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    Fall 2020 Ebike Reliability Survey by Ebike Test Lab

    Howdy Ebikers! After over 500 responses in the Spring 2020 Reliability Survey, we are back with an updated version for the Fall. Please take the survey below: https://ebiketestlab.survey.fm/fall-2020-ebike-reliability-survey-by-ebtl Just like in the Spring, the results will be posted here...
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    Ebike Customer Service Survey

    Good Afternoon folks, As promised, here is the Ebike Test Lab Survey on Customer Service: https://ebiketestlab.survey.fm/ebike-customer-service-survey The survey will loop you through for each ebike brand for up to three different brands. Please share this link with anyone else you know who...
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    Spring 2020 Ebike Reliability Survey Results

    Here are the results of the first ever Ebike Test Lab Reliability Survey, which we plan to do every Spring and Fall moving forward. The rankings are based solely on the survey responses. An algorithm was developed to take into account the total number of miles, number of failures, severity of...
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    Reliability Survey

    After the failure of the Ancheer ebike that was tested last year, I've become more and more interested in the reliability of different ebike brands and components. Therefore, I've created a reliability survey to collect data directly from owners. Once enough responses are collected, the...
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    Acceleration Rate vs. Battery Voltage

    During my commute to work, which is mostly on a rail trail, I use the throttle on my Magnum Metro+ to help me get across intersections quickly. I've noticed that the acceleration rate drops with the battery voltage, so I set out yesterday afternoon to measure that drop. Starting with a fully...
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    Ebike Comparison Testing and Review

    Howdy folks, I'm thinking of doing something a little different with my ebike testing. I'd like to purchase three or four ebikes of the same type, and then review, test, and compare them much like Car and Driver or other magazines do. The testing would include acceleration, braking, range, and...
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    Revolve Rough Rider - EBTL Test Report

    EBTL Electric Bike Test Lab Test Report of: Revolve Rough Rider Tested in October of 2019 by Jason Holmes (Chief Engineer and Owner) Summary The Rough Rider excelled at braking and managed the one mile long hill climb extremely well. The large wheels, heavy weight, and long wheel base...
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    Ancheer Mountain Bike Performance, Range, and Hill Test (Ancheer Model AN-EB001)

    Court sent me an Ancheer Ebike for testing that Mikey had reviewed prior, thanks Court and Mikey! Not surprisingly, it failed during testing... Here's the data, with a failure summary toward the end: Electric Bike Test Lab Test Report of: Ancheer Mountain Bike (Model AN-EB001) Tested in...
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    Range vs. Tire Pressure

    Good Morning EBR folks! I wanted to test the accuracy and repeatability of my road load testing and have some fun with tire pressures. Therefore, I setup my Magnum Metro+ just like the last test, but I aired up the tires to 90 psi and ran the 20 mile per hour road load measurement test. I...
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    EBTL Test Method - Road Load and Real World Range Evaluation

    This post explains how I test each electric bicycle for a calculated road load range and determine the real world range: Road Load and Calculated Range Once the brake tests are completed, the road load tests are completed. The purpose of the road load test is to determine the power necessary...
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    EBTL Test Method - Setup, Instrumentation, Hill Climb Peformance, Acceleration and Braking

    This post explains how I setup each ebike for testing and how the acceleration and braking tests are performed: Ebike Setup and Instrumentation Each Ebike is setup with all of it’s factory supplied equipment such as fenders, rack, lights, and factory pedals. The total weight is measured...
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    Performance and Range Test of Faraday Cortland Electric Bike

    Rather than post test results to my website, Court and I have an agreement where I will post test results here and he will help get bikes to me for testing. In the spirit of openness and transparency, he has compensated me for this test (and the Magnum Metro + electric bike test). In the...
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    Performance and Range test of Magnum Metro+ Electric Bike

    Rather than post test results to my website, Court and I have an agreement where I will post test results here in the EBR forum and he will help get bikes to me for testing. In the spirit of openness and transparency, he has compensated me for this test (and the Faraday Cortland electric bike...
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    Electric Bike Test Lab

    Why am I testing electric bikes? I purchased an ebike in December of 2017. This ebike was listed as a class 3 and the manufacturer stated that the top speed was 28 mph. I should have test ridden the ebike but I trusted the manufacturer’s website. However, once I had it at home, I...