"The E-Inception enters the test as the defending champion," the magazine states. As it is generally known, you always have to put in a bit more effort in such a case to prevail against your competitors. And the AM 9.7.2 did just that and came out on top against eight strong competitors. "...it once again shows that it is a force to be reckoned with in the all-mountain league," states the magazine. And at the same time raves about the very high-quality component selection. "XTR components, Fox Factory suspension, carbon wheels and handlebar. No other bike enters the test track in such a classy fashion".
Thanks to the full carbon frame and lightweight wheels, the bike weighs in at 23 kilograms (20 inch frame), well below the test average, even despite the high-capacity 726 Wh battery. However, it is not only the hardware of the Shimano EP8-powered bike that convincing the test editors, the bike also offers a handling to match because "on the trail and downhill all testers praised the harmonious ride". This is also due to the modern GTF geometry with shorter head tube and steeper seat angle. And what comes to bear downhill also applies uphill. "The comfortable rear damping and the grippy rear tire provide a lot of traction," according to the test editors. As a bottom line: "A factor in the all-mountain league. Strong all-rounder that is just as convincing on moderate tours as in hot-blooded trail use."