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I'm likely never going back to analog

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I'm likely never going back to analog
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Posted: Sep 11, 2021 at 20:26 Quote
Have less than 150 miles on my latest e-Bike (SL to be specific), I might officially be done with anolog bikes. An e-Bike for me has been a game-changer and simply offers so much that I can't stop riding it. The only caveat is if all I rode were downhill or flat, flowy trails, then I'd probably keep both.

These ebikes are simply too versatile, IMO. Cool

Posted: Sep 12, 2021 at 4:09 Quote
It's not an "analog" bike, it's a bike. Just make that one clear.

Glad you're stoked on your new bike.

Posted: Sep 13, 2021 at 6:29 Quote
Damn right. I did have an amtb/analog/snail/peasant/retro/legacy bike (call it what you will) just in case my emtb was broken & in the shop, but I decided I would rather not ride at all rather than have to ride one of them again for the duration of the repair.
May get another dh bike at some point though, but old style pedal bikes? Nah, I'm over them.

Posted: Sep 20, 2021 at 15:46 Quote
You don't have to justify why you like Oreos in milk.

Life is short, and if you love to do something, then do it more, and surely don't seek approval from others.

Having already too many bikes in my home bike locker, there are ebikes in my collection.

My ebikes allow me to go further with the same workout.

Most of the time, my battery is only giving the motor 2-4A of power, and I do all the work well after 20 km/h

It's great for boring errands, like picking up auto parts, all of which is much faster than car

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Posted: Sep 23, 2021 at 23:01 Quote
rak3603 wrote:
Have less than 150 miles on my latest e-Bike (SL to be specific), I might officially be done with anolog bikes. An e-Bike for me has been a game-changer and simply offers so much that I can't stop riding it. The only caveat is if all I rode were downhill or flat, flowy trails, then I'd probably keep both.

These ebikes are simply too versatile, IMO. Cool

I thought the same thing for the first year I had my Levo. Then I re discovered my Ripmo, riding that on a regular basis has made me a better ebike rider - gives me more fitness to go further on epic ebike rides, is more “flickable” which helps with bike handling, and , well, sometimes an analog bike is just better to have on some trails.

Posted: Sep 24, 2021 at 8:07 Quote
I prefer the term "acoustic" but I'm old enough to remember MTV Unplugged too.

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 at 6:53 Quote
While I do love my moped(Focus Jam2C PRO) I'll never let my bikes go.
Different beasts entirely. I will probably wind up buying a pure gravity focused pedelec though. Either enduro or dh style.
For the moment either the Husky DH bike or the Focus Sam2 looks like likely candidates. Spesh is far to much monies compared to what I get in return in my book. Orbea Wild is another available option for me.

Posted: Oct 23, 2021 at 16:52 Quote
Tjomball wrote:
I will probably wind up buying a pure gravity focused pedelec though. Either enduro or dh style.

Dude, do whatever you want.

I buy whatever I want with my money and I never seek permission nor approval from others.

Story of my life.

I do agree that most ebike haters are just folks that can't afford one, lol.

Posted: Oct 27, 2021 at 7:33 Quote
A06 wrote:
I prefer the term "acoustic" but I'm old enough to remember MTV Unplugged too.

Wait, MTV Unplugged isn’t a thing anymore?

Posted: Nov 3, 2021 at 10:47 Quote
I've actually been thinking of selling my ebike.

I miss that feeling of accomplishment after a long ride.

I also kid myself you still get a workout on an ebike. Which I now know you clearly don't.

Posted: Nov 3, 2021 at 12:17 Quote
Allen82 wrote:
I've actually been thinking of selling my ebike.

I miss that feeling of accomplishment after a long ride.

I also kid myself you still get a workout on an ebike. Which I now know you clearly don't.

I ride my Ebike Everyday, if not twice(before work at 8am and after work at 9pm), I've gotten way fitter and lost a chunk of weight including upper body strength increase for sure.
I stopped riding my ebike for 3 months and after a month i sunk back into my.. maybe ride twice a week and 1/2 the distance, all the fun part kinda dissapeared.

On the ebike i will ride from home to the trails and spend more time there then bike home. note this is on max tour mode on my Rail which is 2 down from turbo.

While i dont disagree an "analog" bike will get you fitter, that comes at the expense of more effort vs fun.

Ebikes offer all the fun from MTB that 99% of us are the reason we even mtb "fun" some people just got all anal about the exercise part somewhere along the line.

Posted: Nov 4, 2021 at 0:00 Quote
mtbtrekracer wrote:
Allen82 wrote:
I've actually been thinking of selling my ebike.

I miss that feeling of accomplishment after a long ride.

I also kid myself you still get a workout on an ebike. Which I now know you clearly don't.

I ride my Ebike Everyday, if not twice(before work at 8am and after work at 9pm), I've gotten way fitter and lost a chunk of weight including upper body strength increase for sure.
I stopped riding my ebike for 3 months and after a month i sunk back into my.. maybe ride twice a week and 1/2 the distance, all the fun part kinda dissapeared.

On the ebike i will ride from home to the trails and spend more time there then bike home. note this is on max tour mode on my Rail which is 2 down from turbo.

While i dont disagree an "analog" bike will get you fitter, that comes at the expense of more effort vs fun.

Ebikes offer all the fun from MTB that 99% of us are the reason we even mtb "fun" some people just got all anal about the exercise part somewhere along the line.


I partly agree. When I got my ebike I rode it all the time for about two months. It was probably the most fun I've had riding a bike.

Then went back to my MTB and instantly felt unfit.

Then a couple weeks ago we done a 30 mile ride on Exmoor. Got back to the van and felt like I'd hardly ridden. Yes it was fun still but like I said, I missed that feeling of accomplishment.

Posted: Nov 7, 2021 at 5:55 Quote
Sounds like a big person blaming it on the cookies.

Posted: Nov 7, 2021 at 13:15 Quote
while your at it, purchase an e-bike rack, simply no work - its AWSOME!!!!

try a golf cart around the park, its so easy...

Posted: Nov 7, 2021 at 14:24 Quote
Slapnutz wrote:
Sounds like a big person blaming it on the cookies.

So what happens if someone rides an eBike as hard as their regular bike?

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