Enjoy A Fast and Furious Tour
HOTEBIKE fat tire electric bike A7AT26 was designed with 2000W high power motor and high capacity battery and 26 inch fat tire to provide a superb ride on almost any terrain.
This bike max speed can reach 55km/h, which is very excellent. Besides, how can you get the faster speed?
There are a number of ways you can increase the speed of your electric bicycle.
First, a few important notes to get out of the way before we begin.
Keep in mind that laws differ around the world and it is up to you to respect your local regulations. Make sure you know how fast electric bicycles are legally permitted to travel in your area so you don’t find yourself on the wrong side of the law. Also, note that traveling at faster speeds on electric bicycles can be inherently more dangerous. Kinetic energy increases exponentially as speed increases while reaction time decreases, so make sure you’re riding safely at higher speeds.
Tip 1: Stay charged up
A battery that is at a higher state of charge has a higher voltage. The speed of a DC motor (like the one in your e-bike) is entirely voltage dependent. So higher voltages = higher speeds.
By keeping your battery at a higher state of charge, you’ll inherently travel faster. Just don’t forget that letting your battery sit at full charge for long periods of time (weeks or more) can be detrimental to its long term health.
Tip 2: Swap to a higher voltage battery
Since motor speed is voltage dependent, using a higher voltage battery is the quickest way to substantially increase your speed.
However, before you upgrade your 36V battery to 48V, for example, you’ll want to check that your controller can handle the increased voltage (most can accept slight over-volting). If you don’t feel comfortable checking the voltage rating of your controller (usually written on the capacitors) then check with the manufacturer. Do not just swap out your battery without checking – you could risk frying your controller if it can’t handle the higher voltage.
Tip 3: Keep your battery cool
A cool battery is a happy battery. And a happy battery has less voltage sag, which is when the voltage drops under load. And as we already learned, lower voltage equals lower speed.
So make sure your battery is getting adequate cooling air to keep it from heating up more than necessary. Most e-bikes already have adequate cooling, but some that keep the battery hidden in a bag can have heat issues, which might be robbing you of a bit of top end speed.
Tip 1: Use smoother tires
Knobby tires for mountain bikes are great for grip, and their wide contact patch can really help smooth out bumps. However, they’re terrible for speed.
Lose the knobbies and go for a smoother tire meant for street or hybrid use. They have less rolling resistance and can actually add an extra 1-2 mph in some cases.
Tip 2: Pump up your tires
While we’re talking about tires, another way to reduce rolling resistance is to use higher tire pressure. Keeping your tires pumped up closer to their max pressure rating will not only help prevent snake bite flats, but will also help boost your speed. However, the downside will be a harsher ride. You’ll feel each bump a bit more without soft, spongy tires to absorb road irregularities.
Last but not least, choose powerful motor
Another way to increase speed is to use a motor that has a higher RPM rating for your specific voltage (known as the motor’s KV rating). This is especially easy for hub motors, which are often designed with multiple motor windings for different models.
Remember that with great speed comes great responsibility. Obey traffic laws. Wear a helmet. And please don’t attempt to do anything on your e-bike that you don’t feel comfortable with or aren’t prepared to handle. As much fun as it can be to go fast, at the end of the day, sometimes it can be nice to simply slow down and enjoy the ride.