Old 10-07-19, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by restlessswind View Post
I learned that Trek will offer auxiliary batteries to be mounted to the bottle cage braze-ons on their new 2020 models.
Yes, I saw that. That Allant model looks really interesting, but is even more commuter-oriented than the Vado. For one thing, I wouldn't really want to be using my smartphone mounted on my bike as the controller. Also, the Vado has the same geometry as my Crosstrail hybrid and has the suspension forks that are useful for the way I'd be using it.

Right now, the Vado is the only e-bike I've seen that fits my picture of what I'm looking for in an e-bike that is sold and supported by a reputable manufacturer that has an actual dealer network for service issues.
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