Cushcore Introduces New E-MTB Insert

Jun 21, 2023 at 10:35
by Dario DiGiulio  

Building on their growing lineup of foam tire inserts, Cushcore is introducing their most robust option yet: the E-MTB.

Their Pro model is already one of the beefier inserts on the market, but for those looking for something even more significant, the E-MTB should do the trick. It's no mystery that e-mountain bikes inflict far more abuse on wheels and tires, so the team at Cushcore has designed the new foam loop to better handle those forces.

It seems like the Pro has the widest application, but the heavier E-MTB should offer more impact protection.

The E-MTB insert is optimized for 2.3-2.8" tires, and will work in 22-35mm rim widths. The new fluting pattern on the edges of the insert is meant to help give the tire a progressive feel as you corner harder.


Claimed weights are 299 grams for a 29" insert, and 281 grams for a 27.5" insert. That makes it the heaviest option on the market, but with all those extra watts from the motor you can probably get away with it.


Pricing for the Cushcore E-MTB comes out to $160 USD for a set, and $80 for singles. Both include the Cushcore valve, which is necessary for installation.

The new inserts will be available in August of this year, and you can learn more over at

Plus, if you want to see how the Cushcore Pro stacks up against the other top inserts on the market, head over to Henry's Ridden & Rated here.

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  • 47 3
 So what’s actually different aside from cutting some little squiggles in the sides? Obviously something has changed for it to be heavier but this press release does a piss poor job explaining why this is any better than a cushcore pro. Is it a higher density foam? Does it have a different profile? How many licks does it take to get to the center?
  • 22 0
 One. Two-who.. Three.
  • 10 0
 @thustlewhumber: haha nice one, although the owl embellishes the "three", so its more like "thr-heeeee". You nailed the "Two-who" though.
  • 33 0
 @thustlewhumber: Nevermind, I was wrong. The owl doesn't embellish the three. While I just wasted a few minutes of time researching this, I felt the need to correct myself for posterity.
  • 3 0
 "I ain't never made it without biting..."
  • 3 0
 @jaytdubs: LOL - bonus points for calling yourself out brother....
  • 8 0
 @jaytdubs: Thanks for holding yourself to such a high standard
  • 2 1
 Well it's fairly obvious that since the article says it's 299 grams, while the pro is 250 (for 29" versions), it's either thicker or more dense or both.

But they should come right out and say it I guess, if just to help those that have a hard time putting 2 and 2 together.
  • 13 2
 Let's be real, this is just a gimmick to keep the market from being stagnant. Cushcore is probably feeling the pressure due to being an overpriced foam insert, so they need to be able to differentiate. Also, the Gravel cushcore is just downright funny.
  • 1 0
 @nickfranko: There are definitely better and cheaper alternatives out there in addition to fitting to smaller rim sizes that Cushcore seem to have forgotten!
  • 1 0
 @jaytdubs: I live for this kinda thing...
  • 3 0
 @jaytdubs: Holy nostalgia Smile I could hear it all in my head clear as day lol. I'm here for this
  • 2 0
 I hate all of you for making me link to it:
  • 19 1
 The special foam in the E-MTB version absorbs dignity.
  • 2 0
 @jaytdubs: whaat. thats a mandela effect right there
  • 1 1
 And no info on the "Trail" version which would likely suit more riders than "Pro"?
  • 7 0
 @jpat22: they had all that info on the trail version announcement. This ain’t it.
  • 1 0
 @Starsky686: ah thank you, I must have missed that prior one.
  • 2 0
 @Pinemtn: great term, learned something new there. In my head the owl blasted off on three, really letting his pipes wail. Not sure how my mind constructed that memory, makes we wonder what else I "remember" incorrectly.
  • 2 0
 Ain’t gonna be E-asy for them E-bikers to wrangle the CC
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: 1970?!?! I remember that commercial from Saturday cartoons, am I that fxking old?
  • 1 0
 @HughBonero: Only if you're taking little blue pills to maintain your screen name.
  • 1 0
 @jaytdubs: I agree. He always repeated "three" and the second time the "t" was embellished.
  • 62 38
 It's strange how many extra strong/beefy e-bike specific parts are being made (tires, tire inserts, forks, drive train parts, brakes, etc.) when there are 1000 people on here claiming eMTBs are just like regular bikes, they aren't doing any more damage to the trails, it's those super fit guys that ride 6-7 days a week that are wrecking the trails. Maybe all these extra duty parts should be called "Super Fit" parts... or maybe all those eMTB riders that feel the need to repeatedly claim that eMTBs are just like regular bikes are wrong?
  • 55 24
 Kinda like when EBikers claim they get the same workout on an EBike but then go on about how great the bikes are because they can climb so much easier. Which is it?
  • 7 6
 @IsaacO: its better! Cardio over strength is all the difference!
  • 7 1
 Also weird as most Ebikes here in Europe don't leave paved roads, even those 180mm e enduros
  • 13 12
 Wait, so you’re basing reality off what advertising departments are trying to sell people? Good luck with that…

