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Old 09-18-2014, 02:40 AM
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Default Re: What is your actual mileage, and

Recumbent tadpole, 49cc four stroke (CRF50 clone), 36v 750w ehub hybrid.

Results highly variable depending on usage ofc, approximately 200mpg average, mixed riding styles/conditions;

...I should mention while the 49cc four stroke & ehub hybrid combination assist reducing consumption, the primary efficiency aspect would be the recumbent position. As a result the primary gain is during sustained cruise speed, what percentage of this gain is lost through the drag of the ehub exceeding it's usable RPM range is unknown, the ehub assisting acceleration only until 20mph the benefit depends entirely on usage. As I ride mixed environments the overall result is beneficial, were it "highway only" I'd forgo the regenerative charging & freewheel an edrive assist.
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