In this recent interview, Gary Fisher, mountain bike pioneer, says that he thinks ebikes will “surely become the next big thing.”
“E mountain bike takes away the hard part. It’s that part where you’re going 5kph and you’re in a world of hurt going up this super steep hill and you’re barely making it up… good bye good bye, that’s gone.” -Gary Fisher
This video was sponsored by Bosch and Trek. Trek acquired Gary Fisher’s brand years ago and still works closely with Gary, and also uses Bosch engines in their ebikes.