Cars and Mountain Bikes: Everything is going electric?

I love cars. I also have come to love mountain biking. And it’s been fascinating to watch the rise of electrification in both of them. The parallels are remarkably similar. Both weigh more and both cost more. The initial embrace has been a mixed bag. But more and more of them are finding favor with happy buyers.

Am I ditching my own gas-powered things for electric? No. I still want gas-powered machines in my life. And I can’t actually see a time in the future when that would change. But the electric side of mountain biking? Now that’s a bit more appealing at the moment… and here’s why:

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6 responses to “Cars and Mountain Bikes: Everything is going electric?”

  1. Sjalabais Avatar

    I have to admit that I chose my ebike because the company was known to have very simple motor controls: Keep the pedals moving and the 700W engine will power on. It’s borderline a motorbike. Makes for lazy rides when the road is flat…

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Ha, nice – yeah my goal is still some level of fitness taking place, plus I need it to fit in a certain class so it’s legal on the trails I ride.

  2. Salguod Avatar

    I have an ancient Trek 830 no suspension mountain bike I bought when I graduated from college in 1991. I rode it a fair bit for a few years and did a little trail riding. I always thought I’d get back on it, and tried a few times, but I’m so out of shape now (working on that) it’s just too much. The idea of electric assist sounds great, but my bike was like $500 30 years ago, the idea of spending 10X that simply does not compute to me. Once I get farther along in my fitness journey, maybe I’ll look into it.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I assume these will start showing up in greater quantities on the used market. A good resource for quality used bikes is the classifieds at Also, the market is now saturated. Everyone bought a bike during Covid, and bike shops/companies couldnt keep a thing in stock. Now? I get an email a day from companies talking about current sales offerings…

      They’re much more expensive, certainly. But you might find some deals if you hunt one down. I ride more often with this eMTB I’m currently reviewing, though I do feel bad for my non-E MTB, haha.

  3. Download IPTV Smarters Pro Avatar

    Everything gona be electric in future.

  4. Donkey Kong Avatar

    Specialized’s electric mountain bike was more than good enough to hook our reviewer.