Here's a quick review for anyone thinking about one. The 2018 model has 10 speed, and the bigger 500 integrated battery. Two small niggles, the standard seat went in the bin, and the battery rattled a bit on rough roads, but that was an easy fix with two small gel buttons normally used to stop kitchen doors shutting with a bang (diy stores have them for pennies). The whole package is well put together, cables routed internally, and the rear pannier frame easily supports my large Carradice Bike Bureau. The pannier frame has two inward facing pre threaded (5mm) spigots on each side, which I presume is for fitting a platform, which would be relatively easy to make with basic diy tools. Unusually, for me, the riding position/set up has been comfortable from the start, bars, grips, stem length etc. Learning how to get the most out of the battery has been interesting. My daily round trip is 30 miles, over varying terrain. I can easily do two trips on one charge, three if I'm careful. During the week I took the bike out on some mountainous roads, and using all three power modes, achieved just over 70 miles before the battery ran flat. This journey was not made with the power on at all times, only when required, and did include 3 pretty severe climbs. The "dash" readout is good, although you need a bit of practice to get the most out of it. If it tells you there's 10 miles reserve on full power, that means 10 miles in near perfect conditions on flat roads, not climbing steep hill's, which greatly reduces it. The hydraulic brakes are excellent and progressive, and the Schwalbe tyres are good. A full charge takes takes just over 5 hours, and the battery is easily removed and replaced, but would benefit from a carrying handle. Speed wise, my journeys are slower than on my road bike, but what is great is gliding up the last steep hill on the way home at 14 mph and feeling (and looking) casual about it. Once home the bike is easy to clean, and the mudguards do a decent job of keeping the road muck off bike and rider, so all in all I'm more than pleased. As a foot note, I would add I spent a lot of time researching, before I bought this bike, and the final thing that swayed me was having an excellent local dealer.