Electric bicycles!

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7/16/2018 6:46 AM

What do you guys think about electric bicycles?
Does anybody have them?

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7/16/2018 2:57 PM

What I'm interested to see is if the off-road moto community will try and claim back some trails if they ride an Alta as that electric motor is getting pretty comparable to a combustion bike. I understand there are huge differences between the Alta and an electric bicycle but I feel it can be an opening to the discussion. I talked to some folks promoting electric bikes and asked about trail use to which they explained the rules around my area. I then asked their opinion on the Alta bike and they had no idea what it was.

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7/16/2018 4:03 PM

I looked at the Alta web page....
what's the point comparing this bikes (it's not a mtb!, not a pedal bike) to mtb ebike ?
Alta motobike has ~145 times more power ! (45-50KM vs 0.36KM on ebike)
on ebike you need to pedal to move forward (if gravitation doesn't help you) and motor won't help you past 25km/h

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7/16/2018 8:35 PM

If i could travel twice as far with the same amount of physical exertion as a normal mtb without sacrificing anything on the downhills? when that's possible, I will buy an eMTB.

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7/17/2018 2:56 PM

razorree wrote:

I looked at the Alta web page....
what's the point comparing this bikes (it's not a mtb!, not a pedal bike) to mtb ebike ?
Alta motobike has ~145 times more power ! (45-50KM vs 0.36KM on ebike)
on ebike you need to pedal to move forward (if gravitation doesn't help you) and motor won't help you past 25km/h

I'm not trying to compare the bikes but more the land use debate. The off-road folks whose favorite trails were closed to dirt bikes may try and find an argument to re-open them to electric dirt bikes if e-mountain bikes are also allowed on the same trails. I know it's a stretch but the moto community may have more leverage than before if they're riding electric bikes as well.

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7/17/2018 5:54 PM

Fun as. We don't have the misunderstanding of the tech or potential trail access issues as you guys in USA but if you've ridden one I don't see how you could not like it.

Twice as many downs in the same amount of time. It's about fun right?

Want the same workout? Just pedal faster!

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Cheers, Crush
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7/18/2018 2:05 AM

razorree wrote:

I looked at the Alta web page....
what's the point comparing this bikes (it's not a mtb!, not a pedal bike) to mtb ebike ?
Alta motobike has ~145 times more power ! (45-50KM vs 0.36KM on ebike)
on ebike you need to pedal to move forward (if gravitation doesn't help you) and motor won't help you past 25km/h

GA902 wrote:

I'm not trying to compare the bikes but more the land use debate. The off-road folks whose favorite trails were closed to dirt bikes may try and find an argument to re-open them to electric dirt bikes if e-mountain bikes are also allowed on the same trails. I know it's a stretch but the moto community may have more leverage than before if they're riding electric bikes as well.

Sure, i understand.
but for me, there is a clear difference between ebike (still not too heavy - comparing to emoto, you still need to pedal, motor has about 250-350W, not 35kW ! ) and emoto (ktm efreeride, Atla etc.)

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