Juiced HyperScrambler 2: A Dual-Battery, 1000W Beast
The Juiced HyperScrambler 2 is the brand’s premium moped-style electric bike.
Juiced designed the HyperScrambler 2 with dual battery capacity and equipped it with a bespoke 1000W Bafang motor, so it closely matches the functionality and performance of an actual moped.
The classic 1980s mini-bike look and thrilling power give this e-bike its appeal, but it’s also solidly built and equipped with decent components.
This Juiced HyperScrambler 2 review will discuss the ride quality, examine the standout components and characteristics, and finish with our ride or pass verdict.
Juiced Bikes HyperScrambler 2 Main Specs
- MSRP: 2,599 or 3,099
- Class: 2, 3, or 4 – 30 mph
- Motor: 1000W Bafang hub (1820W controller)
- Battery: 1 or 2x 998Wh, 52V
- Range: 60 or 100 miles
- Tires: 20 x 4.25″
- Gears: 8-speed MicroSHIFT
- Brakes: Tektro hydraulic discs
- Weight: 119 lbs (96 lbs w/o batteries)
Juiced HyperScrambler 2 Review
The HyperScrambler 2 dual-battery e-bike by Juiced Bikes is one of the most powerful on the market, equipped to handle mixed terrain and compatible with commuter components like a rack and fenders.
The ability to reach speeds up to 34 mph makes this bike ideal for the adventurous, thrill-seeking rider. A 1000W, 52V system allows you to hit top speed in just a few seconds and cruise up hills at 20mph without pedaling. In addition, the combination of torque and cadence sensing makes for a smooth and responsive power transfer closer to a mid-drive system than a hub drive.
If you’re getting the most enjoyment out of this moped-style e-bike, you won’t get close to the max 100-mile range, but you should easily reach 50 or 60 miles when combining pedal assistance and throttle on varied terrain.
The HyperScrambler’s high weight, ride position, and motor make it feel like an actual 1980s moped. Upright geometry, a padded saddle, and dual suspension deliver comfort over medium distances, but the step-over frame requires some flexibility to mount and dismount.
One disappointment of the HyperScrambler 2 is it can only support 275 lbs, which makes it unlikely you can utilize the extra-long seat for a second passenger unless both of you are very light.
All things considered, Juiced has delivered excellent quality with this e-bike. Although it’s not the cheapest, it’s perfect for the performance-minded rider who doesn’t want to sacrifice versatility and comfort.
Juiced HyperScrambler 2 vs. Super73 RX
The Juiced HyperScrambler 2 and Super73 RX have the same general moped style but are dissimilar in their components and performance. Likewise, the HyperScrambler 2 price is more competitive.
The Super73 RX has a single-speed drivetrain, a 750W (1200W peak) motor, less than half the battery capacity (960Wh), wider 4.5 and 5-inch tires, a 325-lb payload capacity, and a lower weight of 84 lbs.
In our opinion, the Super73 is more refined in its appearance, but the trade-off is less power and a significant price increase of almost 700.
Juiced Bikes HyperScrambler 2 Frame, Geometry, and Sizing
The HyperScrambler 2 is solidly-constructed and built around a heat-treated aluminum alloy frame with a step-over moped-style design. Like all of the brand’s bikes, this model doesn’t have frame-integrated electronics.
The Juiced HyperScrambler 2’s weight is 119 lbs, making it the heaviest e-bike we’ve reviewed. In addition, it has a low weight capacity, so you can even get the most out of the long passenger-ready seat.
You get dual suspension with the HyperScrambler 2 that takes the sting off bumpy roads. This setup includes a hydraulic fork in the front and a rear swingarm and coil shock setup.
The geometry is upright and relaxed, which is perfect for navigating the city in comfort but not ideal for technical off-road terrain. A long padded seat makes it easy to adjust your position without moving any components.
This e-bike comes in one size, fitting heights from 5’7″ to 6’4″. However, it’s not very adjustable, so riders on either end of the range may find it uncomfortable.
