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Our battery packs come standard of having 11 amp-hours (Ah). As with the top speed, total range has many variables that effect the outcome. Though competitors often claim 40 mile ranges on their electric bike builds, these are outcomes reached under the most optimal conditions and are not realistic when used outside of their “perfect” testing parameters. There are many scenarios that can reduce range and many of them can be overcome by simply pedaling the bicycle to relieve the spikes in energy flow from the battery, which shortens total range.On battery power alone, a 180 lb person on 26×2.5 tires can travel about 17 miles at moderate speed on flat ground. With a medium level of pedal assist a range of 28 miles can be reached.
While using throttle only from a standing position, energy flow from the battery is high. Constantly using the throttle to power the bike from standing will exhaust the battery and reduce range. You can counter this by pedaling to reduce the stress and torque put on the electric drive system. The same rules apply to climbing hills. Though our electric drive system will power you up hills with ease, you can optimize the range of the pack by pedaling to reduce stress and energy flow out of the battery. With a minimum amount of pedal assist, you can climb hills and power through the wind without breaking a sweat while at the same time greatly extend the range of your battery pack.
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We encourage you to recycle your old batteries, and the US Government has excellent information about ‘eCycling’.
Call2Recycle has a large network of drop-off locations for old electronics and batteries.
We also recommend that you check with your own city and state for additional information, resources and guidelines.