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@Stefan Mikes - I'm not looking to be "no sweat". In fact, my primary motivation is to try to combine a rather lengthy commute with regular exercise to be more time efficient. That said, I am becoming more and more convinced that having extra power and extra battery is a good thing.
I will also say that the fact that the Specialized bikes output my actual power input (via ANT or BT or whichever) is an unreasonably large pro for me. I'm a data junky and love tracking my performance. Without that feature, it is much more difficult to estimate how much effort I'm providing vs the battery. I know this shouldn't be a deciding factor, but back to what @rich c said, everyone has their preferences.
@TheEqualiser - I am definitely considering that possibility. As well as other schemes such as M-W-F by bike, T-Th drive, etc.
@6zfshdb - agreed. Definitely class 3. "Reasonable bike route" = all roads, but by "reasonable" I mean that the roads either have relatively low speed limits or a wide shoulder or are relatively lightly traveled or some combination of all three. No trails or paths involved. Thanks for the MA e-bike handout link.
Take a look at the EBR review of the Best Class 3 electric bikes of 2020.
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