In an attempt to assist the OP and others who asked about the Orbea. The assistance offered by the compact motor is relatively modest, and in any case it couldn't deliver a lot of power for long due to the small capacity battery. This set up may well suit a rider who is coming at ebikes from already being a reasonably fit cyclist. It wouldn't suit Mr Sedentary Late Middle Aged Spread who hasn't ridden a bicycle in decades. Slightly against the Orbea is the general point that the control of hub motors is less sophisticated than that of crank drives. A quality crank drive - usually Bosch or Yamaha - has speed, cadence and torque sensors which makes it feel more like a bicycle to ride, something which may be appreciated by an experienced cyclist and lost on an inexperienced one. I would urge anyone thinking of the Orbea to also try something like the Giant Road E, which has the Yamaha crank drive motor. The difference in terms of poke and feel of the ride will be signifcant. Crank drives also offer no resistance when switched off/the bike is freewheeling, but some hub motors do drag. The first thing I would do on inspecting an Orbea is lift the back wheel and spin it - it may spin like an ordinary bike wheel, which is fine, but it may not. I see Tredz has a 2016 Road E for about the same price as the Orbea. The Giant is the more capable ebike in every respect. But as observed, that's not much good if you can't live with the looks.