Perfect for my commute to work.
As I get older, I've been thinking about buying an electric bike, and it's much more painful to ride up the mountain now than it was 30 years ago. A friend of mine recommended this to me. The bike itself is strong. I really didn't expect this because it was a bit like the low end of cheap Chinese knockoffs. I buy it mainly to go to and from work in spring / summer / autumn, the distance is 8 miles, so I do 16 miles every day. Pedal assist is really great. I don't know what it looks like on a high-end electric bike, but it's perfect for me. With the highest level of pedal assistance, I can go to work at the same time as driving, can quickly through all the traffic and construction, and when I get there, I still feel that I have done the actual exercise. The motor shuts down at about 15 miles an hour, so you get a little help to speed up, and if you go down, it helps a little bit, in my case, mainly on a steep hillside. I don't know if it's my bike or the whole model, but I really don't feel any difference in pedal assist at any level below max. The battery lasts about 40 miles with maximum assistance before it needs to be recharged, and the charging speed is very fast, in just a few hours. The gearbox and brakes work perfectly and do not need to be adjusted to open the box. This seat is very uncomfortable, so you may want to change to a more comfortable one, or buy a cushion lid. The bike is heavy. It's better.