We get it, there’s a reason you’re choosing a Bluejay e-bike: You want a non-traditional cycling experience, with more speed, plenty of power and the ability to explore even further than before. Which leads us to a frequently asked question, how fast do Bluejay Bikes go?
How Fast Do Bluejay Bikes Go?
The answer actually depends on which bike style you go for, the original Premiere Edition or the brand new Bluejay Sport Electric Bike. Here, we dive into all the details you need to know regarding the top speed of each Bluejay, what kind of rider each is suited for and how to get the most out of the e-bike that you choose.
How fast does the Premiere Edition go?
The Bluejay Premiere Edition can reach speeds of up to 20 MPH and is a Class 1 e-bike. This particular model is ideal for city dwellers who prefer a casual cruise. You know, the kind of biker who sticks to paved paths and doesn’t always need to be the fastest rider in the pack (though likes to have the option to zip around when needed).
The Premiere Edition is a vintage-inspired e-bike with pedal assist, which means you can only hit top speeds while you’re pedaling. You can absolutely put minimal effort in and set your internal Shimano Alfine 8-speed on the lowest gear, but you’ll need to keep those feet moving in order to get the motor running. This Bluejay bike is also equipped with a Bafang 350W mid-drive torque sensor motor for smooth riding, whether you’re tackling rolling hills or rushing through the morning commute to make it to work on time.
As a Class 1 e-bike, the Premiere Edition is restricted to much of the same rules and regulations as a traditional bike. That means you’re free to ride in all bike lanes and on all bike paths. And this bike was designed for comfortable cruising; from the riser handlebars to the plush, comfortable saddle you’ll be set up for hours and hours of taking flight.
How fast does the Bluejay Sport go?
The Bluejay Sport, on the other hand, is a Class 3 e-bike that can reach up to 28 MPH. Designed for the adventurous biker, this faster, more powerful Bluejay model can reach speeds up to 28 mph with ease and provide the zippy torque you desire.
Due to that higher speed limit there are a few additional restrictions that come with this type of e-bike—though they’re often stipulated by where you live—so be sure to check your local legislation before heading out to explore. Class 3 bikes are mostly restricted to riders that are 16+ and they’re legal on most roadways and bike lanes (like the kind that run alongside a road). However, some states won’t allow these e-bikes on multi-use paths that are shared with pedestrians, including those in most parks.
The Bluejay Sport is built for adventure, so the powerful Bafang 500W mid-drive torque sensor motor is powerful enough to help you tackle near-vertical hills at max speed and rough terrain without any struggle on your end. In fact, the 120 nm torque delivers more speed on steep inclines, allowing you to get the power you expect when you need it the most. Plus, the combination of the external Shimano Deore 10-speed and the WTB Venture/Nano 29” 2.1 all-road tires will set you up for some epic all-terrain riding.
Since Class 3 bikes do hit higher speeds, they are required to have a speedometer; on the Bluejay Sport it can be found on the color display control panel that also provides stats on battery life, mileage, lights and more. The Bluejay Sport can travel around 75 miles on a single charge, so you’ll be set up for hours (or even days) of exploring without having to stress about recharging.
Which leads to the most important question of all: Where will you ride your Bluejay Sport?
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