I understand that. With higher torque it is faster to reach the 45 km/h but it has nothing to do with maintaining the speed. To maintain the high speed, you need power. High torque is also helpful on off-road climbing; sometimes it means the rear wheel slipping (the mud, a wet stone slab...)The keyword in Manu's post is "unlocked." The PW-X2 motor is designed and delivered with a 25 km/h limit.
I do get the sense I am a bit younger than most on here and that is a factor. But I also think that weight of the bike makes a bit of a difference. A more aero position on the bike makes a significant difference if you travel 30 km/hr. or faster.You're fit and able. Most of e-bike riders are not and depend on the battery very much. To be able to make a 100 km trip, I actually need more than 720 Wh.
I say this because I see it from the point of unlocking, for yamaha so far it has never failed to have something illegal to unlock speed and I think this would not be the case in the future.The keyword in Manu's post is "unlocked." The PW-X2 motor is designed and delivered with a 25 km/h limit.
to have top speed you need revolutions and newtom, the newtom is the ability to move so much weight per meter, comparing to the FIRST MID-DRIVE PW and the new PWX-2 are too many differences, the first one DIES AT 100 RPM WITH 10 NEWTOMS COURSES AND THE PWX-2 AT 100 RPM GIVES ABOUT 70/80 NEWTOM = 70 KG IN ONE METER, WITH A WHEEL OF 29X2.0 PLATE OF 38 AND CASSETE 11 TO 96 RPM give 45KM / HY YOU HAVE 70/80 newtom, if you unlockI understand that. With higher torque it is faster to reach the 45 km/h but it has nothing to do with maintaining the speed. To maintain the high speed, you need power. High torque is also helpful on off-road climbing; sometimes it means the rear wheel slipping (the mud, a wet stone slab...)
Yes, that's a good point and the reason I was turned off on the new Giant ebikes i.e. only 375 watt hours of energy stored. I would agree for a commuter type bike that the 375 wh battery there is less adequate than the 320 wh I have in the Creo.You're right with the aero position @Captain Slow. This must bring a big saving at higher speeds. Next, if you are a lightweight person and your bike is lightweight too, you win on the climbs. I totally support the design of the Creo if it is used by the right cyclist for intended purpose. However, Giant downsized the batteries in e-bikes ridden for different purposes, that is, commuting and recreation.
Regarding the areo position, I often lean on the handlebars when fighting adverse wind. Cannot do too much until my stomach flattens when I lose weight
Funny the number of coffee grinder lovers here at EBR. Do you actually like riding the TQ? If you ask me it’s the WORST drive on the market. Power delivery SUCKS. It’s an 80s turbo car where all the power bursts in after you count to 3. It’s Utterly USELESS on technical trails. And the noise... Oh boy the drive music lovers are gonna harp on this one. You’d have to buy ear plugs to ride that thing on a daily basis. Not easy hackable either... It uses a disc sensor.80nm max, they need to pump those numbers up, at least get up to the TQ motor at 120NM