Hello! I'm here to learn from the wisdom of others regarding the purchase and upkeep of an e-bike. I'm thinking something along the lines of a fat tire model, or possibly a HT or FS mountain bike. Time (and budget) will tell.
I'd be riding around town, which is quite hilly, and on some trails. Or, hopefully on some trails - not sure on the legality of that at the moment. I'm keeping it on the up and up - 500 watt motor and top 20 mph speed limit, as per the laws here in BC.
Limber 48V ~$1800 in Vic, $1600 on the web from Canadian dealers.
Stromer ST1 Elite ~$3850 from Scooteretti Ottawa, with gold (large capacity) battery. Vic dealer stocks the Platinum for quite a bit more.
I'm sure there's a Specialized dealer on the island, and the turbo has great reviews, though is priced up with the ST1