Excellent video, Gilbert.!! You reached 33 mph on that bike..!! wow that's awesome. Also, I love that idea of bike freeway You forgot to post text message you had Youtube, so I'm posting on your behalf (Pardon me) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So I have ridden a total of 131 miles as of March 22, 2014. So, you may ask, "How is the Xtreme XB300li?" "Is it a good ebike?" Well the SIMPLE answer is "Yeah it's GREAT! So many things that I like on the ebike!" I am 185 pounds. My experience is as follows. SO WHAT I CAN SAY? I'm 100% happy with this ebike. Price is great! Looks great! Rides beautifully! Battery life is really good! _______________________________________________ The bad things about this ebike?? _______________________________________________ If I can say what's BAD on this bike. It probably would be just the fact that it is required to remove the seat to take the battery out. Also the brakes are BAD compared to my other bikes! They don't stop the bike efficiently . They feel spongy! But STILL does the job.. I DON'T CARE, as long I can stop the bike, it's all that matters to me! Despite of those "bad" things (supposed to be), this does NOT effect MY "5 star" rating of this ebike. _________________________________________ RIDING AS A REGULAR BIKE? __________________________________________ WHEN RIDING AS A REGULAR BIKE, it rides GOOD! I feel THIS bike pedals faster than my Schwinn mountain bike. On my Schwinn, for some reason it feels laboring to pedal it, like if something is dragging! Get's tiring to ride that Schwinn. I guess I need to make adjustments or something. BUT for this Xtreme XB300li, as a regular bike, it picks up pretty fast and rides without the "dragging" feeling. (Might explain why I was able to ride 44 miles, haven't done that in years!) . Evidentally it is sort of a bumpy ride, but does NOT bother me. It's not uncomfortable (to me anyway), perhaps I'm just used to the lower cost Walmart bikes. Also this ebike did make a few noises. At first it was a loose kickstand. I also discovered that much of the rattling noises was coming from the battery mounting area. All I did was tighten the screw on the battery slide. It stopped. Now the noises it makes af of 130 miles is the normal bouncing of the chain. And shudders a little. (probably from the tread of tire) SO all in all, this ebike as a regular bike rides REALLY GOOD! Better than my Schwinn mountain bike for sure. Even with the weight of the ebike about 60 lbs. NOW, comparing to the road bike I have. This ebike does not ride as fast as the road bike! Afterall, the road bike is made for speed! __________________________________________ What THIS particular ebike is great for? ___________________________________________ A GREAT MOTIVATOR TO EXERCISE!! This ebike just makes riding so much more fun! ! Also GREAT for commuting say not more than 30 miles per day. Especially if you can't charge the battery at your job. This ebike really is NOT designed to REPLACE pedaling all together. Although, I CAN ride it like that if I want, but the motor does not have much power! Feels underpowered if I depend entirely on the motor on TAKE OFFS mostly! And of course, it will kill the battery life if I use the ebike this way! SO then what? It is great for someone who already loves riding bikes. And wants a "boost" like having a second rider helping pedal! One who rides bikes on a regular basis or here and there as a hobby. NOT SO MUCH for someone does not like riding bikes and wants TO USE AS A "MOPED"! ____________________________________________ Top speed and range I been getting.. _____________________________________________ SO, with me providing half of the work, LITERALLY. If I don't use it like a "moped", I been getting typically 25+ miles on a charge. But for the ride on the Pacific Electric Trail, I got 42 miles before the batteries ran out!! (level ground most of the way. little wind, me pedaling half the miles). The typical top speed with motor only (no pedal at all) is about 18mph. Oh yes. About this, I have noticed that I cannot pedal the ebike faster than 20mph WHILE using the motor. It WON'T do it. SO, if I feel I can pedal faster than 20mph, paticularly going downhill, I have to turn off the motor entirely. Because it seems like the motor will not let me pass 20mph. It goes a certain amount of RPMs only! As for charging time. It's been taking about 5-6 hours for a full charge from total empty! The charger displays red during charging and a green light when it's fully charged. __________________________________________ Should NOT be used on rainy days! ___________________________________________ Also I would NOT use this ebike on RAINY WEATHER! I don't feel this ebike is water resistant!!! I have read a review about another user riding on a rainy day and then he reported the ebike failed afterwords! The components don't look well protected from water.. I WOULD NOT ADVISE USING THIS Xtreme XB300li on rainy days!!!! Also BE CAREFUL washing it!