Exactly the same reason I got the Luna BBSHD. I wanted the same exercise as if I'm riding a non-ebike, only faster road speed and tons of fun more. I am able to cadence 80 to 110 just like the non-ebeike which is not doable with other mid drives (except Bosch performance speed line).cadence sensor in the right gear can still give you a workout and if you opt for a bike that has a throttle as well it to me is alot of fun to have it kick in at any moment you feel it's necessary. though the only model that i see that is set up that way is the Ludicrous.
I have to make some reprogramming to the controller since it is not optimized for smooth operation and not optimized for maximum battery range. I have to make my own research and download a driver software so I can connect the bike to my computer. I have a pretty good idea what to change in the program since I have another mid drive (2015 Raleigh Tekoa) as my reference,
I detuned it so it can have maximum battery range but is still powerful enough to match other factory speed pedelecs. The advantage of BBSHD over the Tranzx mid drive is that there is power support even at higher cadence (above 100) so it feels more linear and more natural as opposed to the tranzx where power fades away at about 90 rpm cadence.
Here's how I changed the settings of my controller. I left the assist levels 7 and 8 blank since I want to save the battery and extend the range.I have a bfang put on my full suspension mountain bike and love it, I use PS 1-2 but use the throttle to modulate the all the way up to 9 and get a great work out just faster and more fun. highly recommend getting one. those bikes with the sensor are super slow compared to a bfang, and with a about 5 minutes of practice you can learn to modulate the peddle assist and the throttle together to have a very similar experience to the torque sensor bikes, and yet still have a throttle.
The things you described are also programmable. If you want I will post my settings here. is your ebike using 36 volts or 48 volts?Hey Mark that is good info, I just received a program cable and plan on changing a few things, the first thing that drives me nuts is that it keep peddling after I stop peddling, and the other thing is the PA does not actually start to come on until I have at least one revolution with the pedal, was it fairly easy to program??
Sure, below is the setting of my controller. Since the BBSHD is robust enough to handle continuous 1500 watts, detuning it to 1000 watts peak assures long life for the motor, as well as increased battery range per charge. And at the same time, it is still more powerful than other factory electric bikes.Hey Mark, any chance you'd share a printout of your settings for the BBSHD?