I finally got a Synpase néo 2, and sold back my Orbéa Vibe,
The néo 2 is not that heavy, 19.5 kg with a rear carrier, and bikestand a litemove (200 lumens) light and a Keox screen that i added to it.
On the flat with the engine off it is very efficient, almost as much as a road bike, the main difference is when you start or accelerate but once launched it is very good. I was missing the drop bar really a lot on the Vibe and i also appreciate two have a double crankset. Another major difference are the break which are full hydraulic shimano 105 on the synapse and so way way better then the mechanic disk brake of the Vibe.
Drop bar are not only better to ride but they are also much more narrow which help a lot.
The Kiox screen is wonderfull and you even get for free a powermeter, a cadence sensor etc ....
The Bosch smartphone application is well designed (10 times better then the Mahle one), you don't need to start a ride, indeed it records anything as long as your phone is on and close to the bike.
I don't have some of the super advanced functions since my motor is a Gen3 and only Gen4 are fully smart.
One very important difference is something that may seems annectodical but is very important : the charger and the plug.
-> On the synapse néo the charging port is on the top on the diagonal tube, so it never interfere with the pedals, it is very safe. Also the plug is large and super easy to fit in the connector. And the orbea and on a Haibike that i had years ago the connector was horrible. Alose the charger is way more powerfull and it is smart too so you won't overcharge like with the mahle system.
Yes Bosh and Cannondale mean that little details which indeed are super important are well designed. I have seen many ebike and the Synapse is one of the very few with a plug up which takes 1 second to fit in.
One last thing is that the battery is removable, this mean that if needed you can replace it, and you also load if of the bike. It take 10 seconds to remove it and the connector is the same than on the bike. This also mean that i was able to route a cable from the battery to the front light internaly, this rocks since this mans that i never need to worry about the light. Indeed i will open it again to connect the rear light too.
In the furutre i may get something similar to the synpapse (once it dies ), something may be a bit lighter(with the current 500 i can do close to 200 km), so may be a light engine but certainly not a Mahle one. I will not get an ebike with a non removable battery.
Something lie Canyon Grizzl with a rudy fork + a Fazua engine or a light shimano one.
But for now the synapse is wonderfull, 7000km and rocking i run 37mm wide tyre on it and it is super confy.
N.B the Vibe is still a very nice ebike, and the comparaison is a bit unfair the synapse was sold 3600 euros (i paid 2200) and the vibe only 2000.