Hey bluecat...”treadmill vs sports car”...love it, but I have a Stromer ST-2 and the Vado 6, 4K miles on the ST-2 and 800 on the Vado. I was riding the Specialized electric fatty, which I brought for some off-road cycling. I found myself not using the Fatty as planned, so traded it in on the Vado 6. There is no question in my mind that my ST-2 is indeed a sports car and is super fun to drive(ride), but the Vado is no treadmill...sadly, Specialized dropped the ball on their app (Mission Control), so there is no functioning “Omni” on the Vado. That being said, it has the same drive train as the ST-2, 27.5 in. tires, no clogging, brake lights that respond to lever pressure, front shock, better fenders, stronger rear rack smaller battery with about the same range as the ST-2, it is lighter by 4 - 6 lbs. and costs 2K less. I enjoy both for different reasons. Torque on the ST-2 is much better as are the brakes, by a country mile. The front fork is a blessing on longer rides, for sure on the Vado. The riding position seems more like what I am reading and hearing about with respect to the new ST-5, as compared to the more athletic positioning on the ST-2. And by far, the largest difference is service! The folks at Stromer are fantastic, but there is only so much they can do and dealerships in the USA are few and far between. Long run, definitely Stromer. Jury is out on the Vado, but it is a strong competitor at the price point and it has run like a top for me this summer. You are one of my favorite folks on this forum; please keep up the work that you do for all of us...You must be kidding. Comparing a treadmill with a sports car ... the sole thing they are sharing is the same top speed in the advertising.