The problem with ebikes


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With ebikes, you can make the trip as easy or as difficult as you like.

I did a 60 mile event today on my carbon road bike and honestly I don't feel tired at all. Even did another 10 miles just to explore. The only hard parts were the hills, the flats were easy.

Two days ago, I did 107 mile ride on my ebike and to get the range I needed, the entire trip was in eco mode. It took 1.5 days for my legs to recover from that ride. Pushing a heavy ebike can really take a toll on you.

Both trips, I was averaging the same speed.

There are some trips I will only do an ebike. Next week I have a 66 mile ride with 6200+ elevation. The road bike is staying home for that one.


Santa Rosa, CA
This should be labeled "the problem with heavy e'bikes" as my 33lb Turbo Vado SL non EQ is easier to pedal with no assist than my similar weight non e'bike.

I get a better workout on the e'bike at age 66 as I now tackle hills, which still take effort but I can crest them near my house, something I could not do on my regular bike.