Electric Bike Classifications | E-Bike Questions

April 28, 2021
Electric Bike Classifications E-Bike Questions
Hey guys, Dustin here, CEO of SixThreeZero. Today we are going to talk about the three classifications of e-bikes, stick around.

All right, so today we are going to talk about the three classifications of e-bikes. Before we do that, hit that subscribe button. Stay in touch with us here at SixThreeZero and be in the know of all the weekly and monthly contests we're doing. We do contests giving away bikes, accessories, and even e-bikes, so stay in touch, hit subscribe.

All right, so let's jump in. There are three classifications of e-bikes. I'm speaking specifically to California right now, some other states I know have also adopted the same classification, but please check with your local state and city laws if you're looking for how your city or state classifies the bikes. This video is speaking specifically to California and some of our neighboring states, I believe Washington has adopted the same classifications as well. So let's run through them.

The first is Class 1. Now Class 1 is an electric bicycle that will provide assistance up to 20 miles an hour. So a Class 1 e-bike will only give you pedal assist, there is no throttle, and the pedal-assist will only assist you when you hit 20 miles an hour. If you start to exceed 20, you're going to feel the motor cut and limit you. Now, you could ride above 20 miles under your own power, just not with the power of the motor.

Class 2. Now Class 2 is what SixThreeZero bikes are all classified as. Class 2 e-bikes give you the ability to either reach 20 miles an hour with a throttle only or under pedal assist. So, in this situation, these Class 2 e-bikes, they're going to become equipped with a throttle. In that case, you can push that throttle without pedaling and go up to 20 miles an hour, or you can do the pedal-assist just like Class 1 and get up to 20 miles an hour at which point, when you hit 20 miles an hour, that motor will cut out.

Moving into Class 3. Now Class 3 e-bikes are a pedal-assist only, no throttle, but these will give you the ability to go up to 28 miles an hour with the assistance of the motor. Now, if you've never gone 28 miles an hour on a bike, that is pretty fast, especially on flat ground. I do know there are some riders out there on road bikes that can power themselves up to 28 miles an hour, but that is really moving at a fast pace.

So to summarize the three of these Class 1 and Class 3 are pedal-assist only and the differences is a Class 1 is pedal assist maxing the rider out at 20 miles an hour, Class 3 is pedal assist maxing the rider out at 28 miles an hour, and Class 2 is a pedal assist and a throttle, maxing the rider out at 20 miles an hour. And again, SixThreeZero bikes as we produce them today are all Class 2 e-bikes.

If you have any questions or want clarification on this, feel free to reach out to us as well. I know the local city-state laws can be confusing around e-bikes, and the last thing I was just wanting to add in about all of this is the max motor output that e-bikes are allowed to have is 750 watts. So anything above 750 watts technically would not be classified as an electric bike and not be able to be privy to the same laws as bikes. So, any thoughts, questions, comments, please comment below, or shoot us an email, theteam@sixthreezero.com or call us at (310) 982-2877. We'd love the feedback we love to hear from you.

And if you're in the market for an e-bike, go to our website, navigate to the top with the electric bikes link, huge selection of men's and women's. And take our proprietary body fit quiz. You'll answer questions about your body, your life, how you're riding your bike, and our proprietary algorithm will fit you to the perfect bike. And the bonus? We have a 365-day return policy. If you don't love your bike within 365 days, send it back, zero questions asked, no money out of your pocket. Download our app SixThreeZero Pedaling. You can be a part of our community, track your rides, and also be entered to win our weekly, monthly giveaways by competing on the leaderboard. Track your miles to be a part of the contest. We're giving away e-bikes, bikes, and accessories weekly, monthly, we want you to be a part of it. Thanks for sticking around. Hopefully, that clarifies the classifications of e-bikes and don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.

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Electric Bike Classifications | E-Bike Questions