Great pick. You will love it.
FWIW I got the bike shipped directly to a local bike shop, that built it for a reasonable price. It was great to just pick up the bike and ride. Also got peace of mind that the bike is tuned up. The bike shop also has been helpful as I make other changes to the bike...
I really like f5 trail. Feels like super moto 2.4 should be a standard tire. I have also asked them if they can do this will swept handlebar and adjustable stem of step through 2.0. Would make for a nice comfy commuter bike that can also do light trails.
See here my review of 700.
I had probably tried mid-drive bike from every known manufacturer out there before I concluded that for my use case hub drive is better.
Not sure. I got 700 in ST frame. It says for 5’ to 6’2”. I am 5’11” with 33” inseam. I have never felt that the bike is too small. I don’t even have the seatpost at the highest setting.
One upgrade I suggest is suspension seatpost. I spent $100 on Suntour. So worth it.
Even with motor providing 500w of power I have no trouble getting Upto 28mph. And it still feels very leisurely.
I don’t know about juiced but in ride1up you can configure how much assist you want at each level.
I personally don’t think you need more than 750w. On my 700, 80% plus of my riding is with motor pumping out about 300w of power. I don’t ever feel the need for more. It makes biking super leisurely and you feel like bike is just cruising. On a rare occasion I may go Upto higher assist and use...
Given your use case, huh drive sounds fine. This board will def steer you towards mid-drive. Mid-drive has its advantages but it’s not a slam dunk winner in all cases.
So for hub drive look at
1. Ride1up 700 or limited - I have 700 and I like it a lot. If limited was in stock I would have...