Editor note: The following review is a repost of Joe Goodwill’s awesome review on the Haibike. Nice job with excellent pictures. For the full review go here: Its wonderful when a non ebike fanatic writes a review or a new and different perspective. Even the idea of riding an ebike is radical.
Blasphemy! I have tested an electric-assist mountain bike. Brace for hate mail and death threats! If you have read this far after coming to the conclusion that NSMB.com is endorsing these bikes for use on mountain bike trails (and many will not read this far before unleashing the hate) you can put the pin back in the grenade. A test does not an endorsement make, and forming an opinion requires knowledge of the subject. Beyond that, I personally think e-bikes are here to stay, particularly in urban environments, and they are likely coming to our trails in at least modest numbers in the coming years. If we decide they are the enemy we’re going to need to know something about them. If not we are as well.
Talking about E-bikes on a mountain bike site without talking about THE ISSUE is like discussing marijuana while ignoring its fluid legal status. It can be done but it’s a cop out (Washington State has it right, for the record). If you’d only like to hear about how this bike rides, feel free to skip the commentary below.
For the rest of this awesome article go here…. nice to see a commercial electric bike review with good writing and good pics and does not seem paid for.