Hi . As a new owner of a brand new Kalkoff e bike I am wondering what I have got myself into . The few times I have cycled on it I have had several loud comments " That's cheating ! " from pedestrians as well as other bikers . Will this go on since it is a bit annoying to say the least . To be honest I may have muttered the same under my breath pushing my old bike up a killer hill when a couple of octogenarians have zoomed past on their e bike . I do feel like I am cheating and unfaithful looking at my trusty old Trek bike . The poor bike has to to be left behind after several years of taking me on most of the Voie Verts in France and in Germany the Danube, Rhein and Moselle, Saar and many more great paths . I was quite upset when husband promised to sell my bike to a good friend .....I had to put my foot down and even with a chance of upsetting my friend I told him NO....NOT YET . So. The old bike will be left behind and I tell you ....this flipping German contraption will have to be absolutely amazing for me to get rid of my dear old bike if and when my Plantar Fasciitis gets better .