So it's a moped (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2014-10-14 22:20 (#2TC7) Great, another moped design so people get even less exercise. It's more elegant to have direct assist in the hub, I'll give them that. I just can't help thinking that for those who don't need the exercise (non-Americans) there are more rugged, cheaper, SAFER, and more efficient motorized bikes.Could be wrong. :-) Re: So it's a moped (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-10-15 13:15 (#2TCK) Wow, prices have come down in the last five years since I bought my bike. I would have gone with an electric, if they had been even twice the price. Now they've pretty much reached price equality for the cheaper models. Pedaling is great fun and a good work out, but it would have been nice to have something that could take over on a hot day to prevent needing a shower when I got to work. Re: So it's a moped (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2014-10-15 22:19 (#2TD5) Or that would help me get up the hill or against the wind. Ideally one that would charge when it wasn't assisting, like downhill, flat, or with the wind.