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Old 11-07-19, 07:37 PM
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Road bike vs Electric Mountain Bike

Recently got a HR sensor, so I decided to do a direct comparison to the kind of exercise you can get on both. Both rides were the first 10 miles of a 20 mile ride. I rode about as hard as I could on both bikes.

Road Bike: GT Tachyon with 700x25c tires 100+ psi. 25lbs
Electric Bike: iZip Dual Suspension eMTB with 27.5x2.6 tires 45psi. 52 lbs

The eMTB has a mid drive motor running in EMTB mode which detects torque on pedals and produces a variable multiplier of your effort.

The chart is from the Strava app:

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