Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by jann71, 26 Feb 2019.
I have two batteries.....500 + 400 wh
Can do over hundred no problem
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The bickering in this thread is not helpful to the OP - sorry about this turn of events @jann71.
The OP is not asking about the morals (if indeed they are any) on using an Ebike in a sportive, they are asking:
Please stick to answering the OP, derailments will result in thread bans.
Is yours a drop bar Orbea or a Ribble, they're the two I'm interested in
No.....I have a cube acid pro one, flat bar emtb with carbon forks (not suspension) 47mm conti tour tyres, hydraulic brakes and Shimano di2 groupset
It's very odd, 9 times out of 10 when an ebike is involved theres always either "racing" or "cheating" mentioned.
People don't ride ebikes to race "normal" bikes, I often get passed on my Gtech plodder on the way home and think nothing of it.
I was faster on my "normal" mountain bike overall but after a day on my feet at work the ebike is a far nicer proposition to get home on..
People use them to go further, help with joint issues as well. A person with bad knees or hips is not cheating, you should be glad they are still making the effort to cycle.
I could have bought a motorbike or worse still drive the car every day but plumped for an ebike.
Legally they assist up to 15mph so any "roadie" in good shape should see one off no problems..
The answer is yes riding an ebike stills helps.
Completed 66 miles Etape Loch Ness yesterday on a "normal" bike having pretty much only trained on my ebike.
Furthest I had been in training was 30 miles, once on flat bar road bike.
Struggled up the hills but I've always struggled on hills which is why I bought the ebike
I can't be the only person who comes late to a thread and enjoys it when it veers off course and sometimes gets a bit heated.
I read through from the beginning with a mental " hear, hear" or "boo hiss" according to the opinion being put forward.
Perhaps we could have a " Best Of " compilation, I'd certainly subscribe
When I was looking at the Velo North in Durham a while back, I also saw they had a no e-bike clause (along with no trikes or recumbants), so I emailed the organisers to complain. I used the arguement that:-
1. Their policy was discriminatory against both older and less able bodied riders who aren’t as young or as fit as we once were, but still who like to get out riding and would relish the chance of riding this type of event.
2. They were supposidly working with a Council who have an active program of events that cover sports for all and thus they were discouraging that.
3. That their T&C consituted disabled discriminatation.
The latter was probably pushing it a bit, but it worked. I got a polite note back to say they were looking into it, then another one a few days later saying they'd change their T&Cs to allow e-bikes. They didn't budge on the recumbants or trikes though which was a little disapointing, but on a mass start event is understandable (but also easily rectified).
I know Etape Lock Ness and Velo North are run by different organisations, but it shows what can be done with a polite question, making a good arguement and a bit of cheek.
Nice, well done.
You certainly pushed the right buttons with Durham County Council who like to think of themselves as being very inclusive.
There may an element of truth in that, although the members are still mostly retired pitmen, some of whose attitudes might be a little, er, old-fashioned.
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