I have just purchased the Alpine X and what can i say it’s a superb bike, where i live there are lots of hill’s (Whitby north Yorkshire) this machine tears up them, the gear changing is effortless and the different power setting would cater for most people, i cannot recommend this bike enough, and the service from volt was outstanding especially Lyle who pointed me in the right direction, if your going to go the electric bike route give volt a ring you wont be disappointed.Joe Noble, Whitby