What is the top speed of my e-bike?Updated a year ago
The top speed of your e-bike is determined by many factors, including:
Weather, rider weight, terrain, incline, and use of the throttle and pedal assist.
In great conditions, the top speed of an e-bike when using only the throttle will be 20 mph. Depending on the bike model, using pedal assist can help you achieve a top speed of 25-28 mph.
These speeds may be lower when taking into account the factors at the top of this page.
The class of your e-bike will also determine your top speed. E-bike classes are defined by state and city laws but don't differ much from region to region.
The classes include:
Class 1: The Class 1 e-bike provides assistance only when you pedal, and stops assisting when you reach 20 mph — great for bike lanes, bike paths, roads, or anywhere you would take a traditional bike.
Class 2: The Class 2 e-bike is equipped with a throttle that provides a boost without pedaling, and stops assisting at 20 mph.
Class 3: The Class 3 e-bike is equipped with a speedometer, and only assists until the bike reaches 28 mph on pedal assist alone. Throttle is allowed in some states up to 20 mph.