I know that feature from a Giant e-bike equipped with a Yamaha motor. It is not good. The power delivery in the AUTO mode is uneven, excessive, not really working on climbs (it should increase the assistance on the climbs but it does not). The battery consumption cannot be predicted. I still shudder when I recollect my Giant test ride in the AUTO mode. The battery went flat 10 km to my destination. There was a torrential rain and I got lost in the forest (including marshes); I had to get out solely on my leg power.The Wabash RT has some interesting software with an “Automatic Support Mode”.
Did you get something else or still looking? I picked up the aluminum creo. Spent a lot more then originally intended but besides some treks and the Yamaha it was the only bike I could try and there are multiple dealers around I can go to with issues The trek domaine was nice but I wanted class 3 and also a mid drive motor. The price I could have got the diamond back for was really great like 2800 if not less actually but that bike is very heavy and I was too unsure of the sizing. I am very happy with the creo honestly. The thing rides amazing. I had a carbon “gravel” bike I sold and this rides so much better and smoother.
honesty if you want utility and have a lot of wind the creo may not be the best bike. the only time I have really wanted more power with the creo is in extreme wind. If I lived somewhere with more climbing or a lot of wind I would probably want a stronger motor or battery if you are going more then 15 miles.Nice! I’m still a little unsure about the Diamondback or the Creo. I may go with a flat bar like the Gazelle Medeo and add extenders.
Did you add racks or fenders? Any pictures you’d like to share? Utility is a concern of mine, but so is the ability to have a more aero position. It can get pretty windy where I live. Even though the e-assist would help with that, having wind blowing in your face still sucks. Plus, it’s a 10+ mile ride so being able to change hand positions is important.
honesty if you want utility and have a lot of wind the creo may not be the best bike. the only time I have really wanted more power with the creo is in extreme wind. If I lived somewhere with more climbing or a lot of wind I would probably want a stronger motor or battery if you are going more then 15 miles.