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E-Bike Info

Motors

Class 1

Purely pedal-assist, up to 20 mph

Class 2

Pedal-assist with throttle-assist up to 20 mph

Class 3

Purely pedal-assist up to 28 mph

Mid-Drive

  • Between the pedals/cranks, provides power to the front sprocket and chain - more efficient

  • Torque based - as you put pressure on the pedals, the motor can engage

  • Smooth engagement of the motor as it applies power to the chain

  • Great for all kinds of riding

  • Smaller, lighter, runs less voltage (usually 36V)

  • Has a balanced, low center of gravity

  • Most motors are 250W motors, 20mph

    • Some are 350W motors, 28mph

Hub-Drive

  • In the back wheel/hub, provides power purely to the rear wheel - less efficient

  • Cadence based - as you make a full rotation of the pedals, the motor engages

  • Most have throttle options so you don't have to pedal if you don't want to

  • Great for road riding or light, non-bumpy trails

  • Bigger, heavier, runs more voltage (usually 48V)

  • Has folding options

  • Motors start at 350W, 500W, 750W, 1000W

Batteries

The battery is similar to a gas tank on a car; the bigger the battery, the farther you can ride on a single charge. Batteries come in many different styles and sizes:

  • Downtube mount

  • Seat post mount

  • Rack mount

  • Integrated mount

  • 250Wh, 375Wh, 400Wh, 500Wh, 625Wh, 650Wh, 750Wh

 

Batteries take on average 4 - 4½ hours to charge. They should be charged to full at room temperature and not run totally dead (keep between 50° - 90°F). For long-term storage (more than a month), charge to 60-80% and pull off charger. 

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