You can pedal up to 20 mph, but you
are really spinning by that point. We
found that we frequently chose not to
pedal on flat sections and more so on
mild descents. When we went out to
check battery consumption, we averaged 12 to 14 mph, climbed 2500 feet
in 20 miles, and the battery gauge had
used only one bar. We made no effort
to conserve power, so those 20 miles
were all at the highest assist levels or at
full throttle. The Anggun should definitely get you where you want to go.
While some of our more macho test
riders still shudder at the thought of
riding a low-step frame, we have come
to appreciate the easy step-through
design no matter what kind of ride we
have in mind. With anything mounted
on the rack, swinging a leg over can be
problematic, and since in our commute
the rack was always loaded it was a
The aluminum frame feels plenty
stout, and we like having the suspension fork to take some of the hack out
of broken-up pavement. The cable-operated disc brakes have good feel and
plenty of strength for the bike’s performance. The lights will help you be seen
but offer little illumination at night.
Our bike’s fenders didn’t follow the contour of the tires exactly, but otherwise the
look is clean and purposeful. We liked the
look of the smoked plastic chain guard.
The handlebar drops just
enough to keep you from feeling like a sail with the upright
riding position, but the bar
and the stem have adjustments if you want a change.