Are e-bikes hot or not?

December 23, 2018

Are e-bikes hot or not?

Our E-Flow Riders Club get a lot of "free advice" from mountain bikers who openly dislike eMTB's. There's been a lot of name calling over the years ("cheaters", "lazy", to name a few) and Strava tensions have run high. However, this is changing...and changing fast! At E-Flow Cycles, we know once you've tried an e-bike, you'll not only understand them better, you're very likely to want one!

E-bikes — hot or not? The bane of cycling or a new part of the sport? By Bikeradar

Let’s talk about e-bikes. I’m going to come right out and say it — I like e-bikes and I’m glad they exist. They are fun, can be practical and open up a whole world of riding whether you’re an experienced rider or not. I’ll go out on a limb and speculate that anyone who disagrees just hasn’t had a go on one yet. Land access issues aside — a particular problem in the USA — I struggle to understand the anti e-bike sentiment. It sometimes seems to be born out of wilful misunderstanding rather than embracing a new aspect of cycling.

I’ll admit that before I had a go on an e-MTB, I simply didn’t see the point. I was of the opinion that “I don’t want to lose any of the purity of my cycling.” It turns out I was wrong. There’s no doubt that e-mountain biking is a different game to 'normal' cycling, but that’s not to say that it’s any less demanding. E-bikes can be an  enabler for many people, but they also allow people to push themselves further than they could before. That’s why e-MTB racing is becoming a part of the sport. READ MORE:

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