So all torque based systems are now potentially troublesome since the bafang M600 has crappy programming? FWIW, the bafang m600 isnt a mainstream system like brose/bosch/yamaha/shimano.
Not "all". I said that I've read various posts, but I wouldn't translate that to mean "all" torque based PAS are potentially troublesome because of that one post, when I never said "all" and specifically said that was just ONE example, so you shouldn't conclude anything by that single reference.
Many complain of bad programming for some cadence based PAS systems, so can I use your logic and conclude that all cadence based PAS systems are potentially troublesome?
I never made such a conclusion. I simply pointed out a fact that I had read something repeatedly while giving just one example of many. I never made a jump to making a conclusion that all torque sensor based PAS systems are potentially bad/unnatural.
I said that I "didn't prefer" a torque sensor for riding on rural roads. I didn't say cadence is better. I think it's less important when you are just riding along pedaling continuously vs. riding on trails on a mountain bike due to the nature of how torque based PAS functions based on hours of reading from people that have either or both. So, I'm more neutral on the issue in regard to rural riding, and I don't think it's the best value to spend the extra on torque sensor based PAS bikes for that purpose. The feedback I've read indicates the torque based sensor PAS systems seem more touchy and more difficult to get right vs. cadence sensor based PAS.Why do you think cadence based PAS is better for rural roads? I ride rural roads everyday, what am I missing?
My preference for now remains to get a cadence sensor based PAS in my first couple e-bikes, which will be primarily ridden on rural roads. For a mountain bike, I see more of an advantage to the mid drive bikes and torque sensor based PAS. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. I'm sorry if that offends anyone. Maybe I'll change my mind someday when I get first hand experience on different bikes, but I'm just trusting in what I've read from the majority at this point, not any single anecdote.