Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 12:22 PM

How do you enforce access for a certain group but only if they meet a certain classification (ie class 1emtbs). You eventually have situations like this.... "Why should my bike not be allowed since the only difference is it has a throttle?"

This was brought up by a land manager who...more

Added a comment about feature Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/12/2017 8:09 PM

Come out to any Western state, sit anyone of many trail committee meeting, access meeting, rangers meeting, here what many of those same equestrian and hiker groups say about bikes and you may begin to understand the alarm that e-bikes sound to us. "New kid on the block " directly threatens our access due to direct association to regular bikers. We "all look the same" to non-bikers. As soon as "electric" is discovered/ heard they will become more vigilant against two wheels

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Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/12/2017 3:12 PM

Loss of trail access is the big ticket. The various trail user groups throughout the US are very heavily anti-MTB. Mountain biker advocacy groups across the US have fought a long hard battle to get what little access we have. As of late, the fight has been going very well, mainly due to the...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/12/2017 3:11 PM

I don't think the statement 'europeans have embraced them' is true. It's just as divided and contentious issue, despite sales being strong.
My personal opinion is they are simply a motorbike ripping round my trails. I have a deep anger when one passes me.
I know this is totally irrational...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/12/2017 3:11 PM

I'm with @gtbikes. The problem will ultimately be this, and hear me out. The trails will be flooded, at some point, with them. And that will mean folks who probably otherwise would not be on the trail nor probably should be on the trail will be there. That in and of itself isn't wrong, but...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/12/2017 3:10 PM

For me its a trail access issue. In Montana we are fighting everyday to keep access to some amazing singletrack. The people and organizations that are fighting us use anything they can come up with against us. This is a easy one for them. Maybe if $100 of every ebike sale went help save...more

Added a comment about feature Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/12/2017 3:09 PM

This article itself is designed to stir things up. Yes, they are a profit center for bike companies. Also, YES they are a direct threat to trail access, especially here in Western states such as Colorado, California, Montana etc. Much is said about '....but they are everywhere in Europe'. So what? Maybe Euro land managers and/or hikers/equestrians/Sierra Club type as Natzi as they are here in the US. Good for them. For city/commuter bikes...fine. Keep them off our hard earned trails. (of course true disabilities are an exception)

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Liked a comment on the item Off the Cuff - Neko Mulally 11/3/2017 6:55 AM

wow. salty much? bad day at work? Maybe he doesn’t see the same utility in it as you

Liked a comment on the item WiggleCRC Looking at £100m Takeover of German Rival Bike24 10/22/2017 10:15 PM

Everyone should know by now that EU anti-trust (and anti-dumping, and illegal subsidy) laws only apply to US corporations.

This deal is too small to gain any attention anyway, I just hope CRC keeps the under-US-wholesale pricing on Shimano.

Added a comment about press release Jenson USA Supports IMBA This Weekend 10/17/2017 10:47 AM
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Does Brian Foster know about the #bluefalcon tag? Ha..

Added a comment about feature Lighter Weight Prototype Onyx Racing Hubs 9/20/2017 9:33 AM

BMX racers/ riders , especially at the pro-level, put as much or more power and with more frequency than trials riders. Onyx started out and is still a major player in BMX. I am sure they will have plenty of testing for 'strong pedal kicks'

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Added a comment about news blog Darren Berrecloth Confirmed for Red Bull Hardline 9/6/2017 12:02 PM

If it's an invite thing, are US riders purposely not invited?

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Added a comment about news blog Darren Berrecloth Confirmed for Red Bull Hardline 9/6/2017 9:36 AM

Love this race. Really wish at least one rider from the US would step up and race it. We have a few who could handle it. Either way, cheers the Dan Atherton, Redbull, etc. for pushing limits.

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Liked a comment on the item Broken Bikes and Busted Bodies - Val di Sole Qualifying Day Action 8/25/2017 3:14 PM

anyone else impressed that his front wheel (29") didn't taco?

Liked a comment on the item So British | Riding the Hope HB.160 8/22/2017 5:18 PM

I don't know, it isn't being marketed as a new "standard," moreso a piece to the compete package. I'll never say never, but I'd be surprised if other manufactures jumped on board with it.

Besides, us Hope fanboys are just fine with not having other hub options.