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ebikes on the Shore

Sept. 13, 2019, 11:56 a.m.
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Posted by: cerealkilla_

They don't even want to consider any limitation

It's not just a simple thing where it's all great (ebike marketers) or all evil (ebike haters).......it's actually an issue that deserves a bit of thought.....something many are reluctant to do.

How did you get not considering any limitations? I only saw them supporting class 1 ebikes. That point kind of contradicts your last one which I entirely agree with.

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Posted by: FLATCH

Thanks, owe you a beer sometime.

you must be new here ;)

Still enjoying that occasional ROOT beer, syncro?

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:46 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

https://reviews.mtbr.com/understanding-e-bikes-in-downieville-and-the-lost-sierra

The article is interesting - and the comment section is gold. It seems that some people understand the "bigger picture"and long term effects of the increase in sales, while others can not understand that.

Having travelled to the Alps four years in a row, I really noiced an even bigger increase in numbers this year. It is amazing, as in "wondering", even childrenˋs bikes had batteries and had pedal assist.

Sept. 13, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
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I saw a kid (12-ish) riding an eMTB on Fromme a couple of months ago. His Mom was on some kind of e-beach cruiser kind of thing. I assume they were heading up to Grouse. The Dad was grinding it out on an old rigid MTB.


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Sept. 15, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
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Ultimately, eBike development reminds me of the discussions we had when real full suspension bikes and fatter tires came along....and trail design changed to suit them.

Sept. 16, 2019, 3:01 a.m.
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Posted by: mudrunner

Ultimately, eBike development reminds me of the discussions we had when real full suspension bikes and fatter tires came along....and trail design changed to suit them.

since these machines are here to stay, literally everywhere where there is a socket, people need to find solutions. simply stating "Banned!" might not work out in the lon run.

Sept. 16, 2019, 10:44 a.m.
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Could see this coming...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cyclists-getting-ticketed-for-no-insurance-blame-confusing-e-bike-legislation-1.5278601

Sept. 16, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
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If they were banned everywhere that's actually any fun to ride then people would stop buying them and companies would stop making them. It's not going to happen though.

Sept. 16, 2019, 5:20 p.m.
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Especially when his 'bike' looks like this

Especially when his 'bike' looks like this. In what world is that a bicycle. I'd be surprised if anyone could pedal that any distance at all - if the pedals even do anything.

Sept. 16, 2019, 7:17 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Posted by: cerealkilla_

They don't even want to consider any limitation

It's not just a simple thing where it's all great (ebike marketers) or all evil (ebike haters).......it's actually an issue that deserves a bit of thought.....something many are reluctant to do.

How did you get not considering any limitations? I only saw them supporting class 1 ebikes. That point kind of contradicts your last one which I entirely agree with.

I was referring to the writer of the article, and their endorsement of ebikes.. (abeit one particular classification). I think we're splitting hairs here Syncro.

Sept. 22, 2019, 10:54 a.m.
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^^^ - probably CK, I just didn't get an overt feeling they didn't want to consider limitations.

On a different but related note, something I've noticed the past few times I've been out on the trails are the heavy wear marks on tight uphill switchbacks from people on ebikes. I'm guessing they're either in boost mode and givin'er or heaven forbid have throttles and are hard on the juice. I'm not outright opposed to ebikes, but I think it's worth pointing out that this is the exact sort of behaviour those opposed to ebikes have concerns with. On the flip side it's also worth mentioning that people on ebikes may not even realize what's going on when they're climbing. As ebikes get more popular, it's going to be important for people riding them to be aware of their impact and to practice good trail etiquette in order for everyone to get along smoothly.

Sept. 22, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
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I've seen an ebiker crash up hill on Into the Mystic (which they shouldn't have been riding). Looked like they oversteered out of the corner due to the motor kicking in and they ended up off the bike and in the ditch. I can absolutely believe that there's extra wear being caused in places that it wouldn't have been before.

Sept. 23, 2019, 9:46 a.m.
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Just ran into an a fellow mtber I know on the weekend, asked him where his emtb was? Said he sold it, thing was falling apart and couldn't handle the wear and tear from riding the shore. Aggressive rider yes, but have to say I was surprised to hear that.

Oct. 21, 2019, 1:27 p.m.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ebikes-bc-sea-to-sky-trails-1.5328868

Oct. 21, 2019, 2:51 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ebikes-bc-sea-to-sky-trails-1.5328868

Ya saw it this morning.  Whatever... did Rocky set this up or what? Now they are marketing to the "out of shape guys." I guess the "in shape" guys aren't really interested.

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