Some things are best kept away from the outlet; cars, weedwackers, stairs, towel dispensers, can openers, drivetrains, and most certainly mountain bikes are a few that come to mind.
This morning Dirty sent an email about the E-Bike World Championships, which after first thinking was a joke became clear the thing was real, and completely ridiculous. According to Singletrack Magazine,
First run by eBike Dolomiti in 2014, this year’s race was held in the Dolomites, Italy on June 13/14th. The race was split over two days on an 18km course with 1,500m of height gain – tough courses, at altitude, presumably to maximise the suffering.
Only riders of pedelec bikes with a maximum assist speed of 25km/h and 250W motors were eligible to enter, and the title went to Yves Ketterer (Team bikesportworld/klk-Raceteam), who also won the e-bike marathon at Tegernsee’s MTB Festival earlier in June. Of his new world title, he said:
“It is just as hard to ride an e-bike contest as a pure MTB event. On the flat sections we ride these bikes exceeding the limit of 25 km/h where the motor is no longer allowed to assist. So we have to push the approx. 20kg e-bikes permanently with pure muscle power. The routes also provide steep climbs that you would barely accomplish with normal MTBs – that ís where we and the bikes are riding close to the limit.”
Kill this before it lays eggs. E-Bikes are stupid and should be given to Caveman for extermination.
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