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Degrees of difficulty e-MTB

e-MTBs are for everyone, but not everyone is made for e-MTB!

  1. The distinction between MTB route and e-MTB route is essentially that you do not have to lift your bike. However, it may be that that a tree or a landslide can obstruct the route, and where others pass a particular situation by pushing the e-MTB you are forced to lift it. You are never immune from having to lift the weight of your bike or push it uphill!
  2. Do not underestimate the routes and overestimate your technical and physical abilities!
  3. Dress accordingly and always wear a helmet and gloves. You should always carry a puncture repair kit with you, in addition to food and drink.
  4. Plan routes, alternatives and recharging well in advance as pushing a discharged bike can become a nightmare.
  5. Do I have to follow the official signposting, print and/or download the map and GPX data? We recommend everyone downloads the free SwitzerlandMobility app.
  6. Set off with a fully-charged battery and always charge the battery at the charging stations!
  7. Carrying your own cable can come in handy in an emergency.

 

Differences between e-MTB and MTB to think about

  • Less physical exertion resulting in greater clarity in facing the effort downhill.
  • More cyclists can become involved, more company.
  • The effort changes but not the physical and technical commitment required.
  • Less pedalling means the quicker the battery is consumed, pedalling is indispensable and requires physical and respiratory effort.
  • Lower and more favourable centre of gravity with inclination towards the ground resulting in greater stability when descending.
  • Wider tyres with better grip, pay attention to the correct tyre pressure.
  • Assisted pedalling, dependence on the battery to be charged.
  • Weight increased by several kilos.
  • Less manoeuvrability.