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Video Highlights: eMTB, Team Relay & Juniors - Mont-Sainte-Anne World Champs 2019
Aug 30, 2019
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Mont Sainte Anne Xc World Champs 2019
World Championships 2019
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(Aug 30, 2019 at 22:48)
I'm disappointed in the coverage this year. I really enjoyed watching the Team Relay last year.
2:23 worth of highlights is a sad excuse for coverage. They even covered both of the U23 XCO races en totum last year.
Maybe they'll come out after the event is over but I'm afraid that's little more than wishful thinking.
(Aug 31, 2019 at 16:02)
being an e-bike racer will never have the cool factor of motocross but it will never have the grit factor of xc racing.
the people buying and using these ultra-expensive machines in an already expensive sport are the talent pool.
the money required to invest in fooling the general public isn't going to be made back in sales to people who want to experience the thrill of...what exactly?
(Aug 31, 2019 at 18:07)
So horrendously awfully literally shitty.
Be a real person. Ride a real mountain bike.
(Aug 31, 2019 at 20:19)
: I don’t get this hate. You don’t have to ride one. But if the people riding them are having fun then why do you care? Isn’t the point of biking about having fun and being in the beautiful outdoors? I don’t have an e-bike, and have never ridden one. But I could care less what people are riding as long as they’re biking and having fun.
(Sep 1, 2019 at 8:05)
: e-bikes in a UCI competition is just a joke !!!!
(Sep 1, 2019 at 9:31)
: why? Clearly there’s people willing to compete. They’re competing at a high level. You don’t have to watch it. If you hate e bikes that much than filter your feeds. A lot of UCI handlings are a bigger joke than a competitive e bike races.
(Sep 1, 2019 at 13:44)
: If that's all you can come up with I'd keep your narrow minded opinion to yourself.
(Sep 1, 2019 at 6:35)
Racing with a governor to limit speed doesn't make sense. If eBikes could just double or triple your watts no matter the speed that would be rad.
They are motorized bicycles; Lets not get confused.
Ive ridden a few ebikes on demo. Notably, we did an entire enduro day, about 3.5 hours of transitions in stages, in arund 30 minutes. All of the strava’d stage times were slower (I was podium racing open/pro), but the experience was a blast. Way more traction, a whole new handling experience, and a ton of fun just goofin.
The prices are still unreasonable - but so are non motorized mtbs. Why I don't just quit and race moto is mainly the time needed for bike maintenance.
That said, they'll have their place in racing for sure. Even more so than for daily trail bikes. I think having to check up for corners uphill would bring a new element, and it would get more like moto w/ 30’ races at high effort level.
(Aug 31, 2019 at 22:33)
Interesting how they purged the comments here.. whats up PB?
(Sep 1, 2019 at 12:30)
....."THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!".....
in Tony Harrison voice
(Aug 31, 2019 at 7:03)
(Aug 31, 2019 at 6:04)
I just have no clue why world class fit athletes are competing on pedal assist bikes. This dont make any sense.
(Aug 31, 2019 at 6:39)
Same thoughts, I don't get it...
(Aug 31, 2019 at 12:06)
Because it’s biking and biking is fun. Why not do it? I bet it is fun as shit riding an assist bike on course like that. If they’re having fun does it really matter? Isn’t that what biking is about?
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(Aug 30, 2019 at 22:35)
eMTB race? That's so lame. You should see my dad's pMTB powered by propane: I went so fast in the dales, I coulda swore I heard a sonic boomhauer, but lucky be told, I just sharted my cotton pants and I have the bill to prove it.
(Aug 31, 2019 at 5:36)
This is sad...Young people on electric scooters...
(Aug 30, 2019 at 22:16)
(Aug 30, 2019 at 22:20)
Now, that's no way to speak about junior riders.
(Aug 30, 2019 at 22:39)
My ol' man always told me size don't matter, so look up, champ, because at least you won't see it as much.
(Aug 30, 2019 at 22:50)
I think he may be talking about the coverage, or lack there of, not the races themselves. ???
(Sep 1, 2019 at 22:01)
: sounds like you and your old man are speaking from experience :/
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