I think the more common theme is the absurdity of companies trying to sell anything ebike specific, that’s just marketing BS. The only valid argument for ebike trail damage is people riding more. I’m ok with people riding more.
  • 25 23
 @Betacygni: So you're claiming that putting up to 5x more force/energy through a bike's drivetrain (e-bike with 4x boost on) has nothing to do with that drivetrain wearing out significantly faster or catastrophically failing under peak force? And making drivetrain parts more durable such as making gears out of steel rather than aluminum so they last longer is just BS? If I were you I'd read up on basic physics.

And for a lot of eMTB users, the e-bike doesn't let them ride more, it only let's them ride further. They still ride the same 5 hours per week that they used to, they are just covering twice as many miles on the trails in that amount of time and therefore causing twice as much trail erosion, which is BS and selfish and entitled.
  • 4 2
 @IsaacO: it's whichever leads to less shame and buyers remorse
  • 10 15
flag norona (Jun 21, 2023 at 12:33) (Below Threshold)
 @robw515: I ride 800km to 1000km a month here in squamish, my bikes have regular xt or sram gx drive train and brakes on them and I do use cush core. I have had several drive trains go to 5000km both xt and gx , were they worn, you bet but still shifted fine. I usually swap brake pads at 700-800km for rear and same with rear tire. E-bikes definately allow some riders to ride way more, I would be in that category now, I come from racing professionally for 16 years so i was already riding a lot before but in my time most of those kilometers were done on a road bike. The advantage now is all riding can be done on a e-mtb. All you are on a e-mtb is more consistent, which is actually easier on the trails when climbing, someone grinding is doing more. Now definately trails are used more due to more laps and more time out there, but if your concerned with that then if you ride 2 days then also go down to 1 day and if you ride 3 days then go back to 2 days, and it wont make any difference. Trails are built to ride, they wear in some sections and are repaired with better knowledge and this is an ongoing cycle. Many 20 year old trails in squamish are running better than ever and they have been upgraded with better technology in building and also added to as bikes and riding has changed. A big guy will also feel the need for bigger brakes etc over a smaller rider due to the gravity, and as the same when your talking about e-mtb it would be very hard to measure the difference a 140 pound rider would have on the trails in damage vrs a 210 pound guy. Again dumb to measure, just go ride your bike and have fun.
  • 8 5
 @norona: "the trails are built to ride". Yeah but not generally built to take a whole slew of riders banging out 1000km a month. They are built / maintained by volunteers who probably ride 80km a month because they are busy fixing the trails....
  • 5 5
 @wake-n-rake: wrong take a look at the trail forks app when a weekend blows through, you might be alarmed at how many thousands of kilometers the trails see on an average day and on a weekend. Or I am I wearing out the trails on a daily basis, been riding here since the early 90's
  • 8 12
flag Starsky686 (Jun 21, 2023 at 13:14) (Below Threshold)
 How much more damage are they doing? How slow should I ride my acoustic mtbike to make sure I do less damage? Should I just run a Forekaster instead of my Assegai’s will that help?

This is mountains bikes reefer madness and the same thing hikers and equestrians did(do) to biking.
  • 3 6
 Using this logic then DH bikes are "just like all the other bikes" - jumpers, hardtails, enduros - whatever. Exact. Same. Thing. Which is silly. But whatever - ya think Fabian, Tracy & a few 100 other retired pros now riding eMTB - and adaptive riders suck then just say so b/c they're riding them. Still - ebikes are def heavier and more force can be put through them so makes sense to up the gear somewhat but - I don't have one so I can't say.

