Coparison of ASCENDU 3x3 with a top of the range E-BIKE
We have been able to compare the performance of a top of the range E-Bike with the ASCENDU 3x3. We took first the ASCENDU 3x3 to climb Tres Provincias Peak you can watch a video on Youtube about this, and then, we took a Lapierre Overvolt 729i to do the same route.
We could ride all the way up with the ASCENDU 3x3 but with the E-Bike that was not possible. The E-Bike allows you to climb much faster, actually it feels like a motorbike at times, like when I was climbing at 20km/h without much effort in a bridleway. But when the path is narrow and or slippery, keeping the balance is the limitation of the E-Bike, while with the ASCENDU you can keep the balance and go where you want to go.
You can watch the video on Youtube. Here, I leave the final conclusions:
Kills feeling of achievement associated with endurance sport.
Unable to climb some parts.
Dangerous if you try hard to climb pedaling.
Resembles motorcycling at times.
It makes mountain biking more accessible.
Slow but gives feeling of achievement.
Able to climb everything in the route.
You keep better control in extreme climbs.
This is pure cycling, no motor, no walking.
You need to be reasonable fit.