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riding style: xc/trial, downhill, and some dirt jumping and street

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giveitall14 mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 6:24
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Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@makdthed: I won't speak for bikethrasher but here in Canada it's pretty rare to actually see a moped like Europe has, what we have are E-bikes which are like mopeds but have pedals attached to them so if you have a choice you can "pedal" them. People use them for city commuting or they can't get a licence (you don't need a licence or insurance to ride these). There has already been issues with these things on city trails with people driving them down them since they are technically not a motorized vehicle as long as there are pedals. Not exactly the same as a pedal assist bike but at least that's were issues arise in my neck of the woods.
giveitall14 mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 6:13
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Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@mgolder: I think his point was made these aren't hard to modify objects you can already buy kits put them on dh bike and essentially make them dirt bikes but are still classified as an e-bike. I'm not sure how it is in your area so I won't comment but in mine you can get mopeds with pedals that are E-bikes but require absolutely no human power unless you want to just push or twist the throttle and go. I know the argument is for pedal assist bikes but I've already seen E-mtb's with a throttle sure it was probably aftermarket modification but it can be done and is done. The problem is how long will it take for trials to be shut down because of this loop hole, my local trail is on conservation land we lease it with the agreement that no motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails so then the argument is well it pedal assist until enough modified ones show up then what happens?
giveitall14 mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 5:20
10 hours
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
Edit- did a double post for some reason
giveitall14 mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 4:56
10 hours
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
I don't know if it is certain brands or what but I've see a couple "E-Bikes" at our local hill and they seem to go pretty quick without pedaling up and across. So if the argument is that it helps pedaling I haven't had to see one actually have to be pedaled in order for it to move. Another point is that sure they are currently limited to a certain speed but it's not like you can't modify it to go faster, sure you kill the battery faster but it can be done. E-bikes are a great thing for general biking purposes it helps people get out that can't but for mtb it's a slippery slope, how long will it be until there are v10s with electric motors strapped to them on your xc trail pretending to brap around. I'm sure it's different else where but I have seen old DH bikes with gas powered motors attached and I'm sure its just a matter of time. These are the down sides I have seen. One question for those how say they are good for people with previous injury I'm kind of wondering what sort of injury would keep you from pedaling but not controlling the bike, I ask this because currently I'm recovering from a knee injury which hurts like hell to put power down when climbing up hill but also when holding a line while cornering and going through rough stuff so I don't see how a E bike could help me. Just curious about other people experiences before I make an opinion.
Sep 15, 2016 at 17:33
Sep 15, 2016
giveitall14 pinkbikeaudience's photo
Sep 7, 2016 at 7:48
Sep 7, 2016
Stitches on the knee and still going hard, that has to sting a bit

giveitall14 inverted180's photo
Sep 7, 2016 at 7:20
Sep 7, 2016
Looks like a pretty cool build, any ride report?

giveitall14 definitionfilms's article
Sep 6, 2016 at 8:38
Sep 6, 2016
Alaska or Bus't: AT's Ultimate Road Trip Begins - Episode 1
Really looking forward to this if it's a series
Sep 6, 2016 at 5:19
Sep 6, 2016
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