My area is almost entirely Nat'l Forest & ebikes are banned but since no formal group maintains my local kickass trails (thank the gods) my buds & I do it - 30 yrs running - and if we could legally have ebikes to get tools back up in there (and away from all the campers & kooks & tourons trashing the place) - plus get in 3-4x as many laps since ya can barely get one before getting stopped still by throngs of hikers who do ZERO maintenance - I'd do it in a minute.

But either way the extra 7-12 lbs compared w/ 150, 170 even 225 lbs prob does mean stronger components are needed its meaningless for trails - the actual damage is happening to wildlife (esp small things that can't move outta the way), not the trails - 95% of which is old bulldozed log roads just about anywhere in Pisgah (even the straight-up ones).
  • 11 2
 @wake-n-rake: Most of my local trails are almost 100 % maintained by people who own e-bikes and the building scene has never been better.
Anecdotally I think it's because it's WAY easier to haul tools and get out to trails fast using an e-bike.
Ebike hate is very regional .
  • 3 1
 @Dustfarter: I didn't mention E-bikes, just people riding 1000km a month. I might well buy one in the future.
  • 1 0
 @Betacygni: nailed it.
  • 8 0
 @robw515: "they are just covering twice as many miles on the trails in that amount of time and therefore causing twice as much trail erosion, which is BS and selfish and entitled."
Shuttling also allows riders to ride more laps, is that selfish and entitled as well?
How about trail associations running rides with a couple of hundred people rain or shine? Does that increase trail erosion? Winter riding? Riding in the rain? Are we looking to ban all of these as well? Asking for a friend
  • 7 0
 Even full fat ebikes weigh pretty much the save as DH bikes 15 years ago. I don't remember anyone back then complaining about their collosal weight wrecking trails.
  • 2 0
 @mr-moose: it’s all the torque Bro! That’s why if you’re fit you have to stop pedalling so hard (or something. I don’t. Know these guys just want to whine about something)
  • 5 2
 E bikes are about 15-20 lbs heavier than regular bikes. When you account for the weight of the rider then the e bike only adds like 10% weight/force on the trails, which is not that significant. Some riders are heavier, some ride harder, etc. Focusing on damage caused by e bikes doesn’t make sense. Sure it might allow more people to ride the trails but that’s overall a good thing if it means more trails being built
  • 3 2
 Based on the e-bike event article posted earlier, e-bikers don’t need Cushcore, most of them were already carrying spare tires.
  • 2 2
 @Dustfarter: I know exactly what trail(s) you're talking about in the LA area, The amount of traffic there has exploded over the last couple years, what was single track is now double track bike park style jump lines. Awesome for people who like sending big features, less awesome for those who enjoyed riding single track and don't want to huck. Overall a lot of trails systems have seen massive amounts of traffic the last couple years and I think at this point E bikers should stop claiming there's no affect on trails. Depending on how you like your trails, you may see these affects as a positive or a negative it's up to the individuals experience.
  • 8 0
 @robw515: increased mileage increases the wear, being electric is negligible other than allowing people to ride further. No parts on a regular bike can’t withstand e-bike torque. This obviously wears out a few parts faster, but that’s because one is riding more. The parts don’t need to be different, they just get replaced faster because you’re riding more miles, no different than if you’re fit and ride more than someone else.

Should we set a mileage quota on regular bikes too by that logic? I’m personally fit and can put in long rides, am I entitled and selfish because I wear the trails out more than someone who is less fit and rides less miles?

I’ll admit to first being slightly annoyed when e-bikes passed me up a hill after I’ve put in years of training. I’ve since realized that’s just my ego, and I’m now happy others are enjoying the longer rides I have been for years.

Getting people outside and enjoying nature is what mtb is about. If someone can do 30 miles on an e-bike vs 10 without that’s a win. Trails can be maintained.
  • 3 5
 Where I live, the heat maps indicate that eMTB traffic is now 3-4 times that of regular MTB's yet the # of users logging that data is less than a 1/4 of those who are logging regular MTB data.
And they are completely illegal here.

