Ruff Cycles Launches World's First e-Dirt Jump Bike

Aug 4, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

Ruff Cycles, a German brand best known for making electric bikes that look a bit like motorbikes for city riders, has today it has announced its move into making mountain bikes for the first time.

Rather than churn out a catalogue frame with a few cheap parts hanging off it as we've seen other brands try, Ruff Cycles is hoping to make a splash with a brand new category of bike - eDirt Jump bikes. Yes, the final frontier has been broken, the category of mountain bikes best known for their simplicity and nimbleness has now been welcomed in the electric revolution.


These bikes will be released under the Xpro label and Ruff Cycles have also signed FMB rider Lucas Huppert to help launch the brand. Huppert will have the choice of the Digga Pro as a regular slopestyle frame but alongside it is the the Digga Volt, which is the electrified version.

Ruff Cycles says it is hoping to "break new ground and turn the market upside down" with this frame. It said, "The world’s first eDirtbike Digga Volt will be released – of course equipped with a Bosch drive for maximum performance even in the dirt park. The Digga Volt underlines the ambitions of Ruff Cycles Xpro."



Adolf Silva has also been testing the bikes.

At the moment, the details are thin on the ground for this frame but we know it uses a Bosch motor and we imagine it uses a smaller battery than you might normally find on an eMTB to keep the weight down. The pictures we have show a spec including a Gates Carbon Belt Drive, Michelin tyres and an X Fusion fork but we're not sure these will carry over to the consumer version. The bikes are set to be released "over the next few months". We have reached out to Ruff Cycles for more information and will update you as we get it.

So, eTrials bike in 6 months time?


343 Comments

  • 808 7
 Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
  • 109 9
 "Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should."
  • 22 274
flag ilovedust (Aug 4, 2021 at 6:17) (Below Threshold)
 But you should! Recently I was watching some riders at a park and the only ones to clear the big stuff were on ebikes. Sometimes you just need the speed to get you the distance.
  • 106 0
 We thought we'd have robot servants and flying cars in the future, instead we got... an E-DJ??
  • 67 1
 @ilovedust: Or just pump up your tires and stiffen the suspension, no need for a motor
  • 67 0
 @ilovedust: Just pedal faster
  • 35 0
 April fools!
  • 7 1
 I can never justify a Dj bike or a Ebike for cruising the neighborhood , so not this doesn't fill two voids ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • 33 0
 wait we need a 2 speed edirt jump bike
  • 5 5
 dude! i was just about to post that, "just because you can, doesn't mean you should!"
  • 27 0
 Agreed. But now I'm just over here waiting for the wOrlDs FirSt eBIke dOUblE TaiL wHIp video.

/s
  • 34 2
 @ilovedust: Or maybe just go to the gym (or gasp, pedal a bike) and develop some leg strength instead having Sponge Bob legs.
  • 73 0
 @ilovedust: If you can't get 15.5mph out of your dj bike, you probably shouldn't be going anywhere near the lip in the first place.
  • 3 0
 Thank you. Came here for this comment. Thank you again hahaha@dsciulli19:
  • 12 0
 @RichieWa: THIS!!!

If you don't have the skills to get the speed fir the jump, "should" you even be trying that jump...
  • 25 0
 You know, I'm starting to wonder if maybe, just maybe, the industry was fibbing about e-mtbs being for elderly shredders wanting to keep bombing the big descents.
  • 5 0
 @Ayyggss: Agree, simply just why ???
  • 29 0
 This article should be put behind the paywall… buried deep inside it.
  • 9 0
 @dsciulli19: Nuke it from orbit - it's the only way to be sure
  • 18 0
 @ilovedust: If you need an ebike to clear the jumps either the riders suck or the jumps suck. A decent dirt jump line shouldn't require any pedaling.
  • 10 0
 lulz.... agreed!

The only small (unnecessary) application I can think of is: Assuming you live close-ish/far-ish to some DJ's, use the battery to get you and the bike there. Then remove the battery whilst hitting jamps! Save a car ride...?

In that instance, it would almost make more sense to have a backpack with a battery and some kind of mag-safe cord to connect to your bike.

