I've been riding my Creo for about 3 months and, as it turns out, generally only us it on the way home. We have some significant hills in our town and I really appreciate my battery and motor up that hill that gets me home. It seems to me that the motor is noisier than it ought to be; in higher gears it isn't too noisy, but as you shift down as I go up the hill the noise increases. My wife has 2,000+ miles on her Vado and it is almost silent in all three levels of assist. Has anyone else experienced higher noise levels.