I’ve had a high speed Flyer. It’s a decent e-bike but the range was a little too limited for me and the engine support a little too weak. I’ve been using it to bike to work (±60 km,one way).
I’m riding a Stromer ST1 now. It’s got an engine that is over twice as powerful: that really makes a huge difference when going uphill. It’s got a bigger range as well and with the battery built into the frame, I can tell you it’s much better designed: no more rattling external battery when riding on cobble stones.
Stromer is owned by BMC. So is Bergamont. And if you’re not necessarily looking for a high speed e-bike, than this is probably the real deal:
It’s called the ‘E-line C MGN’. Dreadful name, but great bike. It’s got a Bosch drive unit, a Gates Carbon belt, a 70 lux B&M headlight, … All top of the line components. Yep, it doesn’t come cheap: about 3000 €. But remember: as always, you only get what you pay for.
With almost every e-bike brand out there, out of juice also means out of light. This particular e-bike however has got a hub dynamo. Which means you will never end up in the dark when you happen to be out of juice. No great feat? Well, it happened to me when I had my Flyer. And I can (luckily still) assure you: there is nothing more stressful than riding a heavy e-bike with no engine support and no lights when it’s pitch dark… in traffic.