Two gentlemen from the company brought this bike to my home to try out. Amazing demo!
First of all, even though the motor kicks in once you start pedaling, you don't even need to pedal because the bike has a throttle.
The learning curve is almost non-existent. You look at the screen to see the level of power you're on, use the up and down arrows on the 5-button keypad to choose, and start your ride with a foot or finger. The other three buttons are power, light, and the last one I didn't have time to figure out - no time to study - the ride was too good.
The bike fit me good (5'11"), and I'll make a few personal changes for my riding style, but to each their own. I can see it being a good fit for a range of heights with the current models.
Bottom line, I see this company growing and getting better and better. I know there are a lot of great Electric bikes on the market, and I'll post on those, too, but I think this bike is great enough to stick with the loyalty of my city, San Diego, and then just buy them for the rest of my life! Good guys, good company, good bike. I'm sure 5 stars wherever they are!
Thanks for the ride guys!
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend