This..Thanks LeighPing, over the moon to get such a quick reply, but, I'm a dummy here, how do I go about finding/getting a dongle? My bike has a Bafang mid-drive motor.
2. Reconfigure using the free BBS01,02,BBSHD download software and buy a programming cable to make changes via your computer.
Pedal harder? 32 kph is my flat route speed unassisted, easy to attain because I don't have to work much between 0 and 25 kph. If you use a high level of assist on the flat the motor will slingshot the bike to about the speed you want with very little effort and once there it is easy enough to maintain. You will start to feel air resistance around that speed however.Hi,
I've recently bought a Freego Martin City, yes I did get a good deal! It's a great bike but I do have a naughty hankering to go maybe 20 mph with PAS, any suggestions?
As your bike manufacturing dates from 2016/17, you can probably change it from the LCD display without using a programming cable. The passcode on those older Bafang MaxDrive set-ups is/was 0512 to access that part of the settings to change the maximum assist speed (you can google to find the installation manual if you need help). That may no longer work on the newer Bafang (M400) displays/motors.My bike has a Bafang mid-drive motor.
I wish!Pedal harder? 32 kph is my flat route speed unassisted, easy to attain because I don't have to work much between 0 and 25 kph. If you use a high level of assist on the flat the motor will slingshot the bike to about the speed you want with very little effort and once there it is easy enough to maintain. You will start to feel air resistance around that speed however.
You are hitting the max speed assist so after that what you conceive as drag is simply the dead weight of the motor you are trying to rotate faster with only leg power, not forgetting it is usually 3kg - 4.4kg of mass centred in the middle of the wheel a lot harder then if the mass was evenly distributed on the outer edges of the wheel.I wish!
It seems that once I've gone beyond 15.5mph the Ebike gets much harder to pedal compared with my "conventional" hybrid Dawes, even on the flat with no headwind, I guess there must be some drag due to the motor?
I have the same/similar MaxDrive motor/LCD (but a lighter battery and frame make) - although labelled as 250w, it came as the 33.350 350w version. I find very little "drag" when unpowered. The motor weighs about 3.9kg and your battery likely about 3.5kg - but the Freego Martin weighs in at a quite heavy 26kg in total (my e-bike is a shade over 20kg total), so that extra dead-weight is going to need a bit more effort when unpowered.Thanks for those replies, it's a mid-drive motor, but I guess thete still must be some effort needed to spin it when it's not "motoring"...
I'll have a go at resetting the default speed via the display...