Super Human Strength
We noticed Alex Malone (Commercial manager for Cyclist Australia/NZ Magazine) cruising around on a Trek Powerfly FS, and asked him what he thought of it & e-bikes in general..
Anything that gets more people on bikes gets my vote but I'll admit that e-MTBs were something I'd not quite got my head around – until recently.
Before I was old enough to drive, we used to push our downhill bikes up the road before blasting back down. The half-hour push for five minutes of thrill seemed like a good deal at the time but these days, I'd rather spend my time pedalling.
Having jumped aboard a long travel e-MTB the other week I was blown away by just how capable these things are, so much so that we actually rode up a downhill track, one of the steepest I've seen, before turning at the top and riding down it.
People think having a motor makes it easy but there's a whole new skill-set required to get up gradients touching 40% and the effort getting to the top was massive, but doable. Better still, having this new super human strength was almost a big a rush as going back down under my own steam.
I can't wait to do it again.
We have a range of Trek e-bikes for sale & demo. They are quick and smooth, with predictable, easy-to-control pedal-assist power and a long-lasting removable Bosch battery that recharges at any household outlet.
We have Bicentennial Park right on our doorstep which you might call Sydney's best & safest test-ride track!