Full suspension non folding, hydraulic brakes with a throttle, 27.5 or 29 wheels, under 65 lbs, rack, fenders, full color display with voltage indicator and last but not least, a throttle!
3000-3500 price range
I think I am going to buy the Frey CC tonight especially if I have 1 more beer. Looks like 1800 down today and trying to nail down when they are charging the next 1800. Going to go with the retro cream color with rack, fenders, lights etc. Hopefully I get it by Feb...
It seems mid-drives with dual suspension and throttles are rare. The Frey checks all my boxes and if I have to wait 4 months, so be it...
From what I've read, mid-drives are more usage on the drive train which is why there are not many mid-drives with a throttle.
I think you have to go rear-hub with throttle or mid-drive without. Have you tested a mid-drive anywhere? Different from your rear-hub bikes
Def a lighter bike, but also quicker with a longer battery life, and with some suspension. I think the brand should test the waters with a higher end. I think with their customer service they will get a better response than they anticipate.