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gingerninja RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2016 at 8:51
Oct 20, 2016
History and Deception - Opinion
@dfiler: yeah ive enjoyed it too, we will have to agree to disagree on this one. only the future knows what will happen. in the meantime fingers crossed there is some self regulation by the mtb industry, and that everyone gets to play out without falling out.
gingerninja geebeebee's article
Oct 19, 2016 at 2:40
Oct 19, 2016
Martyn Ashton on Trans World Sport - Video
love seeing this, its great hes still biking. funny how no one is slagging him off for riding an ebike tho. anyone fancy telling him ebikes should be banned from mtb trails lol.
gingerninja RichardCunningham's article
Oct 19, 2016 at 2:36
Oct 19, 2016
History and Deception - Opinion
@dfiler: so you dont go faster than 20mph on your bike ever? ive done 40 on my bike and pretty sure 90% of ebikes cant do that. not sure what batteries you have seen but theres no hiding them in a frame for a bike with anything over 250w. well not if you want it to last more than 20min. youre also assuming everyone that buys an ebike is going to be an inconsiderate wanker and try to run everyone off the trails. its funny cos 25 years ago mtb riders had this problem with walkers, as they werent used to seeing bikes out on trail. you would think that having experienced the same hostility, the mtb community would be a little more open minded. oh if you want to tell martin ashton hes not allowed to ride a bike any more cos some people think ebikes are shit and should be banned then go ahead. personally i think its great that people with a love of biking can still get out on the trails after life changing accidents.
gingerninja RichardCunningham's article
Oct 13, 2016 at 3:13
Oct 13, 2016
History and Deception - Opinion
@dfiler: oh course they are starting to come into mx, but that is an electric mx bike, not a peddle assist mtb. the major factor in any electrically powered bike, mtb or car is the batteries. the bigger the motor the more batteries you will need. until they fully develop a compact battery, you will be able to tell the difference. if you ask me, anything with a throttle shouldnt be called and ebike, and shouldnt be ridden on any bike trails. i have no problem with people getting to the top of the hill quicker, but i wouldnt make that sacrifice as the downs wont be as much fun with all that weight. i really think most mtb riders will think the same. thats why people are happy to suffer the harder up hills on enduro bikes over xc bikes, to make the downs more fun. i think in reality the demand for ebikes will be minimal for most mtb riders. we dont ride for the up, we do it for the downs, or we would all be riding road bikes :)
gingerninja RichardCunningham's article
Oct 7, 2016 at 3:03
Oct 7, 2016
History and Deception - Opinion
@dfiler: i have met all sorts of people on trails, from dog walkers to people taking kids on balance bikes down black runs. i get what you mean about conflict but ebikes are not the problem. people are the problem. its illegal in the uk to ride a mx bike on mtb trails but that doesnt stop people. if someone is going to ride something inappropriate on a mtb trail then they will do it regardless of the law. its better to welcome the responsible riders and educate them on proper trail etiquette than ostracise them and create more conflict. its a bit like the issues we get with walkers and mtb in the uk on bridleways. some walkers think bikers shouldnt be allowed on them, cos some bikers ride like cocks and cause problems for the rest of us. they will walk down the middle of trails and not let bikers passed. ive even heard of people trying to knock bikers off using trekking poles. there will always be conflict around multi use trails, and the only solution is for everyone to use a bit of common sense and accept we are all out trying to have a bit of fun and enjoy the outside. be considerate and courteous to other trails users and if theyre being a dick, explain why what theyre doing is bad. be that on a ebike, normal bike, walking or running. if theyre being dangerous then let then know.
gingerninja RichardCunningham's article
Oct 6, 2016 at 2:53
Oct 6, 2016
History and Deception - Opinion
@dfiler: yeah its a beast, prob do about 60mph at the mo, and hes building his 3rd one soon. i think the problem at the moment with the whole ebike thing is there are more people getting stressed about them than there are bikes actually out on trail. i love the idea of getting to the top of the hill faster, more so after going out with a mate on a peddle assist lapier enduro. but i really wouldnt want to sacrifice the manoeuvrability and airability of a normal bike on the way back down. much like i dont have a short travel xc bike to make climbs easier, cos i like the downs more. also up to 1000w is only the same as a strong cyclist can produce at max effort. i do think there will need to be better regulation of what is considered an ebike and whats a emoped. i think the biggest problem with be the strava bunnies getting pissed off loosing KOM to ebikes lol.
gingerninja RichardCunningham's article
Oct 5, 2016 at 4:33
Oct 5, 2016
History and Deception - Opinion
@dfiler: http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb14013680/p4pb14013680.jpg just so we know what a big motors bike looks like. not going to call it an ebike as this its more an emoped. before anyone starts this gets ridden on the roads only by my mate who cant peddle as well as he used to, and always has to over do everything he owns.
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gingerninja RichardCunningham's article
Oct 5, 2016 at 4:16
Oct 5, 2016
History and Deception - Opinion
@dfiler: have you seen how big the battery packs are on a multi thousand watt bikes? theres no hiding them really. yes you can put them in a bag on your back, but have you seen what happens when a lipo goes wrong? if you can spot a 250w peddle assist you will deffo notice a multi kw bike. having seen how much a 2.5kw mid drive motor pulls alloy chain stays would dread to think what it would to to carbon. also if the limit by the EU to be considered an ebike is 250w, why would big manufacturers make them bigger? it wouldnt make business sense. if people want an electric motorbike then im sure they will buy one of those and not an ebike. and you can impose limits on size of bikes, its done with motorbikes here in the uk. you can only ride certain size motors depending on age, the test you did and how long you have been motorbiking. if its a production bike you can put limits and legislation in force to regulate the industry.
gingerninja RichardCunningham's article
Oct 5, 2016 at 4:05
Oct 5, 2016
History and Deception - Opinion
@Darknut: i do get where youre coming from but but i cant see the main manufacturers making bikes they will only sell in the usa. yes there is an industry based on the bigger motors but its still in its infancy and are still mainly build it yourself kind of thing. i think people are acting out of a knee jerk reaction to something most people dont really understand. assuming all ebikes are the same thing, when they are vastly different. yes there needs to be some regulation, but just saying theyre all damaging trails and causing problems isnt helping anything. what about those whos only way to keep riding is a peddle assist. should those people with physical problems be banned from riding a bike cos some people think a 250w peddle assist is the same as a 6kw mid drive. like my mate who was run over by a car and now has one shorter leg. should he also have to give up biking as well as having to live with an injury that stops him working full time or walking any real distance?
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