I finally got around to seeing and learning more about the Prodeco line of ebikes, and I am sorry I waited so long! This is the first quality alternative to Clean Republics Hilltopper ebike conversion kit, for those who want a completely new ebike. They are made in the USA (very important when you are spending alot of money on fairly new technology) and seem to have top notch customer service. They are far superior to other affordable ebikes out right now, in my opinion, and are not only well made, but have taken the ebike a step up in technology, with a better, longer lasting and longer distance battery, disc brakes, gears, and frame support. Even the grip toggle is better than anything else out there that I have seen. To me, they have the perfect commuter and long distance rider solution, in a very classy package. One of their biggest draws is that they have so many folding models. Being able to fold up a bike for transport is a big advantage over solid frame models, for sure. However, like all ebikes, it is heavy, up to 60 pounds, so you won't be carrying this up and down stairs, for sure, unless you are working on your body building as well as your general fitness! So, consider the trade off in having a more solid framework without the folding hinges, vs the ability to fold up and lift and carry a heavy ebike. My favorite Prodeco series so far that I have checked out is the Phantom. Take a look at all the Predeco models, what actual owners say, and see what you think.