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Is e-mountain biking lazy?

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 2:54pm
Category: MTB

Is e-mountain biking lazy?

As a follow up to our initial video e-MTB: what’s the point? I decided to do a non scientific test, in response to some comments saying e-bikes were for ‘lazy riders’.

I wanted to see the differences in distance travelled, heart rate and speed during a one hour ride…

The Test

Is e-mountain biking lazy?

So, how did I get on? Well, the ride took in a mixture of climbing, descending and technical sections and the stats sum it up pretty well – unsurprisingly I covered more ground on the e-mtb, but I didn’t expect it to be almost double the distance of the standard bike.

The top speed was higher on the e-mtb, as was the average speed but most significantly, my heart rate was higher on average and it topped out the highest on the e-mtb too. Why? It certainly felt like I never stopped pedalling – no resting, no recovery time: just flat out fun. Maybe the extra thrill/danger raised my heart beat too…?

Watch our round up from the rides now. You can watch the whole edit, or click below for specific points:

  • Skip to 1.00 min for the standard mountain bike ride
  • Skip to 4.37 min for the e-MTB ride

The Bikes

Is e-mountain biking lazy?

Vitus Escarpe MTB Cube e-MTB

The kit

Is e-mountain biking lazy?

Smith Forefront Helmet  100% SpeedCraft SL Sport

Is e-mountain biking lazy?

Gore Power Trail Jacket

Is e-mountain biking lazy?

Mavic Jacket

Is e-mountain biking lazy?

100% Brisker Gloves

Is e-mountain biking lazy?

Mavic Crossmax H20 Shorts

Is e-mountain biking lazy?

100% Block Athletic Socks  Five Ten Freerider Shoes

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