I am from Canada too, it's true we don't have a class system, however it's also true that if you have more than 500 watts, and above 32 km/hr. set on your ebike you are then considered to have a motor vehicle,which iis equal to the same as class 3 in some U.S states. In any case you would need a drivers license and insurance, which I personally think is stupid as 32km/hr is not very fast. I think Canada needs to change it to 40-50 km/hr. on road and at least 60 km/hr off road.That's a new one. Not saying it's not true, but I hadn't heard that! Is that something that's local to your location, or all of Canada?
If you mean the throttle can only take the bike up to 20 mph, you're right. But it still can be class 3 and go faster on PAS.Only even numbered classes of bikes have throttles. There are three classes. The first two can go up to 20 Mph with assistance. The third and final class can go more than 20 but less than 28.00000001. Throttle bikes are like the red ace in three card monte. Don't get confused. Only class 2 has a throttle and it goes less than or up to 20 than takes a crap.
Does he want a class two bike that by definition has a throttle or a class three bike that definition does not have a throttle? This is like that Bee Gee's song More Than A Woman. If it has more dangly bits than a woman, than it is not a woman.And how does this answer the op’s question? 3rd time same thread same answer , has this helped find a bike?
@Ravi KempaiahYes, totally! and we have a few prototypes like that
Torque sensor -
Top speed of 28mph -
Large 960Whr battery
powerful hydraulic brakes
Gates belt drive
Enviolo Heavy Duty CVT hub
Integrated lights, fenders, and racks
27.5" wheels with Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires
Cost $3999 USD
UL - certification of batteries. We are working on that. Offering high-quality batteries (warrantied for 4 years) is important.
We have a few prototypes, and if there is enough interest, we will bring this to the market.
We think a lot about offering a long lifetime/warranty on motors, batteries, and every other component. It is for this reason our flagship model will be Bosch-based. Currently, Bosch has 1000+ dealers across the nation. Excellent quality when it comes to motors and electronics and so are the service and longer parts availability. Building a bike that OP is requesting is not hard but having a long-term plan for support and warranty takes lots of meticulous work from the OEM. I know many companies are selling Bafang M620 motor-equipped bikes for $4K or $5K.
I am curious to hear some knowledgeable comments from readers of this forum on the bike spec highlighted by OP and shown below.
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The only things I’ve seen speced like that are the WattWagons offerings. OTOH those are 2-3x a $4k price point.@Ravi Kempaiah
The bike specs highlighted by the OP are of great interest to me.
It is almost exactly what I am looking for in a new (my first) e-bike.
I'm sure I'm not alone.
I have been on this and other forum sites researching and performing my due diligence on
e-bike companies, components, batteries/BMS, assembly processes, warrantees and customer support
both pre and post purchase and the people that stand behind the various e-bike companies.
Any company can slap together bike parts to produce a bike.
But much thought, consideration and logistics have to come together to
select quality components that will work together, synergistically to provide the end
consumer with a reliable and exhilarating riding experience.
By the looks of it, Ravi's described prototype (above) seems to check all the boxes
for what, I am looking for.
I also like Zen's concept of "Base" and "premium" versions
A Good-Better-Best strategy creating optionality for the consumer.
The following would be a few upgrades I would love to see on this bike.
I know this is only a prototype at this stage.
- Kindernay VII IGH
- Schwalbe Johnny Watts tires
- Magura 4-piston hydraulic brakes
- FOX air suspension fork
- Kinekt suspension seatpost
- Size availability S-M-L-XL
- Highest quality "Zen" branded battery system and interactive display.
However an e-bike spec'd out like this, in my opinion could be a huge success.
I for one, hope this comes to fruition!