2016 E3 Peak DS-20MPH or 28MPH?

GuruUno

Active Member
Considering an upgrade to buy a 2016 iZip E3 Peak DS from my old 2013 E3 Peak, just because I can, I want to and I'd like the DS suspension.
However, I'm told that 2016 no longer goes 28MPH, and I do enjoy that ability.
However, the vendor selling the 2016's state on their site that they do go 28Mph.
Actually, it says this: "IZIP has decided to continue the Peak DS as a 28mph class 3 eMTB though the 2016 model year. This sets it apart from any other eMTB on the market at anywhere the price range. The included throttle operates at full power and functions from 0-6 mph to help you through those more technical trails areas and then will function through 20 mph while you are pedaling. We like to run this bike in power level 3 and when we need the extra power, just use the throttle to bump you up to power level 4."
Calling iZip, they too say, it's limited to 20Mph.
So, is the vendor somehow wrong?
Or, are these 2015 models (how can I tell the difference between 2015 and 2016)?
 

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
Considering an upgrade to buy a 2016 iZip E3 Peak DS from my old 2013 E3 Peak, just because I can, I want to and I'd like the DS suspension.
However, I'm told that 2016 no longer goes 28MPH, and I do enjoy that ability.
However, the vendor selling the 2016's state on their site that they do go 28Mph.
Actually, it says this: "IZIP has decided to continue the Peak DS as a 28mph class 3 eMTB though the 2016 model year. This sets it apart from any other eMTB on the market at anywhere the price range. The included throttle operates at full power and functions from 0-6 mph to help you through those more technical trails areas and then will function through 20 mph while you are pedaling. We like to run this bike in power level 3 and when we need the extra power, just use the throttle to bump you up to power level 4."
Calling iZip, they too say, it's limited to 20Mph.
So, is the vendor somehow wrong?
Or, are these 2015 models (how can I tell the difference between 2015 and 2016)?

2015 model year ~ assist upto 28mph.
2016 model year ~ assist was limited at 20mph.

Both have identical specs, so it's hard to tell the difference.
 

Trail Cruiser

Well-Known Member
2015 model year ~ assist upto 28mph.
2016 model year ~ assist was limited at 20mph.

Both have identical specs, so it's hard to tell the difference.
Somebody has to ride it in person and tell us. Rob Kaplan mentioned it is 28 mph ebike. Look at the 10:10 portion of the video.
 

GuruUno

Active Member
Spoke to management at Currie.
Although their 2016 says 20MPH, it is 28MPH, as due to production delay, it was delayed and introduced in 2016.
So, in essence, the 2015 and 2016 are one in the same, but the PR department has failed to clarify the discrepancies.
Bottom line is it does do 28MPH
 

rmasa

Member
Hmmmmmmm
2016 mid drive peak will cut assist at 20 mph
But everything is still there, just need to relocate the sensor and magnet so the assist will never cut off
Oh and go with a bigger chainring 42 tooth is good for climbing but not the best for high speeds

That's the peak not ds
 

kipchogenotkip

New Member
I have a 2016 Spicy Curry, which I believe uses the same drive system. It's limited to 20mph. Apparently, Currie used to be able to flash your controller to increase the top speed, but they no longer offer that service.

@rmasa Where would you relocate your sensor and magnet to confuse the computer. A revolution is a revolution, no? I'd think that the only way to confuse the computer in this fashion would be if you could tell it your wheel was smaller than it actually is. But there's no input for wheel size unless you hack in...
 

kipchogenotkip

New Member
I found out from Currie tech support that top speed isn't governed by the speed sensor anyway. It's governed by the motor itself without regard to sensing. The only way to increase top speed is to adjust the software driver at HQ or to increase the gear ratio of the bike.