They're using them to cut through hike only trails, private property and National Park land to tie into rogue trails then connecting to regular trails.

The laps they're doing would have been considered absolutely not worth it on an actual MTB, but since it doesn't matter if they run their eeb on full boost b/c they're already poaching as it is (so why would they run it at minimum) and using it to get to remote areas that MTBs wouldn't have wanted to go.

They're quite literally quadrupling the damage in this area.
One guy made up some absolutely ludicrous bull as to why.
"I heard they were gonna put those bandit descents in the inventory soon anyway." - this only months after Forest Service shut down the 2 steepest trails in our region and forced shallow re-routes.

Equestrians & hikers and fishers are taking notice now & banding together to enforce regulations & raise the penalties.

The mentality to illegally poach, cut rogue stuff in sensitive habitat and/or run over hikers and bikers on overly crowded's the exact opposite of sustainable. One eeb looks like all eebs and all eebs are dead silent. All eebs look like SurRons and pretty soon a Stark Varg.
  • 6 1
 @Betacygni: really? Getting more laps in as fast as possible is about getting out in nature? Blasting by the hikers uphill is about getting out in nature?

The faster you go the more it's about the riding, not about nature. There is nothing wrong with that, but let's not lie to ourselves
  • 4 0
 @Dogl0rd: Don’t know where you ride, but much of the world has long trails and not just laps. There are many 30 mile loops, or trails so steep I’d almost never see a soul on them until the e-bikes came around. I’m sure some just repeat short laps over and over, not my cup of tea, but if they are enjoying themselves by all means.

As for them blasting past hikers, that’s a problem of etiquette, not of e-bikes. I stop or slowly ride past hikers no matter what type of bike I’m on.
  • 2 0
 @Tustinite: Maybe older ones are but many newer models are only 37-40lb - check this link (5 listed there). and that's just a few of them.

My YT capra w/ coil and cush (just rear wheel) is 37lbs...feels perfect for DH style and rowdier trails, but pedals up like a schoolbus.
  • 2 0
 @Starsky686: They're not and I thought they had to be at first - but they don't. DH / enduro riders are shuttling / lift accessing and that's an incredible number of rides too so one would have to gripe about that too to take the ebike claim, but anyway all the Google Scholar studies you can find show its not the bikes at all - but the impacts to wildlife is what's really the damage from all bikes and that started way before ebikes.
  • 4 0
 Pretty much what you said: keeping it real. Its easy for people to get bent outta shape and I should know as I howled against ebikes for years - and still dont' have one! But yeah, its not the bikes - there are just too many factors as you noted and to immediately assume ebikes have impacts every lap & everywhere vs. shutting / lift access and conditions (etc) is junk science and ill thought. Show me a good group ride and I'll show ya trash, howling that terrifies wildlife, slashin turns and a buncha food sraps, pee & crap distributed all around that isn't being accounted for in any equations...and I'm sure some groups are not like this but it happens.

Ebikes are here to stay and gripin' about them is petty 1st world probs. Seems to mostly be a US thing, the resto of the world has moved on.
  • 2 0
 @Betacygni: I recall a couple years ago at my first Kanuga (western NC) ride and I got passed by an ebike rider at the base and again at the top before I even dropped once. This is a private / paid pedal up park that is maintained daily - homey got nearly 50 miles and 4 times the downhills I got that day and had a blast. It made me see what a killer fun thing ebikes could be and I still don't have one but if you live near & ride a park like this often - why the eff not? But to the point - ebikes surely must put higher strain & clearly mean quicker serice intervals & cost and thus, surely components can be built to be tougher - seems obvious. Der. The benefits are probably pretty sweet.
  • 3 3
 @Mtn-Goat-13: Kangua was built for e bikes. I rented one there and had a blast. For this purpose, they make a lot of sense. You don’t have the overhead of a shuttle or lift, nor the reliance on some uppity ski mountain. It’s open year round too. This can open more bike park opportunities. However, I hate to see them on my local xc trails. They just don’t belong there and they attract a different crowd.
  • 1 0
 @Struggleteam: Ditto that but Kanuga is not built any differently because of ebikes- the uphills on Copperhead is a former logging road that was bulldozed decades ago and the High Rocks climb trail would look exactly the same if only regular bikes rode it only - it doesn't have to be wider. Ebikies just happen to be rideable there. Case in point is Berm Park which has just as wide climb trails and even wider (by like 4-5 times) flow / built trails and ebikes aren't even allowed.

