The BIKE Festival Riva never fails to get the season off to a thriving start, and this year’s edition catered even more generously to E-MTBers than ever before. We headed down to the shores of Lake Garda to check out the most exciting new entrants at the trade fair.


Until now, Germany’s Bocholt-based direct order company ROSE have been content with just one hardtail in the E-MTB scene, but Riva saw them unveil a prototype of their soon-to-be-launched ELEC TEC FS. Set to drop in late summer, it looks like it’ll sport a Continental motor and a huge 612 Wh battery with a retail price around € 4,500.

Mondraker e-Crusher Carbon

What a machine! This Mondraker e-Crusher Carbon and its integrated Shimano motor surely counts as one of THE e-bike highlights here in Riva. There’s a fully integrated Shimano motor inside this stunning carbon frame and the whole bike has seriously well-considered componentry. For the full run-down, stay tuned for our upcoming article on the Mondraker e-Crusher Carbon.

Bosch eMTB mode

The most exciting drop in Riva was actually not visible to the human eye as it came via a software update for any rider with a Bosch CX motor. The all-new eMTB mode adapts on-the-fly to the power put in by the rider, thereby eliminating the need to manually adjust the level of pedal-assist. We’ve tested the new eMTB motor and compiled our thoughts of this new Bosch update right here.

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