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May 15, 2014 at 10:27
May 15, 2014
Opinion: Friends Don't Let Friends Ride E-Bikes
This article screams of intolerance and selfishness. You seem to think you have authority on who can use what bike on which trails instead of trying to include as many people as possible in the community. You have this preconceived, fixed notion of what a mountain biker should look like and do. Sure, it's incredibly satisfying when you reach a set of trails purely under your own steam, and I don't think that will go away any time soon. But e-bikes actually do enable people to ride further than ever before without having to constantly shuttle with pickup trucks. How is that not an improvement? It's also better for the environment. And bike shop mechanics are supposed to keep up with new technology - that's the nature of their job. Mechanics weren't up in arms when hydraulic brakes were introduced; nor should they be with electronics. People and bike shops must adapt and see new technology as an opportunity, not a threat to their existing business. To not do so is to be left behind. The sport will always change, and it's up to us to help guide it and foster change. Think of the progress that manufacturers have made in the last decade, none of which would have happened if people kept complaining about the sport becoming "too easy". E-bikes are an opportunity to bring a whole new set of people into the community, and that can only be a good thing.
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Jan 23, 2013 at 7:37
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Jan 23, 2013 at 7:25
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Thanks! It was actually all shot in Verbier, just on different days in separate parts of the mountain.

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