The things I Like:
I did a fair amount of research before deciding on these bikes. Our intended use was as boat bikes, so they will live some of their time on the deck of our boat as we move from one anchorage to another. This means their size and weight was a big factor for us. They are small enough for us to tie them down to the life lines and with the folding handle bars and peddles we can still walk by them with little effort. The fact that they are made from aluminum was another big factor for us. We will eventually make waterproof covers for them, but the IPX4 rating means if they get a little wet it won’t be the end of the world. I really like the twist throttle and the fact that you can set it with cruise control, and just like a car when you hit the breaks it turns cruise off. They are stable to ride even at the highest speed and the fact that you can lock the battery in is a nice feature.
The things I don’t like:
When folded there is no way to keep them folded, I foresee an issue with this as the hinge loosens over time.
You can’t keep someone from coming by and turning on the bike, so the key will keep your battery in the bike, but it won’t keep someone from turning on the bike and discharging it or running the bike while it’s locked to a bike rack or something. If you want to not have this happen you really need to remove the battery when you leave the bike, which is a hassle.
They aren’t selling spare batteries yet, we will get some when or if they become available.