Why e-Mountain Biking?
Electric Mountain biking blends the traditional feel of mountain biking with a technological boost of power to your pedals via an electric motor to make riding uphill a breeze. This is great news for people who want to experience the exhilarating fun and beautiful scenery that mountain biking has to offer without needing the endurance of a pro to get through a challenging trail. You still have a chain, gears, and pedals like an ordinary bike, but if you see a big uphill approaching (or just want a turbo boost), you can turn up the motor’s power and feel like you have superhuman strength!
The e-bikes used at Northern Escape are the new Giant Talon E+ 29’s, which are powered by a 500Wh battery with a range of up to 180km (under ideal conditions). These bikes are built to tackle tough trails while giving you a safe and comfortable experience. They come equipped with 29-inch wheels and a front fork shock with 100mm of travel, both of which greatly help smooth out bumps and carry you safely over rocks, roots, and other rough terrain. The Giant’s tubeless tires add an extra layer of safety and will keep you riding longer as they are more resistant to punctures and help you take corners a bit better.
Exploring on Two Wheels
It’s easy to convince people of the natural beauty of the North, but you won’t fully appreciate it until you immerse yourself and explore its endless wilderness. Explore the lovely chain of lakes around Northern Escape Mountain Lodge, or ride up to a scenic viewpoint in the alpine. Go for a short spin or pack a lunch and spend the day out in the backcountry. On an electric mountain bike, you can comfortably go from road to trail to off-trail (if you dare), you can cover a great distance and with the help of the electric motor, you won’t get tired easily.
Who’s it for?
e-Mountain biking is a great way for beginners to enter the realm of mountain biking. Even seasoned bikers will appreciate the convenience and comfort that these bikes offer. e-Mountain biking is therefore a great way for the whole family to enjoy the scenic trails around the Mountain Lodge. Seniors can also enjoy this activity as traditional mountain biking demands a lot of endurance and puts a lot of wear and tear on a person’s knees and leg muscles. The electric motor takes away this restriction, and e-bikes make biking an enjoyable activity for those with physical limitations.