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Jan. 7, 2021, 6:03 p.m. -  Andrew Major

I'm having a weak moment. _"Technology is a good thing as it keeps us riding for more years than what we thought when we got into this game." _ The technology has existed for ages to make very small, much lower wattage motors - requiring much lighter batteries - that are basically silent and practically undetectable. These would give riders the type of minimal boost on climbs that would be needed to help them keep climbing what they're currently hitting (time/distance/techgnar) under 100% person-power as age or injury catches up with them.   With the right tune, the gentle assist from the motor would feel ~ seamless/natural compared to pedaling 100% under your own steam. With the right build, the additional weight would be roughly the equivalent of going down a few spec levels on most current rigs.   For example, Vivax is old tech that wasn't developed by a major player and it's still only 4lbs _with a battery_ and can easily be hidden in a steel seat tube or downtube - never mind other frame materials with easily manipulated shapes.   Oh, also **[Vivax went out of business](https://cyclingtips.com/2020/07/hidden-motor-brand-vivax-has-gone-out-of-business/)** during this e~bike boom because that's not what riders actually want. Your Kenevo amplifies your effort up to 410% - _"At peak assist, it’s like having four of you powering the pedals"_ \- so I think it's fair to say that's not the same game.

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