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How Fast Do Electric E Bikes Go? | Speed of Electric Bikes

Hey everyone, I'm Dustin. I have just about 20 years of experience in E-bikes and bicycles, and today I'm going to talk to you about how fast electric bikes go. Stick around.

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All right. How fast do electric bikes go? I have the Sixthreezero lineup of E-bikes behind me. These are all E-bikes with top speeds of 20 miles an hour with a throttle and 28 miles an hour in pedal assist. A lot of people want to know how fast E-bikes go. It's not just a question of how fast can E-bikes go, it's also a question of how fast is it legal for an e-bike to go. Now, you'll have to check your local jurisdiction and also your city or state.

In California, there are specific rules: E-bikes can only go up to 28 miles an hour with pedal assist or 20 miles an hour if you're just using the throttle. Now, you might say like, okay, but what if you have a motor and it's big enough? Most E-bikes are going to come factory set where they're going to be limited in speed. These are all 500-watt motors. You can get 750-watt motors. Even the 750-watt motors, although bigger than a 500 or even a 250, are going to be limited to the exact same speed limits I told you. They're going to be limited to 20 miles an hour with the throttle and 28 in pedal assist.

Now, the benefit of a 750 versus 500, it's going to give you a little more power uphills. It's going to accelerate a little faster, but the top speed is still going to be limited by the controller in the display, because legally on the streets, on sidewalks, and on bike lanes, you cannot go faster than 20 miles an hour with the throttle or 28 in pedal assist. Now, if you were to bypass the limitations on this, you could really set the limit with the throttle to go, in a 500-watt motor, probably 22, 23, 24 miles an hour. So much of the top speed of an E-bike though is really dependent on the weight of the rider or the load you have.

The heavier rider, the less top speed the bike's going to have, and the heavier the load. Also, if you're going uphill, different terrains are also going to affect the top speed of an E-bike. Now, with that said, there are E-bikes that have 1000, 1500-watt, and 2000-watt motors. There are E-bikes that can go up to 60 miles an hour. There are a lot of mountain bikes that are very expensive and cost 10,000, $15,000 they could hit 30, 40, or 50 miles an hour. These are not made to be on the streets.

Now, if you're talking about bringing that bike onto streets or bike paths, now you're talking about a motorcycle, and I can guarantee you if you're flying down a street on something that looks like a bike at 50 miles an hour and a cop sees you, they're going to start to question the validity of that being an E-bike, and you're most likely going to get a ticket, but those kinds of bikes are designed really for off-road to get you up mountains if you're mountain biking or if you can go on some private land and really open it up and go 20, 30, 40 miles an hour, E-bikes like that do exist.

From what I've seen, I've seen E-bikes in the marketplace that have been rated up to 60 miles an hour. Now, again, the cost is going to go up as you start to look for an E-bike that can go that fast, but they do exist out there. There's a difference between how fast can an E-bike actually go and what's actually legal for streets. Also, keep in mind, speeds are going to be regulated in national parks. There are also limitations on the classification of E-bike you can use in certain, actually, I think all national parks, so please Google that or look that up if you're planning to bring your E-bike to a national park.

State parks probably have their own speed limitations. Cities may have their own limitations. So, not a question of how fast can E-bikes go, but how fast is legal in the area. 60 miles an hour is the fastest I've seen on an E-bike, but you could get everything in between. You just have to do your research and figure out what your budget is. I'll just leave you with the last thing I said, which is, legally on the street, 20 miles an hour with the throttle, 28 in pedal assist.

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