That all said, just cuz you can, don't mean you should..
  • 10 0
 Look how it's built. Cheapo steel tubes and bent plate metal like supermarket bikes. I can't see a self-respecting biker descending to this low level.
  • 1 0
 @dsciulli19: Cue the Velocirapture & T-Rex.....
  • 1 0
 I would look fly in Manhattan on that contraption ???
  • 3 0
 I'm about to release the first electric push bike and I'm very motivated so don't discourage me please!
  • 1 0
 @danstonQ:
So funny
  • 2 1
 @hamncheez: holy merde! The rule is unfortunately always the same: if it's dumb, there's still someone to make it. Make Intelligence Great Again please (hopeless call in the middle of the night).
  • 1 0
 @Ayyggss: fill two viods you say? Thats what she said!
  • 4 0
 How much lazier can kids get now. PEDAL DAMMIT
  • 273 13
 I've just started trail running instead of biking because of this.
  • 139 1
 Eshoes on the horizon.
  • 42 0
 @browntown40: I will TOTALLY buy me some e-shoes.
  • 6 0
 Also known as a Sick bicycle 180
  • 4 0
 we lost you before having you
  • 5 0
 @browntown40: E-Soap shoes are the real future.
  • 12 9
 Trail running? Ugh. Don’t make yourself miserable because if e-bikes. Just don’t buy one.
  • 11 0
 @Deadclmbr: I'm holding out for e-legs.
  • 7 0
 @privateer-wheels: You're late to the party...e-legs happened 11 years ago.

bleex.me.berkeley.edu/research/exoskeleton/elegs
  • 5 0
 @scitrainer: Clearly I have been living under a rock!
  • 2 0
 @browntown40: electric heely’s
  • 178 5
 The bike industry has become a caricature of itself.
  • 12 0
 U ain't lying.
  • 21 5
 just remove the pedals and put it out of its misery....if you want an e-motorcycle for trials, just buy one
  • 7 0
 Become?

*points at a Raleigh Activator 2"
  • 4 0
 Just tryin to squeeze every last dollar out instead of figuring out why 99% in this industry aren't making a decent living. Let me think of who I can blame...
  • 3 0
 Easy to hate this, but it was only a matter of time before some jacka$$ company decided to do it. If people want it they'll pay for it, that's the free market.
  • 5 1
 @blackthorne: I look forward to my kid's first e-16" Bike and e-training wheel boosters.... seriously, if there anyone who needs pedal assist, its 2-6 year olds.
  • 4 0
 @SATN-XC: just got my 4yr old a 12" Stacyc, its a e-moto kick bike. Little man can pedal just fine and never needed training wheels. Unfortunately he just can't keep up yet so this will fill the gap and teach him how to handle the higher speeds as he gets better. Even built a small moto/pump track in the back yard for him to ride, best part no one will complain about the noise.
  • 4 1
 @MikeGruhler: that is badass
  • 2 0
 @Almazing - So have you! :-D
  • 152 0
 First they came for the commuters, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a commuter.
Then they came for the enduro riders, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not an enduro rider.
Then they came for the dirt jumpers, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a dirt jumper.
Then they came for me—and the rest of you had pedaled off into the distance...
  • 10 6
 ^^^ THIS IS GOLD! COTD, hand down. My face hurts...
  • 4 0
 A+ for creativity and historical knowledge. Bombed it out of the park with this one
  • 1 0
 Gold medal performance XD
  • 142 2
 If you need an dirt jumper with a motor, you're riding dirt jumps wrong.
  • 13 2
 ^^^^ This 100%
  • 33 1
 Haven’t you ever wanted to ride the line backwards???
  • 9 28
flag davemays (Aug 4, 2021 at 10:03) (Below Threshold)
 @BMcP: someone let me borrow a Specialized Levo for a spin and I took it to some neighborhood jumps and was doing some of them backwards, it was crazy fun.
  • 1 0
 This is pure poetry
  • 3 0
 @drem861 Wait wrong comment, cant delete
  • 116 0
 lol
  • 74 2
 Even the world champ thinks this is funny
  • 6 44
flag Soucy (Aug 4, 2021 at 12:27) (Below Threshold)
 @sportstuff:Wilson is the Champ...sorry @reecewallace , maybe next year?
  • 11 1
 @Soucy: wooooosh
  • 6 0
 @labrinsky: He must be new here
  • 6 0
 The one guy who doesn't get it every time is now part of the joke
  • 115 1
 This is getting embarrassing...
  • 93 0
 watt?
  • 76 5
 Picture this, a dude (beta af) wearing a full face, hockey pads, e-DJ bike, wobbling his way around the pump track. While a 13 yr old is flipwhipping his spray painted aluminum frame his dad bought on craigslist. There may be a market for this atrocity, but it isn’t with dirt jumpers.
  • 36 1
 Perfectly stated....this bike should be killed before it reproduces
  • 9 0
 I feel personally attacked by this description...
  • 1 0
 @IanJF:

