Ride Quality: Unlike other e-bikes I have ridden, I think the power delivery on this bike is one of the smoothest. Whereas other bikes will kick on the boost immediately, the Volt hyper e-ride gives you about a half pedal to get moving and then the power kicks on. The power is also turned off when you hit the brakes, so you don't get any residual boost adjust the bike's balance as you brake.
Bike Build: The bike has quality shifters and derailleur from Shimano, suspension forks, v-brakes front/rear, 36 volt/250W motor. I feel confident in these components for usability and durability.
Performance: The battery pack can help you hit 20 mph, has a 20 mile (roughly 1 hour) run time and takes 4 hours to charge. The battery is smaller than bikes 2-3x the cost, but you could easily carry a spare in your backpack and keep riding.
Features: One of the coolest features is the 6km button (see photo) which allows you to walk your bike with electric assistance at 6km/hr speed. Being a SF resident in a hilly neighborhood, I can move my bike up the hill with ease with this function. The control panel is a good size, simple to use, and with 3 speeds paired with a 6 speed shimano, can match any terrain or speed demands.
Conclusion: At under $600, this bike packs a huge punch versus its competitors that boast a 2-4x price tag. In this mountain bike version, terrain and uses are nearly limitless. The design is functional and clean, seamless blending the electric features with a solid mountain bike.
I am writing this review as part of a contest and would recommend this bike being worth every penny.