Electric mountain bikes are remarkable. They provide remarkable performance and demand nothing more than average fitness from the rider. The experience riding electric bikes is extraordinary as the rider can be ordinary.
When fixing old bikes we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place due to the availability of parts. The product life cycles seem to be getting shorter with the result that parts for previous models – less than 1 year old – may be no longer available. This technological advancement has the benefit of providing us with better bikes, but it is making their lifespan shorter.
While e-bikes might be displacing some conventional cycling, they are actually extending the “cycling career” of people.
The relationship between power and torque is confusing. E-bikes have an electric motor. The regulation is measured in power (Watts) but its performance, particularly for mountain bikes, depends on torque (Nm). Making sense of this is not easy.
1.4 Million electric bikes were sold in Germany in 2019. Germany is rather good at gathering data on bike sales. The data is collected by the German industry association ‘Zweirad-Industriep-Verband’ (ZIV).
Cycling for the family. There is something for children every age: tiny tots travelling, safe seats, trailers for tiny toes, cargo coolness and the first bike. Here is a review of the options.
The Canberra bike stores are fewer, bigger and more competitive. They will usually price match. Bike stores just want the sale. Kids grow fast, and once an enthusiastic cyclist, then always a cyclist. They know you will be back. Pricing for kids bikes starts from $200 and goes up to about $500.
“Expensive” is a relative expression. We will go to the same effort to get a 5% discount whether products costs $100 or $10,000. We much prefer to have a $5 discount for cash than pay $5 more to use the credit card. Electric bikes are comparatively cheap and we are beginning to notice.
Mount Tennent, Honeysuckle Creek and Mount Rob Roy belong to the great hill climbs in the south. Mount Tennent, south of Tharwa, is usually walked but it can be run. Honeysuckle Creek is a popular road ride (the road is currently closed), and Mount Rob Roy a gravel ascent on Banks Steep Track management trail.