Dash e3, just bought and had a few questions

Kyle hamor

Member
Just bought a new I zip e3 dash I couldn't be happier I love the 48volt battery, top speed of 30 is so awesome! I believe that to be the perfect speed for an ebike! I was able to test ride it but not for very long at the shop I bought it from in Tampa fl. I still have about 5 days till my order gets here from California. I was hoping a fellow dash e3 owner could enlightened me to the kind of actual range they are getting out of the battery. Say like your weight, and in assist 1 I can go X mph at X range, in assist 2, 3, and full throttle with pedal. .. ect. I am hoping for a range possible of 25 miles would be great. If not it's OK because in a month or so I'll be buying a second charger and battery to double my range. But because I'm going to be using my dash as my main source of transportation I'd really appreciate your help. Thanks Kyle. Also when I get my bike I'll be very active in the forum with reviewing my overall experience with the izip.
 

Court

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Kyle,
Congratulations on your purchase...!!
Someone just posted that info under Izip thread. Many people of have reported 25-30 miles of range.
Have a glance at this thread. (last page)
Ravi... You are awesome. Just saw your other post about the internally geared hubs. Thanks for the great info here ;)
 

wwjd

Member
I am a 235 lb. guy living in a very hilly area. There is a commute to and from my house that is about 18 miles. In assist level 2, coasting down the hills and on the flats with it in zero (“0”) assist mode, I got about 16 miles (fortunately it was downhill the rest of the way and I was able to freewheel it home). In assist level 1, I got home with about 4 miles left to go (I kept going back and forth near my home on a flat street until the battery died in order to find this out). So I got 22 miles out of that trip. A week later I went to an area that was mostly level with some slight grades and ran the bike in assist level 1. I put it in “0” assist level (by pressing the power button once) for slight declines and where pedaling was a breeze, and I went 35 miles before my battery died. That’s right, 35 miles! I was stunned just as probably some of you are for a guy weighing 235 lbs. And by the way, once you are in “0” assist, you can always toggle back to any assist level with the assist level button.
 

Shea N Encinitas

Active Member
185 lbs, PAS 1, 30 miles (my daily sunset ride), couple of big hills, strong rider.
I usually go from PAS 1 to 3, just to clear a high traffic area. Stay in PAS 1 even on steep hills, just use the gears, 120 cadence for a few minutes, no problem, the motor really loves the help ;)

Now on a 'fun run' I can burn a full charge in 16 - 18 miles, PAS 4, cooling period required before recharge in that case. Depending on 'your' weight, terrain etc you should have no problem looping 25 miles with occasional throttle use or PAS 2, or 3. BTW - I'm in the process of pricing and possibly adding a second battery too. Like pulling teeth so far, think I'll call them again.

Congratulations on your purchase, maybe have a mechanic check the front wheel bearings, mine were very tight. I'm sure a good mech would spot a few things to tweak (brake disc deflection, etc). BTW - You can reposition the clear vinyl stickers that are supposed to mitigate cable wear at the head tube should they be out of place.

There are quite a few 'characteristics' of the machine (and all ebikes) that you will likely become familiar with, but don't let a few snags decimate your confidence, most 'issues' that can arise are simple enough to address, and BTW I'm putting great mileage on my Dash.

P.S. Order your BodyFloat today, with the seat post shim, or one of the solutions.

-Shea
 

wwjd

Member
Replacement batteries for the 2014 E3 Dash are $599 plus shipping. That's right, I didn't stutter. How bad do you really want that battery? Bad enough if you don't like walking your bike in steep terrain after a 20 or 25 mile commute. Especially if you are an old geezer like me. Just call a reputable dealer and they will hook you up.
 
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Shea N Encinitas

Active Member
Replacement batteries for the 2014 E3 Dash are $599 plus shipping. That's right, I didn't stutter. How bad do you really want that battery? Bad enough if you don't like walking your bike in steep terrain after a 20 or 25 mile commute. Especially if you are an old geezer like me.
I was first told $500, then $800 - but since the Dash does not have the parts dept filled out on the Currie website I think my dealer is just guessing. At $600 plus I'm a buyer right now. Just want a range closer to what I can do on a road bike, ride down to the SD Velo, visit friends and places a bit further out, 60 - 70 mile rides if I choose. Will probably be getting up at 2am to charge the 'other' battery.

-S
 

wwjd

Member
I emailed a few reputable dealers to see if they could get the battery and if they differed on price. Three of them told me the same thing: $599. A couple of them didn't even respond. Maybe they weren't reputable dealers (lol). Or, maybe they just didn't care. One quoted me a hazmat fee plus shipping; the other two gave me the cost plus shipping. They had all said they had called Currie.
 

Shea N Encinitas

Active Member
Thank you Sir, this kinda gives me a leg to stand on in terms of price. So the paper work is a bit much (dealers), charge your shop rate and get er done! I would consider a second 'locking' mounting bracket, screw it to the rear rack, no wires. Racking and bagging, my next research project. Tnx again, -S
 

Pace

Member
You should get 25miles on PAS1 w/ pedaling. I'm 175, but commute loaded w/ rack, fenders panniers laptop, lunch, change of clothes, etc and I've been able to do 20 miles on PAS1 with 3 or 4 bars left. My dealer threw in an extra charger so I leave one at work. I'm pedaling the whole time, and with PAS1 on the flats I'm right around 21-23mph, 25+ if I tuck. I'll write up some more info soon as I've had the bike for less than two weeks so I'm still experimenting with different things. One day I did about 7 miles of a 22 mile route at PAS4 and the rest at PAS1 and I had one blinking bar of battery left when I got to work.
 

gadgetguy

Member
I emailed a few reputable dealers to see if they could get the battery and if they differed on price. Three of them told me the same thing: $599. A couple of them didn't even respond. Maybe they weren't reputable dealers (lol). Or, maybe they just didn't care. One quoted me a hazmat fee plus shipping; the other two gave me the cost plus shipping. They had all said they had called Currie.

Suggest you check with REI or Performance on the purchase of the battery. If it cost the same as another dealer you might be eligible for their 10% rewards or dividend which you can use on future purchases.
 

Shea N Encinitas

Active Member
Suggest you check with REI or Performance on the purchase of the battery. If it cost the same as another dealer you might be eligible for their 10% rewards or dividend which you can use on future purchases.

Good idea, like a free set of tires at the end the year or whatevers. Tnx. -S