It is very easy for my emotions to have a great influence on this subject. May i add that this is in the Shore forum. This is about Shore trails yes?
Why did i get into mountain biking? I first was into hiking. I noticed the trails would be easier on my knees if i could ride down. I also noticed i can get farther into the mountains and still get home before dark. The hikers did not mind if i greeted them with a big smile.
The hikers did not mind and were impressed with the tenacity of us using our own power to climb up and ride down on our quiet bikes.
E bikes make an ugly electric buzz when climbing. I remember hearing one on Seymore power lines way before i saw the guy mashing up the hill.
What inspires me and makes me proud is getting into the mountains under my own power.
E bikes. No thats a nice name for what they are motor cycles. I do not want to see motor bikes on trails. I do not want to hear motor bikes on trails.
I commute full time by bike. I have no car.
If you commute by bike then yes sir bring on the E bikes. I love the feeling of propelling my self under my own power. Its a rush that i get to feel every day.
I guess if your out of shape and have plenty of hills to climb then perhaps an E bike will suit you. Do you wish to get in shape? Ditch the crutch bike and get a real bike.
Ride on the Shore? We are all going to laugh at you if you ride a E bike which is actualy a motor bike.
As for all the sponsored pros riding E bikes on Shore trails. You are sending a very dangerous message to the riding community. Your personal yet paid opinion is that electric bikes are OK on the Shore trails.
You are not the spokes person for the community of mountain bikers on the North Shore.
My opinion is that E bikes are great for commuting.
Electric bikes have no place on North Shore trails.