Posted by: E-wok
“Stupid” is an opinion-sorry you’re offended, it seems like a nice reference to me😁 , and that’s how a refer to my 3 other vintage bikes.
I agree with the Directional trail signage - all the rest sounds a bit assuming. ( many Ebikers , formally acoustic riders- or still both , have contributed and continue to donate their time and money to local trails).
Again, Once you’ve spent a decent amount of time on a Ebike , you’ll realize the only exception is for informative, directional signage - and that the etiquette is the exactly the SAME for both an E and acoustic bikes. Super simple.
A trail pass and licence for ALL bikes- yikes, I’m not touching that one!
Attitude has to do with the person on the bike- not what kinda bike they’re on.
As far as the bike companies being on board-did they do all of what you are suggesting for them to do now , as when the DH RM -7’s came out?
They made profits then, and now. Same-same.
not offended, but acoustic to describe a bicycle just sounds dumb. acoustic is a term used for sound and musical instruments - not bikes
etiquette is not exactly the same for ebikes and bikes tho, the much higher speeds, especially while climbing,dictates the need for extra care from the person riding an ebike.
re profits, i've argued the same in the past for regular bikes, the difference now is that ebikes allow for more laps hence the potential need for more maintenance.
again i'm not opposed to ebikes, but the discussion just needs to be real and the free for all attiutde that seems to follow ebike proponents is what puts a lot of people off them or hesitant of their acceptance.