Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by jonny jeez, 14 Aug 2016.
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You can go from A 2 B with hardly any effort...but you can on a normal bike too.
The less effort you put in on an ebike, the less you get out of it .
On my commute of 14 miles, I can take it really easy, and it will plod along at say 12 mph if I use a particularly low cadence. The minute I up the cadence...and effort, up goes the speed .
I can arrive fresh or sweaty, depends on the effort I put in....same as a normal bike.
I will arrive a lot fresher, but it's certainly not a free ride on an ebike.
Yeah, I realise all that. Like I said earlier in the thread, I actually like ebikes.
Choosing to ride an ebike is a bit like opting to use the travellator in airports when you could walk if you were able.
And he who choose’s whichever way, does so without judgement in my eyes.........as it’s their choice
When riding to work, i pass through a housing estate about 1.5 miles from the office, I see people getting in their cars that I know are driving to the same office.
I judge them
What is it like turboing on your ebike?
Not got a clue.......
Is this thread still going?
We’ve got four, and they’re absolutely the dogs ........! Love every minute of riding, and, do I care? You guess....
Most sensible post yet.
What you got phil??
First off, bought a BH Emotion following a spectacular paragliding accident, mainly for physio. Already had a couple of Thorn Raven Tours with Rholhoff hubs, so fitted Cyclotricity front wheel kits, nice handling, as, in effect, ‘two wheel drive’! Liked them so much I sold the BH. Wanting more comfort (back suffering as distances got longer) moved on then to buying two Giant Stance full suss MTBs, converted them with rear wheel kits, and bullet proof tyres (Schwalbe M+) so, ended up with bikes for ‘every occasion’, hence my comment
Not a major fan of e-bikes, but then many have them for legitimate reasons. My neighbour, for example, bought his so he could keep up with his son and daughter, he being on the wrong side of 65 and they being only just within sight of 40. That the three of them live in a country not known for its rolling hills, Switzerland, might also explain his decision.
I also find them a lot less offensive than those blasted scooters and power board things that currently pollute Paris. Wouldn't mind, but they shouldn't be allowed on the pavements, which they appear to be there.
You need a "Legitimate reason" for owning an E bike? Perhaps there should be some sort of assessment you go through before they let you have one.
Or maybe the fact that you want one and it is nobody else's business what you ride could be reason enough?
Ah thought by the way you responded to that post that you use your e bike on the turbo.
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