Motor, Sensors, and Battery
The Juiced Bikes HyperScrambler 2’s electronics are the highlight for us. It sports a 1000W custom-made Bafang motor with a 52V, 35 Amp controller that peaks at 1820W.
The 52V system allows for Rapid power transfer, which means you can get up to top speed in seconds using the throttle or pedal assistance. Also, as mentioned, this system uses cadence and torque sensors, making it smoother than other hub motor e-bikes.
The HyperScrambler 2 is a dual battery ebike but can be bought with one or two 998Wh batteries (500 difference). The max range in ideal conditions and on low pedal assistance is 60 or 100 miles, which is why we feature it in our longest-range ebikes guide. However, a typical average range is around 25 miles for the single battery or 50 for the dual.
Finally, the batteries take roughly seven hours to charge and come with an Apple AirTag slot for tracking the bike if it’s stolen.
What Class Is the Juiced HyperScrambler 2?
The Juiced HyperScrambler 2 is a Class 2 electric bike when it ships, with a top speed of 20 mph from throttle or pedal assist mode. However, you can quickly unlock Sport or Race mode through the display, changing to Class 3 or 4 (unrestricted).
The Race mode allows you to use the 1000W sustained power and reach speeds over 30 mph. That said, while unrestricted in Race mode, the HyperScrambler 2 is a Class 4 e-bike (an unofficial classification) and falls outside the 750W power and 28 mph speed limit, so you cannot ride it on roads without a license and registration.
Juiced HyperScrambler 2 Components and Accessories
Some of the HyperScrambler’s componentry is questionable for the 3,000 price range, such as the 8-speed MicroSHIFT drivetrain and 180mm disc rotors.
We’d prefer to see a Shimano Acera 9-speed at this price and, at minimum, a larger 200mm rotor in the front to handle the bike’s huge 1000W power and safely stop when traveling above 30 mph.
The 4.25″ Innova puncture-resistant street tires are decent and provide plenty of traction on pavement. However, if you plan on doing a lot of gravel riding, we’d recommend switching them for a tire with more tread.
One downside on a bike like this is the lack of options for changing the saddle, as the HyperScrambler’s isn’t the most comfortable out there, especially after a couple of hours of riding.
Other notable features include the 2,000-lumen headlight, bright taillights, front and rear indicators, a loud horn, and small but practical rearview mirrors. Unfortunately, you must purchase a rack and fenders as extras (230 total).
Shipping and Assembly
Juiced Bikes ships for free to the contiguous 48 states but not to Hawaii or Alaska. Likewise, they currently don’t ship to Canada.
The company aims to process orders in three to eight business days, and once processed, you will receive an email with tracking information. Most orders are delivered using FedEx Ground.
Juiced e-bike assembly is relatively laborious, but the brand provides excellent assembly, tuning, and troubleshooting materials. For each bike, including the HyperScrambler 2, there is a detailed follow-along video, written instructions, FAQ, and technical support. If you’re not confident doing the assembly yourself, we recommend taking the bike to a professional.
How fast is HyperScrambler 2?
The Juiced HyperScrambler 2 top speed is over 30 mph. Some owners report reaching as high as 34 mph on flat terrain with favorable riding conditions. You must activate Race mode through the display to unlock speeds over 28 mph (Class 3).
What class is HyperScrambler 2?
The HyperScrambler 2 is a Class 2 electric bike, limited at 20 mph when shipped. However, you can turn it into a Class 3 or 4 e-bike by activating Sport or Race mode. Class 4 e-bikes must be registered to ride on the road.
Is the HyperScrambler 2 waterproof?
No, the HyperScrambler 2 is not waterproof. The battery is water resistant, so you can ride it outside in light rain, but heavier rain can damage the battery and other electrical components. Additionally, never leave the Juiced HyperScrambler out in the rain.
What is the fastest Juiced bike?
