite of what you’d expect, higher sales volumes should mean economies of scale and lower prices! Big numbers being why you can buy a decent new car for LESS than the price of a bicycle!! Fit is one thing but I’d be very wary of changing stems, even 10mm is going to drastically change the way a bike handles, so sort of defeats the object of choosing a particular bike in the first place.

  24. buy a levo .. and you got all the upgrades

  25. Appreciate your insights! Too many choices on tires for me to decide for my TREK XCaliber 9 mountain bike with 29" x 2.2" tires. I need help – I ride steep (20-35%) asphalt hills most of the time (95%). Wet conditions with some loose sand and gravel on them from washouts (rainforest conditions), temperatures remain between 60-80F year-round. I ride with tubes but have tubeless ready knobbies now. I weigh 160 lbs and usually keep the pressures just below max pressure for best rolling. Wondering if going with less of a knobby and more of a smoother tread would help climbing hills and not compromise my ability to control my descents? Comments or suggestions? Thanks in advance.

  26. Where is the trail at the start

  27. Best one is the spare battery. Especially since many of these (fill in the blank) manufactures discontinue models so often, and when your battery has had it, so will your expensive ebike. There are some people who can rebuild a pack with new cells for you, but it ain’t cheap, and not many are qualified to do that work regardless of their claims!

  28. Is there a better bashguard for the Bosch motor on my Haibike? I ride a lot of big rocks and the rock ring on my other bike is well used, I’m afraid the stock bashguard will not protect the Bosch unit from big hits.

  29. José Ignacio Ruiz Artigues March 26, 2021 @ 11:29 pm

    What do you think of Oval Chainrings? Not an expensive thing (and it’s supposed to be an upgrade)…

  30. All these upgrades beside the spare battery have already been said on the GMBN channel before ye made this channel.. I feel ye should have made these specic to the E Mtb rather than upgrades for just any mtb

  31. Ritchie Ronquillo March 26, 2021 @ 11:29 pm

    How about converting your ebike to 1x?

  32. Great show Steve simple and informative cheers 🍻

  33. Changed the tyres , they came with rocket Ron (snakeskin) totally wrong for a heavy ebike and installed a dropper post .

  34. Seeing how much the Bikes cost , for me there’s not any money left to think of upgrading and if so it will only be when it’s time for replacement of worn parts anyway.

  35. Jonathan Christie March 26, 2021 @ 11:33 pm

    Wold haveing a carbon ebike make the battery last longer

  36. Vague yet again from this bloke.

  37. Already have a spare Battery for my Turbo Levo and its great – just upgrading to Tubeless now and ordered my Slime… bye bye inner tubes! – Is it worth possibly upgrading the 32T on the Turbo Levo to a bigger chain ring at the front ? Anyone else benefited from this type of upgrade ?

  38. Why Organic pads over sintered? I’ve always thought sintered offer less fade on prolonged downhills?

  39. Oleg Petelevitch March 26, 2021 @ 11:39 pm

    2.8 Hans Dampf all round noby tubeless good for all ! for e-bike !

  40. Hi,I am looking at buying a giant e trance ,it comes with carbon wheels ,,,, what do you think about carbon wheels on a e bike

  41. Outstanding!

  42. Oleg Petelevitch March 26, 2021 @ 11:43 pm


  43. Michael Pallini March 26, 2021 @ 11:43 pm

    Carrying the added weight of a spare battery will decrease your 1st batteries life. So I recommend carrying 2 extra.

  44. Electric Mountain Bike Network March 26, 2021 @ 11:43 pm

    What do you always change on your bikes?

  45. Forget the spare battery you can just plot your long routes via pubs n bunk houses charge on the way have a pint 😊. Top upgrade for me is a decent suspension set up for your own riding style

  46. i think u should do a video with items from scratch to build a strong bike.

  47. Does the specialized battery fit in the new evoc ebike specific backpack ?

  48. And if you ride gloveless, you are a twat.

  49. There are actually world cup level riders on tubes? (You said 90% run tubeless). This amazes me..!

  50. TwoWheels OneLeg March 26, 2021 @ 11:50 pm

    Bought a spare battery last week(Shimano) . Gives me the option of a full day at MTB parks etc or really long rides over forest roads. While not light it fits nicely in the backpack too

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