Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 7:55 AM

Not really, its more like sad reality. Strava in the end is just a social network of sportsmen/women but there are way too many people nowadays who are all about likes, kudos and KOMs. For them it is not about the journey (ride, fun) but about the destination (finish of a route/trails and a...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 7:51 AM

"Should we accept people if we don't share the same values! Usually, that's the not the American Way!"

well that explains a lot doesnt it

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 7:17 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 feature Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/12/2017 9:03 AM

I agree. There are already people out ruining relationships with other users. Always have...always will. Just watch a few PB videos. Is strava to blame? It has contributed for sure.
I’ve asked around plenty and find that those most against ebike are those that seem to be proud to have broken off the group, pushed past the pain, and are naturally able to just kick ass! Although they don’t admit it, I get the impression they don’t want to give up their edge. Forest service personnel have been very accepting in 3 states I have taken the time to visit. They only cited “peer pressure” as the current hurdle. Hmmm.
All that said, their is some Merritt to the elephant in the room you mention. I think access is a crutch in a way. Access is only an issue if the quantity of “incidents” increases. Whether it’s trail wear, high speeds, or injury...it all currently exists and is growing as our sport grows and social media keeps promoting prime areas to ride. Not to mention illegal digging and such. So maybe overpopulation is a potential problem?
I’d ride one as an old man. My days of 10k vert are over. Although I’d like to try! It would be great to have my wife on one and be able to see more than a couple trails a day. Other friends could use a boost to get out for a full day. More smiles!! I don’t need one, but one day it would be nice to have that option.

This feature has 37 comments.

Liked a comment on the item Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/12/2017 8:42 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