Liked a comment on the item It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 8/14/2015 6:16 PM

The number of people that are reacting positively to this article is disturbing. Where do you draw the line? This will threaten trail access in the US if it catches on and e-bikes are indistinguishable from normal bikes to the lay person. If I knew there would...more

Liked a comment on the item It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 8/14/2015 6:16 PM

I've recently been diagnosed with MS, so my climbing days are over. But I'll vow right now that I'll never buy a pedal assist or full motor powered "Bike" and ride it on a mountain bike legal trail. As many have said, we've worked way too long and hard to get...more

Liked a comment on the item It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 8/14/2015 6:16 PM

What a big,fat,electric...turd.

Liked a comment on the item It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 8/14/2015 6:15 PM

It's got a 1hp what??? Oh, MOTOR!! Keep it off non-motorized bike trails! Please.

Liked a comment on the item It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 8/14/2015 6:15 PM

Why do people keep saying that the bike does not have a throttle? ?? The bike DOES have a Throttle, it's just foot activated. ..like a car... or riding lawnmower or go cart..exc!
Specialized really got in everyone's head with the pedal assisted terminology!
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Added a comment about slideshow It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 8/14/2015 6:10 PM

E-bikes + Specialized = Perfect storm of sucking

Land managers won't be able to tell these apart from real bikes, so it will make it easy for them to ban all bikes. These are already being rented out to tourists in Orange County who are then sent out to nearby parks, often lacking the skillset to handle real trails. Sad...

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Liked a comment on the item It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 8/14/2015 6:09 PM

Moab recently banned ebikes from all non motorized trails: http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/Moab-Bans-Electric-Bikes-on-Mountain-Bike-Trails,834

Hopefully other areas follow Moab's example and ban ebikes so there's no ambiguity.