I actually hear you on that (and btw I didn't downvote you nor do I downvote anyone because that's some Russian / Chinese snitch material) - yet there are older riders, health-limited, adaptive and riders that have lost limbs that also like to ride XC. I'm not an XC rider though, and am mostly in remote areas only hauling up fire roads / gravel (etc) for 1-2 hrs to drop big elevations (like 2-3000 ft or smaller 500-1000 ft laps) so its more applicable in my situation but I hear you...and even then, ebikes are not allowed here (though people do it). Dunno what to say about your area though and I get what you mean...what to do?
  • 8 1
 @robw515: (and everyone else upset about all the damage ebikes are doing) It begs to be asked: are YOU picking up a shovel every time it rains? Are you bent out of shape because the work YOU put in is being bastardized by these inconsiderate a-holes?

Ebikers are doing literally ALL the trail work down here, pro lines and flow alike. There's only a handful of us and we do everything. I'm not exaggerating when I say it's been years since I've seen someone (aside from myself and my soulless ebike friends) either hiking up or riding a regular bike to do some maintenance. No one offers to help when they slither past and I don't care. We do it because we enjoy it and also enjoy riding.

This ebike hate is so childish
  • 1 3
 @misterlight: false, what about the MWBA? What about Lowlifes? The ebikers in LA are building the jump trails, but there's a lot more to riding out here and there a plenty of non-eeb trail workers
  • 2 0
 @Dogl0rd: Who/what are the MWBA?? Me n the E-dudes have spent the last 3 months trimming local trails that have zero jumps or gnar. Never heard of Lowlifes or MWBA
  • 3 0
 @misterlight: if you're in the LA and you are into trail work these guys are gonna be right up your alley. E Bikes are amazing for builders, I don't think anyone who sees someone boosting up a hill with a bag full of tools is going to get any flack from anyone, E bike hater or not. Who doesn't appreciate trailwork?
  • 1 0
 @IsaacO: Yah, I looked it them (and MWBA) up. It's great that they exist (40 min away) and we over here on the west side could learn from their organizational skills.

To be clear, I'm not complaining about people not working on trails.....I'm irritated with the self righteous complaining about eroding trails when they don't contribute themselves
  • 1 0
 as a 250 lb + rider, I approve. I will be using e-bike rated parts when I can.
  • 1 3
 @Mtn-Goat-13: "Ebikes are here to stay and gripin' about them is petty 1st world probs. Seems to mostly be a US thing, the resto of the world has moved on."

Not once have I ever based my life on what the rest of the world does. Because the rest of the world is a dumpster as far as outdoors. The rest of the world (e-bike world) has no wildlife, no safe water to drink, no quiet serene places...just tons of people smiling like they love to live in a cesspool together where dudes on drill batteries go whizzing by.
  • 7 0
 @blowmyfuse: Absolutely: UK, Scotland, France/Spain/Portugal/ most of Europe, Canada, NZ & Aus, Japan/SE Asia...pure dumpster fires full of medieval cro-mags who have no clean water, peaceful places, good people or wildlife. Take that planet - you all suck! And all because a dude doesn't like ebikes - classy! Or rather - that's why ebikes should be banned...gotcha. Point was its really just in the US - the single richest most priveleged nation on the planet where anyone's really debating it... meanwhile the sales skyrocket

But hey world - maybe you can catch up to pure 100% glory that is the USA - we have zero dumpster fires - only happy people, unpolluted un-fracked water, endless ranges of bison, elk and wolves, and lush, quiet metropolis havens like LA / Philly / OK City and Houston full of happy, greed-less people. Zero motos & volume 77 harleys or rolling coal pickups w/ nutsacks on the back - and zero school / public mass-killings - that just happens in all the other nations. Ya gotta just sit back, pop a beer and thank the lord.
  • 1 0
 Lol any of the slightly stiffer / burlier E specific parts that are any good are being run on regular bikes as well.
  • 1 0
 @Dogl0rd: most trails i use for bikes were originally made for bikes... that hikers decide to use them is whole different thing..

