Looking to buy a first eBike as a commuter. The 45km/h "max speed" of the Hybrid M18 (speedmaster) looks appealing. Can anyone personally recommend this bike? PS $5000 is already pushing the budget for me, ideally I want to spend less. It gets a really strong review in the Consumer magazine, not sure how much weight to put on that.
I'm pretty certain I want a mid-drive, hydrualic disc brakes are a non-negotiable. I don't care so much about range but rather hill climbing performance/top speed is more important to me.