I picked up my new Tero X 5 this morning and put in a quick 20 miles on paved trails with some steep climbs. This bike rips. I was considering a Vado 4 as I really like the speed due to the gearing but wanted the full suspension and the dropper post. Speed is not an issue with this bike. It may not get up to speed as quick as the Vado but it is not difficult to get to and maintain 28mph. It definitely climbs easier than the Vado. I find the suspension to be very plush and the dropper to be very useful. I’m 6’3 but got the large frame, it just felt more comfortable than the XL. I found that to be true on the Vado, as well. I really like this bike and am looking forward to many more miles. I also have a couple hub drive e-bikes, the Himiway Cobra and Zebra. Both are fantastic bikes but very different from the Tero. I’m likely to sell the Cobra as there is a bit of overlap between it and the Tero. The Zebra is just a comfortable, easy cruiser with a cadence sensor that I like to ride with my wife who also has a Zebra. But, without a doubt, the Tero X is my favorite.