IMO they should be banned if they dont pay a manteninence feee... Hikers should really get away from biker especific and funded by mtbs..
  • 1 0
 @Ignaciosc22: well that's not how MTB works in a lot of the world. In many places trails are shared and there are no fees for anyone, so naturally people need to give each other a certain amount of respect to prevent problems
  • 1 0
 @Dogl0rd: Homie is from Florida, considering the geography I think all trails there are probably manufactured destinations akin to going to a outdoor sports complex or something
  • 2 5
 @IsaacO:'s amazing how people from either big cities or barren wastelands want to tell people how they get to use their mode of transportation where you live.

Mr. Los Angeles, Mr. Miami...but worst is all the guys who live here and either sell eebs, ride eebs or promote eebs through certain business...they're ALL about poaching illegally.

They have the money to buy eebs, the fitness to ride regular MTB, the time and location is their back yard.

But having access to all the incredible MTB routes we do isn't enough.
Having eeb-centric bike parks:
Kanuge, Rock Creek, Beech Mtn, Sugar Mtn, Fire Mtn, Chimney Rock State Park, Lake Lure State Park, Wayehuta ORV, Brown Mountain ORV, Airline Bike Park


It's about ME! ME! ME!.

Eebs just want. So they take. You ride your eeb on any trail that it's not legal or if it's even REMOTELY're just telling the world it's all about YOU! YOU! YOU!

Selfishness is all.
Narcissism with a battery.
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: schizo posting
  • 1 0
 @Mtn-Goat-13: lol poetry
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: a poem titled 'MURICA!
  • 1 0
 @Ironchefjon: you apparently don't know the meaning of the word schizo
  • 2 1
 @IsaacO: appreciate it. It's funny that me simply typing in facts gets downvoted.
  • 2 1
 @blowmyfuse: Even if I disagree w/ you (or anyone) I never downvote - that's just Russian & Chinese / snitch BS. Just type things, agree or not - move on. Its fine. Its just bicycles. Downvoters of PB: you're the New Two Minutes Hate.
  • 1 0
 @Mtn-Goat-13: good way of looking at it.
  • 17 1
 If I had an e-bike, I would just run full send wire bead DH tires.
  • 1 0
 Good luck getting a wire bead 29
  • 14 1
 Pro version already offers more protection than this. Clear marketing game.
  • 4 0
 electrifying game
  • 3 0
 It's 50 grams heavier than the pro, so obviously denser/thicker. Whether that's worth it or not...
  • 12 0
 Or just buy a tin of expanding foam for like £6 and squirt it through your valve hole after taking the valve out (just ignore what future you is going to think of you).
  • 2 0
 You cracked the frigging DaVinci code, bro
  • 2 0
 @terashred: the Devinci code.
  • 7 0
 So looking at their little chart for use disciplines my takeaway is that the OG Cushcre, the Pro, was overkill for most riders as Cushcore was developed for world DH circuits. And since then, they've carved away bits of it and called the result a new thing. Whatever works to keep the product moving I guess.

I have a Pro in the rear of a Norco Sight, I'm a big rider riding Shore trails and since installation ~2 years ago I haven't had a flat, which I from 3 years ago would have said was impossible, as I repaired my third tire in as many months. The protection alone is reason enough for me to always ride with an insert, not to mention the benefits to the wheel performance from lower psi and sidewall support.
  • 4 0
 Haven't had a flat in 4 years and I've only replaced one rim due to damage, which me from 4 years ago also would said was impossible. Never riding a rear tire without a Cushcore ever again.
  • 11 1
 Where do you put the batteries?
  • 1 1
 What she said
  • 6 0
 If I put it in a regular tire on my DH bike for added protection will it just catch on fire|?
  • 5 0
 I'm using lots of e-bike stuff on my unassisted bike. Chains, tires, hubs, so far so good. KMC once mentioned in the comment section that their chains do catch fire under certain conditions, but I don't recall what it was. So yeah to answer your question, yes it will. Install your regular tire with this insert, inflate with pure oxygen and off you go.
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 Careful its gonna BURN
  • 6 1
 What about for Clydesdales? If I weigh 100 kg, does it matter if my bike is 2 kg heavier? Might as well add another marketing category for big boys.
  • 2 0
 There should be a "big n' tall" bike brand. Stonger carbon rims, longer chainstays on XL, more stack, stonger cranks

