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    It's interesting to see the development of e-bikes from brands like Intense.

    Intense Tazer - Developing an Enduro E-bike with Jeff Steber on Vimeo

    Thoughts on where all of this is headed?
     

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    Down hill.



    Sorry.
     

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    touche!
     

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    Cool Bike. Mid motor is the only way to go for offroad applications.

    As Jeff said. These bikes are bridging the gap to a motorcycle in terms of the distance and performance one can ride on trails.

    They are a total riot and they are the future of some portion of the bicycle pie chart.

    And to be honest. Bikes are getting pretty sophisticated and very expensive. If you are spending $6k or more shouldn't it come with a motor?
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    Riding e-bikes is better than taking a lift or driving to the ride imho.
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    Default Re: Intense Tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmech13 View Post
    ...bridging the gap to a motorcycle...
    Ducati is making one now, and I've seen headlines about various car companies getting into it too, including (IIRC) General Motors.

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    I wouldn't say Ducati is making one as its a re branded bike but it should show people that the transportation industry is going to be turned upside down on it's head in the coming 10 years.

    Many country's in Asia are banning 2-stroke motors (read scooters) soon so the need to have other options is approaching fast. Taiwan is outlawing them by 2020 according to locals in that area.
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    wall-e fat people.jpg

    I totally get e-bikes for commuting. I don't get e-mtbs. sure, a few people will really benefit from riding trails with a little help, but I doubt that population is big enough to support all the money the industry is pouring into them. most of the demand for this is from lazy people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    most of the demand for this is from lazy people.
    I don't think that's true. It's for people that just wanna go faster and further. There's a lot of MTBers that don't really care about fitness, they just enjoy MTBing.

    Also, Wall-E is one of my favorite movies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post

    I totally get e-bikes for commuting. I don't get e-mtbs. sure, a few people will really benefit from riding trails with a little help, but I doubt that population is big enough to support all the money the industry is pouring into them. most of the demand for this is from lazy people.
    I doubt the users are lazy since they are getting on a mountain bike. I can totally see use cases for people with injuries or older people who might not have the fitness to do the riding that they would like to any more.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    wall-e fat people.jpg

    I totally get e-bikes for commuting. I don't get e-mtbs. sure, a few people will really benefit from riding trails with a little help, but I doubt that population is big enough to support all the money the industry is pouring into them. most of the demand for this is from lazy people.
    Yeah. Just like the pros that are using them to win bike races illegally. They are doing it because they are lazy ; )
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    I think emtbs would be great for enduro races but motorbike style, i.e. timed for the whole lap. Maybe hare scrambles too. If it gets more people on pushbikes it could only be good. I can think of a few places close to me that an emtb would be great fun and nothing here is that steep or gnarly.
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    I test rode a E-MTB 2-3 years ago and while it was fun going up stuff (read as "easy going up stuff"), coming down wasn't quite as fun as my pedal bike. The motor and battery are heavy, there's no way around it, and I definitely noticed that while test riding the bike. It was mid-motor mount with a battery along the downtube and it REALLY wanted to go straight. I'm sure you get used to the different center of gravity, but I just couldn't get it to corner like I wanted.

    For me, I don't get why you would go half way...just get an electric dirt bike if you want to have the MTB experience but don't want to/can't put in the work to pedal it.
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