An interesting thought. Is the Class 3 Creo really that fast? Because, you see, I can catch up with almost any traditional roadie with my full power Vado, and even overtake them (time-trial roadies are faster!)
For me, Vado SL actually is a fitness e-bike. I was looking at different stats of my rides with Vado and Vado SL. My effort on the SL is typically twice of one recorded for the full power e-bike. It cannot be attributed to the motor assistance only!
if you figure a well trained roadie can put out 300w for a long time, on a regular bike, that’ll get them to 21-22 mph. they actually can’t go any faster on a type 1/2 ebike. the assist cuts off and their human power 300w is still the limit.
on a creo they get their 300 plus the bikes 240 past 20mph….. and can now go 28mph.
so really, the issue is class 1 vs 3, and aerodynamics.