My partner and I had a BionX kit bike for three years. We live 30 km from the nearest town, with 25 of that gravel. There are 440 vertical metres each way. Yes, it's uphill both ways. We are both reasonably fit. The bike made commuting a realistic option, particularly if we put it on the roof of our electric car for one way. We are both self employed and need to be independent. Now the battery seems to have died, BionX is out of business and the shop where we bought the bike are shrugging their shoulders. After all this, permit me to ask advice about a replacement. We are 180 and 186 cm tall respectively with the same inseam. The bike needs to have fenders and a rack. Lights would be good. I liked the hub motor and the regenerative braking of the BionX, but am not committed to anything. The range was just sufficient if I rode reasonably fast. A bit of suspension is really nice on the gravel. And I'm after something utilitarian. It does not have to be pretty or fancy, but sturdy. It should last more than three years. It would be nice if it wasn't too heavy so it can go on the roof rack. I may have to order on line as the local shop has a limited selection. The number of bikes that's being discussed and reviewed here intimidates me. My thanks in advance to anyone who shares their experience and advice.