Review Basis Beacon 2019 Review

Mars

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May 24, 2020
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2. How do I get the walking throttle to work?

I have the same LED display on a different model of bike and walk assist works by holding down the minus key for a 3-4 seconds.
 
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2. How do I get the walking throttle to work?

I have the same LED display on a different model of bike and walk assist works by holding down the minus key for a 3-4 seconds.
It seems to work in any mode 1,2,3 Its just slow.
 
Nov 10, 2006
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If you were planning on migrating to Jersey ebikes direct might be able to advise on the throttle issue. Let me know if you chase it up.
 

ben jsy

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Oct 12, 2020
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I've recently purchased this bike for my commute to work, I've looked into derestricting it as I would prefer having abit more top end speed as the majority of my commute is a long stretch of cycle track, has anyone got any advice for increasing the speed of the power assist to 20-25 MPH? any tips would be appreciated
 
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The issue of modding is painfully debated here and could result in criminal prosecution or a civil lawsuit from your victim after an accident. Over 15mph in the cold air hurts the face more. Rain starts to sting too. Personally I don't think it is worth the risk or aggro. I just listen to podcasts and chill.
 
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I just listen to podcasts and chill.


Can you hear traffic at the same time?



The issue of modding is painfully debated here and could result in criminal prosecution or a civil lawsuit from your victim after an accident. Over 15mph in the cold air hurts the face more. Rain starts to sting too. Personally I don't think it is worth the risk or aggro.


I came to the same conclusion. If you think that discussion about modding is lively, ask pedelecers if helmets should be mandatory.
 
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Lemonjuicees

Finding my (electric) wheels
Aug 11, 2021
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Hi, I'm looking to purchase this bike. I was wondering if the 2021 model will be worth it as I don't have a massive budget and need to be sure this bike will be ok.
 

vfr400

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jun 12, 2011
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Hi, I'm looking to purchase this bike. I was wondering if the 2021 model will be worth it as I don't have a massive budget and need to be sure this bike will be ok.
It's still all the standard stuff, so nothing to raise any concerns. The only negative point I can see is the gearing. A 14 tooth top gear is too low for an electric bike. It'll be annoying after a while, but £20 to £25 gets you a DNP freewheel, with 11T, which will fix it if it bothers you. The 8.8 Ah battery is a bit small by modern standards, but replacements and upgrades are readily available when you can afford it.
 

Lemonjuicees

Finding my (electric) wheels
Aug 11, 2021
7
0
It's still all the standard stuff, so nothing to raise any concerns. The only negative point I can see is the gearing. A 14 tooth top gear is too low for an electric bike. It'll be annoying after a while, but £20 to £25 gets you a DNP freewheel, with 11T, which will fix it if it bothers you. The 8.8 Ah battery is a bit small by modern standards, but replacements and upgrades are readily available when you can afford it.
Thankyou for your reply, I will certainly look to upgrade in the future.
I will look into the DNP freewheel change for sure. With a replacement battery it will be difficult as it's semi integrated. What would you recommend?
 

vfr400

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jun 12, 2011
9,822
3,921
Basildon
Thankyou for your reply, I will certainly look to upgrade in the future.
I will look into the DNP freewheel change for sure. With a replacement battery it will be difficult as it's semi integrated. What would you recommend?
It's a standard battery that they put in many bikes. You can get them from lots of suppliers.
 
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The walk mode is literally that. Set from 0 to 1,2, or 3 then twist the throttle. It will drag you up a hill nicely.. but at walking pace.
 

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