Has anyone converted Espin Flow to a class 3?

Jcrotty1985

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I've read that Espin Flow can be "unlocked" so as to remove the 20 mph speed limit and turn it into a class 3, but I've never seen any instructions. Has anybody here done this? How did you figure out what to do? How complicated is it? want to go 28 mph, but I also prefer a step through. Thanks.
 

Dee Spun

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I've read that Espin Flow can be "unlocked" so as to remove the 20 mph speed limit and turn it into a class 3, but I've never seen any instructions. Has anybody here done this? How did you figure out what to do? How complicated is it? want to go 28 mph, but I also prefer a step through. Thanks.
Someday in YouTube comments replied to me that it's any easy adjustment in the control panel. But more a 25mph max.
Supposed to get my Flow tomorrow according to FedEx..so I'll report back as soon as I get it put together.
 

Taylor57

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I've read that Espin Flow can be "unlocked" so as to remove the 20 mph speed limit and turn it into a class 3, but I've never seen any instructions. Has anybody here done this? How did you figure out what to do? How complicated is it? want to go 28 mph, but I also prefer a step through. Thanks.

Yes, very easy to do. Takes about 1 minute on the display.
 

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Taylor57

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I just left Sport 2 and I'm not sure you can alter the max speed. I did a drag race with Sport and Sport 2 both in 8th gear and PAS 5 and we both maxed out at around 26 or 27. That was with alot of pedal effort. I cant remember if I did something with the display to alter Sport. I know I unlocked it with my Lectric XP. Another thing, The Sram set up on Sport 2 seems comparable to the Shrimano, however you can really feel the difference in the tires. My Kenda Komforts on Sport roll so much smoother that the CST knobbies. I may mention it to Espin...
 

Jcrotty1985

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The Espin website (as I write this) says the Sport comes with Shimano shifters and Kenda tires. Is that not accurate? Isn't that a big deal? It makes me question whether the company has their act together, right?
 

BET

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The Espin website (as I write this) says the Sport comes with Shimano shifters and Kenda tires. Is that not accurate? Isn't that a big deal? It makes me question whether the company has their act together, right?
A lot of companies sometimes have to substitute with equivalent components due to part shortages and need to deliver bikes on time. Ride 1up does the same thing and I heard owner Kevin Duggar in an interview talk about shortages related to Shimano parts, shifters and brakes and why he substituted components. It is fine as long as the components work as well. Tires are not hard to change.
 

Taylor57

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A lot of companies sometimes have to substitute with equivalent components due to part shortages and need to deliver bikes on time. Ride 1up does the same thing and I heard owner Kevin Duggar in an interview talk about shortages related to Shimano parts, shifters and brakes and why he substituted components. It is fine as long as the components work as well. Tires are not hard to change.
It's not a huge deal and I think you are right-part shortages are real. I'm just happy to get the bike in 6 weeks. I am going to see if we can switch the bigger tires for the Kenda Komforts...
 

2002K2

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It's not a huge deal and I think you are right-part shortages are real. I'm just happy to get the bike in 6 weeks. I am going to see if we can switch the bigger tires for the Kenda Komforts...
I received my Sport yesterday and they have CST Blackjack 27.5x1.95 tires. Same size as the kenda comfort 1.95 that Epin had previously. The CSTs seem better suited for hard compact or mixed pavement/slightly loose surface riding. Nothing wrong with the CSTs. If road hard pavement riding is primary use, it might make sense to switch slick or semi-slick tire.
 

Jcrotty1985

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I just left Sport 2 and I'm not sure you can alter the max speed. I did a drag race with Sport and Sport 2 both in 8th gear and PAS 5 and we both maxed out at around 26 or 27. That was with alot of pedal effort. I cant remember if I did something with the display to alter Sport. I know I unlocked it with my Lectric XP. Another thing, The Sram set up on Sport 2 seems comparable to the Shrimano, however you can really feel the difference in the tires. My Kenda Komforts on Sport roll so much smoother that the CST knobbies. I may mention it to Espin...
Based on what you said here about your drag race, it sounds like "hamster wheeling" should not be a problem with Espin Sport, right? At least on flat surfaces? My biggest complaint about my current E-bike, which is a really old model class 2, is that I am essentially unable to go any faster than the motor can go, because the gearing just doesnt support really vigorous pedaling. I can pedal as hard as I want, but Im just spinning my legs. Sounds like that's not a problem with the Sport?
 

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Based on what you said here about your drag race, it sounds like "hamster wheeling" should not be a problem with Espin Sport, right? At least on flat surfaces? My biggest complaint about my current E-bike, which is a really old model class 2, is that I am essentially unable to go any faster than the motor can go, because the gearing just doesnt support really vigorous pedaling. I can pedal as hard as I want, but Im just spinning my legs. Sounds like that's not a problem with the Sport?
We had this problem with our 2017 Rad. I couldn't pedal any faster that 15 mph or so. We ended up changing out the free wheel to get an 11 tooth top gear, increasing our ability to pedal to about 20mph. Same end result could be done with a larger front gear.

Point being, hamster wheeling is about what gears your bike is equipped with as much as anything else, and that problem is usually pretty inexpensive/easy to deal with.
 

Taylor57

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Based on what you said here about your drag race, it sounds like "hamster wheeling" should not be a problem with Espin Sport, right? At least on flat surfaces? My biggest complaint about my current E-bike, which is a really old model class 2, is that I am essentially unable to go any faster than the motor can go, because the gearing just doesnt support really vigorous pedaling. I can pedal as hard as I want, but Im just spinning my legs. Sounds like that's not a problem with the Sport?
It seems like for me, max speed on a level surface in PAS 5, Gear 8 is around 25-26 pedaling briskly...