Does An eBike Make You Faster Than A Fitness Freak XC Rider?

Published on May 11th 2024


It seems a lot of people get triggered by EMTB and shout "eBikes are cheating!!! 😀" any time an E-Bike is near a regular mountain bike.. But is it really cheating, and how much of an advantage? And can we both have fun on a day out? To tackle this subject, our XC whippet Rich Payne arranged a ride with Steve Jones from our sister channel @embn ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 00:00 - Intro 01:21 - Climb Challenge 04:51 - Sprint Challenge 06:52 - Technical Climb Challenge 09:28 - XC Loop Challenge Useful Links: πŸ› GMBN Merch Store πŸ‘‰ Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing πŸ‘‰ Watch Shorts on GMBN πŸ‘‰ Submit your Photo and Video to us πŸ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ What challenges would you like to see on Steve and Rich's next head-to-head? Watch more on GMBN... πŸ“Ή How To Jump A Hardtail πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show πŸ‘‰ 🎡 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎡 Quanta - Ooyy.wav Pangoa - Lukas Got Lucky Headphones (Instrumental Version) - Ooyy JUPITER - Autohacker Moon Traffic - Autohacker PARSEC - Autohacker #GMBN #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork #MTB #MountainBiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Propain Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: Reynolds wheels: FSA: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Racing - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Training -