- Piedmont Highlands
Pedal assist fits all Prodeco ebikes, 2013 models and newer. Easy to install and inexpensive, 169.00 USD.
Hey Justin, glad you found the post useful. Welcome to the Com! I agree with your thoughts on having both throttle and PAS-torque sensor... best of both worlds. Nice that that ProdecoTech preconfigured the controller to accept a plug and play Beamts sensor. Beamts supplies a lot of sensors for the ebike industry. I find that torque sensors are far more responsive to pedal power than cadence sensors. Good luck with your new build!This is great! I've been waiting for this. Where can I buy this? Can you provide a link?
At first blush I would say no on the ability to fit it with multiple chain rings. Have you considered going to a single chainring? Many e-riders, myself included find they seldom or never use the lower range gears. I personally rarely leave high gear due to the assistance helping me on launch and easing any transition to top speed...I find I ride much faster and aggressively than I would on a non assisted bike. You have peaked my curiosity though and I will check with Prodeco for any experience they have with setting this up with multiple chain rings. As far as accidental engagement I will need to check into that too, I suppose anything is possible. Because it senses torque or tension on the chain I would imagine that engagement could be had if backing the bike with the kickstand (mid type side stand) down and the pedal jams to the stand this phenomenon is possible and been personally experienced by me with both Emotion and Stromer which employ torque sensing for assistance engagement. Experience has taught me to power down the system before doing that maneuver a bucking bronco in a crowd of bikes is a thrill to avoid I can tell you. Know your beast and act accordingly. Hope this helps.First post here - I came across this thread through ES. I'm interested in getting this torque sensor for a Surly Big Dummy and wondering if anyone has experience in modifying the sensor mounting bracket to work on another bike. It looks like the stock prodecotech mount won't work with a front derailleur.
Also, any updates on experience with the sensor so far? My one worry is whether it would possible to accidentally engage the sensor or whether there issues if the chain comes loose.
Good point AZ. 20 MPH is max on throttle only, so installing the torque sensor will allow the bike to be considered pedal assist. I don't know if pedal assist speed is limited in any way, but I think it would be fine. The Outlaw SS has a 750 watt motor right? I think that's max for USA regulations.
Do you find the TS jerky or a constant level of assist? I put one on a bike and it seemed somewhat unpredictable in terms of operation. With no level of assistance selection, seems like it's all or nothing in terms of assistance.Justin I think your on the right track. Draw attention and trouble will find you.