We’re back again with MTB Tribe for episode #84 of their awesome podcast to talk the pros ad cons of e-bikes. Are they for you? Are they not? Let us know why…
MTB Tribe Podcast #84
We chat with Robert from Freewheelin’ about the E Word and find out if an E-Bike is really for you.
Its episode Eighty Four and we are talking about E-Bikes. Yes the dreaded E-Bike conversation. You either love them or you hate them. But are they for you and should you be looking at buying one?
I love the e-bike debate, both Robert and myself after doing episode number 82, where we reviewed the 2019 Vitus Escarpe 29 VRX (listen here), decided to publish a further episode about an e-bike he recently reviewed on his website. The discussion ended up more of a chat about e-bikes in general than an actual review.
We both came to the conversations not knowing each other’s views or opinions regarding the introduction of e-bikes into mountain biking. Robert recently spent several weeks riding Vitus E-Summit which the guys from Chain Reaction Cycles kindly lent him. Robert reviewed his experience on his website, and after reading the article (see below), I thought that it would be interesting to get him on the podcast to chat about his first experience on an e-bike.
We talk about the differences between an e-bike and a regular bike, how they handle differently, what trails they are suited for, the benefits, the drawbacks, uses and market prices.
Big thanks to Chain Reaction Cycles Belfast for the use of their Vitus E-Sommet for this review. Call in to book a test ride on one of their demo bikes.