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Added a comment about video Kenny Smith, Gnar BC Shredding, Devinci's New e-Bike 6/18/2018 4:36 PM

That bike looks really heavy and a lot to handle. Do e-bikes do as well as a regular bike at descending? Hell no. Do they have any more impact on the trail than a regular bike? Hell no.
Just get over it and admit to yourself that the real reason you hate them is because you hope no one steals your Strava times.

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Added a comment about video Kenny Smith, Gnar BC Shredding, Devinci's New e-Bike 6/18/2018 4:32 PM

Exactly. Ignorance is bliss though and we all need something to be outraged about.

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Added a comment about video Kenny Smith, Gnar BC Shredding, Devinci's New e-Bike 6/18/2018 4:31 PM

Actually yes.

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Added a comment about video Kenny Smith, Gnar BC Shredding, Devinci's New e-Bike 6/18/2018 4:30 PM

No offense but if you cant tell the difference between an e-bike and a motorcycle it's you who's the idiot.

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Liked a comment on the item Outta My Way Sh!tbag! Fernhill Frenzy Comedy and Chaos 12/15/2017 8:59 PM

I don't see why they deserve to have summer when we have winter. It's not fair.

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That guy shares the stoke like no other. Mad skills too.

Added a comment about feature Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 10:20 AM
bokdoos

You nailed it! This is the root of why mountain bikers "hate" e-bikes. They feel like their precious Strava times are at risk. No one will admit it but when I do pass regular riders the first thing I hear is "cheater!".

Where I ride people are Strava obsessed and have no problem endangering trail access by blowing by other users in the name of a good Strava time.
I'll totally admit that I use, enjoy and pay attention to Strava while on my regular bike.
Curiously though when I'm on a pedal assist it's the furthest thing from my mind. It just doesn't matter on the climbs because it comes down to who wants to burn the most batt and on the descents my regular enduro bike is WAY faster.

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Added a comment about feature Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 8:05 AM
bokdoos

Why are they a touchy subject.? In a word. Ignorance.

Ignorance from the hikers and equestrians who have tried to ban bikes in general from trails for years.

Ignorance from the law makers regarding bikes on trails in general.

Ignorance from the law makers who are making knee jerk reactions to e-bikes.

Ignorance from the mountain bikers who have never ridden one.

Ignorance and the resulting resistance to something new is human nature and I'm not saying that e-bikes are not without their sins and that there are not real issues surrounding them.

What I am saying to those that are very opposed to them is please make sure you have the experience to make an informed comment rather than a negative knee jerk reaction.

To a man every person I know ( this includes very fit and very skilled riders) do a 180 on their position on pedal assist mountain bikes after putting in some real time on one.

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Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 7:49 AM

If you’ve never road and E bike 25+ miles on an MTB trail (test riding one in a parking lot a few hundred feet doesn’t count!) then your opinion is bullshit. You’re probably the same person that thinks they can be a lawyer/cop because they watched a few episodes of law and order. The...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 7:49 AM

Many thoughts...first one being, branding: "E-Bike" is not as true to the nature of the vehicle as it could be, therefore creating issues with regards to land access. "P-Bike" would have been a better workaround, as "Pedal Assist" is more to the point and a lot less ominous of a name when...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 7:48 AM

I can’t help but laugh that the same group that in the last 25-30 years fought for trail access (against equestrians and hikers) are now so willing to pull the same bull with the new kid on the block. Having a growing population that is fighting TOGETHER can only help grow and maintain...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 7:48 AM

You've got to appreciate the irony of the situation. Putting aside the trail access issues and other actual, real issues. E-bikes are getting so much shit in a country where people drive huge gas-guzzling trucks to the trail heads, where off-road moto and quads are widely accepted and sold....more

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 7:48 AM

ebikes sure do cause some stir. Having both ridden (on trails), sold and wrenched on them my conclusion is that they are just that, a mtb. The whole "motor" discussion is from people that havent tried one, especially the more expensive ones are really gradual in their assist. That is what...more

Added a comment about news blog There Were Nine Men Over the Age of 70 Racing XC at National Champs Today 7/20/2017 1:52 PM
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Gnarly old dudes FTW!

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Liked a comment on the item Leogang World Cup Track on a Hardtail | Phil Atwill 6/11/2017 3:55 PM

Phil Atwill better win this thing by like an hour since it's so easy.

Liked a comment on the item Leogang World Cup Track on a Hardtail | Phil Atwill 6/11/2017 3:55 PM

Oh cool. What an opportunity he has to be able to race a UCI DH schedule! I hope he is having fun in Austria testing his times against the fastest guys in the world and isn't too bummed out about the track.

Liked a comment on the item Leogang World Cup Track on a Hardtail | Phil Atwill 6/11/2017 3:55 PM

He would have a better point if he didn't end up with a time similar to the jr. women. You can ride ANY wc dh track on a hardtail, the question is how fast...

Added a comment about video Leogang World Cup Track on a Hardtail | Phil Atwill 6/11/2017 3:50 PM

#slowertraffickeepright.

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Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/17/2017 11:38 PM

Back in the day people used to run "blacked out " bike with other brand's logo's all the time. Intense M series branded as Haro's come to mind...