The fastest Juiced bike is the HyperScorpion. Both the HyperScorpion and HyperScrambler 2 are rated for 30 mph. However, the HyperScorpion is 17 lbs lighter, meaning this bike will likely reach slightly higher speeds. The HyperScrambler 2 has been reported to reach up to 34 mph.
Our Verdict: Ride or Pass?
The Juiced HyperScrambler 2 gets a “ride” verdict from us.
Heavy moped-style electric bikes like this won’t appeal to the masses, but those that appreciate the style will love this e-bike.
It’s exceptionally powerful and fun to ride without being overly jerky. In addition, it feels solidly built and durable, and it’s smooth and comfortable on pavement and light off-road terrain.
Of course, at 119 lbs, you won’t be lifting this bike in a hurry, and to install fenders and a rack, you’ll be down an extra 230. Nonetheless, this bike still has a competitive price and an unbeatable range, given its massive power.
The HyperScrambler is in a different league to most other moped e-bikes and holds its own against the top models in the category, the Ariel Rider Grizzly and Super73 RX.
Consider adding this exciting e-bike to your shortlist if you’re a thrill seeker who wants to turn some heads next time you hit the roads.
First of all, the most common and popular voltage for high-end e-bikes and ebike kits is 48V or 52V. This is different then most lower-cost ebikes and ebike kits which run off 36V. This can also differ by sales region since in the United States 48V 52V is the standard while in Europe 36V is the standard. Lower voltage batteries are cheaper but the main difference between lower and higher voltage batteries are that the higher the voltage the better the power and performance!
Note: Our Mid Drive motors are compatible with with both 48V or 52V batteries however our Front hub motors only work with 48V batteries.
Why would you choose a 52V battery over a 48V battery?
range. 52V batteries when compared against 48V batteries with the same rated Ah will have more range as they have a larger battery capacity (Watt-hours rating).
Power. 52V batteries can provide more power to a motor when the motor needs it. 52V batteries also provide a better voltage range for the motor to operate in when compared with 48V battery.
Efficient. 52V Batteries can allow your motor to run at a lower current (amp) draw when operating at the same conditions when compared to a 48V battery. This can help reduce the amount of heat being built up in the motor and reduce overheating and premature failure
Versatile. 52V batteries will provide better performance than a 48V battery when used in cold weather
Why you may not need 52V battery and a 48V battery maybe enough?
You are not needing any additional power for offroading or climbing steep hills and you are just looking to do city riding and commuting.
The 52V is more effective, meaning better performance.
The reason is that a 52V e-bike battery provides greater efficiency using fewer amps generating the same or better power for your bike.
A 52V e-bike battery provides a faster speed to the motor than a 48V.
One of the most important differences is related to the range, a 52V e-bike battery offers a range wider than a 48V.
A 52V battery fresh off the charger will produce almost 59 V while a 48V battery will produce around 54.5V.
Putting Together Battery Voltage and Motor Operation
Keep in mind that BBS02 and BBSHD Mid Drive motor controllers can take a range of voltages from 40V to 59V, so clearly these units perform better at the higher end of the range however if the voltage drops so will the power.
As a battery drains and the voltage drops a rider will experience that they are no longer be getting the same power from the motor which will also be noticeable with the throttle lag. This difference in power will be more noticeable with a 48V battery than with a 52V battery.
Which is the best battery to get?Unfortunately, it is not that easy as ebike battery packs are in no way a one size fits all item which is why we offer so many different battery options! In order to see the estimated range based on the motor and battery pack that you are looking at we recommend clicking the button below to learn more about our range estimates!
The Complete Guide to E-Bike Batteries: Care, Maintenance, and Storage
At the risk of being obvious: an e-bike without a battery is just a bike. But that said, not just any battery will do.
An e-bike battery is responsible for how much power can be delivered to your motor, translating into how much assistance your e-bike gives you on rides. It’s also among the most expensive single components of a bike, with high-quality replacements typically costing several hundred dollars. Because of this, learning about e-bike batteries is critical to getting the most out of your e-bike experience — and the most bang for your buck.
