- Carlsbad, CA
Give it up, Stefan. My torque-sensing hub-drive delivers power very differently than the way you describe.Only your e-bike is not designed to fly (hopefully) and the pilot does not pedal his F22...
I think you throttle your e-bike down to be able to ride slowly, too. The reason being, hub-drive motors run at a constant speed depending on the amount of electrons they are fed with but they ignore how the rider is actually pedalling. If you had no throttle and were in a specific PAS level, your e-bike would always try to be running at a constant speed, and it is you to pedal as lightly or as strongly to get into the equilibrium with the motor. I know it as I own a hub-drive motor e-bike without a throttle and with PAS 1..5; this e-bike always gets on the maximum speed per level. (That made that e-bike hopeless to ride with my slow traditional cycling friend as I only could ride with him without any assistance whatsoever).
A mid-drive motor has variable speed controlled by the rider's legs (torque and cadence = input leg power). That's why the throttle is inappropriate on a mid-drive motor and it has nothing to do with any "natural ride feeling".
You understand very little about this bike, or the way I ride, or the terrain and traffic I ride in. Just as you totally misunderstood its class designation several posts back and attacked anyway. Really?
Just to be clear, I plan to ride and enjoy this bike for the foreseeable future — no matter how inferior or downright evil you think it to be.