Power is subdued on the road. There is no initial thrust, and being in too big of a gear can really cause things to bog down. Power drop-off felt premature, with noticeable assist dropping off at 19 mph. Despite this, climbing when in the right gear was easy, and we spent much of the time cruising 19–20 mph in the tallest of the eight gears offered by the Shimano Alfine hub. While the display doesn’t show trip distance, we calculate a little over 40 miles out of a full charge on Turbo with lights on, which is more than plenty for the bike’s intended use.