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Old 10-30-18, 07:15 PM
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Old 10-30-18, 07:17 PM
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Old 10-30-18, 08:23 PM
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Old 10-30-18, 08:54 PM
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Not new by any means but certainly will get more popular in the future.

I’m curious to see how the E Bikes will eventually change the industry.... or not.
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Old 10-30-18, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
Not new by any means but certainly will get more popular in the future.

Iím curious to see how the E Bikes will eventually change the industry.... or not.
They're way too expensive in the current form to be accessible by the general public.

As far as changing the industry, I think you'd get a lot of older riders and casual riders who would be interested. Perhaps commuters too (assuming they have a extremely secure way to store their bike). Otherwise, one of the joys of cycling is the fact that knowing what I did was under my own power.
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My e-bike is a hybrid.

I never stop pedalling during riding - as soon as I'm up to speed on a flat I switch to regeneration. I pedal downhill on regen.

Not only do I generate electricity but it gives me more control, especially on wet, leafy MUPs having that friction on the rear wheel whenever I need it is very helpful.

It's a different way of riding, a different experience - it doesn't so much mean I work less, just means I get further for my efforts, and without the frustrations the odd steep ascent brings.

As a long-term keen cyclist I love it, and so would most cyclists I recon. If only they knew by experience instead of critical judgement...
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Old 11-03-18, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
Not new by any means but certainly will get more popular in the future.

Iím curious to see how the E Bikes will eventually change the industry.... or not.
Go back 100 years and you can see exactly how it all turns out. I really don't get modern ebikes.
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Old 11-03-18, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by musicmaster View Post
Otherwise, one of the joys of cycling is the fact that knowing what I did was under my own power.
You've hit on one of the reasons I believe eBikes are controversial in cycling circles. We ride bikes specifically _because_ of getting places under our own power. We value the exertion, and using an eBike goes against that very thing that we value. Non-cyclists though, they have none of that baggage.
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
You've hit on one of the reasons I believe eBikes are controversial in cycling circles. We ride bikes specifically _because_ of getting places under our own power. We value the exertion, and using an eBike goes against that very thing that we value. Non-cyclists though, they have none of that baggage.
Excellent point. These are two different classes of bike users: One is a lot less interested in the healthy benefits of cycling and more concerned with fun or transportation. In other words, the cyclist vs someone who uses a bike solely for fun or as a tool.
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Just a marketing ploy

Mid Drive electric long travel Full suspension mountain Race bicycle ,
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
My e-bike is a hybrid.

I never stop pedalling during riding - as soon as I'm up to speed on a flat I switch to regeneration. I pedal downhill on regen.

Not only do I generate electricity but it gives me more control, especially on wet, leafy MUPs having that friction on the rear wheel whenever I need it is very helpful.

It's a different way of riding, a different experience - it doesn't so much mean I work less, just means I get further for my efforts, and without the frustrations the odd steep ascent brings.

As a long-term keen cyclist I love it, and so would most cyclists I recon. If only they knew by experience instead of critical judgement...
thanks for posting this
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Old 11-03-18, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Excellent point. These are two different classes of bike users: One is a lot less interested in the healthy benefits of cycling and more concerned with fun or transportation. In other words, the cyclist vs someone who uses a bike solely for fun or as a tool.
You need to go test ride one. Most of them are peddle assist. You still have to pedal.
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Old 11-03-18, 09:53 PM
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Burn fat not oil! But where do e-bikes fit into the equation? Hmm..
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I think E-Bikes have a good future especially in City’s and in Country’s like in Europe where Politicians go against any Vehicles powered by Diesel or Gasoline engines. I myself work at the moment on a Hybrid E-Bike powered by a combination of High energy density capacitor, Li-Ion Battery and Hydrogen Fuel Cell.
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For some folks commuting long distance to work every day is a challenge on a bike. Longer distances require fast road bikes, and those in turn require special gear, cycling shorts, shoes with cleats, jerseys, etc. I was doing it for years, and the whole washing up with baby wipes and hang your gear to dry all over your office routine can get unmanageable. Eventually I was pretty much forced to switch back to my car, after our office was moved to a high rise building.

E-bike allows me to get to work sweat free, and do work out on way home. E-bike can enable people to ride more often, longer distances, more places. E-bike can allow people with permanent injuries to get back into saddle. There is a lot of potential for those bikes.
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For some folks commuting long distance to work every day is a challenge on a bike. Longer distances require fast road bikes, and those in turn require special gear, cycling shorts, shoes with cleats, jerseys, etc. I was doing it for years, and the whole washing up with baby wipes and hang your gear to dry all over your office routine can get unmanageable. Eventually I was pretty much forced to switch back to my car, after our office was moved to a high rise building.

E-bike allows me to get to work sweat free, and do work out on way home. E-bike can enable people to ride more often, longer distances, more places. E-bike can allow people with permanent injuries to get back into saddle. There is a lot of potential for those bikes.
This is the appeal to me. I would LOVE to cycle to work but at 34 miles, if i were even fit enough to do so, it would take ME about three hours. After the I work 24 hours and then come home exhausted the next day. No way am I doing 34 miles half-asleep on a peddle bike. Now, an e-bike where I have help getting over the hills and can go max-assist on the way home....? Tempting. I don't have three grand to drop on one though. Perhaps some day there will be government incentives, like e-cars have now.
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You need to go test ride one. Most of them are peddle assist. You still have to pedal.
No thanks. I just have no use for this assistance, and the whole point of riding for me is the workout in a form I enjoy. Why would I want to spend a bunch of money to compromise that?
One of the bikes featured in the article you linked doesn't even have pedals, btw.
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