I've had my ice blue NL for a month now and it is a game changer 500Km later! I have a couple of nice hills in my area that I always hated but now I just zip up them like nothing. I LOVE my NL. I have walk assist with the Intuvia display. It is working well for me. Strangest thing though that happened the first day I got my bike. The lock tumbler in the battery base on the rear rack fell out and wouldn't fit/stay back in. The actual lock wasn't broken. I bought my bike online and the two local shops that I would typically deal with were not at all interested in dealing with it. The company I bought my bike from is providing no support. We took the battery pack apart to find that the set screw inside the base hadn't been tightened and was in fact stripped so that it wouldn't keep the tumbler in. What we have done since there seems to be no recourse (Gazelle and ABA both directed me to the bike shop I purchased it from) is bond the set screw in so that the tumbler stays in place. So far so good. The only dislike I have is the front rack attached to the steering column. My previous Dutch bike had the front rack attached to the frame so that if you had groceries in the front there was no impact on steering. With the NL when I put groceries or heavier items up front I definately notice it in my steering. I have a black metal basket zap strapped to the front rack which works great. I'm on the lookout for some bungee strapping for the rear pannier that I don't have to take on/off but stay on the rack (had these on my previous bike. I think its a European thing.) I use my cafe lock, an Axa cable and an Abus folding lock. Bike theft is out of control on the south island. Happy and safe riding.
I have a Medeo T9 HMB, and I’ve been equally surprised by its ability to handle light trail riding. One thing that I didn’t like though, was the flinty ride. Not just over small trail imperfections, but also on rough pavement.... I accidentally ended up on a gravel trail that said “mountain bike recommended” but figured I’d give it a try since I could always turn around if I got stuck, but she handled being off-road with grace.
With the added weight of the second battery on the back, on downhills it almost feels like you’re still getting assistance well past the 20mph level, just from the weight of it.
I have a Medeo T9 HMB, and I’ve been equally surprised by its ability to handle light trail riding. One thing that I didn’t like though, was the flinty ride. Not just over small trail imperfections, but also on rough pavement.