Video: Can you really backflip an e-bike?

Dirt jumper Olly Parker attempts to flip an electric bike

Mention e-bikes and what do you think of? Common connotations include heavy, slow and unnattractive machinery and speed restrictions. 

Okay, we're being harsh, but if there's one thing you wouldn't think of trying on an electric bike, it would be performing a backflip. Step in dirt jumper Olly Parker, an AVE XH5 e-bike and a challenge he couldn't resist…

Olly parker attempts an e-bike backflip

Video: Olly Parker attempts an e-bike backflip

Read the full story on Olly's backflip challenge in Electric Bike Buyer's Guide, on sale now and available through the Cycling Plus container app.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK
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