Bikethrasher

I'm a Trail rider through and through.
I'm never satisfied, Thus I am constantly searching for the perfect trail bike. This being the case. I spend lots of time and money demoing bikes. I generally don't comment on bikes unless I've ridden them. I sacrifice pretty much everything for the sake of owning really nice bikes.

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Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Oct 17, 2016 at 21:11
Oct 17, 2016
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 18:04
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@makdthed: Silly little man. I've ridden 3 different EBikes 2 had throttles one was pedal assist. They were all fun kinda like hooking up with a fat chick. Battery powered bikes are in their infancy. Do you really believe manufacturers are really going to restrict speeds for long? Sorry that's just not going to happen. If I can make my RC Monster truck go from 40mph to 70mph standing back flipping beast. By merely switching batteries. You honestly don't think Ebikers wouldnt do the same thing? Sorry your not fooling anyone here. As the poll above clearly shows EBikes are not Mtn bikes. It's time you man up and go it on your own Ebiker. The Mtn bike community wishes you all the best.
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 10:50
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@mgolder: Bullshit. There are more than a few EBikes that will do 50mph with a mere twist of the throttle. And yes they can dig a plus sized trench. Even do proper burn out as well. I've seen it with my own eyes.
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 10:44
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@makdthed: A Moped is a bicycle that has a Motor. Thus Moped. It doesn't matter what powers that motor. It's still Motor plus bike equals motor bike. It's really quite simple. People stop making this so complicated. This issue isn't only about trail access. It's about calling a product what it really is (Moped). Pedal assist or Twist the throttle til the battery dies then pedal that thing home. Ebikes are nothing more than battery powered Mopeds. Why is this so complicated?
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 8:18
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@mgolder: Bullshit. It would take very little technical know how to change that. Twist the throttle 50mph EBikes already exist aplenty. Only thing missing is BRAaaaap. Get a clue people Pandora's box anyone?
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 5:50
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@WAKIdesigns: Stop being a Sleezy Politico. Or a woman picking out an outfit for the day. This isn't difficult. Stop making it difficult. We have clear rules here in the US. We have Nonmotorized trails and Motorized trails. If your bike doesn't have a motor aka Mtn bikes. You can ride non motorized trails. If your bike has a motor you can't. Why is this so difficult? I have nothing against Mopeds. I do have a Problem with people telling me they are Mtn bikes. Motor+Bike=MotorBike it really is that simple. Stop blurring the solid line. This site is easily the most powerful site the Mtn Bike community has. If it stops all Moped/ E-bike coverage. The industry will take notice. We must show that we are two different groups. The sooner we make that clear the better. E-bikers we are not the same.E-bikers you need to start your own sites and work on trail access for your selves. We worked very hard to get where we are. Just like it doesn't make sense for us to join forces with Dirt bikers and off roaders. It doesn't make sense for us to allow Ebikers to attach themselves to us. The sooner Mtn Bike Media segregates us from Ebikes the stronger our stance is. We fought hard to get people to understand that Dirt bikes and Mtn bikes aren't the same in my town. It took some time to educate people on the obvious difference. Once people finally realized there was a difference. Many doors where opened in our community. More trail access and new nomotorized trails. Sorry Ebikers I am not one of you. Stand and be proud of who you are. It's time you made your own path.......
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 4:40
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@mikelevy: I've said it before. They are (Mopeds). Plain and simple. This is a Black and White as it can get. Mtn bikes don't Have Motors Period..... Let's all agree on that. Now please STOP any and all further coverage of Mopeds on this site and all other Mtn bike sites and publications. They aren't Mtn bikes so why are we letting them ride on our coat tails?
Bikethrasher vernonfelton's article
Sep 20, 2016 at 4:54
Sep 20, 2016
Hey, Where Did Everybody Go? - Interbike 2016
Outerbike is great. But so are all the other bike festivals and demo days where we can ride bikes on our own trails. I'd much rather demo bikes here at home in Colorado on trails I ride all the time. Haven't been to Interbike in many years. No intentions of going back.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 7:35
Sep 17, 2016
Tradeshow Trendspotting - Opinion
@MTBrent: I stand corrected. That makes them a Moped. Hmmm when was the last time I saw someone pedal a moped? All I know is that mtn bikes don't have motors or throttles. I don't have a problem with Mopeds. Just don't put them in the same catigory as regular pedal bikes. That's pretty much like lumping us with Motorcycles. And if you live in America and follow politics even a little bit. You know being attached to motor bikes is a Death blow to trail access and usually leads to trail closures. Sorry, but we have worked extremely hard to separate our selves from the motor weilding crowd. It's taken years to prove our sport is low impact. Again I'm sorry but anything with a motor is Not low impact. Don't for a second give me that. Well it's only pedal assist Bullshit. Bullshit! Bullshit! Damned. You people obviously know very little about today's motors and batteries. It's not too difficult make your 20mph Moped into a 50mph tire smoking, trail shredding Monster. Lots of People are already doing it. The only Moped I've seen on the trail was able to spray roost at the twist of the throttle. It was strange without the usual Braaap. Shit even the manufactures are making Moped specific tires and Suspension. Albeit they are heavier and much sturdier to handle the abuse of the power just waiting to be unleashed. With that kind of power and speed the climbs are lots of fun, but our trails get torn to shit in a hurry. But at least now you can Roost the shit out of those angry hikers! They don't care. They would'nt be pissed enough to tell anybody their pissed. They don't vote either. Get a clue People. Mopeds Are Not Mtn Bikes! Industry people you need to segregate this shit before it hurts your real business. IMBA you will not receive another Penny from me or anybody I know until you take a firm stand. Stating. "Mopeds /E-bikes are not Mtn bikes and you don't support their use on non motorized trails". You are a Mtn bike advocacy group not a Motor bike advocacy group aren't you? You should also demand their name be changed to E-MOTOR BIKES OR Mopeds. To further clear up all the confusion on this topic. For those of you who don't live in the US. You can do what ever you want. I'm not here to meddal in your business like our government does. Full disclosure. The actions of our government Do Not Represent the wishes of the majority people living in this country. Only 2% get heard here. The rest of us get the bill and little more. This isn't a complicated topic. It's Black And White. Don't make it Grey. Make it what it is. A Moped. Period end of Story.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Sep 15, 2016 at 4:47
Sep 15, 2016
Tradeshow Trendspotting - Opinion
Mike glad you pointed out that EBikes aren't Mountain Bikes. They have a motor witch makes them, well a (Motor Bike) . End of story.
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