BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast | Are e-road bikes cheating?

You either love 'em or hate 'em, but ebikes are here to stay – but are e-road bikes cheating?

Research shows ebike riders present 38% lower risk than those on normal bikes

The debate has raged for years in mountain biking, but with electric-assisted road bikes having a growing presence on the road, we debate whether they’re ‘cheating’ or just another way to get out on two wheels and enjoy the roads.

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Our senior road technical editor Warren is a big fan of e-road bikes, citing their ability to explore further and to get those less able out on the roads, whereas Simon Bromley, BikeRadar’s tech writer is a little less convinced.

Who’s right, and who’s wrong? Let us know in the comments…

BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast | Are e-road bikes cheating?
A great equaliser or just for cheats?
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