28 Feb '17, 5pm

Mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher sees e-bikes as the next big thing

Mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher sees e-bikes as the next big thing

Electric bikes offer a number of advantages to occasional and wannabe cyclists, including "uphill flow." Although the use of e-bikes on trails and singletrack is a divisive topic, one of the fathers of mountain biking, Gary Fisher , sees electric bikes as the next big thing, especially when it comes to increasing the fun while decreasing the hurt. In a video interview with Bosch eBike Systems, Gary Fisher (accompanied by his masterful mustache) shares his view on electric bikes from his perspective as an old-school cyclist who sees "tremendous potential" for this new breed of bikes. "eMountain biking is just really fun. It takes away the strenuous part, the five-kilometre journey to the mountain, the super-steep climb. These elements are now simply gone, leaving only the fun part." - Fisher Bosch eBike Systems, as part of its promotion for its products, has been using the ...

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