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Major Bike Brands all Going Electric?

Old 04-13-24, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
There are already several steps available between ebike and electric SUV.
I blew out a 26" tire riding home yesterday and grabbed a new one at the bike shop. Despite being "ebike certified", I found it interesting that the word "moped" was stamped on the tire. Smaller faster vehicles appear to be coming, even if only in parts.
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Originally Posted by 7up
Id rather purchase a quality Kit and battery then purchase a rebranded bicycle that is built in a country that has a ban on them.
You do know that there are plenty of companies that make quality built e-bikes that aren't rebranded. Bosch is one that comes to mind frequently though I am sure there are some that get rebranded from the same parent company to fill a spot in all of their brands with the same bike, but that bike in the end is still quality because it is Bosch. Also you do have say the Cervelo mountain bike which is just a rebranded Santa Cruz...curious what the opinion on that is?
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You know what I had a very nice ride today. On a Saturday! Because there were no electric bikes out at all. I suppose they were all afraid of the little bit if rain overnight. I recently have been avoiding rides on Saturday because if the many huge speeding electric bikes on the paths. Glad to have a nice ride!
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Originally Posted by base2
Gawd, I hate that shirt. I only ever see it worn by a large white men who think they found a shortcut to fitness or cool and has the arrogant attitude to match. It's their way of: "Stickin' it to the elitists."

Hubris is for losers.

Edit: The rub is the supposition that the elitist (meaning any performance cyclist) would think an E-Bike "cheating" or that they would give a darn if said e-biker passed them. Who cares? It's not cheating & people pass other people all the time. The shirt is a flip the script deflection to cover for attitude and lack of fitness. Why should anyone care that the passing e-biker need a mobility device to participate in daily activities. It's no different than a walker, a wheelchair or a cane? From this I deduce the wearer of the shirt has inadequacy issues.
The cycling analog to truck nuts.

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Old 04-14-24, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Shadco
The cycling analog to truck nuts.

I shouldn't have to "make myself more visible;" Drivers should just stop running people over.

Car dependency is a tax.
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Old 04-14-24, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
Also you do have say the Cervelo mountain bike which is just a rebranded Santa Cruz...curious what the opinion on that is?
I have one. It is essentially the same thing. But I got it for $2500 less. The only difference I can detect for mine is they don't come with carbon (Santa Cruz) bars, and they don't say Santa Cruz. Which is an asset, as I live in Santa Cruz.
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