I have recently bought a new ebike and now cycling has become a joy. I've been out today and managed to tackle a route that I would never have done before. The poor lycra clad road bike male in front just couldn't understand how I could be possibly catching him up such a gradient! I didn't have the heart to pass him! I'm only using the assist when needed and going under my own steam the rest of the way. I have to say one of the best things I've ever bought. So if you are thinking about getting one, do it they are great! Happy new year to all funsters.