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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    But why would you want rule-following, respectful riders banned?
    I'm not proposing banning anyone from the trail. I just support banning class-3 e-bikes from the trail. I'm sure those trail users will also be rule-following and respectful on class-1 e-bikes or "regular" human-power-only bicycles. I don't feel there's any justification for allowing them (vs. class-1) and just because the sample I have are respectful and rule-following, this seems like a huge liability if/when these becomes more common. Which inevitably, as prices drop, they will.

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    But why would you want rule-following, respectful riders banned?
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    Cute product placement, a kickstarter business gave New York City video blogger Casey Neistat a fat tire Class 2 ebike. One of the folks in the comments owns a pedelec ebike shop in Brooklyn and pointed out New York's pedal assist law requires the rider to remove the throttle. The skid into the crosswalk by helmetless Casey followed by the line "and most importantly you have to obey traffic laws" maybe not the best advertisement for ebikes but at least he stopped for a red light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    I spoke too soon, Gov. Ducey vetoed the ebike bill along with other unrelated legislation in protest about funding teachers pay.
    The ebike bill has now been signed into law in Arizona.

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    Saw an ebike yesterday that had only one front chain ring. It couldn't have been more than 2" in diameter; (maybe 12 teeth?). Rings on the back cassette were huge in comparison; like pie plates. I can't conceive how the cyclist adds any power to the ebike in that set up. What am I missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    Saw an ebike yesterday that had only one front chain ring. It couldn't have been more than 2" in diameter; (maybe 12 teeth?). Rings on the back cassette were huge in comparison; like pie plates. I can't conceive how the cyclist adds any power to the ebike in that set up. What am I missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    Saw an ebike yesterday that had only one front chain ring. It couldn't have been more than 2" in diameter; (maybe 12 teeth?). Rings on the back cassette were huge in comparison; like pie plates. I can't conceive how the cyclist adds any power to the ebike in that set up. What am I missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Meatmotor View Post
    Yep, that was it. And from the website it even provides power assist to push the bike. That's a sort of feature, I guess. I should just start thinking of them as the quietest motorcycle on the road. At least there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    Yep, that was it. And from the website it even provides power assist to push the bike. That's a sort of feature, I guess. I should just start thinking of them as the quietest motorcycle on the road. At least there's that.
    http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/
    Last edited by OneEighth; 06-06-2018 at 02:17 PM. Reason: Not an endorsement. I like to shift when I ride something with “assist.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEighth View Post
    Man. Ebikes just can't win no matter what category I try to put them in.

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