Is the E-MountainBike the solution to Traffic in Metro Manila? First thing is first: Is there a solution to the worsening heavy traffic in Metro Manila?
There are solutions presented but one of the most feasible and practical is to put the morning/afternoon commuters on bicycles. (Take note: Bicycles, not motorcycles because bicycles do not add to pollution PLUS it is the healthier alternative.)
Many complain that cycling to work would mean sweat, dirt and fatigue. Now here is the solution to that solution: Electric Mountain bikes! Stay cool, and fresh, plus roll around on a very cool bike. It is not just an E-bike, it is an E-MTB!
Here is Danny on his new Santa Cruz Heckler E-MTB—>
Wanna know more about the Santa Cruz Heckler E-MTB? Check out the interview of Pinkbike.com on the Santa Cruz people who are responsible for their E-MTB.
According to https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/heckler Carbon frame CC/ 27.5 costs around 7399 USd. It tips the scale at 21.62kg or 47.66 lbs. If you had a downhill bike back in the day, your bike would have weighed like that in the early 2000. So just imagine, your DH bike back then, but you can pedal it anywhere with no problem. Ahhh, dream come true! Thank God for technology!
Now there is really no more excuse NOT to get into the pedal bike. It is less noisy, plus it does not require gasoline! To quote Rob Roskopp in the video interview by Pinkbike, Santa Cruz wanted to create an Electric bike— “that felt like a mountain bike.” Other E bikes have throttles, and crosses the border towards a dirtbike running on electricity. He says the heckler is simply a “performance bike”.