I am a big fan of my Vela bike. I got the high step midnight blue model. It runs really smoothly, and the aesthetic is on point. The app is also great. And the customer support team is on top of things. I work and live in downtown Las Vegas, and it's great for commuting to work, or downtown bars. I recently bought the low-step forest green Vela bike for my partner and he's also a big fan. We're hoping to use our car a lot less. It's also great that they recently moved their manufacturing warehouse to Michigan. Great to know the bikes will be made in the USA.
Only thing that I am curious about is the app updates. Their website says there is a 4g SIM card in the bikes, but I have not been able to connect to bike from afar. I'm wondering if this is something they are planning on rolling out in the future.