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THE WEIRDLY OBVIOUS REASON TO GO ALUMINUM
No one ever thinks about the end of their bike's life. But your bike keeps on existing after it's unrideable, and far too many of them end up eating space in landfills (something nobody wants). The sad truth is that carbon frames (being made with glue and carbon sheeting) are not recyclable. But metal - metal is recyclable. Aluminum, steel, titanium if you can still find it, all those metal frames can be kept out of landfills. Aluminum alloys are better-made than ever, meaning that you're not only saving many couples of bucks on an aluminum alloy bike, you're also saving the Earth just a little bit.
HOT TAKE: E-BIKES AREN'T CHEATING
Hopefully this isn't as hot of a take as it might've been a couple years ago, and you're reading this while rolling your eyes at us. But we're here to make it clear: e-bikes are not a crutch! E-bikes are a whole new level of cycling, as different from an analog bike (yeah, we said analog) as an acoustic guitar is from a Flying V. E-bikes open up whole new vistas of opportunity, not because they make it easier to get places (though they definitely can do that) but because having the energy to conquer that one big hill means that all the roads behind it are suddenly accessible. More rides, more speed, more distance, more fun.