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  • Would you ride a electric bicycle?
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    Ton – there is some great kit out there. You could take any bike and give it a kit that will boost on climbs.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    I some times wonder if i should by one so that I can manage a commute that is to far for me to pedal. Do i guess he answer is yes

    (I’m know loads of you could manage the distance but thats not the point)

    cynic-al
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    Tough to say really.

    Premier Icon chorlton
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    A steam powered one though, I would. Far more civilized. 🙂

    Premier Icon clareymorris
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    Ton I had a go on one yesterday while waiting to get on the Windermere ferry. Chatting to the lady who owned it and she absolutely loves it. Had a bad back and just wants to be able to get out with her friends on bikes.

    It was great fun!

    I’m hoping a friend of mine who also has a bad back will hire one out and give it a go I think she’d love it!

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Yes – absolutely. Given the choice of being able to go riding or not there isn’t a choice really.

    munrobiker
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    Definitely.

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    No.

    Think I’d prefer to just go hiking / walking if I couldn’t manage the bike. Never ridden an electric bike though so no real idea what they feel like.

    stuey
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    yes

    Edit MBA reviewed one years ago and a quick google brings up
    they even make eletric motocross nowdays

    Premier Icon chorlton
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    Are there any electric bikes that are capable off road yet? I know I might as well ask how long is a piece of string, but I don’t just mean tow paths.
    Would they be legal on bridleways?

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    chorlton – Member

    Are there any electric bikes that are capable off road yet? I know I might as well ask how long is a piece of string, but I don’t just mean tow paths.
    Would they be legal on bridleways

    Yes and yes

    Two ways to add a kit to any bike – wheel motor or crank motor – advantages and disadvantages to both. So no reason why you couldn’t put one on any bike

    DrRSwank
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    Yes – why not.

    sambob
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    Probably, but I think I’d be tempted to take up MX or enduro something if I could, looks like great fun.

    No it’s cheating 🙂

    pegglet
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    Still got my 12year old giant lafree,awesome!

    carlosg
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    Yes.

    A mate who likes to tinker a bit has built a DH capable e-bike and regularly comes out with us (grinning manically at us as he flies up the push ups 👿 ). The bike has been clocked at over 40mph on the flat!

    coma2s
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    NO, its not the same

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    I did a big ride with a chap on one last year in the Black Forest in Germany. He worked in the industry and had a very customised and high-spec bike.

    He flew up the hills of course, and even got up some quite technical climbs that had the rest of us pushing.

    He did OK on the downs. He clearly suffered from all the extra weight and lack of maneuverability. He had a couple of falls and damaged an electrical cable which needed a very time consuming and complicated repair.

    On anything but technical downs he did OK. He had to walk down some of the tricky stuff which was not an easy task with about 30kg of bike.

    I’d definitely ride one if I needed to. They are a very common site now here in Switzerland on roads, cycle paths and fire roads.

    ianv
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    Yes, one of these:

    http://www.ktm-bikes.at/e-bike/e-bike/KTMegnitionlim88.php?lang=EN

    120 FS and hardtails also available.

    with added pic

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Yes? It would give me an excuse to buy this

    Premier Icon CHB
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    Definately yes. I am currently considering a spencer ivy from Crossgates cycles to help with the Leeds to Harrogate commute. The Kalkhoff and panasonic pedelecs are really good, you can still pedal hard, but you just go faster and hills are a doddle.

    Premier Icon clareymorris
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    The KTM bikes look fab!

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Yes.

    How are you doing ton?

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Yes

    If it meant I could still get out and ride in the fresh air. Do it.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Yes. If I was convinced it’d do the job. I wouldn’t if it was just going to be a pale imitation.

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    Without a doubt yes if it meant I could get out on a bike.

    coma2s
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    If it got to the point I couldnt ride a bike anymore I would just go over to enduro / greenlane riding

    Premier Icon ton
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    please just answer yes or no.

    if for some reason you were unable to ride a bike under your own steam, would you ride a electric bike?

    hels
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    A friend of mine in Switzerland has one and loves it, although it doesn’t go offroad much from what I can gather.

    I had a shot on it and it was a huge giggle on the climbs. I wasn’t brave enough to take in on a descent as even with the seat all the way down it was way too big for me.

    I reckon go for it. My pals bike you pedal as much as you want/can, then up the power to kick in as much as you want, so still get some exercise.

    You can pick your route carefully for the weight/steering issues.

    Aye, for sure.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Yes. I test rode the Storch one at the bike show last year. Quiet and quick, lovely bike.

    showerman
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    just been watching this on tech toys 360 looks shit but seems to be able to do the job at £22,000 all hand made, 1 weeks worth of cnc work and can do 60kmh only 55 made
    http://www.m55-bike.com/en
    comes in a better box than canyon
    http://www.romansinternational.com/car/570/m55-terminus-m55

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Yes, The reason being that cycling is the best way to enjoy the countryside. Walking means you are staring at the same bit for too long, and you have to look at the ground too much, motoring means you flash past stuff without seeing the good bits, and when you want to stop there’s usually nowhere to do it.

    Cycling (including electric bikes) means the landscape passes by at just the right rate and you can stop easily to take a closer look and you really feel inside it.

    try5
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    yes
    in fact i have
    it was one of those ones whos power output corresponds to the amount of leg oomph you input.

    johnners
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    If it was that or no riding, then yes, for sure. Otherwise no.

    juan
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    Well I wouldn’t mind, but the thought of TJ telling me how wrong it is because the electricity used to propel the bike is made from nuclear or oil plant bla bla bla bla is just too much to bear.

    PeterPoddy
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    Probably not from me.
    I’d have one with a proper engine in, not an electric one 😉

    Mikeypies
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    Yes why not,outside enjoying nature and having fun whats not to enjoy if it enables you to ride with your mates even better.

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