I bought this bike so that I could commute to and from work. For context, I live in Seattle, and I'm about 2 miles away from work, with lots of up and down hills in between. The pedal assist is an absolute must for me to get up these hills - I had very little cycling experience prior to purchasing this eBike. The throttle is helpful when I'm in a hurry, but I like to try and pedal as much as possible. I love that you can turn off the pedal assist altogether, and use the Aveny like a regular bicycle. Know that the bike is heavy, and that's normal for eBikes. It's also bigger than I expected, which is great for slick roads and autumn leaf piles (feels very stable!), but tough to maneuver when I'm parking it in a tight spot. I have not yet ridden it in the rain. Lastly, I love how customizable it is! I have the font basket, which has been tremendous for carrying groceries home.
All in all, I'm so pleased with this purchase, and I look forward to getting to know my eBike better!