canyon torque on Even after nearly three decades at this job, new bike day is still as exciting for me as it was when I got my first new bike as a kid. What changed, however, is the proliferation of electronic parts and devices that are now part of the everyday ride experience. And as I was reminded, those electronics introduce new and confounding issues that can stymie your ride.
Recently, the FedEx driver dropped off a brand new e-mountain bike at my house for review. After building the bike and finishing the suspension setup and cockpit adjustments, I embarked on the process—which I undertake with all relevant test bikes, devices, and parts—of checking to be sure all electronics components are up to date with the latest firmware.
If you’re riding with electronic devices, you cannot avoid bugs. But you can limit bugs’ ability to ruin your rides with a few simple steps.
>> Never let a battery sit in a completely discharged state for any length of time.
>> Only apply updates in a controlled environment, such as your home.
>> Only update when there are no pressing time constraints.
>> Wait a couple of weeks before applying non-critical firmware updates. Video player poster image Electric motors, electronic problems. Matt Phillips Firmware Update Bricked My E-Bike
The Canyon Torque:ON CF 8 I received has a Shimano EP8 motor, so I fired up Shimano’s eTube app on my iPhone to check for updates. As soon as I paired […]