Here’s what we’re about to go over:
How Does An Electric Bicycle Battery Work?
The battery stores all the electrical energy that will eventually be sent to your motor. E-Bike motors don’t have any energy of their own, so the battery is what makes the whole electrical system possible.
E-bike batteries have to be powerful enough to support the motor throughout a typical ride. While you do need to charge your battery regularly, a quality e-bike battery shouldn’t interrupt your commute or sightseeing tour by powering down before your ride is over.
Magnum E-Bike batteries are made of a series of advanced lithium-ion cells. Each cell is like a mini battery; they join together with the other cells to create a battery powerful and long-lasting enough to take you where you need to go.
Volts, Amp-Hours, and Watt-Hours: What Do They Mean?
Voltage refers to the potential power of a battery. For example, a 48V battery is more powerful than a 36V one. Technically speaking, voltage measures the pressure that allows electrons to flow. Similar to water pressure from a hose, the higher the pressure, the more powerful it is.
On an e-bike, the voltage of the battery and motor have to be compatible. Using a battery with a lower voltage than the motor can handle is a waste of potential motor power. Conversely, using a battery with more voltage than the motor can use may cause damage to the motor.
For similar reasons, your battery’s charger needs to be rated at the same voltage as the battery.
If voltage is like water pressure in a hose, amperage is the amount of water flowing. Amp-hours (Ah) refers to how much energy a battery can provide in one hour. So the more amp-hours there are, the longer a battery can keep the motor running. E-Bike batteries typically have between 8Ah and 15Ah.
To combine these two metrics into one simple number, batteries are often rated using a single metric called watt-hours (Wh). Watt-hours are calculated by multiplying voltage by amp hours. For example, a 48V 15Ah battery would have 720Wh (4815 = 720).
It follows that a 36V 20Ah battery would also have 720Wh — but the similarities between those two batteries could end there. To get all the details of what makes a battery the right choice for your e-bike, you need to look deeper.
Qualities Of The Best E-Bike Batteries
There are many e-bike battery makers out there! So what’s the difference between a high-quality battery that will help you ride farther and a cheap battery that just doesn’t perform?
Not long ago, most batteries were made from heavy, inefficient, and unsustainable materials like lead-acid or nickel-cadmium. At Magnum, we use the latest lithium nickel cobalt manganese (Li-ncm) battery technology.
Battery Management System (BMS)
The battery management system in each Magnum E-Bike battery controls the individual performance of each battery cell. BMS makes sure that each smaller cell drains, charges, and works the same as others. Without an effective BMS, e-bike batteries would be inconsistent, failing to deliver predictable power to the motor.
Like any hardware, batteries become worn over time. BMS helps extend battery lifespan by avoiding the main causes of battery deterioration: overcharging and excessive depletion. Cells that overcharge get fried and lose performance. Similarly, when batteries drain too much energy and can’t properly recover it, they start to fail. BMS regulates charging and energy deployment across every individual cell, helping the overall battery to perform better and for longer.
Battery Cycle Lives And Long-Range Performance
The number of times you can charge and deplete (discharge) the battery completely before it starts to lose capacity is called its cycle life. It’s normal for batteries to lose performance over time, but higher-quality and better-made batteries have larger capacity and longer range, resulting in increased cycle lives.
Higher-quality batteries typically have a larger capacity and longer range compared to cheaper models. But it’s difficult to produce batteries with high amp-hours and watt-hours that still fit into the slim packaging necessary for a balanced, aerodynamic e-bike.
It’s important to note that batteries continue to function even after they start to lose some efficiency. When batteries have surpassed their cycle life, you may notice your ride range decreasing, needing a charge after fewer miles.
At Magnum Bikes, the cycle life of our advanced Lithium-NCM battery is 700 cycles. Once our batteries have powered riders through 700 charges and discharges, our battery still performs at around 80% of its original level. With proper care, you can typically get 800-1000 charge cycles out of your Magnum battery — roughly two to five years, depending on how frequently and how far you ride.
