The E-Bike Worlds was part of the annual UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, which for 2019, took place in Mont-Saint-Anne, Canada.
A lap racing format on a 7.3km course, the Elite Men’s race lasted a little over an hour. Bike power was limited to 250 watts and motors stopped assisting racers at 25kph. Battery changes or charges were not permitted and diagnostics were run on all the bikes both before and after the race. Let’s take a closer look at the winning bike. Alan used 100% power assist (aka: Full Turbo) for the entire race.
Alan uses a S-Works full carbon frame with the integrated down tube battery, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel with a custom paint affair. It’s a medium frame.
is a 28h Roval Traverse SL 29, hookless carbon, in 30mm inner width with a Roval hub. The rear hub is a 54t engagement DT Swiss in 28h. Front wheel
It’s a Specialized Z-Cage bottle cage and Alan runs the Swat Multitool in the steerer tube.
The rear shock is a FOX FLOAT DPS Factory, 52.5x210mm, Kashima coating with the 3-position adjustment. Dropper post is a RockShox Reverb AXS in 150mm.
The bars are S-Works Prowess Carbon XC Flat at 700mm which is on the narrow side for an E-Bike. Foam grips are Supacaz XL. SRAM X01 single-click shifter.
A 120mm / 17 degree stem keeps the Champ over the front and on the gas.
11-speed SRAM XX1 rear derailleur, SRAM XG1199 cassette in 10-42T with a SRAM XX1 chain.
Lacing is via DT Competition spokes.
For braking, the Magura MT7 Raceline calipers and levers are on duty.
Alan runs a FOX 36 with the GRIP2 damper, a 51mm offset and worked down from 160mm to 150mm of travel. The eChamp uses a Butcher Grid Trail in 2.6″ width on the front, and used 24.5psi for the race.
180mm rotors front and rear.
The motor, remote and battery is all standard issue. A Specialized 2.1, custom Rx Trail-tuned motor with 250W nominal power. The standard Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth remote and a 700Wh battery.
Those are 165mm Praxis, full carbon cranks with custom offset and a 32T custom steel chainring.
The rear tyre is a Specialized Eliminator, in the robust Black D iamond casing in a 2.3″ size. Alan ran 26psi on the rear.
Alan Hatherly, the first –ever E-Bike World Champion lofts the Levo up in celebration. Image: Sven Martin