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Right. Like I said, to produce aluminum requires huge energy resources and the result is a very large carbon footprint. That's just based on the equipment used for mining it alone. Not to mention the process of producing it and the chemicals and waste in machining it. How much gets recycled? I would say a very tiny percentage. Yes, the resin used in CF is nasty. Sanding? Waste? Well, if you optimize your manufacturing then you can greatly reduce waste. Sanding is the earmark of shitty manufacturing. Let's face it, if we are partaking in riding high end mountain bikes, then we are all guilty of leaving a footprint. But let's not buy into the notion that aluminum is somehow an environmental saviour. Because its not.
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