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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 2018, 8:49 am
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I'd love an e-bike. There are miles and miles of "Rails To Trails" around here running through the Adirondacks. Old railroad tracks that are converted to bicycle and pedestrian pathways, and in the winter, snowmobile trails. I love to ride them but in my condition on a regular bicycle, that's gonna be a pretty short ride. I know, I've tried.
An e-bike would greatly open up there areas for me and many others like me.

And...I can't believe Mike just shared a non-damning picture of something with a KTM logo on it!
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E-Bike - because not all bike trails are like this -

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Interesting. Evokes like all electric vehicles are getting better. I don't want one yet but I'm still watching them.

Saw a couple one the beach this summer with a pair of ebikes. Fat tires, standard looking, fat framed, battery compartment above the crank peddles. Don't remember the brand but I searched the net and found the company's web site. $1400 each I remember! Decent battery life, decent recharge time, and they seemed comfortable. Glad to see there are folks testing these things for me!

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If you want to get a heated discussion going, just start an e-bike conversation on a mountain bike forum.
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I don´t have one but I understand why folk get them - a large part of the fun of mountain biking is the downhill. With an ebike you get to ride a lot more uphill for the same expenditure of energy, and a lot more uphill means a lot more downhill which means a lot more fun. I get it, they´re not just for fatties
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I run (2) different types of E-bikes.
(1) Commuter
(1) Mountain
Both are a great ride.
Both have suspensions and make the road time more comfortable than my other peddle road bikes.

The E-bikes are built a little tougher than my road bikes and take a beating better. The road bikes typically cost more per year to run I find.

I wasn’t a believer until I threw a leg over one.
I caution any two wheel enthusiasts to beware of this. I can be come habit forming.

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