My old Giant mountain bike was sitting in the shed not getting much use after I bought a cyclocross bike for my short city commutes and weekend rides. However, when I started a new job much further from home, I decided to look into putting an electric assist on the mountain bike to make the 20km journey easier. Checking out the internet, I came across Matt’s site and from my first enquiry, he was friendly and helpful. I ended up buying the 200w Swift kit which has proved to be perfect. It has turned what was a bit of a grind into a pleasurable ride. The motor smoothes out all the annoying stops and starts. I leave the bike in top gear and having the motor means I can pedal up to cruising speed very quickly and maintain a good top speed for the whole of the ride. I fitted the kit myself and didn’t have too much trouble. I had to file out the slots on the forks slightly to get the wheel to fit, but other than that, no dramas. Matt was very helpful when I rang with technical questions. I love my long commute now and I still pedal pretty hard and get my exercise. The great thing about having the motor is that you can take a break whenever you like and still keep moving, so the ride is less stressful and you never get too out of breath or sweaty, but still get a good workout.