I've been considering an ebike for a couple of years. I've test rode a few just around the block. I used to commute 15 hilly miles each way to work but it was tiring after a couple of days and it took too darn long. I only average about 10-12 mph on my current bike. I also love to just get outside and explore by bike. I'm considering a Trek Verve+, Giant Quick-E, and Trek Super Commuter. The Trek Verve looks attractive and is by far the cheapest ($2,199) but I'm afraid that I'll regret not having more power for the hills and wind. The Giant is $3,100 but they have last years model marked down. The rear rack looks pretty useless. The Giant did feel very peppy and has a higher top speed. I drained the battery pretty quickly on the test ride but I was really pushing it hard on turbo up some hills. The Trek Super Commuter 7 has a more torque than the Verve but has the same 20 mph speed assist. The Super Commuter cost nearly twice as much the Verve! I'm also tempted to buy online from Juiced Bikes but I'm afraid of no local support if something goes wrong with the motor or battery. The Treks and Giant have a 2 year warranty on the motor and battery. Free tune ups for life on the Trek. I have a short steep hill right from my driveway that I have to climb in the lowest gear or push if I'm not feeling it that day. Just looking for some help with those hills! Btw I'm 215 lbs and have some back issues. Thanks for your input.