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What's the top speed you can get on the V8 if you're 200 pounds?


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Most likely the same top speed as with 100 pounds.

Weight is a minor factor for top speed, whereas size, i.e. the front area that is attacked by the wind, is much more important determining the power necessary to keep up the speed.

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16 minutes ago, Mono said:

Most likely the same top speed as with 100 pounds.

Weight is a minor factor for top speed, whereas size, i.e. the front area that is attacked by the wind, is much more important determining the power necessary to keep up the speed.

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With all my stuff i get close to 205  - 210 pounds and i can promise theres no problem to reach the top speed (30kmh). But you need more energy (battery) and your range is much lower than a rider with ~100 pounds can reach ;)

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On 9/29/2018 at 8:53 PM, Jens Ronnedal said:

Top speed on flat surfice with no giant head wind should be the same. But going up hill will be slower for a heavy rider. I'm about 220lbs and have no problem getting up to the speed Inmotion put in the specs. On low battery the top speed is lower. I'm rarely pushing top speed. Usually cruising at 23-25km/h. If you want to cruise at 30km/h you should get a wheel that does at least 35km/h. Always riding top speed will surely lead to accidents.

To put this short, if you are looking to at a certain speed @Gustesta then you need to add a bit more to that as you will encounter the following. Riding at absolute top of wheels output is unsafe and a major accident will happen easier that if lets say you had 10-20% extra to use. This simply to the way balance is maintained as you ride, any imperfections on ride surface you to be able to climb that. This comes down to motor output and battery power delivery. As you speed battery capacity the energy you can draw from it goes down which effectively leads in most designs to lower speeds once you loose curtain set levels of battery capacity.

Now today when riding with @Jens Ronnedal I found out first hand that cold weather also lowers the power delivery as battery chemistry depends on temperature to react to deliver power too. Then depending on ride style you might need to add even more buffer as aggressive riding will temporary lower output too from battery. You see this as a drop in battery voltage that recover a bit once you pause. As soon you put load on battery again you will a voltage drop depending how big a load is being pulled. Go uphill will show as a bigger load the more heavy the rider is.

So you get good answer to you question @Gustesta you need to get some understand what and the thing between you feet works, otherwise you can easily get a nasty surprise trying to push top speed. Many have done this only in hindsight understood why they hurt themself. 

Strongly suggestsyou have a look at accident threads and the EUC dynamic thread too. They are long but can safe you from major accident. I can't stress this enough.

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On 9/4/2018 at 1:03 AM, MaiKi said:

With all my stuff i get close to 205  - 210 pounds and i can promise theres no problem to reach the top speed (30kmh). But you need more energy (battery) and your range is much lower than a rider with ~100 pounds can reach ;)

In particular above 20km/h the rider weight should only have a small influence on the range. More important is the frontal surface area (which is of course correlated to weight).

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