guess you're 13?
Be proud of your dad lad!!
  • 60 0
 Whenever I watch my DJ smashing it's way into the ground with me no longer on it I think "if only that had £1k worth of battery and motor attached to it"
  • 11 0
 And good luck getting a warranty from Bosch when they see what bike it's mounted to...
  • 3 0
 More like 2k for bosch.
  • 56 1
 Finally! Now it doesn't matter that I always case or overshoot the first jump, With the motor I'll be able to regain enough speed to case/overshoot the next jump! Maybe even the third set!
  • 61 3
 Get the fuck outta here with that bullshit...
  • 50 2
 Only one category left: e-stationary bikes.
  • 7 0
 *nervously googles to see if those already exist*
  • 5 0
 Hold on for the B-e MX. You know it's coming.
  • 50 3
 Aprils fools?
  • 47 1
 This one has a lot of resistors.
  • 4 0
 This deserves more credit.
  • 1 0
 Haha!
  • 8 0
 current-ly... it seems not too many people are, amped, about this development.
  • 5 0
 @Sweatypants: If you're getting upset about this article, just try meditating on the mantra, "Ohm..."
  • 5 0
 @barp: Watts everyone so worked up about?
  • 43 2
 This has to be peak bullshit, hopefully things will get more normal from here onwards
  • 40 1
 With the infamous Michael Scott quote: "NOOO, GOD! NO, GOD, PLEASE, NO! NO! NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
  • 11 0
 No question, this thing is even worse than Toby returning to his HR position ;-)
  • 37 0
 “The Digga Volt underlines the ambitions of Ruff Cycles Xpro."
To go bankrupt as soon as possible, with a near total disregard for both style and substance.
  • 35 2
 If PB had any scruples they wouldn’t even post this. It’s that bad an abomination…
  • 22 1
 This. This isn't why we read PB, it's just another flavor of clickbait to get the hate comments rolling. This will be one of the highest traffic articles of the week.
  • 11 0
 @Glenngineer: this guy gets it
  • 4 0
 @Glenngineer: It's not why most of us come here, but it's increasingly what we find. Good luck to them when it comes to getting people to pay for the privilege.
  • 33 3
 What the heck is happening you our once great sport....I knew this Trojan horse approach of "e-bikes for the elderly or injured" was just the greedy manufacturers shoe in to get them out there. Now there trying to make it look like you need a motor for everything now. If you have any self respect you wouldn't use any ebike if you are OR could be healthy enough to if you gave exercise a chance.
  • 3 25
flag Patrick9-32 (Aug 4, 2021 at 9:34) (Below Threshold)
 You know that non electric bikes are still available and show no signs of becoming less available or their development being reduced right?
  • 10 1
 @Patrick9-32: Funny how they don't seem to be quite as readily available at the moment though.
  • 1 6
flag Patrick9-32 (Aug 5, 2021 at 2:11) (Below Threshold)
 @commental: I didn't realise e bikes had caused a global pandemic...
  • 13 0
 @Patrick9-32: god is unhappy with what we created and has sent a plague
  • 3 0
 ...its becoming mainstream and all the plebs, nujacks and kooks are the focus of manufacturers now. FUCK EBIKES.
  • 30 2
 Dirt jump bikes are great because they are simple and relatively light. Why add a motor, and a heavy battery (A battery that's likely to die halfway through your ride, leaving you with a super heavy, slow bike). It's cool to try new ideas and innovate, but until ebikes weigh the same as normal bikes, and have a super long battery life, I don't see the benefit.

