Best e-MTB – Singletrack Reader Awards 2019 Finalists

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This has been a tricky category to choose the finalists, as we’ve already seen what’s coming in 2020 – and as you’d expect with new technology, there are some giant leaps that make the older models look almost quaint. But what we’re interested in for the Singletrack Reader Awards are the things that you’re riding now – so 2020 bikes are going to have to wait to slug it out at next year’s awards. Here’s the finalists that made the cut:

The Finalists – Best e-MTB

Canyon Spectral:ON

An early adopter of the mullet wheel. CLICK IMAGE TO LEARN MORE

150mm rear travel, 160mm fork, 29er front wheel and 27.5+ rear wheel…nope, this is not just a Spectral with a battery strapped to it. Shimano Steps motor keeps things going mile after mile, and with prices from £3,449 it’s competitively priced.

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Intense Tazer


185mm rear travel, 160mm fork, 29er front wheel and 27.5+ rear whee, carbon frame and a Shimano Steps motor. It’s not cheap, but it is fun. And it’s absolutely nothing like the old Tazer (for those who remember that far back)

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Singletrack Charged Review

Specialized Levo


With so many of these on the trails, it was bound to make the final shortlist. 150mm travel front and rear, and 29er wheels front and rear too, with a carbon front triangle and Brose motor.

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Vote and win!

Just for voting in this year’s awards you could be in with a chance of winning a Shimano shoe and pedal combo, courtesy of

Competition T&Cs:

  • You must vote in all categories to be entered in the draw.
  • Don’t ride spds? A flat combo is available
  • Lazer Impala helmet is available in a choice of black or white only
  • No cash alternative available.
  • If your shoe or helmet size is not available Freewheel will provide an alternate prize of equivalent value and status.

Ready to vote?

If you’ve checked out all the categories and finalists then you are ready to cast your votes. Don’t forget that to be entered into our voter prize draw you need to vote in all categories.

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Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

Comments (1)

    Picture of the Specialized Levo is of the 2018 model, not the new one…

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