This is who E Bikes are for...

Paul The Punter
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E-bikes, or pedal assist mountain bikes, are a hot topic right now with both sides having arguable points. But if you aren't racing or being competitive on your MTB, then shouldn't the focus be more fun? I took my roommate Brig out for his first ever ride on one to see if...maybe he can have a bit more fun?
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This is Brig.
Brig loves everything about mountain biking. He lives in world famous riding destination of Squamish, just to be closer to the trails. After only riding the whistler bike park for years, he realised that a bike that could pedal would mean more access to trails, and he likes nothing better than ripping down a nice flow trail.
But there’s one thing that Brig like, and he’s not the only one. In order to get to these amazing trails, you’ve got to earn your turns and well...Brig doesn’t like that bit. Now here’s the thing - Brig isn’t a lazy dude. He works long hours at the dock on tug boats and in his spare time he’s always hiking, in the Gym or just being in the outdoors. So by the time it’s time to ride, he’s already hurting.
Now this isn’t a video about how much better I am at pedalling uphill compared to my buddy, it’s a video about looking at ways that would make it more fun to ride together. Because really it’s Brig that gets annoyed at being left behind, not me.
After years of riding the park, this dude can go round a berm fast. Even on this lap he was dropping me pretty quick.
Luckily for us, Republic Bikes who are a supporter of my channel had an e-bike demo day. I know it’s a controversial subject, but I have absolutely no problem with e-bikes and I wanted to see what Brig thought about them.
Like any other shop demo, they swapped over Brig’s pedals while he watched on and got him set up on the bike. Making sure Brig knew what he was doing with the motor controls, we would head to a different area of Squamish and hit up something a bit more technical.
This climb is a little steep and he would normally walk up the whole thing. This made the whole ride take longer, but now I have a rider that I can chase and pushes me to go faster up the hill. But again, you knew this would happen, I knew this would happen. What I wanted to find out was how Brig felt about it.
There we go - we were having more fun. That’s all we wanted. But what about the downs? Will he be able to ride the same going down a trail? We dropped into the black rated trail Rupert to find out.
By this point he never wants to do Rollercoaster, which is awesome by the way, and there’s a lot of time waiting at the bottom for him to catch up - something that annoys Brig. But here we are, now having an absolute ball.
You don’t need to tell me that e-bikes are something that not everyone is a fan of, I am up to speed with the land access issues that are coming up in America and other mountain bike areas. But for me and Brig, this e-bike would mean we can ride together and both of us have the same amount of good times and probably go on more rides. But would he buy one? Maybe hit the subscribe button if you want to find out….




26 Nov 2018



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Paul The Punter
Paul The Punter Vor 11 Monate
Stoked to ride with my buddy more! Wonder if he’ll buy one though... 🧐
JHJ 246
JHJ 246 Vor Monat
Paul The Punter hahah
Shad Roberts
Shad Roberts Vor 2 Monate
Hey you should tell your friend that he can just buy a converse on kit and he can convert one of the bikes he already has for a fraction of the price
Matthew Vincent
Matthew Vincent Vor 2 Monate
@Charlie Guinn we aren't talkin about that it's the point of ur dumbass compared these to a dirt bike never said shit about single track or anything and that argument isn't a decision made buy I just ur opinion but don't compare a dirt bike to a a MTB not the same and maybe tell the gncc that the e MTB don't belong cause they get paid to race the I'm gncc so
Charlie Guinn
Charlie Guinn Vor 2 Monate
@Matthew Vincent does it have a motor to assist the rider? It doesn't belong on a single track mtb trail.
Matthew Vincent
Matthew Vincent Vor 2 Monate
@Charlie Guinn ur wrong all the way around u compared a dirt bike to this wtf
John Clark
John Clark Vor Tag
Once the price comes down i will probably travel everywhere on one of these bikes.
ryan king
ryan king Vor Tag
No e bike for me! The uphill rides burn the fat.
