- E-Bike preaching, aren’t we over this yet?
Yet another video put out by embn selling the merits of ebiking, pick many an ebike video on YouTube, whether it be sam pilgrim or average Dave, flavoured with a twinge of insecure preaching even riders out on the trails. Quite happy to see the conclusion gmbn presenter came to, they’re fine, just stop telling me they’re the best form of mtbing.
Ebikes are great at what they do, theres no questioning it, they’re their own fun. Had an ebike, sold it and got a dh bike, something way more pointless, I have some fun way less often, but when i have the fun on the dh bike, or even the trail bike, the fun is 10 fold, quantity versus quality. Do i feel the need to ramn in people’s faces that what I’ve chosen is the best, no, that’s just silly.Posted 3 months ago
It’s because it’s where all the sales are.
MBR misrepresented the only real meaningful scientific study on ebikes and health (that they’re shite for your health unless you’re completely untrained and sedentary) – by saying “we interpret it as they’re great”. So I asked the missus to cancel the sub.
Where there’s money to be made (and there is – a lot) – and bike industry mags and forums are reliant on the industry for income then expect nothing less than unremitting positivity around ebikes and the dismissal of people who don’t want motorbikes being sold via channels which were previously about a 100% human-powered sport as “haters”.
Nothing wrong with being a hater m8. There’s plenty to hate.Posted 3 months agodeanfbmMember
I like watching bike videos, whether it be an amazing ride in a stunning place, views on kit or a shreddit, so clicking on a ebike video this is what I’m looking for, an entertaining bike video, not someone trying to preach to me how much better one form of bikes is better than the other.
Or when you’re chatting to a rider on the trail, I dont need to hear why your day is going so much better than mine because you’re on an ebike.
There seems to be a real culture in ebike to shout its merits at whoever you can, whenever you can.Posted 3 months agonorthernsoulSubscriber
Where there’s money to be made (and there is – a lot) – and bike industry mags and forums are reliant on the industry for income then expect nothing less than unremitting positivity around ebike
That’s not restricted to e-bikes though – hifi mags have the same issue. It’s just something you bear in mind when reading them, and you read around to get more than one viewpoint.Posted 3 months ago
I refer you back to what I said.
I try not to give a shit what kind of bike anyone else rides as it has **** all to do with me and **** all impact on me.
It aint for me so i don’t constantly check for Milletsbiking threads and post on them telling people how wrong they are.Posted 3 months ago
Ride round with a tent tied to your bike?
You knock yourself out mate it’s **** all to do with anyone else…Malvern RiderMember
Do i feel the need to ramn in people’s faces that what I’ve chosen is the best
Joking aside, people make vids about products, they rattle on about shit for clicks and ad revenue. Internet makes this easier, faster and cheaper to produce so all niches will soon have someone banging on 24/7 subscribe and like…Posted 3 months agokerleyMember
i have yet to watch a film about e biking. infact i dont watch many films about biking in general.
Agree although I watch quite a lot of stuff related to bikes, mainly street BMX but some road and cross. I never, ever watch anything about e-bikes as they don’t interest me at all. Not really difficult to avoid after all.Posted 3 months ago
It aint for me so i don’t constantly check for Milletsbiking threads and post on them telling people how wrong they are.
Ride round with a tent tied to your bike?
You knock yourself out mate it’s **** all to do with anyone else…
stu, what the **** are you on about.
all i said was
i do like ones about bikepacking in nice quiet locations.
as in i like seeing bikes being ridden in nice locations. where the **** did i mention riding round with a tent on my bike.
but you stick to your cheating bike mate, if it makes you happy.Posted 3 months ago
Who am I cheating ton?Posted 3 months ago
I some times ride an ebike I more often ride one of my several other bikes.
And yes they all make me happy.
I don’t ride round with a boat a tent and a cooker strapped to my bike though as that’s not for me.
But if Onion likes it that’s great for him.
It was a light hearted retaliation to his post so wind youre neck in you big daft lovable git.
Give us a link to this annoying preachy ebike content OP.
I don’t watch a lot of ebike-related content, but I do dip into Steve Jones’ stuff now and then for old time’s sake. He doesn’t seem too needy about it all.
Shall we have a sweepstake on how long until Ton starts a thread asking for ebike buying advice?Posted 3 months agotaxi25Member
You know EMBN stands for ‘Electric Global Mountainbike Network’ don’t you?
Wouldn’t be a very good channel if they released videos saying ebikes are shit, don’t bother buying one…
So true, definitely not an e-mtb fan so to avoid exposure I never log on to EMBN or other sites like it. They can take over the world and I’ll be happily oblivious 😎😎Posted 3 months ago
That’s not restricted to e-bikes though – hifi mags have the same issue. It’s just something you bear in mind when reading them, and you read around to get more than one viewpoint.
This is true @northernsoul – but at the same time, you don’t see hi-fi mags trying to cross-sell you televisions, whilst calling people who don’t like televisions being sold in hi-fi mags “haters”, and the people who have bought these televisions saying it’s the same (or even better) experience as listening to music through their hi-fi.
Motorbikes <> non-motorbikes.Posted 3 months agotaxi25Member
Ride what you like as long as you enjoy it.
What else is to be said?
I think there is a debate to be had about e-mtb’s and how they work on mixed use trails and in the countryside in general.Posted 3 months ago
Bur that’ll never happen on here. It’s pick a side and slag the opposition off. This thread is going to form already.supernovaMember
I don’t mind what people ride and ebikes look like fun, I’d love a go on one.
But powered vehicles have no place on paths and bridleways. I’d like to see England adopting the same kind of enlightened attitude to bike use as Wales where footpaths are concerned and ebikes aren’t going to help that cause.Posted 3 months ago
Some fit cyclist are capable of pedalling their bikes faster than an ebike
To the other “haterz” would you deny someone like myself @65 the privilege and pleasure of being able to continue to enjoy riding in the Lakes as I did this weekend? I have friends with health issues such as heart conditions, hip & Knee replacements, cancers etc. Why do you wish to stigmatise, bully etc…. If I was better educated I could use better languagePosted 3 months ago
I would buy one tomorrow if I could afford a decent one, instead I may have to give up due to auld age and aching joints
So, to all you “haterz” just pause and think about what your future holds.
I was going to say you are all a bunch of ……..
But I wont😂
http://www.dmbins.com/riders/news/can-mountain-biking-support-good-mental-healthPosted 3 months ago
There is a whole lot more to biking in general
Stop the media hype & judgment, bullying😖
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But powered vehicles have no place on paths and bridleways. I’d
Quite right , you wouldn’t want anything that puts out some horse power on a bridleway , oh hang on a minute .
👏 200bhp 4×4 🤔
I have friends who are horse carriage drivers, should they be banned?Posted 3 months ago
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