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CFJonny mikelevy's article
Sep 21, 2020 at 10:56
Sep 21, 2020
CFJonny mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2020 at 16:54
Sep 17, 2020
Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look
@giantbicycles: you should still consider calling it the ODD BOLLOCK
CFJonny mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2020 at 9:42
Sep 17, 2020
Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look
@mikelevy: Maybe they should call it ODD BOLLOCK
CFJonny mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2020 at 9:42
Sep 17, 2020
Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look
"odd bollock" is now a new favorite term
CFJonny jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 2, 2020 at 8:31
Sep 2, 2020
5 Things We Learned From EWS Zermatt
@rory: ok, I'll bite, because this is fun. Yeah, for a given stretch of trail, if two people go the same speed, then obv. the one with assist is doing less "work". The key word in my first post that all the Luddites are glossing over is "necessarily"- meaning that an e-bike rider could put the same effort into a ride that a rider on a standard bike could. They would just go farther. If you want to bring in equations, we should probably we looking at power- f x d/time. How long it takes to get the thing moved from A to B matters. But even if we kept your example to just work, the force side of the equation could be less on an eBike, but the distance side is generally greater. So it balances out. Regarding throttles, unless you consider all pedals throttles, even on bikes that don't have an assist, I think you are mistaken. An eBike can't just accelerate without effort from the rider like a car, motorcycle, or any other vehicle with an actual throttle (Unless you consider "walk mode" a throttle). Nobody thinks that the eBike buddy is doing the same work an analog (?) bike rider is doing, when they ride together. That's why we make them carry the beer.
CFJonny jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 1, 2020 at 12:11
Sep 1, 2020
5 Things We Learned From EWS Zermatt
@JSTootell: Sigh. Dude, as long as we're playing the assumption game, I'll set you straight. I don't have an eBike. I just understand them. They don't "do the work for you". They add to your output. So for out of shape folks that want to pedal off road, they open up that possibility. For fit people like your self, there is nothing holding you from putting out a steady 300w of effort on a climb- the bike will simply take that output and multiply it by whatever assist setting you put it on. So your 30 minute fire road climb might take 15 or 20. You might get two laps of your local trails instead of 1. A throttle creates acceleration with minimal user input- twisting the wrist, stomping the gas. There is no throttle. E-bikes aren't the boogieman. They also aren't going anywhere, so you might as well get used to them.
CFJonny jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 1, 2020 at 10:25
Sep 1, 2020
5 Things We Learned From EWS Zermatt
@JSTootell: ...if you had some sort of Flintstones electric car? Anyways, if you are all butthurt about eBikes, I can't help you. It's like back in the nineties when people were up in arms about suspension "turning bikes into motorcycles". Go ride an eBike. You can absolutely slay yourself on the climbs. They take less time, so you can cover more ground. Yes, you get assist, but you seem to be of the opinion that it is a throttle. It's not. If this series is properly set up, with the transition times being limited, forcing a solid pace on the climbs, an e-EWS course could and should be extremely physically challenging. Athletes would simply cover more ground than they would otherwise.
CFJonny jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 1, 2020 at 10:17
Sep 1, 2020
5 Things We Learned From EWS Zermatt
@rory: read what I wrote again, then realize we are in agreement
CFJonny jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 31, 2020 at 13:47
Aug 31, 2020
5 Things We Learned From EWS Zermatt
Bruh. Have you ever even used an eBike? You go faster, you don't necessarily work less.
CFJonny mikelevy's article
Aug 17, 2020 at 10:51
Aug 17, 2020
Field Test: Revel Ranger - It Just Wants to Party
yo dude. I weigh 215, enjoy the steeps, like to race XC, and bought a Following. Had a Hightower LT CC beforehand. No regrets.
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