Hi All, I've recently moved, and now have the opportunity to bike commute (previously I lived 0.5 miles from work, so I walked) New commute is 4.5miles each way, with a large hill in the middle. Looking for a well-built commuter bike that can be used daily and or taken on local paths, to grocery store, etc etc. Live in sunny CA, so little risk of cold/rain. Per CA law, class 1/2 look to be the most permissive. Class 3 is banned from bike paths (not bike lanes). I've narrowed things down to two bikes. 2017 HaiBike Trekking 4.0 (20mph, class 1) 2017 Izip E3 dash (28mph, class 3) Working with both a local dealer and a remote dealer. After some negotation, I can get the Izip E3 via remote dealer for ~$1550 OTD or the Haibike trekking for $2200 OTD via local dealer. Does the Haibike command a $700 increase over the iZip in anyone's opinion? Is there another key bike I am leaving out? Thanks !