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March 2, 2023, 7:47 a.m. -  Gage Wright

I think if we put e-bikes into an, "environmentally conscious" category then we need to be honest with ourselves.  Replacing cars great!  However, adding batteries to a hobby sport is decidedly in the negative column.  I think Trek did the math on how many km one would need to ride in lieu of their car, not just rides you would already do on your bike, in order to offset the carbon emissions of adding a (mostly unnecessary) battery to bikes. Finite rare minerals and resources.  Should we add them to the sport we readily and happily performed pre-E or save them for other initiatives?  Do we need the e-bike tool for all jobs? Deniz did clarify this in his article but all to many discussions green wash e-bikes because they are electric.  P.S. My WR1 rims detension, tis the nature of bashing the beast, but they always stay true.  In my experience they are worry free even when sorely neglected.  Did your wheels go out of true as well?

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