Best Tips To Maintain Your E-Bike Battery
As the most expensive part to replace on your e-bike, it’s worthwhile to take the extra time and effort to keep your battery in good health. For that reason, even seemingly obvious tips bear repeating.
Follow these recommendations to get the best performance and life out of your e-bike battery.
- Charge the battery before it gets to 30% life. Batteries are at their healthiest when they stay at or above a 30% charge level. When you’re out on a ride, watch your battery’s charge level. It’s shown on your e-bike’s display monitor. When you get down to 20% or even 10% battery, you’re at risk of losing power before you get back to your charging station. Not only does that put you at risk of unassisted pedaling for a long or hilly journey back home, but it also puts unnecessary strain on the battery. Over time, this speeds up the natural process of deterioration. If you go for extended rides, it may just be a fact of life that you’ll drop into the low battery levels. Don’t sweat it — just know that your battery will last a bit longer if it stays topped off.
- Don’t charge or use the battery on the bike while it’s hot. Batteries can get hot for a number of reasons. On really warm days, the outside temperature can cause a battery to overheat. Climbing steep terrain can cause the motor to get hot — and potentially the battery, too. Another cause of a hot battery is using a charger with a higher voltage than the battery. But whatever the reason, your response to a hot battery should always be the same: let it cool down before continuing use or charging.
- Don’t charge immediately after use. Even if your battery doesn’t feel hot, let it rest when you get home after a ride. You won’t have to wait long — batteries recover from use very quickly. You can use the time to hang up your helmet, remove your shoes, and maybe even give the bike a quick clean or tune-up. In less than 5 minutes, you can charge your battery to get ready for your next ride.
- Don’t use it immediately after charging. Are you seeing a pattern? When it comes to e-bike battery care, patience is a virtue! If you’re leaving on a ride right away, unplug the charger for just a few minutes before you head out. This valuable reset gives your battery time to prepare to transfer energy to the motor on your ride.
- Unplug the battery when fully charged. When your battery has reached 80% to 100% charge, go ahead and unplug the charger. Don’t worry; your battery will hold the charge until your next ride! This is important because while you can’t actually overfill your battery with power, you can strain the battery by continuing to charge it after it’s full.
- Keep your battery at the right temperature. When you’re not riding, store the battery around room temperature: 68°F/20°C or slightly lower. Feel free to store your bike in a weatherproof garage or shed, protected from the elements — but if the temps dip much higher or lower than 68°F/20°C, take the battery indoors.
- Don’t get your battery wet. This is true of any battery, really! Your battery has a sealed, waterproof protective cover that keeps it protected from the rain while you ride. Where you need to be careful is in cleaning and storing your bike and its battery. You might look to a pressure washer to get dirt and grime off your bike quickly, but the intense jet of water can get past the seals, damaging the inside of the battery. And when you aren’t riding your e-bike, store it inside. Excessive and continuous exposure to rain and snow can compromise the waterproof housing over time.
- Travel safe. Whether you’re traveling with your e-bike on a car rack or in a bike box for shipment, be sure to remove the battery beforehand. This protects it from damage or accidental loss. Remember that you also need to protect that battery from rain and snow! So removing it before putting your bike on a car rack is the best way to keep your battery dry while you travel.
- Know what to expect for winter performance. In addition to protecting your battery from snow and excessive cold, be aware that e-bike batteries are less efficient in the cold. This means they may deliver a reduced mileage range in extremely cold temps. Try to shorten your rides, or at least ensure that you’re able to charge your battery frequently for extended rides. But don’t worry; the performance will bounce back when warmer temperatures return.
- Always use the right charger. Your e-bike comes with a charger made specifically for that model; use it! It’s critical for battery health that the charger and battery are compatible and work with the same voltages. Otherwise, at best you’ll see extended charge times — and at worst, you can fry the battery.
Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Battery
Even with impeccable care, your battery will need to be replaced eventually. Once it’s surpassed its cycle life, the battery will begin to lose capacity. When this happens, a “full charge” will really only get you to about 80% of the charge level that the same battery got when it was brand new.
