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E trials bike

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Seen these E trials bikes? Is this a new thing? Opinion?

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It's a mountain bike... with a motor. They've been around for coming up to 10 years. That's absolutely nothing to do with trials.

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I think he is talking about the trials motorbike in the second picture!

They have been around for some time now though.

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Image result for gas gas electric trials bikeThis is a proper electric trials bike, the TRS is still a petrol engine

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1 hour ago, Canardweb said:

I think he is talking about the trials motorbike in the second picture!

They have been around for some time now though.

That's got an exhaust ;)

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Not to mention a cylinder, head and carburettor :D

I wonder how different it is riding with a clutch on an electric motor compared to internal combustion?

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This is what you should be making a fuss about ;)

unsure if this is DOB of magnalium rim fame ? 6FEC5EFC-E6C6-4D01-B5C7-DCB3EA2258F0.thumb.png.3633b7625b4e73836e87789ca62783a5.png

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That DOB looks like great fun!

I'd quite like an e-bike to be honest (Yep, I know, I'm ready for the flaming), but they're still £££££ so I'll be using my legs for a while longer :)

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That DOB looks like a kids bike to me... Not sure quite who it's aimed at. As Dazza says, that GasGas is a real e-trials bike. The DOB looks more like a slightly larger Oset.

I don't mind the idea of an eMTB but I'm going to wait a few years so that the battery tech slims down (together with the wait) and things become a bit more mature. The MTB industry seems like a bit of a mess at the moment and I'm hoping things might settle down a bit in the next few years.

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Surely it's just a motorised 20" size bike? I agree it looks small, but that somehow makes it look more fun.

Yep, I'm holding out for smaller battery packs and hopefully a reduction in cost when more people are buying... hopefully the negative opinion on them will die down too, so I don't catch too much stick up in the hills of Wales :D

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On 07/01/2019 at 11:22 AM, monkeyseemonkeydo said:

That's got an exhaust ;)

Indeed, didn’t see that. Sorry

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That DOB looks like it's got one steeeep head angle!  Agreed though, looks more like a kids bike.  We had an Oset at TB a while back and we had a quick roll in the warehouse on it (after being told to by the owner :p) - I can see how they'd be a shitload of fun.

Electric motors in cars are getting interesting with all the torque vectoring they're doing - there must be so much scope for that for motorbikes too, especially mototrials stuff.  Not just a slave to a conventional powerband from a combustion engine, getting able to have torque/power applied pretty much however you want.

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