Graham Agassiz Goes Fishing on an eMTB - Video

Aug 15, 2017
by Kona Bikes  
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Press Release

Kona Bikes: Finding Remote
Your escape. Your secret stash. Your remote. The place you long to be all week, and can't wait to head out to, even if just for the day. The Kona Remote is the bike to get you there.

What exactly is remote? Well that's really up to you. For Kona Gravity team rider Graham Agassiz and Kona Canada's resident fishing enthusiast Matt Stevens, that thing is fly fishing. So, they made a plan, packed up their Remotes, and converged in Lytton, British Columbia to head to their own secret stash. Prepped with fishing and camping gear, Matt’s fishing kayak, and Aggy’s dog Autumn, they headed straight for the goods.

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Find Your Remote

Whether you're a fisherman, an outdoorsman, or a recreational enthusiast, the Remote can take you where you want to go and get you there quickly. It's a capable mountain bike with Bosch's top end Performance Line CX pedal assist system. We equipped the Remote with Bosch's compact Intuvia display, high capacity 500 watt Power Pack, and a re-keyable Abus Plus battery lock.

With the made-in-the-USA Old Man Mountain rack, you can add accessories to carry just about anything you can think of. The wide range SRAM 1x11 drivetrain and Level T brakes ensure you'll be happy going both uphill or down. The Remote is an access tool, adaptable to your needs. Swing a leg over one, and find your remote.

The Remote is one of three Bosch-equipped pedal assist bikes in the Kona lineup this year. Get the details on the Remote from Kona Product Manager Trevor Porter:

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51 Comments

  • 42 2
 If you can charge your e-bike, you are not remote enough...
  • 8 4
 You can always stack 20 spare batteries into the boat and voila Wink
Anyway, to me a bike is something simple, something mechanical, something you can fix with few tools and power with your muscles (and use trouts as batteries for your muscles). For carrying boats you could simply use a quad ...
  • 3 0
 omghenrimanders.tumblr.com/image/124592234583

My friend and roadie badass back in the day might disagree. He mounted solar panels to make a roof on his bike trailer. Charging 2 batteries while using the third. He toured around the USA for months carrying the tent and other gear in the trailer.
  • 34 2
 #pedallinaintdead
  • 27 3
 This actually makes me happy to see an e-bike designed around what I consider to be one of their only 2 useful purposes.
I think e-bikes as a regular trail/enduro bike are an absolute waste of time (I know the market is there but I sure as hell don't agree with it!), so to see a company place emphasis on bike-packing is actually really cool.
  • 20 4
 You too can go e-bikepacking for only $4,100*

(*Fly rod, flies, Blackburn bags, kayak, Suunto watch, Tacoma, tent, dog, and film crew not included.)
  • 25 9
 Graham Agassiz Goes Fishing on an eMTB - so what?! Do I supposed to ejaculate?
All set up and paid for. Not even an erection.
  • 1 0
 "Do I supposed to ejaculate?"

I would but I already did when I saw the new Specialized dropper post...
  • 17 3
 people do that here in Chile with all that cargo (in Carretera Austral), no "E" en their bikes...
  • 11 2
 I personally don't get all of the backlash. The 2 dudes looked like they accessed an area using pedal assist bikes instead of by truck, ATV or other gasoline powered vehicle. Thus they contributed far fewer greenhouse emissions (electricity still produces emissions). Okay, okay I'll stop since this is only PB. Oh and the cool dog had a blast. Win-win.
  • 3 3
 Uh ya...how do ebikes get made and then charged...alot of mining for the resources right..same deal as drilling for oil
  • 3 0
 @jrocksdh: are these the same mines they get carbon, aluminum, and steel from? Regular bikes are hardly zero impact on the environment either.
  • 3 0
 @jrocksdh: ebikes are likely less of a detriment to the environment per unit than a truck, ATV, etc. Everything takes resources to build. Vehicles require gasoline to propel them however.
  • 1 1
 @COnovicerider: everything uses fossil fuels...let's not kid ourselves and say ebikes are better for the environment.
Enviro degrowthers can claim benefits of reduced Noise pollution and that's really about it.
  • 1 0
 @hahn8: exactly
  • 13 2
 I like Aggy, I like fly fishing & I like Kona, BUT I still don't like e-bikes! Wink
  • 1 0
 I'm with you there.
  • 11 2
 Im just here for the comments
  • 9 2
 I'm here for the hating.
  • 8 2
 um..I have a friend with an E-MTB - I don't have a problem with this, but still, after 30 miles he has no battery and a heavy bike without low enough gears - and he doesn't tow a boat
  • 9 3
 Nice try but they could have taken their truck along that track and also there was already a boat there so a normal bike would have done.
  • 9 2
 Flip one of these suckers off a cliff at rampage and then you'll have my attention.
  • 1 0
 Boat attached
  • 11 4
 This is a very nice try kona but is still an ebike so no
  • 9 7
 Saw Aggy's name on the video, then clicked the fav button, watched the video, then unfaved the video,
i think that's the first time this happened for me here on PB.

