How to cross a gate with an E-MTB
E-mountain bikes have increased in popularity greatly in recent years, featuring in every aspect of the MTB world, from EWS, to E-MTB world champs, to weekend adventures with your mates. But riding and managing an e-bike require a slightly different skill set and approach to almost every aspect of mountain biking.
In this episode of the #EMTBMinute Chris will show you how to cross a gate with an E-MTB, which brings into play one of the main differences between normal mountain bikes and electric mountain bikes: weight.
With these few top tips and a bit of practice you’ll be riding those harder to access trails on the other side of a fence on your next big E-MTB adventure, and getting the most fun out of riding your e-mountain bike.
10 steps on how to cross a gate with an E-MTB
- Firstly, is this the only way to get to the other side? Least path of resistance is best
- Remove the battery to save a lot of weight
- Stand on the non-drive side of the bike
- Raise non-drive side crank to the top
- Grab bike low down on fork and rear triangle
- Stand up using legs and keep back straight
- Hook the non-drive side pedal on top of gate (if the gate is robust enough to take it)
- Reposition yourself to opposite side of gate
- Lift bike down crefully
- Fit battery and continue enjoying your ride!
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What can you learn in a minute? Well, quite a lot as it turns out…
From setting up your e-mountain bike to how to cross a gate with an E-MTB, in the #EMTBminute we take on some of the most pressing questions around your e-mountain bike life and attempt to show you the key stages in just 60 seconds!
Using decades of collective guiding, riding and mechanical experience we’ve carefully created each minute-long video to give easy-to-follow, practical tips that will instantly demystify skills and techniques. They might still take a lifetime to master but with #EMTBminute at least you’ll be off to a solid start.
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