Blacktrail and Its Rivals

Last summer, the German-designed Blacktrail carbon fibre electric bicycle made headlines with its 60mph top speed and £50,000 price tag, but a new design of retro-fit electric motor will give a similar performance for a fraction of the price.

The EGO Boost aims to make downhill mountain bikes a practical option for cyclists without access to chair lifts. The kit costs £2,000 and boasts a 2400Watt motor and weighs only 3.1kg – the battery is carried by the rider in a rucksack. Mating the electric motor kit with an exotic frame and wheel set would result in a Blacktrail rivalling bike for a tenth of the price.

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DIY Blacktrail rival – Retro-fit electric bicycle motor gives 50mph

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