Personally, I like the fact that normal mechanical bikes are simple, light, and will keep on going until your legs can't handle anymore.
  • 9 0
 I'm sure everyone will appreciate your 40lb motorized bike flying into them when you don't make the landing.
  • 27 1
 so let's break down a dirtjumper:

joy of riding (putting it to use): 100
joy of pedaling: probably 0
joy of pedaling with a motor: 0*x = 0

seems like a legit business!
  • 21 0
 Would a bad case wreck the motor? Even with a motor, based on Fridays Fails, a lot of people can't seem to judge speed. Instead of a chainring mark in the jump you would have a big hole to fix as well. Not that I have ever cased anything.....
  • 2 0
 I'm picturing quite a few snapped forks from nose heavy over shooting. Its gonna need a lowered 36 or Totem to take all the abuse.
  • 22 1
 Peak ebike 2021

Next up: electric workshop bikelifts, electric sealant injectors and heated bike saddles and grips
  • 14 0
 Would buy heated grips. Not ashamed.
  • 8 0
 Heated grips are already out there.
  • 19 0
 @wheeeliemann every one of those products you mention is significantly more useful and commercially viable than an EBike made for a discipline based around pumping and flow.
  • 11 0
 äähm parktool prs33 electro bike lift - already in every bike worksop.as standart.... or do u prefer to lift 27 klilo ebikes manually??
  • 2 0
 @Hazzard-Racing someone is dissing heated grips!
  • 23 2
 Came in just for the comments
(Beer & chicken wings while waiting)
  • 16 0
 As a person with roots in dirt jumping, that are deep and old. It's probably the only form of biking I'm a purists about. I'm also not against ebikes for the most part, they serve a purpose and have their place. That place is not on a DJ line.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, I'm picturing the Venn diagram of the overlap of dirtbags and Freds, and I can't imagine who the f this bike is actually going to be purchased by.
  • 17 1
 I don't want to be a salty-sally, but at this point e-bike companies are just the annoying little brother that won't stop bothering you with weird antics O.o
  • 15 0
 I was going to make a snarky comment about the weight, but to be fair (to be faaaaaiiiir) it's probably still lighter than my 2008 P2 Cromo
  • 16 0
 No USB port to charge my phone. Pass.
  • 12 0
 The confusing part is how far of a departure this is from their core business of city bikes and e-bikes. My initial reaction is its an e-bike for a market that probably benefits the least from e-bikes, but maybe I'm missing something. Time and sales will tell.
  • 15 0
 Are we that lazy now that we can’t even deal with the pedal back up to the start ramp?
  • 7 0
 To be anything but useful it needs not to be speed limited hence being illegal in the streets/roads. Nobody wants to drive to the bikepark. If it has a speed limit yes you can ride on the street but nobody has any issue reaching 25kph in a bike park so a motor would only be useful to ride it like a MX bike (and e-mx bike are already in the market).

I understand e-trail bikes, e-commuters or e-cruisers. I do not understand this.
  • 10 1
 Those welds are horrendous...The design is right out of walmart bike section.
  • 11 1
 Facepalm.
  • 6 0
 Pass ...now I would love one with a throttle so I can effortless get to the session spots, but don't want something pedal actuated on a dirt jumper or even a mountain bike other than a sit-n-spin XC bike.
  • 8 0
 Finally, somebody saw Mondraker's Grommy e-striders adn said "I think we can make something moar stupid!".
  • 5 0
 I am always open minded about anything bikes, because let's be real here, bikes are one of the greatest things and its all love. Im stoked for anyone who is stoked on any type of bike or riding discipline in general. However, this is a bit dumb considering it is a DJ bike, but for those mtb street riders this could be a game changer when cranking around the streets.
  • 5 0
 Imagine having to get a warranty every time you slam your 40 pound Dj bike into the ground. The whole point of the bike is to make it as simple as possible so there's not much to break on it and a good balance of strength/weight so it will be good after a hard slam. This goes the complete opposite of dirt jumping doctrine and is a step backwards when it comes to the progression of the sport.
  • 11 3
 Please get this in the hands of Sam pilgrim
  • 12 0
 Why, has he got matches?
  • 4 0
 I couldn’t make it through the over-edited video sizzle piece, complete with carefully ripped jeans pocket (nice work, costume stylist). Like the video, the DIGGA Volt! Seems like a product trying too hard to fit in.
  • 3 0
 i remember watching a film where all machinery came to life and started attacking humans...It was a Stephen King movie called Maximum Overdrive. The way things are going, if this happened, we would be on our way out.

