For a long while I was ghost pedaling but after testing the Ariel X ebike and seeing I got the same range and speed whether I pedaled or used throttle I have pretty much stopped peddling unless a I see a cop and don't want to get questioned about how I am doing 35mph.
Now it is basically a moped or motorcycle that doesn't require gas, license or insurance but I am also not getting any exercise unless I want to go slow as hell.
That could be a problem for an old fat guy like me!
I wish there was a way to set the ebike settings to just the amount of pedal resistance you want to get some exercise but still ride at full speed.
Is there an ebike like that and if not maybe someone should design one?
So after getting some help from another Ariel X rider he said a larger crank set would definitely increase resistance and he and others are using this one:
60T 170mm Crankarms 130 BCD Fixie Crankset for Single Speed Bike, Fixed Gear Bicycle, Track Road Bike (Square Taper, Black)
If you are experiencing the same problem and want more pedal resistance on your ebikes that may also work for you and I have ordered one and will report back if that helped.
Thanks to the people that tried to help and I have learned a valuable lesson to not expect help on EBR in the general discussion section.
Since there has been so much interest in the Ariel Rider X 52 volt I ride you can watch videos of it in use and I will answer questions here: