Although it took some time to receive my bike, it was so worth the wait! I could not figure out how to assemble myself, as I expected, but the local bike shop hooked me up.
It's pretty easy to figure out how to turn it on, use & read the control panel, handle different speeds and maneuver the bike around.
Using it for several months now, I haven't had much bad luck with maintaining it -- although toward the end of fall, the electric was/is kind of shorting out..the power will just go off, and I then have to hit the start button again to turn it on again. I checked the wire connections, but I'm very novice at this so not sure if I found or fixed anything during inspection. For now if I keep it at the lowest of the 5 speeds this short issue happens less. And I will schedule it to the bike shop now that winter is nearly done and I can ride it again.
Going slower into corners is essential.
Even on the lowest settings, the bike really scoots along - up to 20-ish mph on straight safe stretches.
Whether using pedal-assist or just holding the throttle down, this bike has a fun kick to it. On pedal-assist, please really start out at the lowest setting then move up as you get to know the lowest level....there's a lot of assist even at the lowest option. Throttle is just the best option to have; especially if you aren't the most serious biker that maybe gets tired on hills or long stretches.
My corgi fits great in the rear basket, and he loves the wind flowing through his ears back there. I put a flat piece of cardboard then a dog bed that fit the size of the basket - and he's quite comfortable and doesn't seem to cause any pain, discomfort or misfit.
Front basket is super helpful for a few small things to carry, like water bottle & a sack lunch...that type of thing.
The seat with a back is super helpful and having the back makes for a more comfortable sitting spot if you happen to stop to watch a soccer game, music event or something else at the park. I have had trouble keeping the seat adjusted appropriately...the metal bolt underneath seems to loosen up or maybe there's a bit of a design flaw -- it's on my list to ask the guys at the bike shop.
It's great that it has a light on the front, but I wish it was a bigger light that shone brighter. I'd also love to have a back light to make it safer for night biking.
Just a great lovely bike and such a positive addition to my lifestyle; gets me out of my house much more than ever before. My dog and I love it!