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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here’s a list of frequently asked questions about Pedego electric bikes. If you have further questions, please call us at (562) 296-5782 for further information.

How fast does it go?

All Pedego electric bikes are governed to a top speed of 20 miles per hour. This keeps them legally classified as Light Electric Vehicles/Bicycles, and they’re allowed on all paved bicycle paths. Some models will reach that speed a bit faster.

How reliable is a Pedego bike?

Pedego bikes are designed and built for style, power and reliability. Tens of thousands of Pedego owners around the world are proving the value of owning a Pedego bike.

How long does it take to charge a battery?

Anywhere from two to six hours, depending on the size of the battery. There is no memory, so a quick ride can mean a shorter time recharging.

How far can I go on a single battery charge?

There are several factors involved in determining how far you’ll go on a charge. The terrain, wind, battery size, and rider’s weight all play a role, so each ride may be different. Another critical factor is how much the rider pedals. For that reason, models with Pedal Assist (which make pedaling easy and fun) will generally go more miles than bikes without it. Depending on these factors and the model of the Pedego, a rider may go from 15 to 60 miles on a charge. Ask us about how far we’ve gone on a charge. You’ll be impressed.

What kind of people best benefit from riding a Pedego?

All kinds of people! For sure, these bikes help people with conditions like diabetes, as they put the rider in control of their exercise. They help riders who suffer from knee, hip or back ailments, as they can provide range of motion without having to “push” on that pedal as hard. Or, if a rider notices pain on pedaling, he can simply use the throttle to rest for a while. Healthy commuters enjoy riding a Pedego to arrive at work without sweating (and working out on the bikes when they choose). But the main thing to know about these bikes is that they’re fun. And everyone loves fun.

Can I use solar panels on a Pedego?

The technology for solar panels of a feasible size is still not ready for the mass market. You can, however, put solar panels on your house and then plug in your battery there.

How many years will a battery last?

When we purchased our personal bikes, Gidget and Moondoggie, about 5 years ago, we were told they were good for about 1,000 charges, which was about 3 to 5 years with average use. Now, they’re good for 1,000 to 2,000 charges. More charges equal more years!

Can I charge my battery by pedaling?

We tested a bike from another manufacturer that offered it, and it was clearly a gimmick. It was very hard to pedal, which goes against the purpose of an electric bike. The better choice is to use state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries that have great range and plug into a regular wall outlet. Remember, pedaling does save battery, and you’ll be amazed how far you can go.

Can I buy the Pedego motor for my bicycle?

There’s a lot about Pedego electric bikes that makes them great. And a lot of it is not obvious to the eye. The frames are aircraft grade aluminum. The welding is heavier than what you see on pedal bikes, and the kickstands are seriously ready to handle the extra weight of a battery and motor. But that’s only the beginning. Pedego electric bikes boast front and rear disc brakes for stopping power to match their rolling power. For these reasons, and more, it’s best to invest in a bike that was designed from the ground up to be electric — a Pedego electric bike.