I guess it all depends on what type of terrain you typically ride. It's worked really well for me. I've had it since last April and I've clocked over 1000 miles on it and had more fun on it than any other mt bike I've ever owned (because of the motor!). I tend to do more forest road riding than single track but i do take it on single track too. But I'm definitely not a shredder...no big jumps, big boulders, etc. The e-bikes that are built for more extreme riding are more expensive (Sur-Ron price range).