Scott E-Sub Tour electric bike review

An interesting electric bike from Scott, which however has different points to develop in order to be great

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Overall, the Scott E-Sub Tour electric bike is a good bike, and it is nice to ride on it. The BOSH system, even though not as good as the Shimano STEPS, is a plus of this bike. However, both the frame lenghts could be too long for somebody (and not 100 per cent comfortable) and few other specification keep the Scott a little lower than the other electric bikes we tested.

Reasons to buy
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    Overall good ride

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    Great battery pack

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    Quick release wheels

Reasons to avoid
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    System doesn't work well when start on big gears

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    No quick-adjustable saddle

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    Mud guards and racks are fragile

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Unfortunately I didn't have a smooth start with the Scott E-Sub Tour electric bike. As the rear mudguard stays were bent, the fender was completely stuck on the wheel and made it impossible to ride it. This things can happen of course (particularly after a long delivery) but the quality of the the mudguard mount certainly left a little bit to be desired. Moreover, it took a bit of work to put it back in place and get the bike out for a ride


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Nick Busca is a freelance cycling and triathlon journalist. He is also a certified triathlon coach and personal trainer.