Alloo, I hope you get lots of fun miles on your Priority Current - no doubt it is a great bike. Thanks for the input! In my research I was unable to discover which motor Priority uses, but I agree on MidDrive motors and Yamaha does have a good reputation. DTC brands cover a wide range in the ebike market and I believe Priority is doing a good job and deliver quality products. The price through Costco Next makes their bikes a good value too.I purchased a Priority Current. No issues. I enjoy DTC companies, their more innovative, and provide great value for price point. I use the LBS for service if they will service. If not I use Mobile bicycle Service. I like Yamaha Mid-Drives as Yamaha has been building e-bikes since the 1990s. Yamaha seems to have a better service model too on their Yamaha branded ebikes. I know that Yamaha powersports and instruments have a great reputation for reliability. Great dealership support.
In my quest to understand how assistance is actually implemented in real bikes, have to ask: These percentages could refer to many things. What do they mean in your bike?The 40% assistance on my Vado 5.0 is the standard I use for most of my rides. I go down to 35 or 30% when I want to ensure a long battery range.
I'm talking about the Specialized convention.In my quest to understand how assistance is actually implemented in real bikes, have to ask: These percentages could refer to many things. What do they mean in your bike?
For example, X% could mean that the mechanical power delivered to your crank in that assist mode can be no more than X% of the motor's maximum. How much of that X% you actually get at any given moment would then be determined by the controller based on sensor readings at the time.
Thanks — very clear.I'm talking about the Specialized convention.
It is 40% of the maximum amplification factor of the rider's legs. The maximum for my specific Vado is 3.2x so 40% gives 1.28x. When I input 100 W the motor will assist with 128 W of mechanical power.
Specialized e-bikes also have another parameter, which is the Max Motor Power. My specific Vado has the peak mechanical power of 520 W. If I set the Max Motor Power to 40%, the motor will never assist with more than 208 W (mechanical).