WTF: Ride Like A Tiger!

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Brace yourselves. Get your film trailer voice in your head. The one where there’s going to be a disaster, followed by a car chase, and then some triumph over adversity, possibly by a previously absent parent who reconnects with his family as a result of all this triumphing and running around in a vest between flames. That voice. Are you ready? Read on.

This summer, on a trail near you, we’re going…

Higher!
Higher!
Dirtier!
Dirtier!
Faster!
Faster!
Uglier!
Tiger Style!

Just when you thought it was safe to open your eyes, we bring you… [flashing images, lots of cutaway, crescendo of noise, maybe some flames]

This!
This!

[May contain images of an upsetting nature, certified 18, the producers accept no responsibility for mental anguish or trauma caused by riding or seeing this bike.]

Ok, turn the voice off now.

That lump is where you slide the battery in.
That lump is where you slide the battery in.

Actually the promotional video ‘Move Like A Tiger ‘ is sufficiently bonkers to be worth watching. It has more synth than a Kraftwerk fan convention. It even has the special voice, and something quite mystifying about sharing ice cream. It’s also filmed somewhere that looks amazing – we’d love to know where it is, but we’re too frightened to ask BeSV to ask in case they make us test one of these monsters. Can anyone identify where they are?

The bikes are marketed under the strap line ‘Powerful. Rigid. Reliable’ with the specifications promising that the ‘advanced dual-tube frame gives the TRB1 extreme stiffness performance’. That dual-tube frame also means that it weighs 55.1lb.

If your holy moly button still hasn’t been pressed, then how about this: BESV stands for Beautiful, Eco-friendly, Smarter, Vision. It’s a founding principle that everything they make must be beautiful. Imagine if they’d only been called ESV, what eye watering wonder could we have faced then?

Admittedly the video does contain the rather nice sentiment that you could go riding with your dad on an e-mtb, and the trails look amazing, so we’ll give them that. But do you think we’re being unfair on the looks? Have you seen worse?

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (9)

    Looks like a canary island maybe.

    “climb like flowing water” 🙂

    See worse on here to be fair. That Cannondale e-bike mings for England.

    not the Canaries I think. Madeira has similar bits but I really don’t know, but would like to…

    Well, that’s three and a half minutes I’m not getting back.

    I reckon you’ve got those weights wrong…..

    pounds! not kilos! still pretty heavy though!

    “It’s a founding principle that everything they make must be beautiful. Imagine if they’d only been called ESV,” lol at this bit

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