Hamilton-Brantford rail trail ride

somar

New Member
Hi
I own a Rize Leisure.
Yesterday, beautiful day , here in southern Ontario. I went for a ride ( 8 am to 1 pm) on the Hamilton-Brantford rail trail. The trail itself is about 30 km (20 mls) long each way
The bike responded really well.
I had a full charge when I left. I rode in the city for about 7 km (5mls) to the trail. At about 20 km (16 mls) in the trail I lost one bar on the battery and about 50 km (30 mls) I lost my second bar. That's really good. My average speed was 20 kmh (12 mlsh) and i will say i was always pedaling between 4 and 5 PAS with gears between 5 and 6. Basically, no effort and always pedaling. Making a point that this is a road build on an old rail track so is pretty flat. It was a Monday so there was no to many people. I did not count exactly but I was say I encountered 20 riders and 5 were riding ebikes. There are a couple of spot 400 meters (1/4 mile) each that goes thru farms (no trees) and I just went full throttle but beside that the path is all trees.
On my way back I was a bit tired so i used more the PAS but I could say i put another 20 km (16mls) per bar. When I was a few blocks from to home, at this point I've been riding for 90 km (55 mls) my battery when dead. I noticed two things , first, just before i had no bars the throttle was not working as it normally does, there was no response BUT my PAS was at 7 ( I have my setup 1-7) was working fine and second even with the display showing empty battery and flashing I was using the PAS for more that 1 km until I got home. I think I could it ride for a couple of kilometre more.

I did some 2 or 3 minutes stops to enjoy the landscape but most of it was a non stopping ride

I have fat tires and it's so nice when in the trail you see an incoming bike and you just move over outside the trail to let them pass, not worrying about stones, or wood sticks. Those wheels go through everything

I'm 60 I don't ride a lot (not until the ebike), I got home about 1, had lunch and I continued like I hadn't ridden a bike for 5 hours

Fabian
 

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GenXrider

Active Member
I had a full charge when I left. I rode in the city for about 7 km (5mls) to the trail. At about 20 km (16 mls) in the trail I lost one

20 km is a little over 12.4 miles.

It looks like you got very good range for using so much assist with effortless pedaling that you mentioned. Which Leisure do you have?

• 16Ah LG | Cadence Sensor
• 19.2Ah LG | Torque Sensor (+$300)
 

somar

New Member
Hi

I'm glad you asked, because I have a 17 Ah (just looked at the battery) +300 Ah
The ones you mentioned are for USA, I'm in Canada
 

GenXrider

Active Member
Hi

I'm glad you asked, because I have a 17 Ah (just looked at the battery) +300 Ah
The ones you mentioned are for USA, I'm in Canada

+300 Ah? Looks like yours was equipped differently than either of the current Leisure configs on the Rize website. Does it have a torque sensor or cadence sensor? I take it you are happy with how the assist works.
 

somar

New Member
+300 Ah? Looks like yours was equipped differently than either of the current Leisure configs on the Rize website. Does it have a torque sensor or cadence sensor? I take it you are happy with how the assist works.
Sorry, I meant + 300 $$. It has a torque sensor.
Yes, it works very well. I have my setup from 1 to 7, (you can program any combination between 1 and 9).
Lets say, you are waiting on a STOP sign, if you PAS is as 7, as soon as you start pedaling (i'm talking half a turn) the PAS takes over and you cross the street right away. Usually after that I go back to 5.
For example , I live in the city. It takes me 20 minutes to 30 to go a trail. That ride in the city I do it as fast as I can go but conserving energy. Today I did a trail (about 15 km ) and one way I pedal but on my way back it was 90% throttle, no pedaling much. I was concentrating on the rocks, branches, etc on the trail . I;m going to video that trail next time, really nice