I have been thinking about an e-bike for a couple years. I live near Seattle and have a round trip of 20 miles with maybe a max of 100 feet of elevation gain. I'm in moderate shape, early 40's, 6'2" and about 185 lbs.
I own an old cannondale hardtail and a more recent full suspension trek fuel 9 series. I thought about modifying one of them but would like a clean look and I'm only moderately handy on a good day.
In a perfect world I would like a bike that fits my height, has pedal assist, is quiet, under 50 lbs, has a top speed of 25 to 35 mph with pedaling, can handle a light rain, do 20 miles on a charge and has a decent build quality.
Spending $2,000 would be nice but I would consider up to as high as $4,000 if it made a significant difference. I appreciate the help and have found this forum very helpful.