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On 21/11/2018 at 9:43 AM, Juicester said:

 

Is having an E-bike in the world of mountain biking pretty standard? All the road warriors I know pay out people who ride e bikes on the road. For my 2 cents, anything that gets you into the great outdoors has to be a good thing. The only edit I would make to that, is if there is an e-bike rider acting like they are the KOM when, if you removed the motor, they'd barely get up half the climb..  ;)

 

starting to see more, maybe 2 or 3 on a weekend ride over a few hour . i'm 50:50 on the idea. good for getting people out who wouldn't otherwise pursue the hobby or health concerns get in their way. like my dad who only does 15-20min with us before turning back these days. 

 

I think technically there are illegal some forestries as they fall under motorised cycles, ie motorbikes.

 

I'm worried about what they will do to trail conditions as numbers grow. e-riders are going to be attracted to trail spots with more extreme elevation - you would hope so... but that extra weight coming down technical runs and to a degree that torque going up tricky trails will place more stress on trails. Enthusiastic rookies skidding the rear tyre into corners making brake bumps is bad enough as it is... 

 

I only really care about KOM coming down and e-bikes are no threat there :wink:

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On 20/11/2018 at 10:27 PM, The Bluesman said:

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I've joined your club @The Bluesman - took one for a demo and couldn't resist!

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On 30/11/2018 at 12:30 PM, Marc said:

I've joined your club @The Bluesman - took one for a demo and couldn't resist!

What colour did you get? they are a fantastic bike and you will be on it all the time doing things you never thought possible, hey congratulations and welcome to club Merida 

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Thanks. Was part of Team Merida already (first HT, and then top of the line current road bike.) though :)

I got the Green, which I am still awaiting. Though a shoulder/elbow injury thanks to a wonky ladder on the weekend might postpone the maiden voyage! :(

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My Merida E160 900 is one year old tomorrow, glad I chose this bike and went the extra yards to get it, it has proven to be the most fun you can have on 2 wheels, well pushbikes as I'm a motorcyclist as well, 

Here it is out on it's very first ride out where it belongs, in the bush out on the tracks 

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