Written by Sven Günzel from E-Mountainbike
Haters gonna hate. Not my kitchen. Whatever. It’s human nature to presume any new innovation is crap. Nothing new there. As soon as anything’s launched you’ll always find people who supposedly know better, flat-out rejecting everything. Of course, it’s not like they’ve tried it themselves. Whether we’re talking snowboards, inline skates, scooters, whatever – they’ve all been there. Even mountain bikers still have to put up with bad-mouthing from moaning hikers.
Everyone has an opinion – and that’s a good thing. In amongst all these innovations, there’s probably some useless stuff in there too, fair enough. Only time will tell what’s worth it. But ask us (and many other people too) – E-MTBs are definitely an evolution that is going to have a lasting effect on the sport. However, the prejudices against this very young sport can’t be ignored: “Those pussies are just cheaters,” or “That ain’t got nothing to do with mountain biking,” or even “If you can’t ride up here yourself, don’t bother.” The E-MTB pigeon hole is packed with intellectual comments like this.