Having read all about your battery by now, you’ll probably recognize the signs early: reduced range or inconsistent performance. This is a normal part of your battery’s life. However, if you notice these signs early (for example, only a year or couple hundred cycles into using your battery), take your bike to a shop or call the manufacturer for more specific information.
When the time comes, make sure to replace your e-bike battery with one crafted for your specific e-bike make and model. As we mentioned earlier, this part is a significant investment, so it’s critical to make the right purchase! Consult your manual or call your manufacturer with any questions.
Take Care Of Your Battery And It’ll Take Care Of You
There isn’t a whole lot to remember for a healthy e-bike battery! Just keep an eye on your battery life when you’re riding, charge it when needed (but don’t forget to unplug when it’s done!), store it properly, and transport it safely. By following these steps to support long-lasting battery health, you’ll get the most out of your e-bike’s battery for many rides to come.
What Size Battery is Perfect for a 1500W Ebike? Ultimate Guide
E-bikes are wonderful, they just don’t keep you fit and economical but also save the environment to a large extent. A 1500-watt ebike is yet another powerful beast that glides smoothly like a car on flat surfaces and even has the capability to pick up speed on sloppy irregular terrains.
You can’t achieve this unbelievable riding experience on such a powerful ebike without having the correct size battery. So what size battery for 1500w ebike to get smoother rides on tough terrains?
Don’t worry! We have covered almost everything you need to know about 1500-watt e-bikes and the correct battery voltage and AH so that you enjoy the ride for a long period of time without affecting your e-bike’s health.
In this article, we will cover the following key points: why and when should you choose a 1500-watt ebike? Whom is it best suited for? Composition of batteries that are a good fit for a 1500-watt E-bike, and so on.
Understanding the Watt in an E-bike
Hey! This isn’t another physics lesson but understanding Watt before buying your dream E-bike is necessary.
Mathematically speaking; Watt equals the multiplication of voltage to ampere-hours of the controller. Generally, the voltage in a 1500-watt ebike motor is 60 volts.
For example, The motor’s Voltage is 60 volts Controller’s Capacity in AH is 25 amp-hour.
Therefore, Ebike Motor’s Wattage = 60 x 25 = 1500 watts
As you can see in the above example that a 1500w ebike has a voltage of 60 volts and a controller of 25 Amps. Then, what size battery is perfect for a 1500w ebike or electric bike? We will discuss this later in this article.
Does a higher wattage imply a better ebike?
If you are at a beginner’s level of accessing an E-bike, you must be wondering, will the more be better? In the case of watts and electric bike motors, it depends on a wide variety of factors.
You should opt for an E-bike motor with a high watt output if you are looking for faster acceleration and more zip when riding on hilly terrain and moving around with heavier loads.
Just like a high-performance car can’t be efficiently utilized for the everyday run, so is your e-bike. A motor with a higher wattage will drain your bike’s battery faster, leaving you with a limited riding range.
So if your purpose allows, then a higher-wattage electric bike would be perfect for you otherwise, there is no need to get such a high-powered ebike.
How fast is a 1500-watt electric bike?
Electric bikes with 1500 watts motors are superb as they offer amazing speed on all types of terrains. You can experience a top speed of around 45 miles per hour which is almost equal to a car’s speed.
In case you are looking for some adventurous trips or you are on the heavier side, the 1500-watt ebike with a 1500w battery (60v 25Ah) is a true genius.
What Size Battery is Perfect for a 1500w Ebike?
The answer is the battery’s voltage wattage should be equal to the motor’s voltage wattage respectively if you want to enjoy the full potential of your 1500w ebike. If you go beyond this power your range would increase along with the bike’s weight and will cost you a bit more.
And if you choose a lower-wattage battery for your 1500w electric bike, the performance (speed) and range will be reduced because the battery would not be able to supply the required power to the motor. Also, the battery would discharge quickly and the motor might get heated because of the low-power supply.
