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The Unvarnished Truth About E-Bikes (Risks and Dangers) (ebiketroop.com)
1 point by danhodgins on Dec 1, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments



The thing that stops me riding an e-bike is that my road bike is faster, and keeps me fitter. Part of this is that the maximum power output of an e-bike is legally limited, but I don't know how these limitations vary by country.

(Also, with my pedant hat on, the phrase "high rate of speed" used in the article to mean "high speed" really annoys me -- a high "rate of speed" would be a high acceleration!)


Have you seen a catastrophic failure of an e-bike e.g. lithium battery fire? Would love to hear about it in the comments. -Dan




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