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Liked a comment on the item It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 7/21/2015 9:51 AM

Hello Johan,
It's a while after the event but your story makes interesting reading and didn't have much trouble provoking the anticipated response in the comments section, which I daresay would have been exactly the case in another age when snowboards first...more

Added a comment about slideshow It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 7/6/2015 10:02 AM
It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo

In Europe these aren't defined as mopeds! They are 'Pedalecs' and can be used anywhere you can use a bike. Pedal assistance only works up to 15mph, after that it you're pedalling by yourself. Which is fine, especially downhill, just like a normal bike!

I've been using an eMTB for 6 months now and I've ridden more miles than I had in the last 3 years. Further, higher and harder. During that time there have been no problems with other riders. Over here we don't ride UP downhill singletrack, only fire trails or bridleways. And considering what a crowded island the UK is I can't see that you'll have many trail conflicts in the US. The bikes aren't powerful enough to cause trail erosion compared with any bike coming down a trail!

I try and let anyone who shows an interest have a go. Their reaction is normally a huge grin or laughter. And after a climb they're still out of breath! Few, if any, negatives from riders, weight being the normal one, but once they've ridden that's forgotten and they get it!

I can understand the 'purists' objections but when knees start to give out and your lung capacity ain't what it was these bikes just allow you to get out there.

There's room for both. We've already proved that in Europe.

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Liked a comment on the item It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 7/5/2015 10:15 AM

I'm all for it. 20+ years of hard core MTB experience and 10+ years extreme enduro moto experience.
No it's not 'pure' in the MTB/sado masochististic pedaling sense whatever the hell that means. And no I can't do a 100+ mile epic singletrack throttle twisting...more

Added a comment about slideshow It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 7/5/2015 8:59 AM
It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo

With a throttle!

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