I bought this bike as I hired a 3.0 whilst in Austria and enjoyed the experience. When I first got it out of the box I was taken back by how good looking the machine was. Lovely classic lines of a hard tail that to my mind took me back to the earlier designs of the 90's. The curvature of the downtube from neck of the headtube reminded me of the old Cannondale Raven MK2. Almost like a swans neck with its graceful good looks.
So I digress.... I set it up and just had to test it out as I was desperate to try. Now I was well aware that our silly government can't cope with a bike doing more than 15mph and that was a worry to me. This bike isn't light and I was very worried that once the engine cut out I would struggle. Oh how wrong was I to worry about it labouring under my own steam. This bike will rocket you up any hill as it did the beast I live at the bottom of. And on a flat it shoots off like a greyhound it made me smile.
My one seems to be set at a 16mph cut out and when it cuts out fear not the bike still flies. I was easily holding speeds of 22-23mph and I'm not sure how? All I can say is, on my daily commute in one day of riding I shed 16 minutes of my normal time going home. Christ knows what I did in the morning as I was half asleep at 5:30am lol.
All in all this bikes epic and fast, ok you need to pedal a bit but come on it's a bike so it's supposed to happen. Anyone interested in getting one really should go ahead as it's just brilliant fun on two wheels. I really can't wait for work tomorrow and I've never said that in my life. When the weekend comes I'm going to hit some serious trails. My advise is get one and be extremely happy you won't regret it.