I moved from Long Island to Florida west coast last week to help my parents out as dad's turning 90 in a couple months & mom needed help so I sold everything including my Mipower bike to simplify the move.
I anguished over my decision of which brand of e-bike to buy, another Mipower, a Stromer maybe, Kettler you name it & I considered it & for 3k ish which is a decent budget for a good bike. I went with the City Commuter because of it's specs & looks & fine reviews not to mention Pedego has very good customer service from my research.
The bike is a real looker, I opted for the black one with the 15 AH upgrade, 36volts 400 watts.
Bikes got a small geared Dapu hub motor with no complicated controllers to blow, looks like a regular bike more then any E-bike I've ever seen as the motor's the same size as the freewheel & a set of panniers over the battery will really conceal the fact it's an E-Bike . The wheels are 700c with Fat Frank Schwalbe tires & frame is 20 " big bike it's a 29er , also has the BB7 brakes which I love.
It's pedal assist or thumb throttle, cool computer odometer, speedo battery monitor display unit . Also a head light/tail light that runs off the battery. These Pedegos have all re-designed back racks & slide in locking batteries for 2013/14 & this bike can easily be made into a hybrid which is my plan down the road.
Time will tell, I fell in love with this bike when they first came out, my last bike I put 6k miles in a years time on & after some bugs & tweaks it found a great grove & was a well made Taiwanese bike so it's going to be interesting to see if this Pedego can handle my routine12237264-the-pedego-city-commuter-garnered-national-media-attention-for-its-chic-design.jpg heres a picture