Hello there. I'm new to the world of electric bikes. Actually, I'm in the market for one. Whatever bike I choose will be used five days a week minimum. Close to 17 miles round trip. Most of the ride to work will be easy, with few grades and hills to climb. The ride back is the opposite, so I'll be using the motor more often then. I need something with a sturdy frame and battery. I don't really want to be replacing a battery every two to three months or so. I probably won't buy one until October or November so I still have some time. My budget is 800 shipped or less. Currently, I'm looking at these two:
Anyone have any opinions or knowledge on these? My biggest concern is that the milage will be no where near what Currie claims, and that I'll be stuck at 5 mph. Also, I'm short (5'1"). Do you think I'll still have trouble if I lower the seat all the way? Thanks.