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee Vor 2 Tage
I got my Cannondale Cujo Neo Ebike for this exact reason. It's awesome
Tim Woody
Tim Woody Vor 2 Tage
If you can't ride uphill, maybe MOUNTAIN biking isn't your sport. Ebikes are going to erase decades of trail advocacy work by volunteers who have put in countless hours of work on behalf of real mountain bikers. Ebikes suck. When mountain biking is a motorized sport, we will be banned from trails when other user groups raise hell. If you can't ride uphill, go to a ski area and stay in the lift-served areas. (And don't bother blasting me with the age/disability red herring. I'm a 57-year-old dude with a bad knee, a bum ankle, and plenty of extra pounds. I still won't ride down anything I haven't legitimately ridden up, and I ride all the time. Toughen up, Buttercup.)
PotatoAim Vor 2 Tage
didnt even watch.... fuck your title u bell end
Dylan Benjamin Walter
Really dragged out that 10
Classical Guitar Student
The energy!
Spetsialista Vor 3 Tage
$7,000? wow! what a ripoff dude!
SytheR ;-;
SytheR ;-; Vor 4 Tage
E bikes are for lazy bastards
Davis Hill
Davis Hill Vor 4 Tage
This is why you should get into motor cross fixes all of your problems
Patriot Sleeper Cell
Maybe he just a spoiled lazy bitch!
Ville QQ
Ville QQ Vor 6 Tage
Is that a S size bike on a giant?
Nitrobucket Vor 6 Tage
I get to ride my favorite local Trail two to three times before I go home instead of the usual one. It's an expensive price of Entry but that alone is worth it
rocheuro Vor 7 Tage
ebikes for everyone! .. yeah! for free! please! ;d
Robert Puffer
Robert Puffer Vor 7 Tage
E Bike Rock!
Tom tdh
Tom tdh Vor 8 Tage
Guy sounds like he is being done up the arse when being pull along.
Rick Gross
Rick Gross Vor 8 Tage
I ride a road bike for exercise but the longer you get into the season the more motivation you need to get out there and SWEAT. I'm looking for an ebike to get exercise without having to kill myself plus to keep me motivated to go on my regular bike.
lookwhoscomin Vor 9 Tage
4:55 They should've gotten Paul as the joker
Stinky Man
Stinky Man Vor 9 Tage
E bikes are MoPeds. Fat Girls are fun. Ride yourself up the hill or just bang a fat chick and play video games.
nyanish Vor 10 Tage
I love this video. so wholesome. and I don't even ride a mtb :D
W. Heisenberg
W. Heisenberg Vor 11 Tage
I you can't ride uphill, you're not a good mountainbiker.
shaneweightman Vor 11 Tage
Great video , , I hired one last yr , here in the uk, loved it but can’t afford to buy a good one yet cheers Shane uk 🇬🇧
Griffin Webb
Griffin Webb Vor 12 Tage
flow trails in the forest remind me of the speeder bikes scenes on Endor in Return of the Jedi
andrew munz
andrew munz Vor 12 Tage
my right leg is paralized and my left arm is fused, i just bought an E-fat bike from china,i ride about 25 miles each day, i dont care what ppl think coz this is about me and my bike, its expensive but it means i can do things,im in constant pain so i can sit here in pain or go out into the woods and THRASH! i broke my toe the other day but its cool i cant feel it,
San Francisco is like a mountain bike trail the roads have big bumby patches
Vince Garcia
Vince Garcia Vor 13 Tage
Now they need a ski-blade attachment for the front wheel and include a smaller rear wheel with fatter, more aggressive, studded tyres for the winter. And potentially a swappable insulated battery.
PlebSON 14
PlebSON 14 Vor 15 Tage
Henry Hester
Henry Hester Vor 15 Tage
Love my Levo and... my magic socks. Cheers Paul
ksharber Vor 16 Tage
@4:55 is for non enthusiasts and enthusiasts alike
RB01138 Vor 16 Tage
If you want an e bike, buy an e bike, if you don't like them, don't buy them. Getting all sensitive and whiny about it says far more about you than anyone else. This just like self described nerds getting mad when that thing they like becomes more "mainstream" and not everyone goes about their fandom the same way they did. Who fucking cares, they're having a good time and it only affects you because you choose to let it. Whether or not the person has a previous injury is irrelevant.
Justice and honor
Justice and honor Vor 17 Tage
I am Greg
ocripcurrent Vor 17 Tage
E-bikes are enablers. Here's my analogy to this video: e-bikes are like a boosted ride out to the lineup in big surf. If you wanna ride the big waves, you gotta put in the effort to get to them yourself. There's no magical surfboard with a jet on it to boost you out the back - there should be no boost to get you to the best trails at the top.
