Electric bikes most frequent questions
HOW RELIABLE ARE THE BATTERIES IN DELFAST BIKES?
A: We use reliable, batteries (72V 48Ah LG 3200mAh cells Lithium battery with bluetooth smart BMS for 100A). Under the right operating conditions, they’re capable of withstanding up to 3000 charge cycles! Is it a lot? About three times more than typical electrobikes. Partial charge / discharge, for example, up to half "spend" only half a cycle. Don’t overcool the bike, use reasonable care while driving and jumping in rough terrain and it will last you a long time without the need to replace the battery or general maintenance.
DELFAST BIKES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PEDAL ASSIST SYSTEM?
A: Delfast electric bikes support several power modes, including a system that allows you to feel assistance when you push the pedals. The presence of several modes also allows you to feel all the power of the motor on the racing track and comply with the requirements of legislation in different countries.
CAN THE BATTERY SELF-RECHARGE DURING USE?
Yes, Delfast has regenerative braking.
DO I HAVE TO REMOVE THE BATTERY TO CHARGE IT?
No. You don’t need to remove the battery from the frame to charge it.
HOW MUCH WILL DELFAST COST TO CHARGE?
In the US, where KW/hour electricity costs about 12 cents, the cost of recharging Delfast battery to cover 13,500 miles (average yearly distance covered by average American citizen by car per year) would cost about 24 bucks a year.
Is an electric bike worth it?
Yes, totally. An electric bike offers the same benefits of conventional bikes - mobility and a healthy lifestyle. But the power to go faster and further come as significant benefits! E-bikes make cycling more accessible in challenging conditions like uphill riding, front wind, and others. Check out the reasons to join the e-bike community
Is it legal to own an electric bike?
Owning an electric bike is legal in the United States. Federal regulations limit an electric motor power to 750W. The speed limit is 20 mph on flat terrain by using the throttle mode solely. Bear in mind that these regulations apply to public roads and trails only. You can ride an e-bike that doesn’t conform to federal regulations on private property only. Hit the link to find out more
What are the disadvantages of electric bikes?
The two main disadvantages are higher cost and heavier weight. In comparison to conventional bicycles, e-bikes tend to be more expensive due to electric parts and high-end software. Besides, electric bikes are heavier. The electric motor and the battery are the chief sources of extra weight. Heavier weight can be an inconvenience if you have to lift your e-bike onto a rack, for example.
Is an electric bike faster than a conventional bike?
Yes, an e-bike is faster. Most electric bikes allow you to select the level of assistance you prefer for your pedaling. So, you can always count on the power from the electric motor to reach a higher speed if it is necessary.
Do I need a license to ride an electric bike?
In the United States, classification of electric bikes varies by local state regulations. If the state classifies e-bikes as motorized vehicles, then licensing and registration are needed. Otherwise, you don’t need a license to ride an e-bike. To avoid any problem with the authorities, you should consult the corresponding state requirements to ride an electric bike.
How much does an electric bike cost?
The prices of electric bikes vary greatly. The price depends on the tech specs, quality of components, warranty, and other factors. Budget-level e-bikes cost between $500 and $1,000. However, if you are after a durable and functional e-bike, be ready to pay $1,000-$2,500 for a mid-level e-bike. Higher-end electric bikes can cost as much as $10,000. Check our ultimate buyer’s guide
How long does the battery of an electric bike last?
The lifespan of an e-bike battery goes from two to five years. The main factor that determines the battery lifespan is the quality of construction. Our high-end battery is designed for 300 charging cycles. However, misuse and lack of care can reduce the lifespan drastically.
Can I ride an electric bike without pedaling?
Some electric bikes have a throttle mode, which allows riding without pedaling. The throttle mode is useful when you need a break or want to go faster and further without using pedal assist.
What features are available through the mobile app?
Our application is constantly being improved upon and available for Android and iOS platforms. With the application, GPS tracking is available. You can also see the rest of the battery charge and switch speed modes using your smartphone. Connection with bikes is conducted through Bluetooth.
Are you likely to sell any of these bikes in the UK? I can see they would not be legal to ride over here.
We integrated pedal-assist mode and a speed/power limit of 25 km/h/250W to meet the standards of EU legislation. From the other side, our bikes have a no limits mode for those people who would prefer to use our eco-friendly transport and want to register the bike as a motor vehicle. For offroad areas one can ride 25+ km/h
Do you deliver bikes to Australia, Kazakhstan or any other country?
Yep, we will deliver bikes to Australia, Kazakhstan or any other country.
Are the bikes street legal?
Delfast electric bikes can be registered.
How do I choose my frame size?
One size fits most. The Delfast frame can be adjusted to fit you, your friends or your family members.
Do I need to wear a helmet?
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