Review submitted on previous model: My son and daughter arrived home the other day and were somewhat bemused to see that the usual assortment of golf magazines lying about the house had been replaced by your own mbr publication. They found it difficult to understand why someone in their late 50’s and who had not cycled for some 30 years could suddenly be interested in how to optimise cornering on a mountain bike or discovering great trails to explore…
OK - I confess that I am not a “real” mountain biker. My enjoyment has been derived from the support an e-bike can offer to someone who has always had a dread of head winds and hills! I now find that I look forward to spending as much time out in the countryside as possible and have discovered more about where I live in the past 6 months than I have in the past 20 years!
Recently I have even been out with “real” mountain bikers and we could enjoy rides together in terms of me at least being able to keep up with them. Not that I would ever hope to have the skills or courage to emulate them on the more technical rides or downhill sections even if my bike - a Haibike Full Seven bought from the e-bikeshop - is more than capable given the right rider. Just “green” and “blue” runs for me as I have no desire to challenge for the “Broken Riders” t-shirt….
And the reason for mbr becoming compulsory reading? I do like the fact that mbr is prepared to feature an e-bike under “Long Termers” and to see what an experienced rider makes of them. Indeed, I believe e-bikes will open up a 50-60 year old audience who never knew the joys of suspension, dropper seat posts and disc brakes and are now rediscovering the joys of cycling again.
Keep up the great work
Ps tell Waitress Newbury not to hide mbr behind the other cycling publications as I often have to dig for it