I have just returned from my first "Real" ride on my BikeE. To clarify I have been using it for my very very short commute just to get used to it and family responsibilities have denied me any rides of any distance or over other than flat terrain. It was very comfortable and there were not surprises. It didn't like the uphills and I liked having the bigger gear on the long straight runs. I hit 31.5 MPH on the hill in Prospect park, which thankfully is closed to traffic on the weekends. l must install a mirror and lube the chain properly but overall I was very happy.