Woosh Rio first thoughts

Brittas

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Jun 27, 2020
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I picked up my fully built Woosh Rio today. I went to the shop so I could test ride their demo bike first. I went for the 17 Ah battery. I took back my rental van with the bike still on board. It forced me into a 6.6 mile ride home in the pouring rain. I haven't had a bike for 30 years lol. Level 1 which I didn't think should assist much kicks straight in and I didn't really have to put any work into pedaling. It seems a bit all or nothing . It is going to be the ideal commuter bike for me to do an 11 mile each way ride to work mostly along canal paths( not every day). I really couldn't really tell a lot of difference between level 1 or level 5 so I am not sure if something might be wrong? It certainly seems 250w is easily enough for canal paths. The last part of my trip involves quite a steep hill which the Rio flew up with me nowhere near out of breath. I am very impressed with the bike. I would need to put bike at level 0 to actually get a work out .
The canal paths can be pretty rough so I am looking at a suspension seat post.
The post on the Rio was marked 30.4 but It isn't that wide I measured it 27 point something mm OD . Can anyone suggest a half decent suspension seat post that is under£40 that will fit the Rio?
 

Nealh

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PAS I -5, if current control is used needs testing on a steep hill then you notice the torque supplied.
 

Woosh

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I really couldn't really tell a lot of difference between level 1 or level 5 so I am not sure if something might be wrong?
go into advanced setup and set the assist levels.
Follow these steps:
1. switch on the LCD. Press and hold both - and + buttons for 2-3 seconds.
You are in setup mode.
2. Press and hold again both - and + buttons for 2-3 seconds.
You are in advanced settings.
3. Select power settings (first option on the menu)
press middle button (M) for OK
The LCD will display 0-5?
Press M for OK
the LCD will display 1-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 1-5 to 40%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 2-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 2-5 to 60%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 3-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 3-5 to 80%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 4-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 4-5 to 90%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 5-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 4-5 to 100%.
Long press M for OK and exit.

These preset levels are recommendations. - I use the 40%-100% spread. Andy may have set them differently to his liking :)
You will want to lower level 1 to keep fit. The throttle will override the assist levels. So if you set assist level 1 to 30% say, you can always hit the throttle if you suddenly see a steep bit.
For complete information on the settings, please refer to the KD58C manual:
 
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Brittas

Pedelecer
Jun 27, 2020
34
7
go into advanced setup and set the assist levels.
Follow these steps:
1. switch on the LCD. Press and hold both - and + buttons for 2-3 seconds.
You are in setup mode.
2. Press and hold again both - and + buttons for 2-3 seconds.
You are in advanced settings.
3. Select power settings (first option on the menu)
press middle button (M) for OK
The LCD will display 0-5?
Press M for OK
the LCD will display 1-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 1-5 to 40%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 2-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 2-5 to 60%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 3-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 3-5 to 80%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 4-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 4-5 to 90%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 5-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 4-5 to 100%.
Long press M for OK and exit.

For complete information on the settings, please refer to the KD58C manual:
Thanks I will check these settings.
 

John F

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Sep 3, 2013
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go into advanced setup and set the assist levels.
Follow these steps:
1. switch on the LCD. Press and hold both - and + buttons for 2-3 seconds.
You are in setup mode.
2. Press and hold again both - and + buttons for 2-3 seconds.
You are in advanced settings.
3. Select power settings (first option on the menu)
press middle button (M) for OK
The LCD will display 0-5?
Press M for OK
the LCD will display 1-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 1-5 to 40%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 2-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 2-5 to 60%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 3-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 3-5 to 80%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 4-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 4-5 to 90%.
Press M for OK.
the LCD will display 5-5? and a percentage.
Use the - or + button to decrease or increase the percentage of current.
set 4-5 to 100%.
Long press M for OK and exit.

These preset levels are recommendations. - I use the 40%-100% spread. Andy may have set them differently to his liking :)
You will want to lower level 1 to keep fit. The throttle will override the assist levels. So if you set assist level 1 to 30% say, you can always hit the throttle if you suddenly see a steep bit.
For complete information on the settings, please refer to the KD58C manual:
Is this tweaking possible on my Camino?
 

Woosh

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no. The Camino does not have the same programming.
 

Brittas

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Jun 27, 2020
34
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20200713_174548.jpgI have finished a few mods. Huge comfy seat,. Seat post suspension, Marathon plus tyres with slime inner tubes, new mudguards, I have a 2300 lumen light charging. I put 60 psi in the tyres. Seems to ride very nicely now.
 
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