LeftieBiker wrote:Great review. One question, though: I always carry water with me (in the panniers, plus an open "sport cap" bottle in the frame holder to repel dogs), and stop at least once on longer rides to rehydrate a bit. Can't you do that? If you're concerned about not getting enough exercise, as seems to be implied, I'd like to note that while I use a lot of assist with my EZIP, I still lost about 10lbs with it, and use it to help keep my blood glucose down. You can enjoy the assist and still get lots of aerobic exercise! I envy you having Regen to use on downhills: my brake pads are pretty much shot, and I'll need better ones than those that came with the bike. I use the throttle a lot, although my hands hurt enough to limit it.
One more point about Regen and exercise. My most frequent ride includes a long, fairly gradual down hill portion, so I usually Regen down that hill. Here's the beauty part: you can pedal against that Regen force to add more exercise and also increase the energy regained. So I often pedal while in Regen down hill for those reasons.