Honestly would be cool
  • 1 0
 As a fat dude on a regular bike, I have thoroughly enjoyed reaping the benefits of all this E-bike focused product development, especially when it comes to brakes. I don't think we need our own category though, its pretty obvious that the heavy duty parts are designed to handle heavier loads weather its from the bike or rider... or both.
  • 5 2
 For Cushcore, naming one of their products E-MTB makes enormous sense from a marketing perspective, because it targets the dumb ebike riders that want ebike shoes, tires, rotors, pads, etc. They want to be told how to spend their money, so, hey, here's a product called e-bike, you have an ebike, therefore you need it. But for for categorization, it's stupid. The categorization on the chart (xc, trail, enduro, downhill, freeride) just means a progression of protective abilities. It doesn't refer to how the rider will actually use the product. If the ebike rider wants the most protection, he needs to buy the product with "freeride" properties. This chart however, mixes metrics without consistence. The line of the e-mtb product only reaches "downhill", but judging from the weight, the product is more protective than that and should go farther than the "pro" line. If necessary, "e-bike" could be added to the horizontal list. Or the last category could be called freeride/ebike for instance. But logic was sacrificed for easy demographics targeting instead of focusing on product properties.
  • 1 0
 Yes e bikers are the only clueless sheeple. Lol.
  • 7 1
 Does this mean we can start calling original versions O.G. Cush?
  • 1 3
 Acoustic Core
  • 3 0
 The OG is already called "Pro"... because they also have "Trail", "XC", "Gravel" and now "E-MTB" which is 50 grams heavier than Pro and so more dense/thick.
  • 2 0
 The problem for insert co. is if the make 'the perfect design' they'd only sell that one and wouldn't sell any of the other 'specific' (marketing BS) designs.... so they make the 'new' product "E-specific" hoping people sill buy the outdated variations before only producing the "E-design" as the new standard....
  • 6 1
 gonna have to take my wheels to Les Schwab to get these things installed.
  • 1 0
 Les Schwab is based in Bend, where CushCore is as well!
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 To me this is like having e-bike rated grips or shoes. And yes, there are e-bike rated shoes unfortunately.
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 Not counting the extra drivetrain abuse, I'm still trying to understand the difference between a 160# rider on an E-bike and a #180 rider on a regular bike.
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 100% agree
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 as if there are different "strengths" for these inserts. Whoever rocks these goofy things is gonna use the tried and true gnar ass killer version right? Who's gonna toss the same heavy piece of foam in there only to be the shit version? lol. If this entire product line doesnt seem gimmicky af lord help you
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 Adding another SKU to a product line that already has adequate protective qualities. Classic.
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 For e-bikes and people 20lbs heavier than the average rider. So wait, you mean the regular cushcore doesn't work if you're heavy?
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 So much Cush Core hate out there. I ride with my tire pressure 10 psi lower than I used to and haven't had a flat since installing them 5 years ago. My suspension feels better, cornering is great, and I have plenty of traction. And if I did flat I can still ride out without destroying my tire or rim. Now I don't even need to carry a tube, pump, or levers. Seems like a lot of benefits for only $150. But to each their own I guess.
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 Ew low psi users gross me out
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 lol For those who wish to spend as much on an mtb tire insert as they would for a moto mousse, because they already spent as much on a bicycle as they would a motorcycle
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 I'm not really sure we need anything e-mtb. So like what, are you, industry, admitting you make shit products such that there needs to be an "e" version of it? Kinda makes you think.
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 Sold right next to the e-bike specific blinker fluid.
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 Is it downcountry rated?
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 You can also cut in to pieces and become a dildo
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 what an insane markup on a product that no one needs...
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 can understand this... why not build stiffer tires first??? for example, MX motorbikes doesn´t use inserts!
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 are all of these 3d render images? so, is it real?
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 Check out my hot pics➤
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 After several years with them, got CC off of both bikes and I'm happy! Pita to mount, heavy, little benefits overall.

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