CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 38: Do electric bikes belong on singletrack?

by Neal Rogers


On the road, pedal-assist electric  bikes, or eBikes, make sense for certain applications.

But what about on singletrack, where skill level often develops in tandem with fitness — and where access is ongoing challenge for mountain bikers?

For this podcast, editor Neal Rogers spoke with a wide variety of stakeholders, including eMTB manufacturers, longtime mountain-bike racers, and representatives from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), who find themselves in the middle — torn between widening their base and disenfranchising those who have fought for trail access since the advent of the sport.

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