Posted by: T-mack
That bike confirms my Ebike argument. All of my Ebike buddies say they're great for getting out for quick dad laps while the kid naps, and then brag about how they were in full boost the whole time and still have %60 battery. So I'm thinking to myself, why have a the big dog super heavy battery if you're not using it? Why not have something more like the Orbea and actually enjoy the downhills more?
Any way you cut it any enduro bike is 32 lbs/ an EP8 motor is 6 lbs/ a battery is gona be 8 lbs which adds up to just under 50lbs, the extra weight is low on the bike so IME I got used to the weight pretty quick,
I got the shimano 630W battery which is more than enough for an afternoon of riding, extra batteries are expensive, i am usually in boost, so what happens is I am just riding twice as far,
instead of maxing out the heart to do one lap up/down I can do 2 or 3 laps in boost and still have 1 bar left, but the motor lets me rail berms going going up and down so Full boost is just a lot of fun
I think riding at a more even cadence in a lower HR zone, is better for me, I even lose weight