Juiced Update 3 - TGIF and little bit of everything: The morning started with some design work in the office on some 2017 and 2018 bikes. Some new sample parts got checked and documented. A quick check of the assembly line and then it was running around to some local suppliers after lunch. https://shop.juicedbikes.com
Juiced Update 2 - Arriving at the e-bike factory. Having a quick look at how this production of CrossCurrents are doing. Later swing by the office to get back setup for non-stop work before the Chinese New year. http://www.juicedbikes.com
Heading back to the e-bike factory to check on the productions and new products. So apparently people want to see how the sausage is made. Here you go. http://www.juicedbikes.com
CrossCurrent 1.1's are being assembled, tested, boxed and soon headed to the USA. We will soon make a update about the new bikes and confirm all pre-orders. Thanks for your patience!
Running a production-parts build of the CrossCurrent in the field. The arriving supplier's parts are inspected as they arrive. We built a few units to make sure everything goes together as planned. All I can say is this thing is an absolute street weapon!
The Juiced Bikes CrossCurrent is a Class 3 e-bike that takes advantage of the new CA law which allows electric assisted boost up to 28mph if the throttle is NOT used. I don't think people yet understand how ridiculously awesome that new law is for e-bikes in the USA.
A little backstory:
At Juiced, we believe true "pedal assist" can only be achieved with a proper torque sensor AND speed sensor. The CrossCurrent (internally known as the "LCC") started out as a platform for us to quickly test various different torque sensors for our ODK Utility e-bikes. It soon became our go-to weekend toy with the ability to blast around at 30 mph while truly getting a stress-relieving workout which is counter-intuitive, but absolutely real.
Then there was a rumor of a new law that would allow up to 28 mph top speed if the throttle was NOT used. Suddenly the CrossCurrent went from a "tool" to a product worth going into production.
We know that some states have yet to allow "class 3" e-bikes and have limits of 20 mph. In developing the CC platform we have taken into consideration any possible eventuality which politicians might throw at us.
Our entry into this new e-bike category has multiple control interfaces which can run in Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 modes without hacking the bike which would make it impossible for us to warranty the product.
Here is how it works:
Class 3: 28 mph limit with pedal assist
- The CC comes standard in this configuration, it can achieve 28mph with torque-based pedal assist as the battery is already 48 V and we use a speed-winding motor.
Class 2: 20 mph limit with throttle and pedal assist
- The CC has the ability to use the throttle with an optional wire harness and a half-twist throttle. The controller automatically recognizes the throttle and the limit is put at 20 mph. You still have butter-smooth torque-based pedal assist up to 20 mph.
Class 1: 20 mph limit with pedal assist
- We have developed a display which will be ready at launch that does not have the SPORT mode. Basically you just easily swap out the display and boom... the bike goes from Class 3 to Class 1. The controller automatically recognizes the Class 1 display and the speed limit is set to 20 mph with pedal assist only.
So to recap:
The CrossCurrent ships as a Class 3 e-bike with 28 mph top speed right out of the box - which is what everyone wants anyway. You will have the option to get a Class 1 display and/or a throttle, but the limit by law must be then set to 20 mph as long as the Class 1 display is used.
"Juiced Riders Electric Bikes" is now "Juiced Bikes"
Along with a new name comes a new logo...
And a new web address...
And a new headquarters location...
1085 Bay Blvd, Ste B
Chula Vista, CA 91911
More to come from Juiced Bikes in 2016 and beyond!
The Tektro Dorado (HD-E715) brake system provides the highest level of braking performance available for e-bikes. A growing number of high performance e-bike use this brake. Replacement pad availability was difficult to find until now.
We have ordered a bunch of replacement pads (D40.11) and made them available online through Amazon Prime. You can get them faster and with free shipping through Amazon's streamlined fulfillment system.
Nothing will wipe the “e-bike grin” off your face faster than a flat battery. It's just simple math:
More battery capacity = More range and more fun!
The U500 (ODK V3) has the largest battery capacity of any street-legal e-bike. And not by a small margin.
We calculated the Watt-Hour battery capacity of EVERY e-bike on the U.S. market. 231 different models were included.
The results are dramatically illustrated below:
It has been very challenging to ramp up production, but we are finally ready to ship more ODK U500 Utility Electric Bikes.
The car-replacement e-bike category is very demanding on the product. Our quality and performance requirements go way beyond anything our suppliers have been asked to produce in the past.
Here is a quick look behind the scenes: