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Feb. 13, 2020, 10:09 p.m. -  Reed Holden

I still don't understand why able bodied people want a simulated cycling experience. The best reviews for these things are that they "feel like cycling." 13K to feel like Lance (in more than one way) I guess? It seems really weird to me that people who want a motorized experience want to limit it to just "a little extra." I think this is the soft sell before ebikes morph into what they should really be, a quiet, non-smelly motor bike. It is bizarre that they are using fragile parts on a 50lb bike. Don't trials motorbikes weigh about the same? If I blow up bike hubs with my human legs, why would I use the same hub with a constant 500watt output? I agree that the caption that you can hardly tell it's an ebike is wierd. Kind of  continuing the fallacy that ebikes are just like regular bikes but better. I am looking forward to the time when the bike companies nut up and sell ebikes as their own thing. You can see the progression away from being a "better bike" with the ebike specific forks, chains, cassettes etc. Once they develop their own market, they will dump the bike moniker and do their own thing I suspect.

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