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Electric Bike Commute At 28MPH (18 MILES On A 1000 Watt eBike)

Electric Bike Commute At 28MPH (18 MILES On A 1000 Watt eBike)5 Feb. 2018
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As of the time of this video, I've been an e-bike rider for a little over 2 years. I firmly believe that purchasing an electric bike was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It has helped both my finances and my quality of life.

I try to ride as many days of the year as I can. In southern California, I have the benefit of pretty good weather most of the time, which means most of my commuting miles any given week are usually done on my electric bike.

This ride is my longest regular commute; an 18 mile ride out to my church. (36 miles round-trip.) For any of you watching this who may be considering the purchase of your own ebike, I hope this video helps to you to have an idea about what the riding experience is like.

My bike is powered by a Bafang (8fun) BBSHD mid-drive motor that produces 1,000 watts of nominal power (~1500 watts peak power). It runs off of a 52v, 21ah battery, which gives me over 1 kilowatt-hour of charge for incredible range. This bike will cruise at 28-30mph on flat roads all day long, and it can handle most hills around 25mph.

If you have any questions about getting your own electric bike, leave them in the comments below!

Comments (100)
Sambo Elguapo

Iam not sure how watching a video of somebody just riding an ebike can be fun but i absolutely loved it lol i may get a go pro for my ebike now, thanks dude.

CncObsession

I love my 02 & HD! They make riding fun again. I can easily get in a 30 mile ride on a charge at well over manual speeds. Such a simple conversion too. I do wear my battery in my Camelbak on 1 bike. I will be changing that to a frame mount soon.

Xighor

That's dedication bro ?

Abz Ahmed

1000w 48v e bike battery how many miles can per charge iff I do only paddle assist??? Please help me cos I’m buying one but no idea about the stuff

DMacDGBSM

I recognize the av anywhere

terry aqualad

I ride rain, hail snow, sleet , heat, an I want a want a kit for my fatbike

colworth

What chaining are you using?

julian leach

fastest man on earth ran this fast in germany

Mark M. Akers

I love zipping around at top speed on my fat tire RadRover 25 is plenty for this 65 year old guy.

Luis Cuevas

Sorry I meant to say prodecotech stride 500 that is my e-bike would like something that goes faster but affordable

oscar saldivar

What kind of e bike are you riding?

Sorin Savutiu

Did you have problems with the bike chain, did the motor overstress the chain ?

mangreat71

Can you ride it in the rain.Can it still keep its full power in the rain. Some 1 told me if the spark plug gets wet it can mess up the electric power. Is it water proof ? What's the exact names of the best e bikes that goes up to 28 mph and 18 miles on a full charge where can I get them bike's from ? and what e bike's I can put a small mini lightweight trailer that can pull up to 50 lbs ? I want the names of the top 5 e bikes ?

chrisw443

be nice to use the bike to be able to ride it as in just having it mostly carry me on my way home from work if im exhausted. but i dunno if im gonna have to pedal alot to get it going after a long day at work.

Robert Kelly

Hello 2 flags Racing!!! I am getting a 1000 watt hub soon, front drop out. The make of kit I am looking at is VOILAMART of ebay, I will probably get a 48Volt Lithium polmer battery to to power my new bike project. Am I going about it the right way, what is best front or rear hub drop out, would I be better off going with LIPO battery or will it run OK with 4 lead acid batteries (ouch , would be heavy!!!) is it in series or parallel?
Anyway, I will probably be getting the Lipo. I will be paying my local bike shop to do the installation.
Please advise me. [email protected]gmail.com

CTZN

Nice! I also own my ebike, but not that cooler than yours. Lmao. 500W GNG middrive, throttle only. its fun to ride in city. I even saved 98% my monthly costs. Even i didnt pay a dime buying petrol refill.

(i did make tour videos First person riding ebike, u can find it on my channel)

wokbok43

YOUR E BIKE IS ILLEGAL..PISS OFF LOSER ! -------->WANKER

Chris Alexy

Awesome commute! and a great video! I do a 26 mile (52 round-trip) to work and back at times, or a 21 mile to my girlfriends house commute at least 2-3 times a week. On the same BBSHD 1000w motor, but i have a 52v 27AH triangle battery attached. gives me a range of 60-65 miles!

I love it. never once i think or wish my commute was any shorter. I have an array of motorbikes (3 suzuki's. a drz 250, a gsx650f, and a gsxr1000) and i still prefer my ebike most of the times. I love the freedom it gives you, only limited by my 62 mile range. You can ride places you'd never dream of on a motorcycle, even on a dirtbike. Having that freedom, being able to check out every little path is an amazing feeling.

