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Comedy E-bike rental in the mountains: DON'T MAKE these mistakes!

If you are a beginner, and have rented a rental bike, please don't make these mistakes!

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Ok, the rental at the sea is also worth it :)

At our center on the Island of Elba we see all sorts of things, but it is often the fault of us in the sector. A serious rental, which does not make business its focal point, always carries out a briefing before leaving in order to avoid even dangerous situations. In this way, many of the errors that we will list later would cease to exist.

If the renter is a pro, listen to him: if he's not a pro, take the leather home : )

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Scenes of people pedaling with the saddle all low are the order of the day


  • Don't wear a helmet"I'm going slow anyway, I'm not going to kill myself“, he said before falling on a bend on the gravel.
  • Go up to turbo, graining with each shift, with scary passers-by who think you're losing some pieces along the way:"I broke the chain, I don't know what happened' he said upon returning to the rent, perhaps also asking for damages for the defect.
  • Rest the bike not on the rear wheel but directly with the frame on a dry stone wall: a noticeable scratch on the frame causes a depreciation of up to €500/1000 in top-of-the-range bike models. Now you know what flashes in the renter's head when he sees you arriving with a scratch on the frame: other than having earned €50 from the rental.
  • Despising the guide so much is useless: as well as entertaining you on the bike, and giving you the right advice, it will also entertain you off the bike: the guides are hardly teetotal.
  • Dressing inappropriately: CLOSED SHOES are needed! It is not permissible to travel with slippers or open shoes.
  • Believing that riding a bike is easy and you don't need a course: keep yourself humble, otherwise coming down from the refuge the risk of hugging a plant or making out with a stone is high (at best).
  • And finally, a point in favor of those who rent: if you pay €70/€100 a day for a bike, ask for a minimum of checkups on the saddle: there are many rental shops that give bikes to customers without adjusting saddle height or suspension. Professionalism under the shoes.

Here's a review of the 10 mistakes not to be made on an e-bike.

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[email protected] I am a fan of everything that has 2 wheels: at a young age I practiced road and track cycling (Italian Allievi champion). At the age of 18 I passed into the cross country competing at national/international level as an Under23. Past Elite, I made the choice to take things more lightly from a training point of view, and my love for gravity disciplines was born, training me as an FCI MTB instructor and guide. Now I have made passion my profession by managing 2 MTB centers on the island of Elba (Bike Center Elba and Elba MTB), creating the FANTAmtb and telling in an ironic but professional way everything that revolves around MTB thanks to 365mountainbike and 365TV (YouTube'PULITI dentro BIKER fuori').


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