Passed me like I was standing still which is not that unusual.
At least it wasn't an old lady on a trike
Sorry LBG - I think that guy is just a beast...
The rear hub looks big enough that it might just be a very small and compact 250-watt internally geared rear hub motor. But, those motors have noticeable gear noise which I heard none of when he passed you. That was either a pedal only bike and he passed you fair and square or it's a very stealthy and very quiet small rear hub motor build and my bet is for the former rather then the latter. Realize that many people including myself for short burst can break above 20-mph on a pedal only bike on the flat and some roadies can do 30+mph for short bursts. It's entirely possible he passed you like that under pedal power alone, I just don't think he could maintain that kind of pace for more then a mile or so.
Look at the frame, PEDEGO on it. So yes it's an E-Bike. Your ego is safe.
May your feet keep move'n with the wind to your back.
as mentioned the frame does say pedego but, as far as that guy beasting past you on pedals alone.......I would cry
Could be on assist.. but judging by his cadence and the way he moves himself/his bike.. I'd guess he's got really really really strong legs and passed you under his own power.. even more impressive since odds are it is indeed an electric bike which means even more added weight.
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My wife and I chug around on our hybrids, often running errands with groceries in the saddle bags, and joke about running down and passing the TDF-kitted out lean guys on their unobtanium-framed road bikes who whizz by us.
Do largely to a balky knee of mine we've decided to add electric-assist to our bikes, and once they're installed I'm REALLY looking forward to actually passing one of those guys on a hill.
Electric-assist kit: $1,000
Look on racer-bike guy's face: Priceless
It however, does not look anything like that guy in the video who clearly has 500++ watts on top of the ~200 he is adding to the bike.
I have thought about blowing past a lycra guy on a training ride, but why? Seems so silly, I have never actually done it (while riding an ebike – I have no hesitation about doing it while riding a pedal only bike)
Cars on the other hand. I often have them pull out in front of me just so they will be first. Most people are good, but there are a few who don’t think anything about cutting off a bicycle. Then they are surprised when I draft behind them and stay right with them (any car can beat me in a straight line, but on a road with lots of turns, the bike will be faster. To me, keeping up with automotive traffic is more interesting than keeping up with a guy who spends 8-10 hours a week training.
But in the last few years, people are slowly starting to become aware of bike traffic and that they are not the only people on the road. Shoot, 5 years ago no one expected to see a bike used for transportation around here. That has been a positive change.
Cost of my ebike kit: $500.
Look on automobile driver’s face: Priceless.
I thought the electric bike was bad enough but this: