Originally Posted by rscamp
To repeat again, it is perfectly alright for ebikes to go over 20MPH. Be very careful with your wording. What an ebike cannot do is provide motive assistance above 20MPH. There is a big difference between the two.
Absolutely... But here's the thing...
If you've got an electric bike, it's either specifically manufactured to be limited to under 20mph via motor power alone (or a 24v ebike)
You've added a 36v or higher kit and can go over 20 (unless you've added some kind of limiter (aka a cycle analyst).
Most people (in the states that require the bike to NOT be CAPABLE of greater than 20mph speeds), think that if they keep it under 20mph (if their bike, can under motor power alone goes faster than that) think their "safe"..
Not true.. I've more than once had to show a cop that my bike wasn't capable of more than 20mph (by lifting the bike and pulling the throttle full..)
Last edited by SpecialX; 04-30-12 at 06:39 AM.