I owned an e-go Lite for three and a half years and re-discovered cycling. The excellent performance kept me sane during the lockdown periods and proved a very good purchase. A desire to extend my riding distances brought me to the decision to upgrade. My inclination was to go for the e-go Max, but being aware that the e-bike market had considerably expanded, I duly investigated all the options. This resulted in a shortlist which included the Max.
Price, battery power and construction were the main parameters. The long and short of it was that the Max topped the list in all quarters. Finally, the fact that I had proven experience of e-gos build quality and the superb support provided by Glenn and his team resulted in the purchase of the Max.
I have now covered sixty-four miles with light use of the pedal-assist [setting 3 for start-off and mainly 0 or 1 for riding], with occasional use of 2 for gradients and headwinds. Riding has been mainly on the flat where I live, so I havent tried any steep hills yet. That said, the Shimano gearing is excellent on its own! The first charge has taken me over a distance of 62 miles [99.8 kms] and the battery level indicator is still showing one bar, but I want to charge the battery fully because Im doing a long ride tomorrow.
If you are looking for a folding E-bike at a reasonable price to do longer runs than a short commute to work, the e-go MAX is perfect and Id look no further.