Perfectly pairs up with hobby photography!

ebikes are the bomb. i definitely recommend investing a good sum into a decent setup. actually ended up buying a 11.2 ah down-tube battery to carry with me as a backup or if i need a little longer range. I wish the range was much bigger still. can you imagine going 150+ miles on a single charge? i don't think we're THAT far off!

Safe riding!

sbd R.

Thats cool i also commute by ebike i have a gng mid drive & a direct drive it saved me thousands of $$$ per year i ride thru all weather the only thing is i had to get a full suspension due to crazy poteholes that ripped spokes out on hard tail but other than that just gotta be prepared for the weather & traffic,roadragers the typical road b.s. & bright headlights are a must & helmet, keep the motor hummin & tires rollin???

ROCK EASY

Hello!
I Would like to put a BBSHD on a mtb but i can only find 68mm.. Do you have the 100mm?

Thank you!

ShakKy

it seems to go a lot faster than 28mph

FACEandLMS

Your church is 18 miles away? You're going to heaven, bro!

John Grunwell

Do you track metabolic information? Can you estimate how many calories your body uses to execute a bike commute of this distance and speed? I'm a heavy dude, but I find that my Juiced CrossCurrent S operates well within expected power outputs as reported on their website, but I definitely need to really pump it in the lower levels of assist if I want it to go its maximum speed (I govern the speed to no more than 25mph), be it on flat ground or especially on a hill. It's made me realize that ebiking is not effort free, which is very good. In fact, I tend to operate on very low levels of assist during most of my ride, and then pump it up to warp drive for the inevitable three mile hill up to my apartment building. I just wonder what kind of energy expenditure this all requires!

20 years ago

Yeah it eats up those long bits where you are killing yourself and you are just sick of the sight of them because they are boring as hell. Bye bye as you turn inward with the tunes on (looking where you're going)

888rocketman

Hi. I am an experienced motorcyclist and cyclist. I am selling my motorcycle and buying an ebike in 2019. What do you recommend? I love that Luna you have. Amazing looking bike.

Jonathan The Yorkie

My ebike can do 32 mph

EvNerds Magazine

awesome :)

John Beefcock

How long did that commute take?

Michael Pallini

Thanks for you video. I've spent a lot of time looking for a 28+ MPH quality mountain bike. "No drop bars" A hard tail is fine but most importantly I want comfort, agility and speed. I have a Gary Fisher Carbon 29er racing mountain bike and I ride that in the city often and it's a great nimble bike for avoiding the maniacs drivers. I converted to road tires which allows me to keep up with the Road Cyclist very well. I now need some assistance and 20 mph is dog slow. I test drove the Specialized Vado and it's great but only if your going straight. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Phil Snyder

18 miles is an incredible commute. I just mapped the distance from my parent's home in my hometown to the next town over and out into the boonies. And that was only 17 miles! This is rural Washington, too. Must be a damn good church :-)

Hastur The King

I’m looking to buy one just don’t know where to do it.

George Balas

did you had any problem with your motor or battery?you drive it to the limits!

Sjon dir

freedom

Shark Mentality

We ride exercise bikes outside. Resistance on the pedals is throttle controlled. My Rohloff jumps to 14th gear immediately.
Relaxed enjoyment at 25 mph.

Luis Cuevas

Hi my name is Luis and I have a productive go stride 500 it is a great ebike but it doesn't reach that 28 miles an hour what bike do you recommend that goes 28 miles an hour that has an optional throttle or thumb throttle

Aaron Y

I currently commute 5mi one way on road bike. It's quite fun but can still take a bit longer compared to a car. My commute is going to change to about 15mi in a few months. I don't think I want to do that on a road bike and was considering buying an ebike. Is pedaling noticeably easier/different? Alot faster? What's the max distance you would be willing to commute (or could you do) by ebike?

Imran Akhtar

Really nice watching your commute

Zndling

Is 28mph the fastest you went on this ride?

Vistallion

Which is motor voltage are you useing and can I buy it on Amazon 36v 48v 52v 60v 72, 80v

Lenny7118

What model e bike are you riding?

T.House

Hey love your video I just wanted to know I'm going to buy a electric bike from juice bike the Hyper fat 1100 please check it out for me because this is my first electric bike

Cuddy Boii

This is how fast Usain Bolt can run that's crazy.

