I've never had an e-bike. I love cycling and ride my Kona Mahuna hardtail 29er mountain bike every day -- to work, running errands, for recreational rides both on pavement and wide trails (no single tracking). My bike is my sole mode of transportation. I am planning a move that will shift my commute from a flat 3 miles to a steady 5 mile climb on the way home from work on a very busy and somewhat narrow road with a bare bones bike lane. I think an e-bike will help me a lot on days when I'm tired -- and I'm hopeful that the right model might also make me safer and more visible to cars. I'd love to have a riding experience similar to my Kona Mahuna, just with that electric assist! Some things that are important to me: Frame size options that will fit me: 16" or 17" -- possibly 18" Upright position Lights, or at least good places to mount them -- the more visible I am, the better Affordability: hoping to stay under 2K Rack for panniers, or the ability to add one Ideally lightweight enough for me to pick up and take with me on the train Thanks so much for any suggestions you have!