Therefore, Most experienced cyclists believe that a 60v 25Ah battery pack is best suited for a 1500-watt ebike. Because when you multiply 60v by 25Ah you would get 1500 watts from the battery pack. Let’s know more in detail.
What Size Battery for 1500W Ebike? Ideal Voltage AH
The voltage and amp hours play a major role in deciding the size of the battery required for a 1500-watt ebike. You must be wondering what are voltage and amp hour literally.
The difference in electric potential between any two given points is called a voltage or electric pressure or electric tension. It is the power that pushes charged electrons (current) through the conductor.
Whereas, Amp hour stands for the capacity of the battery. A higher AH battery means it can store more current leading to more riding distance and vice-versa.
Mathematically, Wattage or watt hour is the multiplication of volts by AH. I hope you have understood the basic terms here. Now, it’s time to find out the right battery voltage and AH for a 1500w ebike motor.
How to find the voltage of the battery for a 1500w ebike?
Generally, a 1500-watt ebike motor requires 60 volts of electricity from a battery pack, you may find some motors that require 52 volts. It means you must select a battery that gives 60 volts.
Sometimes, the required voltage is already mentioned on the ebike motors, so select the voltage of the battery that your motor has mentioned. It can be 48, 52, or 60 volts.
Once you know the required voltage for your 1500-watt ebike motor. Then divide 1500w by the voltage i.e., 60 volts, you would 25 which would be the AH of the battery.
A 1500-watt E-bike battery would take up a minimum power of 1500 watts in an hour. Generally, most such bikes need a 60v 25Ah battery pack to do the job, which is exactly 1500 Watt-hours.
You may slightly increase or decrease the voltage or amp hours depending on your need and the life of the battery pack.
How to Calculate Battery Size for a 1500W Ebike?
The correct battery size for your E-bike must marry the wattage required by your E-bike for its best performance with respect to power and speed.
Battery Watt hours play the most important role in deciding the distance your E-bike can cover, the energy needed, and the power delivered.
The definition of watt-hours is “it is a multiplication of power demand per distance traveled to the distance traveled”. Well, Your E-bike motor will have a prescribed Voltage demand.
Generally, A 1500-watt ebike motor needs a minimum 60-volt battery. It’s equally important to consider the Amp hours of a battery which is an indication of the capacity of a battery.
Higher Ah of a battery implies higher storage of energy and longer riding experience. We would recommend you go with a 60-volt 25 Ah battery for a 1500-watt electric bike for unstoppable performance.
Comparative table for ebike with different wattages on various basis
We have tried to incorporate various aspects of E-bikes with ranges starting from as low as 250 watts to 1500 watts.
|Max. Speed (Approx)||15mph||20mph||25mph||30mph||40mph|
|Ideal Battery size||36v 10Ah||48v 12Ah||48v 15Ah||52v 20Ah||60v 25Ah|
|Hill performance||Won’t easily pick up||Acceptable||Decent||Fast||Effortless|
Benefits of 1500 Watt Electric Bikes
As you already know that an electric bike with a 1500 watt motor is very powerful and its speed can be compared with a car’s speed. Apart from this there are other benefits that a 1500w ebike offers, let’s know them in detail so that you can have a batter idea about 1500w electric bikes.
Offers high speed
A motor of 1500 watts is extremely powerful if it’s backed up with the correct battery pack. Here’s a table where you can easily compare the miles covered at various wattages.
|250-watt ebike||10-15 miles per hour|
|500-watt ebike||15- 20 miles per hour|
|750-watt ebike||20-25 miles per hour|
|1000-watt ebike||25-35 miles per hour|
|1500-watt ebike||Around 40 miles per hour or more|
Electric bikes below 1000-watt capacity come with 3 modes of pedal assistance but a 1500-watt E-bike offers 5 modes of pedal assistance. The first level of pedaling needs continuous movement from the rider while the fifth level needs no support from the rider’s side. You will experience an unexpected momentum as you will gush through the air.
