I'm a 60 year old woman who has been riding bikes for a long time. I wanted a bike that is easier to peddle up hills, etc. as I get older. The bike is fun to ride, but I feel a little unstable on it for several reasons. It is very heavy for a woman to get into her hatchback, impossible to lift to a bike rack, or up steps to get in the house, and while riding it just feels heavy duty and heavy for me. I must say, it has way, WAY more power than I expected. It feels like a motorcycle to me! I ride in power assist mode 1 mostly, and even that is almost too fast, yet it's really, really hard to peddle with no power assist. It is a bumpy ride due to no shocks. I don't like that part at all. If you go over any kind of bumps it makes me feel very unstable on the bike, like I may lose control and fall. My left foot hits into the kickstand a lot, unless I adjust my foot on the peddle. It's a learning curve. I think the kickstand is placed too close to the peddle. I hit into it a lot as I peddle.
I like the bike, but I'm a bit uncomfortable on it. It gets away from me (speed and bumpiness) I had an accident on the first time out, and ended up with two black eyes because the throttle was so fast and I hit into a curb, and my face hit the handle bars! Ouch!! Watch out for the speed until you get used to it.
Good points: it's cute, folding is easy, battery lasts a very, very long time, no problems getting up hills, comes almost totally assembled, very good quality. I think it's a big adjustment going from a thin tire, bigger manual bike to this compact, tight, sturdy and very POWERFUL bike. Once I get used to it, I think I'll like it more. It's just super powerful (maybe too much so for me). I wish I would've been able to try it out before I purchased it online. I hope I get more used to it and I think I'll enjoy it. Just be careful!!!