Jonah Safavi

I subscribed! Turned on notifications too.

IntEvent

Please, make a review of your e-bike

jspope2008

It looks pretty flat. It’s hilly where I live so I guess less than 10 miles range ! Mmmmm.??‍♂️?

Ken Hanson

Few dealers offer 52V 21 ah battery. What brand is this?

Jose Custodio

Could you name a bike that is better than the Stromer st5?

aj Flowers

Where are some good ones

Strill Life

Looks pretty kick ass. I'm getting an ebike soon. Been watching everything I can on them. Lol. Your bike hauls.

Johannes grma

What bike is it?

Jim Harrington

Crash gloves. Definitely will save some skin of you go down.

Juan Zingarello

I'm confused. You still have to pedal these bikes? Or are you essentially pedaling a generator and the motor drives the wheels?

Tesla Cyber Truck

So the fastest you reached was 28 mph am I correct?

jeet

In UK by law no bike can be electrically powered to do more than 15MPH .
Faakin sucks

jamesdewer

Great video! Where’s all the traffic. I commute a couple times a week. Pacifica to South San Francisco.

Doom

What bike is this?

Fat Fat

3:32 Shifting gears sounds a bit like F1, cool.

Maly Pivo

I bought the BBS02 - 750W - I did some consideration - of course I would prefer the 1000W but the price is like $200 more, the battery should then really be a 52V 30A - I couldnt fit that in my frame really.. Its on the way and I do have to admit I dont feel too comfortable now:) hope it runs at least like 75% of yours:)

Tyler Kovacs

do you think i good get a good fast ebike for about 1600$

Solar Skating

What bike is this ?

GoldenGaming

Were getting a e bike tht goes 90mil/h

Jarhead Moto

I am always looking for an alternative to the automobile. I hate cars!!! I love and ride motorcycles. They are ALOT more fun then cars, better on gas, and friendlier to the environment. Plus they take up less space. I live in USA and it seems everyone drives a behemoth gas guzzling SUV. I looking to purchase an e-bike. Seems like fun. Would use it for commuting around town and to work. I would ride my motorcycles for longer distances. Plus I get some exercise on the bicycle. One way to live a long healthier life.

Altin Fetoshi

A man in his 20s, riding an electric bike 18 miles, with a leather jacket, to go to Church... I bet you don’t get no pussy!

Dreamhawke

I want to build an Ebike with the BBSHD like yours, but I'm having a hard time deciding what bike to go with. I want a mountain bike like this, but I don't want to spend a ton of money on it as the whole Electric setup is roughly 1100$. Any suggestions?

gil ramas

This was the exact video I was looking g for! I am looking to commute from home to my office on a class 3 bike and I was trying to get a feel of how long it would take. Thank you for posting this!!!

NYangryguy

I am also running BBSHD on 52v bat. 2016 Diamondback overdrive sport. Still to cold here to ride just put a set of 27.5 x 2.4 supermoto x's on. I was running 27.5 x 1.75 kwik seven 5ives to narrow not very comfortable ride. Church on Wednesday night. Seventh day or a Witness my guess.

Angus Wilson

Guys let’s get this guy to 1000 subs and more his contents really good ?

Jsloan_T v

Where can I buy this

Harrison

Hi a couple questions I have with e-bikes is how much would they cost? I am looking to buy one soon because I want to get more into biking. Also how long would it take to deliver? Thanks

Daul Penino

What do you do in churche?

Vern Beam sports

So for me being a newbie I have an Ancheer yiilove what is your opinion on it

Real Estate Student

Is it still working good?

Justin Elliott

Glad to see a young person going to church!

Richard Angel's Heart

Hi, your bike is clasified as a Speed bike in europe. We need insurance + immatriculation + a helmet + a rear-view mirror and we are then not allowed to use the bike paths any more.
Since 11.18 I bought my 3rd pedelec/VAE with the only 250W standard motor. In my area to go for a trip you have to climb to go out and also coming back in. The legal e-bikes are limited to an assistance until 25km/h and you have to pedal to get the assistance work. I bought my previous pedelec just 1 year a head and did more then 5000 kms with it in 2018.
My standard equipement includes at minima a REAR-VIEW MIRROR. With out it I feel in danger. You do not have one ???
@+ mesPtiLoups

Shark Mentality

Two flags makes a great point on pedaling with resistance. Although the 'work out' benefits are lower with motor assist, the momentum factor is huge. Maintaining human power (pedaling) enhances electric motor/human performance.

yard hostler

I need to make my 2018 ecotric seagull 1000w 48v bike faster

Elmundo

what s your range ?

