Liked a comment on the item Rob Roskopp's Custom-Painted Santa Cruz Heckler 2/19/2020 6:04 PM

eBikes are the new roller blades. Which makes this an even bigger bummer

Liked a comment on the item Rob Roskopp's Custom-Painted Santa Cruz Heckler 2/19/2020 6:04 PM

Motorcycle of the day!

Liked a comment on the item Rob Roskopp's Custom-Painted Santa Cruz Heckler 2/19/2020 6:04 PM

Well, if you can't polish a turd you may as well sprinkle some glitter on it.

Liked a comment on the item Rob Roskopp's Custom-Painted Santa Cruz Heckler 2/19/2020 6:03 PM

no - simple and plain no

Liked a comment on the item YT Introduces 24" and 26" Bikes for Shorter Shredders 2/13/2020 9:12 AM

Wish they made the 6er in adult sizes!

Liked a comment on the item SANTA CRUZ HAS AN E-BIKE?! Vital Gear Show 2/12/2020 6:51 AM

I'm not dead against e-bikes, but SC trying to justify this by saying it was to explore further in Downieville is just bollocks. Justy say we want to make more money!

Liked a comment on the item SANTA CRUZ HAS AN E-BIKE?! Vital Gear Show 2/12/2020 6:50 AM

SC adds their name to the boycott list of shame! Next to Marin, Santa Cruz has had the worst uphill struggle with trail-access in all of California. Throwing more fuel on the flame by building more eMopeds to shred the tenuous peace NorCal riders have worked so hard to build on...more

Liked a comment on the item SANTA CRUZ HAS AN E-BIKE?! Vital Gear Show 2/12/2020 6:50 AM

Half mast

Liked a comment on the item SANTA CRUZ HAS AN E-BIKE?! Vital Gear Show 2/11/2020 12:58 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Liked a comment on the item SANTA CRUZ HAS AN E-BIKE?! Vital Gear Show 2/11/2020 12:58 PM

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Liked a comment on the item SANTA CRUZ HAS AN E-BIKE?! Vital Gear Show 2/11/2020 12:57 PM

Hecklers were rad. This not so much.

Liked a comment on the item What's In, What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2020 1/8/2020 8:01 AM

E = motor

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 11:56 AM

One of the plaintiffs, Gold Country Trails has two mountainbike groups as affiliates. It's a little more nuanced than 'cowboys' suing the USFS. The wilderness society was already running around with their hair on fire screaming about Ted Stroll/Sustainable Trail Coalition's move to allow bike access in future...more

Added a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/3/2019 6:37 AM

Regardless of what you think about this lawsuit, it's just a taste of what we could see a lot of in the future if we treat E-bikes the same as mountain bikes. We can bicker amongst ourselves as to whether they are motorbikes or not, all that matters is other user groups view them as such. Trail access is everything. Let's not forget that.

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Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 1:43 PM

Buy a dirtbike. Ride it on the track or trail. They're super fun to climb! Ride your MTB on MTB non-motorized trails.

The problem is they're GONNA HURT TRAIL ACCESS FOR MOUNTAINBIKING!

You're probably right in that e-bikes will get cheaper and better and than way more people will ride e-MTB. And we will lose...more

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Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 4:55 PM

You do realize this is an opinion piece, right? The author is listed. The author isn't VitalMTB as a whole.

Added a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 3:04 PM

A case can be made either way depending on the marketing strategy. Considering E-bikes are almost entirely being sold by mountain bike companies, with current and aspiring mountain bikers as the sales demographic, they are marketed as bikes. I'm sure if E-bikes were being sold by motorbike companies with current, and aspiring moto demographics as the sales target, they would be marketed as motorbikes.

As far as I'm concerned there's no ambiguity. Motor+bike=motorbike. Just imagine if every pedal stroke a tiny gas engine sent a pulse of power to the rear wheel. Do you think the industry could get away with not calling them motorbikes? Does a battery powered electric motor really change this?

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Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 2:32 PM

Would you please tell me what differentiates a mountain bike from a dirt bike, i.e. at what point does a bicycle become a motorcycle? I’m not necessarily opposed to ebikes but the fact that they have a motor, tiny or large, makes them a motorcycle of some sort and it’s an incorrect categorization to include them...more

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 2:28 PM

A bike that turns everyone into Nino Schurter on climbs, allows beginners access to the highest (often rowdiest) trails and doubles the distance/trail degradation they can do in the same time is a completely different sport.

Yes I’ve ridden a couple. My comments stand.