How fast do these babies go?
With the throttle wide open or pedaling to the max on a flat road, you’ll be cruising up to 20 MPH. On downhills, with the wind at your back, it’s likely you can go significantly faster—good thing our bikes are built with big, sturdy brakes to slow you down in a hurry! If you want to eek a little more out of the bike contact us for a quick digital hack, but remember once you do this your bike is no longer recognized under the USA Class system.
Are they easy to ride?
Wildsyde® bikes are unique in the electric bike market in that our bikes are built with ease in mind. We're a group of die-hard cyclists that love pedaling our bikes, but when we want to cruise, we really want to cruise, so the Wildsyde™ bike are designed for comfort and require minimal effort to ride whether pedaling or using the throttle.
How far can I go?
The new 2021 model with upgraded battery can easily achieve 40 plus miles on one charge and we are being conservative. Too many ebike companies waaay overestimate their ranges. Of course that distance is going to depend on how much you let the bike do the work—how often you use the throttle, at what level you set the pedal assist, and the usual environmental factors of a bike ride (body weight & size, changes in elevation, direction of the wind).
Can I ride it in the rain? What about the snow?
Wildsyde bikes can withstand rain and snow. The new long fenders on the 2021 models will help reduce but not eliminate the tire spray. The Beast’s tires can get you where you want to go even when there’s snow on the ground, but it’s always good to use caution and take it slow in the turns!
How much can I carry on the bike?
Wildsyde bikes are built strong & sturdy. Our accessory racks have a recommended weight limit of 25kg or 55lbs.
How long do they take to charge?
They will fully charge overnight, about 7-8 hours depending how depleted the battery was.
How many Watt Hours (Wh) does my battery have?
That depends on what the wattage and amp hours are. For example a 48v 17.5ah battery will have 840 watt hours. (48v x 17.5ah=840wh). The bigger the Watt Hours the longer the range.
Should I get the wide tires or narrow tires?
It depends on what you like! Some riders prefer the easy, lighter handling that comes with the narrower tires. Others love the versatility the wider tires offer, since they handle best off-road on sand, dirt, and snow.
Can I ride it on the beach
Our eCruisers love long rides on the beach. While the fat tires perform best, both styles ride smooth on hard-packed sand. After a cruise on the beach, it’s always a good idea to hose off the bike’s tires and frame to prevent any buildup of sand or saltwater.
Can I ride it on a bike path?
Yes, unless otherwise specified by the local municipality, your class 2 ebike can be ridden on a bike path.
What's the difference between a Class 1, Class 2 and a Class 3 eBike?
In layman's terms, our 2021 eCruisers™ will come labeled and specified as Class 2 electric pedal assisted bikes. A bike is classified as Class 1 when it is less than 750W battery and has a speed limit governor of 20mph. A Class 2 bike has the same limits as a Class 1, with the addition of featuring a throttle. While a Class 3 electric bike has the same criteria as a Class 1, but the speed is governed at 28mph rather than 20mph.
Do the bikes come with lights?
Yes all Wildsyde bikes have factory fitted, hard wired front and rear LED lights. The rear light even has a brake light installed. Pull the brake lever and the rear light comes on.
Do I have to remove the battery to charge it?
No, on the Beast, Shadow and Hunni Bunni there is an external charging port under the tank towards the seat downtube. Simply plug the charger into this and you are good to go. You will find the charging port on the Paree and Roam on the side of the battery casing.
Can I remove the battery to charge it at work or in my apartment?
Yes, simply unlock the battery tank, undo the Velcro straps, remove the controller cable and external charging port cable and take it with you.
How many charges will I get from my battery?
Generally speaking in the region of 500 charges before experiencing a decline in performance, at 800 charges you’ll likely be needing a new battery…..thats about 30K miles.
Can I charge my phone from the battery?
Yes, you actually can…indirectly though. The King Meter display has a USB charging port on the side or front, turn off the bike, plug the cable into the USB port and turn on the bike. Now you are charging.
What’s the best way to transport my bike by car?
If you don’t have a pick up truck or van, you will likely need a rear hitch mounted bike rack where the bike sits on its wheels in a trough. We recommend heavy duty ebike specific racks, there are a number of suppliers.
Where do you ship?
Anywhere in the lower 48 states.
Do you ship to Hawaii or Alaska?
If you pay for it, we’ll ship it.
Do you ship internationally?
We will but each and every country has its own electric bike laws, and given America is the home of everything big and powerful chances are current Wildsyde electric bikes do not meet certain countries rules and regs. That said, you’re good to go in Australia. We have a distributor with Aussie approved bikes. http:vertigosports.com.au
Should I wear a helmet when riding a bike?
Wildsyde is a proponent of and recommends wearing bicycle helmets at all times when riding any kind of bicycle including ebikes.