Added a comment about video E-Bike Allows Cam & Tyler McCaul's Dad to Ride With Them 3/15/2019 4:56 PM

Great. I get it. I'd love to ride with loved one's, too. But, instead, we do things that ALL of us can do--things that are important to them. Like just hanging out, hiking, taking a walk, going to breakfast. Not everybody needs to ride mountain bikes.........This video is not relevant to the big picture, what e-bikes will do to the sport and future trail access......Regarding the vid: sorry, dudes, go ride DH w a lift, or go ride dirtbikes with he Old Man ... Pulling on heart strings in the name of E-bikes is, frankly, irresponsible and destructive. It doesn't help that you make money of the E-bikes you're pushing........Vital, YOU ARE selling out the sport. That's it. This is a terrible direction to go. None of us got into this to make a lot of money. If that's your goal, get out of bikes and go do that. Otherwise, please, have some dignity and balls and stand up for non-motorized BICYCLES on trails before we all get the boot. Electric motorcycles (thats' what they are--fun as they may be) are going to cause big problems, soon. Pull your head out. (For the record, I love and ride motocross a ton. Not against motors and burning gas--just way against MTB trail closures)

How can people not see that?

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Added a comment about press release First UCI World Champions for E-Mountain Bike To Be Crowned in Mont-Saint-Anne 3/8/2019 5:51 AM

Awesome! This will make the climbs so much more exciting!

Here's an idea, UCI: no electronics in sanctioned racing. No e-shifters. No data acquisition. And definitely no F'ing E-BIKES. No radio communication with rider. (cameras, GPS, power meters, all fine; just not electronics aiding the bike)... That would be a ballsy move and level the playing field, keep costs down ... kinda like the production rule in pro motocross (which kinda works?). But, clearly, the UCI is after that $krilla, so something like that -- you know, preserve the sport by trying to ASSURE FUTURE TRAIL ACCESS!!! -- will never happen.

This could possibly be the worse thing ever for future trail access.

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/6/2019 1:59 PM

It sounds goofy now, but so have most other things MTB at their inception (including disc brakes, rear suspension, 29 " wheels...). You should be able to get around any the gyroscopic effect with bike design (angles, geo, etc.). Keep in mind motocross ... more »

Added a comment about press release First UCI World Champions for E-Mountain Bike To Be Crowned in Mont-Saint-Anne 3/6/2019 10:36 AM

...Moped world champs

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Added a comment about press release First UCI World Champions for E-Mountain Bike To Be Crowned in Mont-Saint-Anne 3/6/2019 10:35 AM

...double F the UCI. Clearly all about the $$$...

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Added reply in a thread Maxim Magazine Calls New Harley Davidson Concept E-Moto a Pedal-less Bicycle 1/17/2019 2:12 PM

I love riding motorcycles. But e-bikes, and whatever the F that Harley turd is . . . this is all gonna be really bad for real, NON-MOTORIZED, mountain bikes access. Maybe we, as MTB'ers, should be a little more aggressively against this e-whatever-cycle-thing ... more »

Added a comment about video Does It Even Matter That He's on an E-Bike? 12/28/2018 10:08 AM

Lame......... If you're gonna ride an e-bike anywhere where MOTORcycles are allowed, cool, go for it (or just ride a real dirtbike?). E-bikes probably do have a place (and they are fun!)....... But, they're gonna F things up for all MTB'ers on any trails that are currently designated non-motorized, see heavy traffic from other users, etc., as well as limiting future access pretty much anywhere it is regulated (pretty much anywhere at all close to an urban setting). As MTB'ers, we shoulda self-policed this; almost all parks and rec folks don't know and don't care about the diff in e-bikes and reg MTBs--and especially won't in few years when batteries are super light and cheap enough that everyone will be on them and covering 300% more ground per ride, as well as allowing a bunch of idiots access that they normally wouldn't have had because it was too much work--the parks-folk will just deny access to ALL MTBs. Cool, vid, Vital.......wish you wouldn't pump this up. Limited access isn't going to help anyone in the sport, and, unfortunately, it looks like it's going in that direction. Kids: pedal your mountain bike. Then go buy a motocross (or trail) bike for your grip twisting fix! Both awesome, but two different sports for two diff places....

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