Have you tried an eMTB yet? It’s easy to fall into the trap of associating eBikes with people that can no longer ride their bikes as hard as they once did and get up the hill that they used to regularly bomb up and down back in the day. This is not the case however, and the real positives of eBikes are seen most clearly in the world of mountain biking.
Earlier this year we headed out to the Emerald Enduro World Series MTB event in Ireland to check out how Bosch eBIkes can enhance the sport, allowing us to go harder, ride for longer and train in a different way. Here’s what we found…
1) An eMTB Can Improve Your Bike Handling Skills
We’ve all been there, at the one slippery man-hole cover or cattle grid that caught us a bit off guard. the sudden engagement of your core to right the back end of the bike and bring it back into place and hopefully carry on with luck, or decent bike handling skills on our side.
There is no doubt that any form of off-road cycling will improve your bike handling skills both on and off the road. Negotiating the mud, the roots, the rocks, not to mention being aware of the space around you and picking the right line accordingly; All this will make you a better rider and more comfortable on the bike.
2) Less Time Going Up Means More Time Coming Down
Bad knees or not, the fact remains that e-bikes will go uphill faster, and so are the best training bike out there for any down-hill riders reading this. Whether you are a time hungry, city dwelling socialite with limited time in the forest, or you spend all day every day training; less time traversing the fire roads means more time doing the fun stuff.
E bikes basically equate to better training and more down-hill runs within any set time frame. And don’t just take our word for it – some of the best DH riders in the world are turning to e-bike systems for exactly this reason.
3) Winter is coming
As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, it is the perfect time to dust off the mountain bike and head for the trails. From bombing through the mud to Jack Frost nipping at your wheels, winter off road riding is where it’s at. Come home feeling exhausted and warm up over a cup of hot tea by the fire. Heaven.