A speed pedelec or s-pedelec is a bike with a motor that will also support you up to 20kph without pedalling. Over 20kph the motor may only be activated by pedalling. Over as speed of 45kph the e-drive has to switch off. Motor power must not be over 500W. In order to use the speed pedelec on public roads you need to have an operating license and liability insurance (Germany: small license plate) and a moped driving license. In addition and S-pedelec must be equipped with the following items:
- rear view mirror
- self-collapsing kickstand
- license plate
- minimum tyre profile of 1mm
- tyres with "ECE" license
- two independent brakes
- brake levers with spherical heads
- extra lateral reflectors
- fixed pedal reflectors
- fixed lighting system
EBS Motor for Speed Pedelecs
In our assortment the EBS PUMA 500W motor complies with these specifications. To achieve the maximum speed of a speed pedelec, either the PUMA motor at 250rpm is spoked into a 28“ wheel or a PUMA motor at 275rpm is spoked into a 26“ wheel. This combination achieves the 45kph but does not exceed it. The following tables show how the speeds behave depending on the wheel size and rpm.
Speed in Basic Set-Up
|Wheel size in inches||rpm at 36V||Speed|
Speed as Speed Pedelec
|Wheel size in inches||rpm at 48V||Speed|
Hi-Power Batteries for Speed Pedelecs
Our Hi-Power lithium-ion batteries are available in different sizes. Depending on model a range up to 100km are possible. These batteries are handmade by us in our premises. This means we can adapt to even the fanciest customer ideas. A popular trend is to fit a "tank" into the frame triangle. The individual cell are fitted into form so the battery can completely disappear inside the tank. For use with a speed pedelec we recommend our 48V varieties.
Speed Pedelec Accessories
There are matching battery bags for our EBS batteries. These are attached to the top tube or to the luggage of the Speed Pedelecs by Velcro fasteners. Due to the padding and the water-repellent material, the battery is always safely stored. In addition, small parts such as keys, mobile phone and purse usually find space in it. The bags are available in different sizes and shapes. Which bags fit which battery can be read directly on the product pages. But the batteries can also be transported in standard bicycle bags such as Ortlieb's S-Pedelec.
Bike Lights for S-Pedelecs
For the speed pedelec to be clearly visible at night it needs a functional set of lights. In addition to individual rear lights and lighting sets there's also special head lights for electric bicycles. The Busch & Müller Lumotec IQ Fly E is very bright, particularly in an area of 4m right in front of the bike. Especially for speed pedelecs powerful lights are important not only to be seen by other road users but also to spot road damage or obstacles in time.