I used to bike a lot but havent done much for over 10 years and need to do some keep fit. I'm not overweight at near 70Kg, just a trifle unfit. I still have 2 mountain bikes but where I live now is so hilly its prohibitive despite having superb woodland, but its so steep! I've been studying Ebikes for the past few days to put the fun back in and have made a lot of headway. My needs are local commuting, shopping and off road fun. Also seeing some good views to draw cos I recently found I'm ok at art. Shopping runs will become a good way to get exercise. Perhaps I will get back into using my none powered bikes after a while. I'd love to get a US spec or better bike (750W+) but the law in the UK is strict, 250W continuous max or you can get done for no tax, MOT, insurance, license maybe and not wearing a helmet. Yep pants, it becomes a motorbike over 250W. And points on license which means insurance for my car is much more expensive. Not going this route. So this puts the max aided speed at only 15mph darn. At the moment I am settled on the NCM Moscow Plus for many reasons: https://leoncycle.co.uk/NCM-Moscow-Plus-275-Electric-Mountain-Bike-E-Bike-250W-48V-16Ah-768Wh-silver Great quality equipment (gears/tyres/seat/frame/brakes..., apart from the forks which I may replace) High quality battery and motor @ 48V, 55Nm 250W Mountain bike Boosts strongly up hills, suggested peak at 350W Battery range is very good at 768Wh, minimum of 40miles up to 90 Comes in 27.5" and 29" versions. I'll get the 27.5" so less impetus is required to accelerate. Reliable as far as can be told (I dont think it has been out for a year but I'm not finding any bad reports apart from spoke tightness issues) Practically all user reviews are glowing, even those that have had high end bikes. Magazines love it You can actually buy it in the UK! At just over £1200 with the current sale, and a spec beating bikes over £2K (apart from the forks), its serious value. I cant find anything else near this price for the quality which makes it a good prospect for upgrades and will still cost less. Have I missed something important? ie other bikes worth considering, a problem with this bike, my interpretation of the specs? Advice is much appreciated.