How Far Can You Go with NO Pedaling?
This is one of our most commonly asked questions. We believe there should be a standardized test so people can compare apples to apples since ebike manufacturers can say anything to get you to buy their bicycle.
There are companies that claim 75-100 miles on a charge. What does that mean? How much did the person weigh? Were there hills? Was there wind? Was the rider a professional cyclist? The real question is how much did they pedal?
An electric bicycle has unlimited range if the rider is pedaling constantly! Except for the flat test, every person's results will be different.
We actually test our bikes and here are the criteria we used for the Patriot, SamE, and DreamE.
175 pound rider
Wind under 5 mph
16.5 mph average
Green light went off at 16 miles. Yellow light began flashing at 20 miles. At 22 miles bicycle started losing consistent power.
Because the SamE
cells are Li Ion like the Patriot, the tendencies are similar but the results different because of the larger capacity. Green light off at 31 miles. Yellow off at
36 miles. Bicycle started losing power at 41 miles.
The results for the DreamE are impressive and typical for LiFePO4 batteries. The DreamE went 29 miles in 4th gear. Green light off at 27 miles. Yellow light off at 28 miles. Battery shut down at 29 miles.