Congrats you got yours already. I ordered mine on 5/18 and it hasn't even shipped yet. They're sitting on my $1200 making interest for 3 months before they have to actually ship it. What complete bastards. Definitely dirty wall streeters behind the childhood friends who started the biz.Some details on my black standard XP 2.0, no extras ordered:
Battery took about 3 hours to charge.
Tires are CST Patrol 20x3.0, inflate to 30 PSI. Look like pretty generic fat knobby tires. Delivered with a smidge of air in them.
Standard seat is by Chaunts, Lectric-branded, about 11 inches long by 8 inches wide. Similar-ish to this one on Amazon but not as nice. My guess is that it's really this on on Aliexpress, different brand but looks identical.
I agree with all other reviewers, the placement of the battery key is deeply stupid. It is directly above the main cables going to the back of the bike, and makes insertion of the key a genuine hassle. Other than that, the bike looks amazing so far.
Aired up the tires to 28 PSI and went for the first ride. This was a weekend test ride from home to work to see if the bike would be usable for commuting. It tnvolved busy urban streets, crowded bike trails, and a two significant hills.
Overall, the bike worked well, and it seems like it'll be a good commuting option. As people say, it makes hills disappear. I'm glad I bought it.
- Seat proved to be moderately comfy, but only moderately. Ordered a Cloud 9 seat and Satori seat post to replace it.
- I'm not a fan of the pedals. My shoes grip them a bit but not a lot.
- I somehow managed to fold up the right pedal while taking off from a curb and almost fell off the bike.
- I'll likely replace them with good old non-folding rat traps. Scratched shins are better than surprises.
- Brakes work extremely well, as demonstrated when a car pulled out from the curb directly in front of me. They do make a small rubbing noise, which I'll look into.
- My intent was to glide to work, letting the bike do all the hard stuff, then sweat and pedal going home. But dang those hills got steeper going home and ... I just let the bike do almost all the work.
- I tried the throttle a few times, but mostly stuck with pedal assist, PAS level 1 or 2.
- Using PAS reminds me a lot of driving an old 70's car with a turbo. Much feeble pedaling them BAM the PAS kicks in.
- PAS is very tricky to use in stop-start urban settings with lots of stoplights, pedestrians, strollers, etc.
- I ended up setting it to 0 a couple of times just so it wouldn't kick in halfway through a crosswalk.
- The top speed limit for the entire ride was 20 MPH, and was 15 MPH for much of the ride. A combo of second gear and PAS 2 worked well for the relatively empty stretches and first gear / PAS 1 or PAS 0 for all the crowded and stop-start bits.
- Voltage went from 54 down to 50 over the course of the ride, around 6 miles.
- There are small bike lockers available outside near work. The bike just barely fit inside one with the handlebars down. Keeping the bike out of the weather and not needing to worry about locks or keys while at work is a huge win.
Will update with more notes after I do additional poking around.