How Fast Do Electric Bikes Go?

How Fast Do Electric Bikes Go?

Ebikes are helping riders go faster and further than ever. How fast, you ask? Tighten your helmet and join us, because we’re about to explore the top speeds you can expect when you take an ebike out to conquer the streets or trails.

How Fast do Electric Bikes Go?

One of the leading electric bikes on the market today is the Specialized Turbo. We’re going to look at the top speeds you can expect from the road and mountain versions of the Turbo to answer this question.

On the road, the Turbo CREO or Turbo Vado are capable of achieving top speeds of 45 Km/h while you pedal. That’s about 28 miles/ hour.

If mountain biking is your passion, the Turbo Levo can quadruple your efforts (or get you up the hill 4x faster) at top speeds of 20 miles/ hour.

Pedal Assisted Power

A hand pictured over the power and speed buttons on an electric bike.

Electric bikes like the Specialized Turbo aren’t motorcycles in disguise. You won’t sit back and let the motor do all of the work.

These are pedal-assist bikes, and the pedals need to be moving before the motor begins assisting. They amplify your output when you want it.

Electric bikes like the Turbo offer varying levels of assist and will disengage when you’re over top speed.

So don’t worry about flying too fast. 

If that’s even a thing.

If you only want a small assist and prefer to let your legs do most of the work, you can choose from one of the multiple levels of assist. Or, pump it up and get ready to experience the top speeds.

Can You Ride Faster than Your Ebike?

20-28 miles per hour will get you some seriously enjoyable speed on your electric bike before it tops out. But what if you want to go faster? 

Will an electric bike stop you from reaching your top speeds?

Don’t worry.

If you’re like IAM Cycling sprinter Leigh Howard and can hit 75mph on a road bike, you can keep powering yourself to top speeds, even after your ebike assist has called it quits.

For the rest of us not-quite-so-super-humans, an electric bike’s top speed is typically faster than the average speed of a standard cyclist.

Electric bikes can add some serious speed to your cycling routine. If you’ve been dreaming of going faster than ever, it’s time to see how an ebike can take you there.


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