www.imdb.com/video/vi3243032089?playlistId=tt0091499&ref_=tt_pr_ov_vi
  • 6 0
 Please please please no one buy this and encourage more companies. I beg you don’t buy this.
  • 5 0
 Little early, or late for the April fools submissions. Cant wait for E-DH bikes :0
  • 6 1
 Ok, E-DH bikes is actually a great idea
  • 2 0
 We are not far off
  • 1 1
 @noakeabean: already exist… Haibike has one…
f*cking joke
  • 3 1
 Throw a dropper on it for cruising around and it may be useful for some people. Regardless, I love how ridiculously over the top it is. It’s just a marketing/visibility exercise. I almost bought an electric trials motorbike last year but chickened out when it came time for the deposit. I don’t think I would buy this over one, but I’m glad it exists.
  • 4 0
 I'd totally buy this bike if it came in a reverse, reverse mullet (26 in front, 29 in back), and had a good mounting spot for a kickstand.
  • 4 0
 I usually try and throw support at ebikes... even it’s just to stir up some fun,,, but nope, can’t do it. Nope. Dashit is this.
  • 3 0
 I'm normally very tolerant of weird bike shit. Even got my mum an e bike. This though, this is just too stupid to allow. Can the ceo of bikes not stop this or something? This just has to be a joke.
  • 6 0
 Y THO?
  • 5 0
 Ruff is definitely apt naming, this thing looks horrific.
  • 5 0
 Checking calendar, is it april 1st?
  • 5 0
 Jumpable moped... this is getting ridiculous.
  • 1 3
 Well you are already ridiculous, but no one's trying to make you not exist...
  • 2 0
 @deadmeat25: you must be the engineer behind this dirtbike... Congratulations, still a moped.
  • 4 0
 Ok how high were they anyhow, this has gotta be the dumbest idea ever, it doesn't even make sense.
  • 1 3
 I bet lots of things don't make sense to you, like the chump change in your wallet dictating what you like and what you don't like...
  • 4 0
 That's rich: Pinkbike throwing shade about someone jumping the shark on ebikes.
  • 4 0
 Why the hell you want to add the weight of a motor and battery to a bike you barely pedal?
  • 1 3
 Wow, the force really is strong with this one eh...
  • 2 0
 They demonstrated the utter uselessness of this bike by showing exactly 9 crank strokes in the marketing launch video. Just to give you perspective how much you need a motor on a dirt jumper.
  • 2 0
 can everyone have a mutual agreement to never buy this bike and spam ruff to delete this bike out of existence, please, for the love of all things bright and beautiful, no one purchase this bike
  • 3 0
 notice how in the whole promo video they only took like three pedal strokes total. Makes you question the point of the motor...
  • 1 3
 Yeah, umm, i think it's the getting back to the top thing that is the point here Einstein...
  • 1 0
 Everyone rightfully hating on this BUT every single person on here if given one to play with for free would have lots of fun playing with it. Even the hire ebikes they have in cities are fun to jump off kerbs and pop wheelies on.
  • 1 0
 Knowing the internet would possibly melt after seeing this, I'm just going to ad that not everyone is able bodied and those that aren't have been crying since possibly forever that they'd love something that could help them ride with their buddies. That could be a 60 year old dude or a 6 year old dudette. Now I'm not saying everyone who buys these falls in that category but I for one thing the world is a better place with Ebikes. Peace.
  • 1 0
 As much as I understand being in a partnership with more brands for money and all that, I expect more out of someone like Silva. Also I want to personally talk to the person who thought “ oh my gosh the next big thing, E-DJ bikes!”
  • 6 2
 The world is imploding ....... I'm out.
  • 1 3
 Bye...
  • 3 0
 Haha. You could build a DJ rythem section to get you up to the top of a mountain instead of shuttles.
  • 5 0
 I want an e-unicycle
  • 2 0
 I’m pretty sure I’ve seen one before. Not those self balancing wheels, but a proper one.
  • 1 2
 Buy one then, they're awesome..
  • 3 1
 Fucking hell, Huppert effortlessly did a hop 360 on it! The bike must be surprisingly light or Huppert is just an absolute beast.
  • 6 1
 The moment of inertia doesnt increase that much, so it stays easy to turn. J=m*r^2 Since the extra mass is right in the middle r is almost zero. It doesnt make the hop any easier, but the turning part shouldnt change drasticly.
  • 3 0
 Well motrobike trial riders do amazing things with 70kg bikes so I am not that surprized.
  • 3 0
 @opignonlibre: exactly, just buy an e-trials motorcycle
  • 1 2
 @SATN-XC: What for dirt jumping..? Wouldn't that be like buying a Harley for doing trials? Or are you just being a prick..?
