I got this bike for exercise and for my short commute to work. I needed a bike that could accommodate my bad knees, ruined by athletics and years of running on hard pavement. I am unable to effectively ride a regular bike in the area where I live, which is very hilly (Seattle area). On a normal bike (my 15-year old mountain bike) I can’t transfer enough energy to the pedals to get up the final street to my house, my knees don’t allow it. This bike takes the edge off the hills but still allows me to minimize or turn off the assist when I don’t really need it. I don’t use this bike off-road as a mountain bike. I use it for riding on paved roads and urban biking/walking trails.ride66 r6 is an excellent bike and suites my needs exactly.
The bike is bigger than it looks and gets looks and comments wherever I go. The ride is solid and stable and is always great fun. Love the upright riding position that suits my age at 75. The power is really good but comes in a little fast so I have changed some menu settings and made it smoother instead of exciting. Best buy I have made and love this bike.