Alta Motors Signs Ty Tremaine to Race Redshift Electric Bike

Cycle News Staff | December 20, 2017

Ty Tremaine, the Nevada native that finished third in the AMA EnduroCross championship in both 2016 and 2017, has signed with Alta Motors for the 2018 season. Tremaine will ride the Alta Redshift electric bike and will be the first factory rider for the relatively new company that is aiming to prove that the electric powerplant can be competitive against standard combustion engine bikes. Tremaine is planning to compete in the AMA EnduroCross series, Tennessee Knockout, Sprint Enduro, and other selected off-road events.

Ty Tremaine signs his Alta Motors contract along with Alta co-founder, Derek Dorrestyn.
Ty Tremaine signs his Alta Motors contract along with Alta co-founder, Derek Dorrestyn.

The Alta’s have proven to be competitive already with Josh Hill putting in respectable results at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm and Kurt Nicoll winning an EnduroCross Vet class main event in 2016. But this will be the first time a current top five professional racer will be aiming to compete for wins at the top level.

Ty Tremaine poses with the Alta Redshift MX Electric bike. He will aim to prove that the electric bike can compete with internal combustion engines in 2018.
Ty Tremaine poses with the Alta Redshift MX Electric bike. He will aim to prove that the electric bike can compete with traditional internal combustion engines in 2018.

Cycle News got the opportunity to ride an Alta Redshift earlier this year and came away very impressed. The battery range is currently the only limiting factor on the bike but that won’t be an issue at EnduroCross and other shorter events. You can read the Cycle News review here.

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