  • 2 0
 @deadmeat25: slapping a heavy battery on a DJ is exactly what you are pointing out in your analogy
  • 2 2
 @SATN-XC: But if you can still tailwhip it, does it matter? No one is suggesting it replaces all DJ bikes, just that this is a cool thing if you don't like walking back up every time in a non competitive situation, you know like 99.9999% of all dirt jumping...
  • 4 0
 April fool very early this year
  • 1 1
 Wouldn't that be late..?
  • 5 0
 Am i in a bad dream?
  • 1 4
 Your government is trying to coerce you into taking a completely unnecessary, experimental gene therapy, and this is surreal to you..?
  • 2 0
 @deadmeat25: Are you autistic, or just dumb?
  • 5 0
 sam pilgrim will love it
  • 5 0
 its THE DREAM!!!!!
  • 3 0
 What a paradox They threw a brick weight into a bike intended for gravity riding
  • 1 3
 Yeah, very low down, very good idea eh...
  • 1 0
 My only thoughts are, speed limited so no good actually in the jump line, I guess peddling back up to the top again to hit them again could be nice? That's the only benefit of this thing though
  • 1 3
 No shit Sherlock...
  • 2 0
 I'm so confused. Is selling batteries really that much more profitable that everyone is gang banging this dumb new trend? Can we ride bicycles please?
  • 1 5
flag deadmeat25 (Aug 5, 2021 at 3:48) (Below Threshold)
 He says, walking his bike back up the hill...
  • 1 1
 How about this. "If it does not work for you, dont get it"! What difference does it make if new items come to market and someone, maybe only a few, or maybe its a lot, find a use for it and a way it makes them ride better or more often because it is fun for them. I wonder if the first multi speed bikes were called abominations, or if the first people of full suspension were called Puzzies. It reminds me of the day that the first four wheeler was released and everyone called people that rode them grandpa or said that they were lesser skilled as they needed four wheels instead of three. Its just progress and it can go forward or stay the same depending on who, or how many decide it is something that works for them. Lets all get out and ride and have a good ride no matter what ya brung. Staying positive! Ride on!!
  • 4 0
 April fool in August?
  • 3 0
 the weather made them believe we were in april. can't blame them...
  • 1 0
 @mariano69id: The only reasonable explanation for this Big Grin
  • 1 0
 "It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (REM)...
"Easy E were ya ever caught slippin'?"
Hell no!!! (SUBLIME)
  • 1 0
 Not to be petty but "Easy E were you ever caught slippin" is from an Easy E track, Sublime just sampled it.
  • 2 0
 Wow, and I thought electric road and downhill bikes were the most pointless things...!
  • 4 0
 Burton eboards are next.
  • 3 0
 People are dumb. Specifically, whoever said yes to this.
  • 1 5
flag deadmeat25 (Aug 5, 2021 at 3:54) (Below Threshold)
 You're right, people are dumb, they make jet packs, they're pretty dumb too, would you buy one of those or would that be dumb? Are you dumb for not buying one? Are they dumb for creating something that some dumb people might like and so will make money out of?
  • 3 0
 @deadmeat25: 1 thing is clear from all of your postings in this comment section; You are indeed dumb.
  • 2 0
 I just hope Strava create a separate class for e-dirt jump bikes, or the whole sport is ruined!
  • 4 0
 Yeah, I gotta keep my dirt jump line KOMs!!
  • 1 4
 Yeah coz so many people are setting Strava times on DJ bikes already...?
  • 1 0
 I hate it, but also I imagine it's a ton of fun ripping around a city. Not sure why anyone would want this for actual dirt jumps
  • 1 0
 Agree, my first thought was 'wtaf' but it's a great commuter rig if you have a secure lockup for it at the other end.
  • 1 3
 TO GeT YOU BACK TO THE TOP OF THE LINE QUICKER... DUUUHHH!
  • 3 0
 You have go to be kidding me. What a buncha lazy ___!
  • 1 4
 Yeah, right, they should get the fuck off their bike and walk up like everyone else eh... Dipshit...
  • 3 0
 that is fucking retarded.
  • 2 0
 The bike industry once again solving problems people didn't know they had..
  • 1 3
 Like all industry in general then..
  • 1 1
 Making 10 of these is cheaper than your average marketing release so I guess we can put this down to a marketing stunt, no serious bike company could have got things so wrong surely?
  • 1 0
 OK so the guy with the e-bike does exactly the same thing as the one with the regular bike but with more efforts. That make a lot of sense.....
  • 1 2
 I am an actual dirt jumper, and I ride BMX and street a lot.
I live in a medium city and my job is 6km commute as the crow flies with some hills.

