Electric Bikes! It's Not Cheating!!!
Monday 26 February 2018, Filed in: General
Electric Bikes! A Different Way Of Riding
Chris Here From OnYerBike (the one with the beard)
Ever since joining OnYerBike A few years ago! I was instantly converted by the new generation of E-Bikes! John had seen thier worth years ago and that's why the shop focused on them so much! Love them or hate them they are the future! It might be the distant future for you or the next bike you buy! But they are here to stay!
Did you know that an E-Bike might be better for you than your regular bike???
Think about it this way. When the origonal mountain bike was being developed it didn't have suspension! When suspension forks came out everyone called it cheating! But a more agrressive style of riding was born!
When the first FULL SUSPENSION mountain bike came out it was called cheating! But it developed a better style of riding!
Josh Bender made his own 203mm travel bike when most professional downhill riders were still on 150mm travel bikes!
Electric bikes are the next evolution!
So why is an E-Bike potentially better for you?
For your average rider, the only reason you go up the hill is to go down the hill! If your like me then you don't enjoy slogging up those massive hills for a cheep thrill!
But with an E-Bike you can have fun going up the hill as well!!! Banking turns as you acend!!! But to do this YOU HAVE TO PEDAL!!! A lot!
You don't put as much strain on your muscles but keep your heart rate elevated for longer because you have to turn the pedals a bit more. You will get up the hill faster, which makes it more technical. This means you can get twice as many runs in!
All this means your cardio is much higher than usual! Whilst you are having loads of fun!!!
Is there a guy in your ride group that is part mountain goat? does he promise a gentle hill then take you up Ben Nevis every ride? You don't need to be be scared of that guy anymore! You will want to ride with him all the time with an E-Bike! Take on the adventure and push him further!
Just ride on the rode? Even better! You can do the same distance with twice the cadence! You can ride any cycle track or canal and if you start to run out of energy just put it into turbo and it will be like a nice ride in the park.
If you love pushing your body to the limit and bettering yourself, aiming for that next KOM then the E-Bike isn't for you.
But if you want to make your riding more fun! and have riding work for you!!! Then come try an E-Bike
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