the range depends on speed, gradient, your weight and how much you pedal.Does anyone have a rough idea of the max range for this bike please? I can get around 60+ miles out of my 10AH battery on level 2 pedal assist atm so I was hoping this bike would do at least 100 miles with the 17AH battery.
HiDoes anyone have a rough idea of the max range for this bike please? I can get around 60+ miles out of my 10AH battery on level 2 pedal assist atm so I was hoping this bike would do at least 100 miles with the 17AH battery.
Hi Damian,Quick question for Woosh if you listening - I need to get a new back tyre - my front tyre is still good so I'm trying to find a direct replacement for the rear.
I've been on ebay for the last hour looking at every Kenda tyre I can but I can't find the exact one I need. Can you give me a direct link to it? Or, do you sell these tyres yourselves?
And.....is there anything I should be aware of when taking the back wheel off?
Sounds as though there's a bit of air in the system, sometimes happens when the bike has been upended.Hi Tony,
I changed the tyre and put a new tube in last night, I gave the bike a thorough clean too. Thanks for the how to above, I followed it to the letter and the whole operation went quickly and smoothly!
All good now although I noticed that the rear brake lever now needs a lot more pull to activate.
It seems that pumping the brake gets it working better, for example, the first time I pull it the level comes almost all the way to the handlebar but if I give it a few pumps it bites further and further from the bar.
I've now done about 900 miles on this bike (with no mechanical or electrical failures so far I might add).
Do I simply need a a new set of brake pads? Should I also change the hydraulic fluid?
If so which pads do I need to buy?
Marathon Plus 26 x 2.0 Tour:I’m thinking of putting road tyres on as I will only use the bike to commute in central London. Any hints on which tyre size will fit the bike? Is it any 26” tyre? Would ideally like to get some marathons or equivalent on there!
Rain water will run straight through the controller compartment, through a large gap where the cables come out near the bottom bracket, just below the battery.I noticed when I was moving the battery holder that all the cabling is under the bottom fitting. If I were to leave the bike outside in the rain without the battery fitted, I’m assuming I would run the risk of water damage?
First, get to know the voltage indicator on the LCD. It has 5 segments, each represents 20% remaining charge, so 5 bars mean 80%+ remaining, 4 bars 60%+ remaining, 3 bars 40% plus remaining, 2 bars 20% plus, 1 bar: less than 20% in the tank.What distances are people getting from the 17 AH battery using full assist? It looks like mine might get approximately 40 miles on flat London roads (I’m 70 Kg, 60 PSI tyres) which is lower than I was expecting! Slightly worried the battery bouncing out might have damaged it slightly!
Marathon Plus 26 x 2.0 Tour:
Rain water will run straight through the controller compartment, through a large gap where the cables come out near the bottom bracket, just below the battery.
The only danger is rain water getting into the thumb throttle and the LCD. Keep the LCD glass tilted so rain water won't dwell on its surface.
First, get to know the voltage indicator on the LCD. It has 5 segments, each represents 20% remaining charge, so 5 bars mean 80%+ remaining, 4 bars 60%+ remaining, 3 bars 40% plus remaining, 2 bars 20% plus, 1 bar: less than 20% in the tank.
When you draw a lot of current from the battery, like climbing a hill on throttle, the voltage drops another bar or two, when you ride normally on assist mode, the voltage indicator comes back to normal. To be sure of the reading how much left in the tank, stop for a minute before reading.
There is a technique to get the most miles out of a full charge.
Use the lowest pedal assist setting you can, override the assist level when necessary with the throttle.
Typically, leave the assist level on 1 or 2 or 3.
When you are down to 3 bars, use assist level 3 or less, when you are down to 2 bars, use level 2 or less and don't worry when you see 2 bars! There is still enough for 20-30 miles on assist.
Typically, people get about 55 miles out of a 17AH battery.
Power consumption is proportional to speed cubed. Don't derestrict the bike if you want more miles.