Whilst this bike is billed as a DJ bike it is also (mind blowingly) a fun street bike.

For a while I want a commuter bike rather than burning hydrocarbons in my backyard.
I don’t want a f*cking Specialized Cumo or Como or whatever. I don’t want an eMTB. This is the perfect bike for my commute. I can ride in on boring days and f*ck around when I want to.

Obviously it’s not for riding at the trails.
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 An E-Street-BMX might be the only thing to top this.. And goodbye to MTB April fools jokes, reality just killed the competition.
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 Sick motocross bike. Try advertising it on a motocross website where motocross riders will buy it to ride at the motocross track.
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 Incoming high voltage comments
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 I'm ebike owner and love it, as well as riding normal bikes but I fail to see the point of this?????
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 Then maybe you should think a bit harder about when you love your ebike the most, then you might get it...
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 I mean, I like ebikes, I think they're fun as fuck. But this is taking the piss.
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 It just looks... wrong. The dual down tube certainly doesn't help with that.
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 Do not think much of a 50lb+ DJ BIKE?
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 How did they beat Sam and HaiBike to this?
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 The homeless around my place would love this
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 Does it have pump track and manual modes? Asking for a friend.
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 BWWAAAHAHAHAHA!!
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 This is an 8 month preview of how awesome April 1st, 2022 will be!
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 The answer to the question nobody asked. Yup. The punchline to the Joke nobody had told. Yup.
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 Hahahahahahahaha stupid shit.!
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 That idea is certainly Ruff….
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 Not to be ridden in Skinny Jeans; only Baggy!
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 I'll wait for pumptrack version
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 Is it April 1st again already?
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 E-slopestyle series please.
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 i need a bucket to trhow up
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 Just when you thought the E-bike stupidity couldn't get any more stupid.
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flag deadmeat25 (Aug 5, 2021 at 3:56) (Below Threshold)
 What ebike stupidity? Oh you mean the one that's literally taking over the market because they're so shit and pointless...?
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 You had me at "jumping the sharkfin."
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 Yup! Would love to see these pitched right off of Meru.
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 It's not even April 1st yet
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 April 1st was a few months back
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 really !? just pure stupidity. just wait until that damn thing lands on your head after a failed front flip !
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 This is what I love about Mountain bikes
It doesn't stop no matter what ●
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 I have an ebike and love it but an e DJ bike is just daft.
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 Especially if you don't ride dirt jump lines eh...
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 Waiting for the broken leg and pop out knee caps when atempting a tail whip.
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 Excellent trollage. Bravo! Even went to the length of making a sick riding edit - these guys take their art seriously.
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 Quick! Kill it with fire, before it lays eggs!
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 Never go full retard.
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 Someone actually thought this was a good idea?
Whoever came up with this clearly isn't into dirt or street! ‍♂️
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 Thanks alot for the comments and feedback regarding our new project.

Many of you ask why we would do such thing?
Cause we are fanatics who like to experiment and push our experiences to the limit.
With the Digga Volt eBike, even the ride to the bike park is a ton of fun.
Helps you preserve your energy for more laps, more stunts, more action in the bike park.

But that does not mean that we will not also have the most bad-ass performance dirt but also slopestyle frame coming soon, just wait for the upcoming release of the „Digga Core“!
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 Ebike need to treated same as American political parties/belief. If your anti ebike your a traditionalist hence a Republicans in American terms. Ebike lovers are Democrats and liberals. What are you traditionalist/conservative or someone who is interested in progression (of mountain biking)? I’m kidding by the way - feel free to drop your comments.
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 NO! JUST NEVER! NOPE!!! STOP!!!!! from somebody who rides DJ's and BMX! JUST NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
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 Just what the dirt jumping world wasn’t looking for. I can’t wait to not buy it.
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 My first reaction: "that doesn't make any sense."

