Is an Electric Mountain Bike for You?
Since you’re here, we suspect that you’ve had electric mountain bikes on your mind and you are looking for the right e-bike for you. There’s a reason (well, several actually) that so many people are going electric when it comes to mountain biking. Even with all the noise from the “purest” mtb crowd, we’ve yet to come across anyone who’s given electric mountain biking a chance that didn’t love their ride from start to finish. So, we invite you to leave the hype behind, and find out why riders across the world are falling in love with electric mountain biking. Here are 7 signs you may be ready to go electric.
1. You find yourself wishing for a lift or a shuttle.
If you’ve ever taken advantage of a chair lift or shuttle to make the ascent on a big mountain, you know that they can seriously improve your day. You don’t max out on the ascent, so you’re able to enjoy the downhill and end up doing multiple runs. Unfortunately, transportation to the top is often unavailable. Enter your electric mountain bike. You’ll have an extra boost of power to take on technical terrain that you wouldn’t have on a standard mountain bike. Now, we don’t want you to have visions of magically soaring over every huge rock or rut on the trail, but more often than not, an e-mtb gives you the ability to get past obstacles without having to hike around them. And remember, you control your energy output. If you want to have a lung-busting ride that counts as a serious workout, you can. If you want to arrive at the top of the mountain feeling fresh and ready for another run, you can do that too.
2. You want to explore more.
Everyone who loves mountain biking knows that feeling of regret when it’s time to wrap up your ride. You wish you could have gone further, explored another route, or seen what was around that next bend. If you own an electric mountain bike, you can range farther and ride more in the time you have than you’d be able to on a standard mountain bike. You’ll appreciate this even more when you’ve spent the time and money to venture somewhere that you don’t normally get to ride, and you can head home knowing you got the most out of your time on the trail. Just make sure to keep an eye on your battery so you have plenty of juice to get back to where you started.
3. The same trails aren’t as fun.
When you ride the same trails day in and day out, it’s easy to get bored. Maybe you don’t have the time to get out of town on a regular basis to vary your ride, or maybe there’s only a few mountain biking options close to where you live. An electric mountain bike can put a whole new spin on your usual route. More speed, longer range, and the capability to overcome more obstacles on the trail make an everyday ride into an extraordinary one. Instead of a slow uphill drudge you can expect a lively climb that keeps you on your toes. E-mtbs can turn a tame trail into a fast-paced joyride that can be as technical as you like.
4. You don’t want to be limited by your age or fitness level.
Let’s face it, mountain biking is an extreme sport that requires a high level of strength and endurance. Maybe you’re a lifelong mtb rider and years of shredding the trail are starting to take their toll. Or maybe you’re just starting out, and you want to keep up with the pack instead of getting dropped on the climb. An electric mountain bike makes it possible to keep riding for years longer, so you don’t have to confine yourself to flat trails or pavement as you age. And when you join a group of friends for a grueling uphill, you don’t have to worry about being the last one to the top (even though you may be the first one to the bottom).
5. You wish the uphill was as fun as the downhill.
If you live for that sweet downhill like most mountain bikers we know, then you know that you have to get the dreaded uphill stretch out of the way first. Grueling climbs are like eating your brussels sprouts so you can get dessert when you were a kid. Nobody likes it, but we’re all willing to do it to get to the good stuff. With an electric mountain bike, you might start actually looking forward to the climb instead of cringing at the thought. A steep, technical route fraught with obstacles or roots that would normally make for an exhausting ride can be easily conquered with an electric mountain bike. Your trip to the top will be fun and fast on your e-mtb.
6. You want more versatility.
When you own an electric bike, you open up a host of options that you wouldn’t have otherwise, on and off the trail. Along with more capability and added stability, you’ll be able to carry extra gear if you’re on a long ride. And even though electric mountain bikes are designed to power you up a mountain, they can also do a great job of getting you to the office. E-mtbs are comfortable, efficient, and best off all, you won’t have to worry about being a sweaty mess when you get to work. So, whether you’re heading up the mountain for a long day on the trails, on your way to a morning meeting, or just meeting up with a friend for lunch, an electric mountain bike has the versatility to suit your needs.
7. You wish you spent more time riding your bike.
Recent studies have found that when you buy an electric mountain bike or any kind of e-bike, you end up spending a lot more time riding. If your fitness level isn’t what you’d like it to be, an electric bike can give you the confidence to get out there and ride. Knowing that you can rely on your e-bike if you start to tire out can be a huge motivator. And the more time you spend riding, the more endurance you’ll have for future rides. Even if you’re an experienced mountain biker who’s in great shape, it’s nice to give your legs a break when you’ve been riding frequently or training for an event.
Ready to charge your ride?
We’re passionate about high-performance electric mountain bikes and electric dirt bikes from our international brands, and with good reason. Electric bikes are the future of transportation and recreation. Citizens of major cities across the globe look for ways to avoid the congestion of mass transit and want to have more adventures on the weekend. Plus, more states across the US are gradually loosening restrictions on electric bikes, making it possible to ride them on more trails than ever.
At the end of the day, electric bikes are for everyone. They amplify your ride allowing you to go faster and farther and ride like a pro. So if you’re thinking about going electric, start your journey now and check out Triton’s collection of electric mountain bikes. When you find the bike you love, contact us.