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Arthur Peabody 11-15-19 06:50 AM

'As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist'
 

'E-mountain bikes may enable newcomers to gain fitness on daunting hills or snowy trails.'
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/13/w...ic-assist.html
I do it for the exertion.

Leebo 11-15-19 07:52 AM

:popcornAdding motor?

prj71 11-15-19 01:32 PM

Pedaling an electric mountain bike is a workout, not an effortless romp, requiring almost as much physical exertion as riding a standard mountain bike.

Um no.

badger1 11-15-19 03:11 PM

Fortunately, push-back is coming, as was inevitable.

My main hope is that the push-back against electric dirt bikes (a.k.a. e-mtbs) being permitted on trails restricted to non-motorized vehicles will not sweep up real mountainbikes (human powered) in the process.

https://www.bikemag.com/news/equestr...-e-mtb-access/

pickettt 11-18-19 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by prj71 (Post 21210450)
Pedaling an electric mountain bike is a workout, not an effortless romp, requiring almost as much physical exertion as riding a standard mountain bike.

Um no.

You forgot the hell.....Um, hell no.

If that statement were true, there'd be no use for an electric mountain bike.

prj71 11-20-19 08:39 AM

There is a use for an electric mountain bike?

Who knew?!

freeranger 11-20-19 04:33 PM

I've already seen one-on a trail I was riding. He had a much easier time going back up the other side of a stream crossing. Just glad, at 68, that I was able to ride up, and ride the rest of the trail, without the assist of a motor, tho not as fast as he rode it.

fly135 11-21-19 10:03 AM

I love my eMTB. It's not an effortless romp. But definitely not "almost as much exertion as a standard mountain bike".

rumrunn6 11-21-19 10:04 AM

buddy of mine at work has a folding, electric, fat bike ...


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