Firstly, that HiBike is gopping - but then again, i'm no fan of loud European brands
I hate electronic gizmos at home, and really hate anything like that on the bike. Yes, i have an app on my phone to record my routes & i use good lights.
But, why on earth would you want to pollute your 'pure' biking time with a electrically assisted bike?
Yes, i see the advantages of assistance is you have a disability of some sort
But, how many well off, middle class, overweight and unfit people are going to spend £5K to get 'into biking' (whilst never getting fit...)
Could this be the biggest MTB divide since the 29er argument??