Why Electric Mountain Bikes?

New to eMTB? Riding with a lesser experienced partner? Recovering from an injury? or maybe you’d just like to ride a LOT more trail in less time. Electric mountain bikes are a great option for riders of all skill levels.

The short answer is because they are great fun! Electric mountain bikes give everyone the power to ride more trails, with less physical effort, in less time. eMTB’s open the door to new adventures for all riders regardless of skill level or fitness. Additionally with over 1200m of vertical at our back door, eMTB’s are perfectly suited to Hobart’s mountainous terrain!

  • If you are out on the trail with less experienced riders an electric mountain bike is a great fitness equalizer.
  • If you are recovering from an injury an electric mountain bike provides a low stress way to get back out on the trail.
  • If you are a rider of ANY skill level and would simply like to ride a LOT more trail in less time take an eMTB for a spin!

Riding an electric mountain bike is just like… riding a bike! Crank-e’s Specialized LEVO’s are pedal assisted. There is no throttle to operate. You pedal the bike as you normally would but the motor takes the load propelling the bike forward with minimal effort. Otherwise Crank-e’s electric mountain bikes are ridden like any other geared bike with a 1×11 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes etc.

eMTB battery range is influenced by several factors including power mode, terrain, rider weight and riding style. All of Crank-e’s Guided eMTB Tours have been designed to comfortably fall within your bike’s battery capacity leaving you to sit back and enjoy the ride. Additionally your Crank-e guide will advise throughout the tour regarding power mode selection.

While the electric motor does carry the bike forward, as a rider you still need to be able to comfortably spin the pedals for the duration of the ride. Additionally a level of fitness is required to handle the bike throughout the day.

  • Camera
  • Drink bottle
  • Comfortable outdoor shoes to ride in
  • Layered clothing including waterproof shell
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

All of Crank-e’s eMTB Tours leave from Bike Ride, 93 Harrington St Hobart. Please arrive by no later than 10.ooam on the day of your tour for the rider briefing and bike fitting prior to departure at 10.30am. Tours return to Bike Ride at approximately 3pm.

A Crank-e Tour includes everything you need for a great day out on the bike:

  • Tour Guide
  • eMTB
  • Helmet
  • Backpack
  • Charger
  • Morning Tea

The short answer is yes! Variable weather is part of everyday life in southern Tasmania. Dress appropriately and you’ll have a great day out on the bike.

Crank-e recommends a 13 yr old minimum age requirement. Beginner riders should only consider the Ferntree and Mt Wellington Tours. Please contact Crank-e if you have any questions or concerns.

A minimum of 3 riders are required for a tour to operate. For your safety and enjoyment tours are capped to a maximum of 6 riders. Crank-e will contact you ASAP if there are any issues with your booking.

All of Crank-e’s eMTB tours can be booked online. Call us on 0408 176 758 if you have any questions.

All of Crank-e’s Tours and Bike Hire can be purchased as a gift voucher. Open gift certificates of $50, $100 and $200 can also be purchased.