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Old 03-29-19, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by davester View Post
I will likely also do so at some point, but not yet. The thing is, my house is at the top of a 1,000' climb from just about anywhere I might ride. At some point returning the last mile of my rides will go from being a chore to being a serious problem. I find it odd that ebikes are totally accepted throughout Europe but over here there is this odd macho cyclist sentiment that anyone who needs to use an ebike is not a "real" cyclist. I just can't understand this.
That's probably because over here in N. America the standards are 750 watts instead of 250 or 350 watts and no throttle, a huge difference in what "assist" is "available"... JMO
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