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ebikes on the Shore

July 17, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
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I rode an ebike last night. 

It made the uphill slog liek a sea wall pedal. Attempting the up and over hike with a 56lbs bike was laughable

July 18, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

I rode an ebike last night. 

It made the uphill slog liek a sea wall pedal. Attempting the up and over hike with a 56lbs bike was laughable

My neighbour has a Specialized Turbo Levo. Apparently it has a walk mode where there is some assist limited throttle to help walk that behemoth up difficult bits.

July 18, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
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Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: Endur-Bro

I rode an ebike last night. 

It made the uphill slog liek a sea wall pedal. Attempting the up and over hike with a 56lbs bike was laughable

My neighbour has a Specialized Turbo Levo. Apparently it has a walk mode where there is some assist limited throttle to help walk that behemoth up difficult bits.

This is the laughable part. That's not easy enough for me. I want the bike to do more.

July 18, 2019, 11:39 a.m.
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Agree. Id like it to steer too...do these things have manual and wheelie buttons yet? Id like to climb aboard one and then set all the strava records with automatic built in steeze....automatic whips and tables? That would be a nice feature as Ive never learned either....

July 18, 2019, 12:09 p.m.
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Specialized really driving to the hoop.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-peter-sagan-rides-new-specialized-e-bike-on-rest-day-gallery/

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/deceuninck-quickstep-ride-electric-road-bikes-on-tour-de-france-rest-day-gallery/

July 18, 2019, 7:13 p.m.
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Posted by: Brocklanders

Specialized really driving to the hoop.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-peter-sagan-rides-new-specialized-e-bike-on-rest-day-gallery/

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/deceuninck-quickstep-ride-electric-road-bikes-on-tour-de-france-rest-day-gallery/

I can almost get my head around ebikes for off road use but road I just don't get. I look forward to people hauling these things on their cars to do whatever it is that people who haul road bikes on their cars do when they get there.

July 18, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
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14k us dollars for one of these. 

Ouch

People always ask me what's the phenomenon
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July 19, 2019, 10:44 a.m.
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Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: Endur-Bro

I rode an ebike last night. 

It made the uphill slog liek a sea wall pedal. Attempting the up and over hike with a 56lbs bike was laughable

My neighbour has a Specialized Turbo Levo. Apparently it has a walk mode where there is some assist limited throttle to help walk that behemoth up difficult bits.

Shirley you jest?

July 19, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
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Posted by: craw

Posted by: Brocklanders

Specialized really driving to the hoop.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-peter-sagan-rides-new-specialized-e-bike-on-rest-day-gallery/

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/deceuninck-quickstep-ride-electric-road-bikes-on-tour-de-france-rest-day-gallery/

I can almost get my head around ebikes for off road use but road I just don't get. I look forward to people hauling these things on their cars to do whatever it is that people who haul road bikes on their cars do when they get there.

I'm with you, I get why people like ebikes and they sell, yes it is fun to make the climb easier and hit more DH, I've never denied that I just think the risks outweigh the benefits. Ebikes for commuting is also an awesome idea and I'd love one. But an e-road bike? WTF? This is just laughable. At least roadies are more snobby than MTBers so I can't see these being accepted by actual cyclists even with Sagan pimping.

Also hahaha at the walk mode assist for hike a bike.

July 19, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
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Posted by: grambo

Posted by: craw

Posted by: Brocklanders

Specialized really driving to the hoop.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-peter-sagan-rides-new-specialized-e-bike-on-rest-day-gallery/

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/deceuninck-quickstep-ride-electric-road-bikes-on-tour-de-france-rest-day-gallery/

I can almost get my head around ebikes for off road use but road I just don't get. I look forward to people hauling these things on their cars to do whatever it is that people who haul road bikes on their cars do when they get there.

I'm with you, I get why people like ebikes and they sell, yes it is fun to make the climb easier and hit more DH, I've never denied that I just think the risks outweigh the benefits. Ebikes for commuting is also an awesome idea and I'd love one. But an e-road bike? WTF? This is just laughable. At least roadies are more snobby than MTBers so I can't see these being accepted by actual cyclists even with Sagan pimping.

Also hahaha at the walk mode assist for hike a bike.

I feel like the 'walk mode assist' might also be that slippery slope to throttled eMTBs.  Also, how annoying would it be to have the cranks spinning (even at slow speed) while you are standing beside you bike pushing?  I assume the cranks would have to spin in 'walk assist' mode the way eMTBs are setup right now.

July 19, 2019, 12:29 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: Endur-Bro

I rode an ebike last night. 

It made the uphill slog liek a sea wall pedal. Attempting the up and over hike with a 56lbs bike was laughable

My neighbour has a Specialized Turbo Levo. Apparently it has a walk mode where there is some assist limited throttle to help walk that behemoth up difficult bits.

Shirley you jest?

Nope. He discovered it by accident too. He has a valid need for a ebike though. Post concussion syndrome. He’s not able to push hard at all without getting a massive headache.

July 19, 2019, 1:52 p.m.
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https://youtu.be/Pa5KIL4JxCc

Walk mode demonstrated. What ebikes really need is a lift mode to get one in a truck or roof rack.

July 20, 2019, 3:12 p.m.
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Miami Bryce flogging Cracknfail ebikes now.

July 21, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: Endur-Bro

I rode an ebike last night. 

It made the uphill slog liek a sea wall pedal. Attempting the up and over hike with a 56lbs bike was laughable

My neighbour has a Specialized Turbo Levo. Apparently it has a walk mode where there is some assist limited throttle to help walk that behemoth up difficult bits.

Shirley you jest?

Nope. He discovered it by accident too. He has a valid need for a ebike though. Post concussion syndrome. He’s not able to push hard at all without getting a massive headache.

The acceptable heart rate jump when you're healing a concussion is ZERO. Which I suppose tells you everything you need to know about what it takes to spin these things and achieve whatever speed you feel you're entitled to.

July 21, 2019, 4:23 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 6, 2006

Posted by: craw

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: Endur-Bro

I rode an ebike last night.

It made the uphill slog liek a sea wall pedal. Attempting the up and over hike with a 56lbs bike was laughable

My neighbour has a Specialized Turbo Levo. Apparently it has a walk mode where there is some assist limited throttle to help walk that behemoth up difficult bits.

Shirley you jest?

Nope. He discovered it by accident too. He has a valid need for a ebike though. Post concussion syndrome. He’s not able to push hard at all without getting a massive headache.

The acceptable heart rate jump when you're healing a concussion is ZERO. Which I suppose tells you everything you need to know about what it takes to spin these things and achieve whatever speed you feel you're entitled to.

Not true. At all. You only get out of it what you put into it. Unless you’ve ridden one you probably shouldn’t speculate.

His post concussion syndrome must not be very serious.


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