also can someone explain to an asian guy why white people go fishing then release what they catch. don't you guys like to eat freshly caught fish?
  • 10 3
 I guess because they're fishing for sport, not food... and in a lot of places where fishing is regulated there are laws to protect the fish stocks . Thats why in so many places the stocks are scarily low and also why some countries in Asia (and Europe) are constantly under fire for their fishing practices.

Maybe someone can explain why so many in asia catch dozens of fish, eat a few while they're fresh then bin the rest? I've seen this countless times
  • 1 0
 @Zuman: It really depends on the fishing season what you can keep and what you can't. It all depends on fish count too. Fisheries will be shut down if the count is low. Also depending where you're fishing there can be multiple species. A lot of times you'll hook into something you're not fishing for, and you have to let them go. Lots of reasons.
  • 1 0
 @T1mb0: So it's more because of regulations then, was thinking that some people go fishing then eat what ever packed food they brought,
i grew up outside the city, i remember when we were little we would go out fishing to pass time, if ever we caught more than what we can eat for supper we would give it to our relatives or neighbors.
  • 1 0
 @Zuman: Yup, that's right. I'm from Alaska. You could get away with that in the deep backwoods but no way you could keep what wasn't in season if you hooked into something. Especially when your old man was a fishing game biologist and the one that made the decisions to shut down fisheries if need be!!
  • 6 1
 clever kona for a new marketing angle but, not many charging points oot in the wilderness
  • 2 1
 why North America only 27,5er and Europe only 29er? Why can't both regions get both possibilities? I'm not into e-bikes, I actually hate them, I just clicked here because of Aggy... Disapointed actually like @kovaldesign . Give me a wheelie at least.
  • 3 2
 I own a mountain bike and a dirt bike. Mountain bikes are more fun to ride downhill. Dirt bikes are more fun to ride up hill. One great thing about a mountain bike is that if you encounter an obstacle that exceeds your strength, talent or courage, you can push or carry it up, down, around or over. That is much more difficult with a dirt bike. E-bikes may have the best of both worlds in this respect.
  • 5 1
 if the dog doesn't need a motor to get out there the bike probably doesn't either.
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the dog could sit in the canoe when he got tired. A small solar panel and portable wind turbine would have helped. I'm sure they could calculate the distance from the trucks and power converter they probably carried for charging. I say tow your DH bike on the trailer or better yet put a trailer full of batteries on an eDH bike and fuck off the trucks all together. Power up the hill under power. Have your super following air dog drone carry your battery down for you. Shred then repeat. Of course a hungry horse or donkey could be trained to return to camp. Either way shuttle bitches are hard to find or expensive.
  • 3 0
 This video highlights the only legitimate way of using an ebike : towing a f...ing boat around.
  • 2 0
 So you need a pickup-truck to fit your e-mtb in there to go fishing "remote"... A dirtbike, an ugly quad or even a Solex would be more appropriate I guess.
  • 3 1
 e bikes suck, period. Love your calf muscles, they will never let you down.
  • 1 1
 They will one day as will your knees and hips. Arthritis or injuries get to us all eventually. Then we'll say fuck this pedal assist shit wheres the bloody throttle.
  • 3 1
 5 years from now, we will se where we are ar, us haters.
  • 3 4
 Is Kona's launch video for their Remote adventure bike a sign of the end times? Or does it just look like good times?

I does look like Aggie will be getting fatter! That's my look into the cristal ball.
  • 3 1
 I like the truck parked in the background in the last picture.
  • 2 1
 Could have been a commercial for some high priced flannel shirt as far as im concerned.
  • 2 2
 Jesus is coming soon......the book of Revelations mentions that e-bikes will usher in the end times..........
  • 1 0
 Satan want us all to stop pedalling. Horny Bastard.
  • 2 1
 Aggy looks majestic as fck
  • 6 7
 Looks like a lot of fun. Wish I lived somewhere remote enough to justify an e-bike.
  • 1 1
 Nice camp around there.
  • 4 7
 Only here to see the comments from the buthurt brigade ????
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