The predecessor of the Electric mountain bike
Everyone knows electric mountain bike nowadays, but do you know how the mountain bikes came before? Mountain bikes are bicycles specially designed for cross-country (hills, trails, wilderness and gravel roads, etc.). It was born in San Francisco on the West Coast of the United States in 1977. At that time, a group of young people who were keen to ride beach bikes on the slopes of the hills suddenly thought: “If you can ride a bike down the mountain, it must be very interesting.” In 1974, Gary Fisher, Charlie Kelly, and Tom Ritchey thought They wanted a bicycle that could be ridden off roads, away from “police, cars and buildings”, so they began to install accessories and motorcycle parts on the sturdy single ATV before World War II.
In the same year, Gary Fisher and his friends feared death’s “Tamal Pass Mountain Tour”, which paved the way for the birth of a new riding style. Following Gary Fisher’s huge response in the mountain area, his Klunker was subsequently selected as one of the “Top Ten Mountain Bikes in History” by Mountain Bike Action magazine.
In 1976, Charlie Kelly started to promote a new downhill race, which was the first great mountain biking event. Charlie Kelly commissioned manufacturer Joe Breeze to design and develop cross-country bikes, which were the first “mountain bikes” ever manufactured and named “Breeze”.
Joe Breeze used Breeze as the prototype to complete the design and manufacture of 9 series of models between 1977 and 1978. The prototype of Breeze is now in the collection of the National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in the United States.
So they started the design of the cross-country bike, and it was officially named the mountain bike two years later. Since then, “downhill competition” has emerged as a new event in sports competitions. Athletes ride mountain bikes to downhill at a high speed along a prescribed downhill route. The faster one wins, attracting many fans. Although bicycles started in Europe, the mountain bikes invented by the Americans have swept away the traditional concept of bicycles, blowing a new wind all over the world.
However, as time progresses and products are updated and iterated, mountain bikes can no longer simply meet people’s needs, and electric mountain bike will be produced later. Compared with mountain bikes, electric mountain bikes are more in line with the needs of modern society. They have fast driving speed, long cruising range, more sensitive braking system, smooth and simple body design lines… It looks no different from previous mountain bikes, but it is more eye-catching.
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