What sets GigaByke apart from their competitors is their priority to innovate and improve based on customer feedback. So when it comes to design improvements, they took every customer's suggestions seriously.One of the biggest improvements on the new 2017 GigaByke, is the size of the magnets on the motor. These larger magnets do away with the old rear-wheel design and improve torque, more pulling power, and faster accelerations. The motor size is still 750w, but with larger magnets, it maximizes the allowable wattage for more consistent speed, especially for those who live near hilly areas. We get a lot of customers who love the Gigabyke Groove but they live in high humidity climates like Florida or Georgia. We’ve received concerns of rusting in the past and mentioned it to GigaByke. They took that feedback and upgraded the paint they use on the frame to an electrostatic auto-grade polymer that withstands rust and protects the frame extensively. Other small but notable changes are upgraded motor controllers to assist with the bigger motor size, a stronger side stand that holds double the weight capacity, and the wiring harness. They also increased the rear suspension for a more comfortable ride. And as far as packaging goes, we reached out to Gigabyke because some customers were receiving their bikes with broken fenders due to rough handling by carriers. So they came back to us and told us that they went to the drawing board on the crate design, not once but 4 times. We now have a delivery crate that will withstand the abuse from even the most careless package handler. That’s some dedication. Overall, the changes are noticeable and impressive with the same feel, look, and design of the original GigaByke Groove that made it the tech darling of last year.