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    E-bikes

    E-bikes. Bad news. Problems ahead?

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    Depends. If manufacturers main-stream market a dirt specific model with pedals, and it still resembles a bicycle, some problems possibly lie ahead. Marketing and price will play a big part. If we see one on a Redbull Rampage type event, then BIG problems lie ahead...

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    Almost everywhere I pedal, no motorized vehicles are allowed.
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    If the do start showing up, hopefully a concerted and relentless shaming program forces them back to moped-land where they belong.
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    Some are throttle assist, some are full on electric dirt bikes that are very capable.

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    Slap, If they could feel shame they wouldn't have dropped the coin on one to begin with.

    A guy came into REI with one a few years ago. Hardtail, dual-crown fork, XT. It looked like a really burly hardtail, with a big-ass motor on it. He; twenty something, buzzed head, fvcked up teeth, wife beater, clean work boots, (basically looked like most of the people I knew who went to parties looking to fight), said he could do 25+mph off road. Motor + bike = motorized vehicle. They don't belong on trails that don't allow motorized vehicles.

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    Hahah...some character showed up on one down at my town pumptrack project the other day. Sounds like the same sort of set-up

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    Guy apparently used it for transportation; he had a couple big bottles full of some sort of Khalua concoction strapped to it and was friendly enough, but a real piece of work. It took some doing, but I convinced him I could handle it ("nah-nah, sorry bro, I let a guy ride it once and the brakes are so strong they can flip you onto your face man...I don't wanna see you get hurt...") and ripped up and down a fireroad with it a little bit. Thing got cooking pretty good. Nothing I'd ever want to tangle with on singletrack, but a nice one on ATV or dirt bike trails might be fun. As long as nobody sees you of course.
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