RB01138 Vor 16 Tage
Your argument is completely arbitrary. Then you shouldn't get to take your bike to any trail by car. And really, having multiple gears, a light weight frame, or even a bike at all are enablers. The only difference is that e bikes were basically unheard of until relatively recently. This happens every time a new technology comes along. This is the athletic equivalent of comic and scifi nerds getting all mad about new people entering their area of interest without doing it the exact same way they did.
DarthSmartt Vor 18 Tage
Someone skipped leg day!
Neil Petrarca
Neil Petrarca Vor 18 Tage
My 3k$ ebike is quite capable. Trail rides like a champ and handles highland bike park no problem.
Yibin Mu [Holy War]
Finally we have such good technologies. I feel like we've been kept in 2006 for the last 2 decades.
indypup Vor 18 Tage
Ebikes are awesome! Worth ever penny! (or quid)
This reminds me of why I ride a motorbike.....
Stevie Hind
Stevie Hind Vor 20 Tage
E bikes are amazing! You can smash all day and still feel human at the end of it!
Wakarnagee Vor 20 Tage
That’s why I have automatic pedals
Luca Brandoni-Flynn
Tigar76 Vor 21 Tag
I hate e bikes
E-Bike si for girl
DigdashoosHere Vor 23 Tage
Bruh I go to Republic Bikes all the time
Mel Enriquez
Mel Enriquez Vor 23 Tage
Maybe this was a year ago, but aren't there U$4k-5k full suspension MTBs now? Or maybe he is just picky about the brand? I know Giant makes good ones cheaper. Or maybe he can wait for change of model and get the older/previous year's model cheaper. That's how I got mine U$600 cheaper + freebies.
robert Noah
robert Noah Vor 23 Tage
What drone is that!
Gerry D.
Gerry D. Vor 23 Tage
Folks, does anyone know what the 'level of tolerance' is on trails here in NJ for e-Bikes in general. Am I going to get thrown up against a car; beaten with a save the whales picket sign etc...?
Gerry D.
Gerry D. Vor 15 Tage
@ocripcurrent So, you basically "wish harm" on me and don't have a response? Friggin' Weasel... I'm a very peaceful and passive man but I would love for anyone to try and run me off any trail.
Gerry D.
Gerry D. Vor 17 Tage
@ocripcurrent Care to clarify...?
ocripcurrent Vor 17 Tage
Hopefully someone will run you off the trails if you ride ebikes
Yousavedbro Heaven Bound
That's cool friendship man wanted to help your friend out so you can do friend things in God's beautiful creation. God bless
Jesse Hall
Jesse Hall Vor 24 Tage
I can imagine you will be on a mountain bike and bmx
helicopterdriver Vor 24 Tage
I've put 2000 miles on my custom e-bike. It's so much fun...
Carlosio Vor 24 Tage
They cost as much as a motor bike ffs.
John Roe
John Roe Vor 25 Tage
That's the thing, your buddy is decent at the downhills. The problem comes when people free wheel up the climb on their e-bikes and then slow everyone down on the downhill.
Dmac 740
Dmac 740 Vor 25 Tage
They aren't 7,000 grand can do better
Dmac 740
Dmac 740 Vor 25 Tage
Why would anyone feel guilty and how is riding a bike cheating the like he said ain't no race im outside having fun f what judgmental people think.
Dmac 740
Dmac 740 Vor 25 Tage
Seat was to high
Glockasaurus Wrex
Glockasaurus Wrex Vor 25 Tage
Convert your fav mountain bike n it doesn't have to cost $7K! I have $1200 into mine and LOVE it! Flattens out the hills and still handles fantastic!
Andy Elements unofficial
I ride a hardtail xc no e, but I like ebike riding too, it's fun 🌲🌲👌
zombs is li yeet
zombs is li yeet Vor 26 Tage
Can i get a bike like yours just a bit smaller
The Narrator
The Narrator Vor 26 Tage
so he's a whimp. cause climbing is part of it. and FAR faster biking. i never realized how much trails destroy the environment. for small wildlife. any biker who walks is a loser any skateboarder carrying a board..is a twat.
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