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Mountain Bike for Access?

Petrichor

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Been thinking about this for a while. Have a nice mountain bike that is blue…. Might have to get some camo tape or a camo tarp to hide it lol.
 

boyne bowhunter

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@boyne bowhunter is your bike motorized?
Nope. Purely old man leg power. The areas I hunt though are pretty low rolling hills though so its not like I'd need it to be. Also, one of the areas I hunt in is a strictly no ORV area and that's one of those gray area laws I didn't want to have to argue with a CO. Also, if I'm pedaling its definitely not a motorized vehicle and I don't need to worry about casing my bow in transport.
 

woodsdog2

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Also, if I'm pedaling its definitely not a motorized vehicle and I don't need to worry about casing my bow in transport.
That's a good point. NY used to be way more stringent on before and after legal shooting hours and bow transport....... some CO's required for trad, bow unstrung, compounds.... zip ties on the cam.... now however with most people shooting releases etc, as long as there is no arrow nocked and the release aid is in your pocket.... you should be ok. Still not sure about the trad requirements.
 

Apex7

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Another great and affordable option.
Similar to the Himiway I have, but a much more well-known and proven company.


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Looking at getting an Mountain 2 Sea
Ebike with the Mid-drive Ultra motor.
 

Arkie

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Looking at getting an Mountain 2 Sea
Ebike with the Mid-drive Ultra motor.
I don’t have anything crazy steep around me, that I ride on at least, but if you do or just want to be able to do more, a mid drive is the way to go.


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Apex7

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@Apex7 what make and model is this?
It's made by Rad power bikes and the model is the Radrover. I but a new controller on it from Bolton e-bikes to give it more power to climb hills. It's a good bike and I put a Rambo rack on it with saddlebags to carry my ESS saddle and whatever else I need. Also I put a Gator Grip bow holder on the front rack and I have a Rambo cart to get deer out of the woods.
 

Weldabeast

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I've used a bike a lot... But very rarely now. I bounce around too much....it'll be chained up and after walking/hunting that area I'll have a big walk back to get the bike that just waisting time. I do still use for certain situations but not often. The bike itself is a freebie geared mountain bike. I swapped to a big extra cushion seat, a ET basket on the front, and I just hold my weapon. The roads in the wma system I've hunted are either hard packed limestone which is great for the bike or loose sugar sand which is great for not riding the bike but great for pushing it while walking... If u are picking an area based on aerial photos and plan to just stay in the couple surrounding acres and got a good road then the bike is great but if u are being real mobile walking miles IMO it's not worth the hassle.... The woods are pretty thick here and riding anywhere off the road system isn't much of an option

Id probably change my opinion if I had an electric bike....hahaha those things are pretty sweet
 

msnormand

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I've peddled a LOT this year, and it def helped many times without the long walks that take too much time. Almost certainly going to kit out my Giant Sedona hardtail very soon with at least 750w Bafang middrive system. Will pull a 14# Sherpa trailer when needed. At 64 still in good shape, but the hips and shoulders have def taken a beating carrying loads and walking over many years, gotta do something, can't keep that up lol.
 

woodsdog2

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Look up “GA Bowhunter” on YouTube.
He’s got the same Himiway bike I do ($1,600) and he’s put his through the ringer as well.


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Good suggestion @Arkie I've watched GA Bowhunter's stuff on the Himiway bikes and now you got me thinkin' Just trying to find out what NY's rules on state game lands regarding ebikes are. I know they have liberalized their use generally on roads and streets as long as they are 750w or less.
 

woodsdog2

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I've peddled a LOT this year, and it def helped many times without the long walks that take too much time. Almost certainly going to kit out my Giant Sedona hardtail very soon with at least 750w Bafang middrive system. Will pull a 14# Sherpa trailer when needed. At 64 still in good shape, but the hips and shoulders have def taken a beating carrying loads and walking over many years, gotta do something, can't keep that up lol.
@msnormand is the Giant Sedona hardtail a fat tire? I have a Felt 29N with almost 3" tires and can go a lot of places with it but not sure if I should add a middrive system to it or just go to a full fat tire Ebike.
 

bfriendly

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@msnormand is the Giant Sedona hardtail a fat tire? I have a Felt 29N with almost 3" tires and can go a lot of places with it but not sure if I should add a middrive system to it or just go to a full fat tire Ebike.
I thought of adding a drive hub and wheel to my trek, but think I’ll end up with a fat tire ebike. I’d have to stay at a max 750watts to be legal on public land and even though I’ll get a cheaper model, I’ll feel better about once I add bags etc….
 
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