"Within five minutes of riding this thing, I realized cycling would not be the same again. I rode it on mixed terrain for approximately 10 miles with grades up to 15%, and ended the trip with 78% battery remaining. At no point did I pant, pedal standing, or come to think of it even change gears. The assist provided by the wheel is subtle and feels natural. Since I didn't have to think twice about the physicality of pedalling, I actually enjoyed the ride the same way I do when ripping through twisty back roads in my car. Odd how this thing bridges the gap between a car and a bicycle. I also tried to ride the bike with the wheel turned off! What a change. All the huffing and puffing returned. But even with the added (dead)weight of the wheel I did not feel a significant increase in pedalling effort than without it. What you folks at Superpedestrian have achieved is nothing short of remarkable. Keep up the good work." ~ Faiz Ali
"700 + miles in, I love my Wheel. When it's over 100 degrees (basically all summer) the Wheel keeps me willing to ride. Being able to vary the assist level means I can get home almost effortlessly or get a workout. I was concerned that I'd become less fit but on the contrary, I'm now getting 75 minutes of light-to-medium riding in on days when I feel kinda lazy and in the past would have taken the car. And on the good days I can push myself as fast as I want to go. I even run the wheel in off mode some days just to vary the workout and build some extra leg strength.
The Wheel has turned me from an occasional rider (less than 1 day in 5) into a near daily rider (better than 4 days out of 5). And that giddy-up when you first pedal still gives me a thrill." ~ Nick Van Kleeck