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

Old 11-15-19, 06:50 AM
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'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.
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Old 11-15-19, 07:52 AM
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Adding motor?
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Old 11-15-19, 01:32 PM
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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.
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Old 11-15-19, 03:11 PM
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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/
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Old 11-18-19, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
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.
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Old 11-20-19, 08:39 AM
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There is a use for an electric mountain bike?

Who knew?!
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Old 11-20-19, 04:33 PM
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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.
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Old 11-21-19, 10:03 AM
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I love my eMTB. It's not an effortless romp. But definitely not "almost as much exertion as a standard mountain bike".
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Old 11-21-19, 10:04 AM
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buddy of mine at work has a folding, electric, fat bike ...
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