Thanks for an impressively balanced and open-minded review, plus some
real insight into what it is like to ride a Pedelec on some tough
terrain. I ride a Haibike Xduro Trekking Pro hybrid commuter bike. I do a
commute that I could not possibly do on an unassisted bike (25 km each
way, massive hills), even if I was 30 years younger. I believe these
bikes are the key to make cycle commuting accessible to all (not just
very fit, very young people). My full review of a commuter Haibike is
here -