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Electrify Your Trike
Why Choose Electric?
As innovation continues to drive the recumbent world, electric assist recumbents are in higher demand than ever before. Having an electric system on your recumbent can be beneficial to any rider, whether you're into commuting, touring, or climbing hills. With the electric assist option you can ditch the car and start commuting to work on your trike; you can live healthier and be eco-friendly. In this article well cover some of the most popular systems, how they work, and which one is best for your riding style.
Falco E-Motors is one of the most popular and reliable hub-motor systems on the market today, and for good reason. With an elegant design, no-hassle performance, and patented 5-phase technology, the Falco system is a great option for any trike. Key components of the Falco system are the hub motor and throttle, the battery and the HXD console.
For those of you doing a lot of touring or commuting, the Falco system will likely be one of your favorites. The wireless console allows you to dial in the level of assist. Options range from -5 to +5. From -5 to -1 you're in regenerative mode. This is mostly for downhill riding. The regenerative braking will control the speed of your descent and recharge the battery at the same time. 0 is no assist, so you'll be putting in all the work. +1 to +5 is your pedal assist. You get to decide how much the motor aids your pedaling.
How long will it last on a single charge?
How is it for climbing?
Is there a warranty?
How fast can I ride?
Ecospeed Mid Drive
Thinking about getting a Fat Tad or a KMX Kart? The EcoSpeed Mid Drive is available for the KMX lineup and our Fat trikes and man, does it pack a punch! The 1000W motor delivers power to the drivetrain, propelling your trike forward at impressive speeds. A recumbent trike with a 26-inch rear wheel can reach speeds up to 40-45 mph! For those of you constantly climbing hills, this is the system for you.
A particularly unique feature of the Ecospeed Mid Drive is the Velociraptor control box. The controller box allows EcoSpeed to program systems with software that helps performance in any given application, and it monitors the motor and battery for reliability and safety. It has a switch that allows you to toggle between 750 or 1300 Watt output. The Mid Drive and control box paired with the Falco 48V lithium ion battery will let you stay on the road for miles.
Another advantage to the Ecospeed Mid Drive vs. the hub motor is the overall feeling of balance that it gives the trike. Hub motors place a lot of weight in the rear wheel while the mid drive sits on the center of the frame, right behind the seat.
How far can I go on a single charge?
Bafang BBS02 Mid Drive
Let's not forget the Bafang Electric Mid Drive. This is a great option for those of you who are really into off-roading or for those who always seem to be climbing steep hills. The Bafang is a surprisingly quiet mid drive option that will add a lot of power to your ride. This is a great set up for those of you with a single chainring on your front crankset. If you're looking into getting a Fat Tad, a Quad, or even a KMX Tornado or Typhoon, this mid drive could be exactly what you need.
Something that everybody raves about with the Bafang is that it's incredibly quiet. Nobody likes hearing a humming electric bike/trike while they're out for a peaceful ride. The Bafang practically goes unnoticed on the road, except that you feel like a super-human as you pedal. It is capable of climbing any hill. There are even videos of Bafang-equipped bikes climbing stair cases! It's a powerful system that will get you where you need to go no matter what the obstacles may be.
How far can I go on a single charge?
Whether you're commuting, touring, climbing, or simply enjoying a ride around your neighborhood, choose to electrify your trike! Save money on gas, climb those steep inclines, or kick your feet up and relax while your motor does the work. It's a decision you certainly won't regret.
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