I’m sure everyone was just on the edge of their seat on when, what, and if I was going to get an e bike. Any way I am active on a couple of other forums, tractors and cars and often people post but don’t follow up so you don’t what happened. We bought for my wife and I a pair of Trek Verve +3 step through for both of us. I tried some conventional frame bikes, I can mount them but it’s just going to get worse as I get older, I’m 59 now. I posted before about should I get a step through or not. The bike shop owner showed me a couple of techniques but they just didn’t work for me.
We bought them at Bickles in Burlington Iowa. The owner waited on us and was great, probably spent more time than when I‘ve bought cars. Of course we bought accessories, helmets, a pair of bike shorts, water bottles, hitch bike carrier etc., so we cleaned out my wallet. I tried a couple different bikes and am happy with my choice. He said it will be months before he gets more of these bikes in stock so I feel lucky to have found them within an hour drive of my house.
We have rented bikes recently, Bulls and Pedigos. Our new bikes have roughly the same boost as the Bulls, maybe a little less and a lot less than the Pedigos, but that’s not a bad thing. The Pedigos were almost like electric motor cycles. One really big plus for Trek was the smooth power delivery. The Treks are just less jerky. We rode about 7 miles before it got dark and we are pretty thrilled. It’s almost like swimming with a life vest. I know how to swim but it sure is more fun and easier with a ski vest on.
Sorry for the long post and thanks for the help.