In 2019, I had the opportunity in the eBike class to try almost all models of manufacturers available in our market, and I can conclude the following:
On average, I drive 2,500 km a year, of which 95% is macadam / hill. The routes are from 25-100 km, which mostly depends on the weather, because of which I came to the conclusion that eBike in my first choice.
I can call myself an active cyclist, but due to my everyday obligations and lack of time, I don't have enough time to do what I want, and thus I "lose" the will to ride a longer cycling routes.
In the past four days, I drove eBike for about 370 km, 2,500 m / above sea level, and I "gave up" only 2 hours of my day (from 5 - 7 p.m.).
Friends cyclists, to some people this may seem very little and simple (and to this colleagues I bow down to the ground), but those of us who have obligations or lack of fitness but have the will, this is a practice that we can do.
Most of us have a prejudice in the way "you ride an eBike and the engine pushes you, there is no fatigue"... WE ARE WRONG!
It’s one of the “stronger” workouts because the heart rate is in the cardio zone, and if you don’t have the strength for MTB, you won’t have the strength for e-bikes either.
Igor Somek – member of I-TI bike team