Adventurous and thrilling
Most riders who opt for a 1500-watt E-bike have an adventurous mindset. A 1500-watt electric bike is used vividly in bike racing and mountaineering.
Covering long distances
In case you have to cover a long distance with no time and place for plugging in your battery at frequent intervals then this bike is for you. This is an extremely energetic bike when you have to cover various miles on a single charge.
Enabled to carry heavy loads
A 1500-watt E-bike is built to carry heavy loads. If you have a backpack for adventure or you are obese, it won’t stop you from that adrenaline rush.
Limitations of a 1500 Watt E-Bike
There are some limitations of riding a 1500w electric bike which you must know before investing in an electric bike with a 1500 watt motor. Let’s find out in details.
Size and weight of the battery
A 1500 Watt battery pack is bulkier in size and weight putting extra pressure and limiting movement in hilly areas. As a result, the battery discharges fast because a heavy ebike needs more power.
Need more care of your ebike battery
Irrespective of the wattage you are using for your ebike, if you charge too often or don’t charge until your battery is completely drained, it will negatively affect your battery pack. The battery is the most sensitive and expensive part of your E-bike that stores electric charge in the form of chemical energy and sends current for the bike’s functioning.
Mode of pedal assistance
If you are on a long journey it’s best to hit initial levels of pedal assistance so that your battery lasts long. If you won’t assist at all and hit the 5th level, your battery will deplete soon.
Way of riding a 1500-watt ebike
Although these bikes are designed to work on all kinds of surfaces, it’s also the responsibility of the rider to take certain measures to ensure the battery lasts long, remains healthy, and functions at optimal levels. At varying accelerations, the battery will drain faster, similarly, the use of breaks too often will need the bike to get accelerated from point zero, needing more energy.
Weather plays a crucial role in determining the life of your battery at one charge. In case you are gushing in the wind’s opposite direction your E-bike will need more energy to maintain speed and momentum which will suck your battery faster.
If you are using your E-bike in extremely cold temperatures, it will need greater energy to keep the bike heated while in higher temperatures there are chances of overheating and fires.
Conclusion: Ideal Battery Voltage and AH for 1500w Ebike
Ebike battery is the most crucial part of an electric bike therefore we tried our best to share you the best battery size for your 1500w electric bike so that you can enjoy excellent ride and ride for distances you want to.
To conclude this article on what size battery is for 1500w ebike, I would say 60v 25Ah lithium ion battery would be perfect for your 1500 watt electric bike. If you want to for lower battery size then reduce the Ah as it will reduce the distance (mileage only), would not affect your performance much.
So select the battery size according to your purpose. I hope you have got the correct battery size for your 1500w ebike. If you’ve any doubt unsolved, ask us in the comment below and share this article on your social handle with your beloved one.
Below are the some related FAQs regarding the same, also read them.
FAQs: What Size Battery is Perfect for a 1500W Ebike
Is a 1500-watt ebike a mountain bike?
Yes, you are correct. A 1500-watt E-bike can be best defined as an electric mountain bike as it can easily glide against wind and pick up speed on hills.
How long does a battery pack for a 1500-watt motor last?
A battery pack, if maintained well, can easily last 3-5 years. The surface on which the E-bike is moved, the weight of the rider, types of tires, etc make a lot of difference. The most commonly used batteries are lithium-ion batteries as they charge quickly and have low chances of explosion.
When should I recharge my ebike battery?
An E-bike battery must be recharged before the level drops down to 20 percent. Charging the battery when it’s completely drained can reduce efficiency to a large extent.
What about a 48v 1500-watt ebike battery?
A 48v 1500-watt E-bike battery can function well if it has at least 30-ampere hours of capacity. Mathematically, 4830 = 1440 watts. It will offer you a speed of approximately 34 mph.
Should I charge my 1500-watt ebike overnight?
Yes, you can charge your battery overnight, the BMS takes care of overcharging your battery. Your battery will however not take more than 5-6 hours so it’s best suited to switch it off while you are awake to not put extra pressure on the BMS.
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