Two Flags Racing

For what it's worth, I just want to let everyone know that I had over 20 years of experience riding motorcycles and 5 years (on & off) of bicycle commuting experience before I ever rode my first electric bike. For a lot of this video, I ride with no hands. It allows me to sit more upright, thus making the ride more comfortable; I don't recommend riding that way for most people, especially in higher traffic environments. Also, this area is not the most bicycle friendly; there's not always proper infrastructure for riders, and most of the drivers in this area don't understand how to share the road with a cyclist properly. In such instances, you have to make the most of a less than ideal situation. (Certain riding behaviors may not be strictly by the book, but with respect to the drivers on the road with you, they could be your best play for keeping you safe.) You'll notice that I attempt to signal every time I turn or change lanes so my behavior is predictable to the drivers around me. Ride within your limits, and respect the road as you would in any other vehicle.

Left Foot Brake

Nice vid, man - can't wait to get my own e-bike

Lazcano Lazcano

thats how fast usain bolt runs 27.8 actually but close to 28

Nathan Molas

What bike is it

Caleb Rimer

what E-bike is that?

Chase S

Hi, I was just wondering what kind of range you get going that speed?

Shark Mentality

Mines a little unconventional.
- Carver 20" titanium paratrooper
- Staton 50cc rear friction drive
- Rohloff rear speed hub
- Aotema 1500 watt front kit

shizuokaBLUES

Here’s a question. I have just bought an ebike , with a Shimano 8080 motor. Here in Japan there is a 25km/h limit on any ebike.
However it is easy to take the sensor up from the back and move it toward the crank arm and put a powerful little magnet on the crank arm. Works like a charm and that 25kph disappears and it goes 40 or so.
However. I’m worried that this will put wear on the engine parts and severely lessen my battery life.

Any thoughts on this?

Momish

I have a question. What battery do you use?

Hüseyin Uğur Alacatli

I hit 80km/h at downhill with normal bicycle

Shark Mentality

Hey two flags...been a Honda ghx50 rear mount friction drive enthusiast for 6 years. Last year added Rohloff 500-14, this year, front hub motor conversion kit (Aotema) 1500 watt, 48V 12AH.
Call my triple power threat....gas, electric and human!

Jose Felipe

Wow amazing video love how the performs, really putting it to the test! what model bike is this? and if this is a custom bike what frame did you use???
Thank you

Jonah Safavi

All cars overtook him... I bet he overtook all the bikers

Pam Simonson

Useful...but explain how heavy these bikes really are. And explain how hard a heavy bike is to ride 18 mile back with a dead battery

Matthew Lipp

I really like your video, I live in the northeast.I currently own a Rad city 750 watt rear hub motorbike. It's brushless and gear less. pedal assist (5) Gear 7 I've gotten it up to about 32mph.I really enjoy the bike around the city.There's a few questions that I have for you. (1) What is the full description of your bike? ( 2) Did you make any specific upgrades to that bike? I'm really interested in building my own bike and using the components thru Luna Cycles.If you happen to have any advice or suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

Dexter Nurse

I'm in the market for an ebike like yours. What ebike do you have and what is the total price point?
Also, thanks for the video; very informative.
-Dex

Haizz Monkey

AMEN

allan roberts

Riding with cars is the absolute worst!

TheGanner

I spent a heck of a lot of money (actually financing) for my Trek XM700. I absolutely LOVE IT. My bicycle commute is 40 miles round trip and I do it 2-3 days a week. Believe it or not, I still get a killer work out from it as well. If you love Bicycle commuting and believe you would get do it on a consistent basis - its worth the money. Even if you don't do it on a consistent basis, it is still worth the $$ because its really enjoyable. :)

Uzair Chowdhry

i am a muslim from england and i respect your religion. its amazing to see your commitment for church. Muslim or christian ,we are united by ebikes

MrArjay123

What does is mean when ebike companies say 500 wats but peak at 750? So the wats of the batter change as you are getting speed?

daspecialist1220

Maybe mention.. price/weight/name brand/dual suspension/throttle only capabilities.......

A1dox

This vid is kinda sexy ngl

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The plan was... meet Kyle,

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Mark Woodbridge

Great video Tom ??

CHUTO

You have coffee un almost your videos. It is the cycling fuel ??? ?
Enjoy ☕

keith lagoe

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