Just joined the forum. My wife and I are on a 9 month cross country trip with our travel trailer. While in South Dakota we were hiking one of the Rails to Trails trails and feeling the challenges we now have at our ages (mid 70's) which limits our range more than we would like. Along come a lot of bikers, mainly much younger on road and mountain bikes...but then...a number of folks our age on E bikes just cruising with little effort and the light bulbs lit up over our heads. E bikes proved hard to actually find but not wanting to miss out on biking in general we opted to pick up folding Dahons for now while continuing to explore E bikes. Found a pair of E bikes to test ride in Ohio that was not a good fit and was a bad experience for my wife (just re-learning to ride after 40+ years since last ride) and left her skeptical of E bikes in general. Kept looking and exploring on line. Then while in a shop in Maine we spotted a pair of Momentum LaFrees. Test rode and we BOTH liked them as being what would meet our needs...at least the concept of step through, mid drive, etc. so, planning to continue exploring while on the trip, but plan to order whichever from a local shop when we get back home in order to have local support.