My second reaction after imagining what dirt jumps could look like and where they could be built if you didn't need gravity: "holy crap this could be huge!"
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 Also, as I think about this more, I like it even more. When I was a young whippersnapper and did stuff like dirt jumping, I didn't have a car...and to be honest, I still feel weird driving to ride all these years later. But riding a DJ bike to get to the DJs can suck, especially if they're not close. So I suppose that an EDJbike could help with that issue as well.
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 Totaly agree!
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 Only the very skilled should be riding jumps so large, and if you are that skilled, then you can pedal and pump.
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 If you want to see how big the jumps could be, see freestyle motocross
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 @oldmanjoe: I think Big Red's point is that this might allow bigger jumps to be built without the slope or roll in needed now. Or for dirt jump lines to go more abruptly into the bigger jumps rather than starting out with smaller jumps to pump and build speed. It gives builders more freedom in how they utilise the terrain.
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 @Patrick9-32: Bingo. I'm much more interested in the idea of building more jump lines in more places and having them be less obtrusive, especially in larger cities where space is at a premium.
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 @Patrick9-32: Looks good on paper but pedaling into and especially between jumps sucks, with or without a motor. No flow, no rhythm. Smaller leading jumps are actually for this purpose. Also as a qualifier, the ability to make it through smaller rhythm should happen before using a motor to get into a 20’ double.
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 @big-red: Pretty hard to imagine pedaling into jumps with an ebike would be a contribution to anything other than friday fails
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 @big-red: You would need more room to pedal the ebike in to get speed than you get from a simple roll in deck. If the jumps are built right they should generate plenty of speed with minimal space even for pretty big jumps.
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 Watt? Y THO? Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
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 Wow so profound, did you think of that all by yourself..?
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 This makes a lot of sense. But I hate it.
  • 1 0
 Is it already April Fools again?
  • 2 0
 How to unsee
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 April already?
  • 1 0
 Is it April fools already?
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 missed opportunity for ac/dc’s high voltage in the video
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 that gunna be a hard NO from me..
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 WTF. Is it April 1st.
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 this should be marketed to the REALLY heavy pot smoker.
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 Can't wait for e-stationary bikes!
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 I have just one question: WHY?!
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 I want to see someone bunnyhop barspin this thing from flat
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 I'd love to see ebikes pitched off Meru!
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 This over Sunday Saves this week?
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 For all the uphill jump lines lol
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 I like ebikes.

I do not like (or understand) this.
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 you caused this.
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 Next up, the pump track specific e-bike
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 I’d definitely need 2!
One to shit on and…
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 I heard specialized is coming out with an electric assist stationary bike.
  • 1 0
 i need what they were smoking when they thought of this
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 the most stupid thing in the world.
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 Ruff - the way your mother likes it Trabek!
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 How long before we see an e-unicycle, an e-pogo stick or e-space hopper?
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 Sam Pilgrim has entered the chat
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 I don't want to live on this planet anymore..
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 But does it have an auto-manual mode?
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 What's next? E-dowmhill bikes?
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 I FUCKING HATE THIS. FUCK RUFF CYCLES. FUCK EBIKES.
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 i already have test that with LIFT MTB kit tat is very good !!!
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 Oh my...hahaha
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 Sweet, an E-style motocross bike
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 Gotta be a joke!?
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 It’s an abomination!
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 go home, you're drunk
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 SCOOTER
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 Ruff said!
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 I'd actually try this thing.
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 This thing fucks!
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 why this shit?
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 pointless....
  • 1 0
 lol wut.
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 Lol
  • 1 0
 Wow. Wtf.
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 DOA. Dead on arrival.
  • 1 0
 Wtf?!?
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 Because my CR-125 was too fast.
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 Utterly Pointless!
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 It can get ta fuck
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 It's so dumb it may just work!
  • 1 1
 People don't want the electric revolution...
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 Kill it with fire now please, sweet Jesus
  • 1 0
 This dumb
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 Is it April 1st already?
  • 1 0
 ah, dee jay
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 WHY?
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 wut
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 FIRST and LAST...I hope
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 No hablo e-spanol
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 This makes no sense
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