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How Fast Can Electric Bikes Go? A Beginner's Overview of the Three Classes

E-bikes are gradually easing the commutes and travels of many worldwide. We are realizing that commuting can be relaxing, invigorating, and exciting, which is what you get from riding an e-bike. To get the best out of your electric bike, you need to understand the differences and peculiarities of the three classes of e-bike acceptable in the United States, namely class 1, class 2, and class 3.

At Leoguar, we understand the thrill of pushing your limits, but ebike safety and regulations are paramount. Here's where understanding e-bike speed limits becomes crucial. It will ensure you're riding within the legal boundaries and help you choose the perfect e-bike for your specific needs and riding style. Here’s a breakdown of the peculiarities of each class type.

Ebike Class

Max Speed (US)

Max Speed (EU)

Class 1 (Pedal-assist)

20 mph

25 km/h

Class 2 (Throttle&Pedal-assist)

20 mph

25 km/h

Class 3 (Pedal-assist)

28 mph

45 km/h

Class 1 Electric Bikes: Your Perfect Cruise Control Companion

Class 1 e-bikes are designed to offer a smooth and enjoyable ride with a touch of effortless power. They are champions of moderation, offering a sweet spot between human power and electric assistance through pedal-assist operation.

Class 1 electric bicycles offer pedal-assist without a throttle and can reach speeds up to 20 mph with assistance. This translates to a feeling of gliding effortlessly, like having a constant tailwind propelling you forward. It's perfect for leisurely cruises, scenic explorations, and commuting without breaking a sweat.

The beauty of Class 1 e-bikes lies in their versatility. The moderate speed allows you to soak in the surroundings while still getting a good workout. You'll find yourself effortlessly gliding over hills, arriving at your destination feeling refreshed, and extending the range of your adventures. The lower speeds make Class 1 e-bikes great for riders prioritizing a more relaxed and scenic experience.

Another advantage of Class 1 e-bikes is their legal accessibility. Since they operate within the designated speed limit and rely solely on pedal assist, they're often permitted on bike paths and trails designated for regular bicycles. However, it would be best to double-check your local regulations to ensure a smooth and worry-free ride, but in most cases, Class 1 e-bikes offer the freedom to explore without restrictions.

Class 2 Electric Bikes: Power and Convenience 

As your e-bike knowledge expands, let's explore the world of class 2 e-bikes. These versatile machines offer a unique blend of human power and electric assistance, perfect for riders craving more flexibility.

Class 2 e-bikes, just like their Class 1 counterparts, offer pedal assist up to 20 mph. But here's the exciting twist: they also come equipped with a throttle. This allows you to engage the motor without pedaling, giving you a quick burst of power for those initial moments or conquering short inclines.

It's important to remember that Class 2 e-bikes may have slightly different regulations than Class 1. While both share similarities with traditional bicycles regarding permitted riding areas, some regions might have specific rules regarding throttle usage. Always check your local e-bike laws before hitting the road.

Leoguar's Strider e-bike flawlessly embodies the Class 2 philosophy. With a top speed of 20 mph achievable through either pedal assist or throttle, you can choose how you want to ride—feeling energetic. Utilize the pedal assist for a fantastic workout with a supportive boost. The throttle is for an extra push to get going or conquer a short climb. This versatility allows you to tailor your riding experience based on your needs and terrain. 

Leoguar class 2 flippo ebike

Class 3 Electric Bikes: Unleashing Speed 

Let's talk about Class 3 e-bikes! They are fast and perfect for experienced riders who want a powerful electric bike. Class 3 e-bike motor propels you forward at speeds of up to 28 mph with Pedal assist only. It's a feeling of freedom and exhilaration unlike any other. This increase in speed allows you to cover longer distances efficiently, making commutes a breeze and weekend adventures even more exciting.

Don't be fooled by the extra power – Class 3 e-bikes are still incredibly efficient. Their advanced motors provide a significant range, ensuring you can conquer longer distances without frequent recharging.

Due to their increased speed, Class 3 e-bikes require more rider experience and awareness. At Leoguar, safety is paramount. That's why some of our models, like the Leoguar Strider electric fat tire bike, offer a unique feature: you can adjust the top speed from 20 mph (Class 2) to 28 mph (Class 3). This allows you to gradually transition to higher speeds as you build confidence and comfort.

However, Class 3 e-bikes often have stricter regulations than Class 1 and 2. They may require helmets and have limitations on where they can be ridden. As we’ve always emphasized, it's crucial to research your local e-bike laws before unlocking the full potential of your Class 3 machine. 

Factors That Affect Your E-bike's Speed

Leoguar believes having the proper knowledge will empower you to become a confident rider. Before you hop on your Leoguar e-bike, you need to understand the factors that determine the speed of your e-bike. Let's take a closer look.

1. Motor Power and Performance

The core of your e-bike is the motor, whose wattage directly impacts your speed. Higher-wattage motors provide more power, propelling you forward with greater force, especially on inclines. Consider your riding style and terrain. If you plan to ride over hilly terrain regularly, a higher-wattage motor might be ideal. On the other hand, for flatter commutes, a mid-range option could be sufficient.

2. Don't Forget the Terrain

Like a car, your e-bike's speed is affected by the road you travel. Flat, paved surfaces allow optimal speed while battling strong headwinds or climbing steep hills, naturally slowing you down. When choosing a solution for easy travel, consider the type of terrain you'll be riding on most frequently.

3. Battery Power: The Fuel for Your Ride

Think of your battery as your e-bike's fuel tank. Its capacity directly influences both speed and range. A higher-capacity battery allows you to maintain a higher speed for longer distances before recharging. While a larger battery offers more range, it adds weight to your e-bike, which can slightly impact acceleration. Also, a powerful motor often comes with a higher battery consumption.

4. Extending Your Journey: Charging and Maintenance

Like any vehicle, regular charging and proper maintenance are crucial for your e-bike's performance. A well-maintained battery with a full charge ensures you can reach your desired speed and maximize your riding enjoyment. You should consult your Leoguar e-bike manual for specific charging recommendations and maintenance tips to keep your battery healthy and your rides efficient.

Finding your perfect pace on 2 class ebike

Safety First: Mastering Speed and Comfort on Your E-bike

We've emphasized the thrill of speed on electric bikes, but for Leoguar, safety is always our top priority. Here's how to ensure a smooth and confident ride, no matter your chosen e-bike class.

One of the most critical factors for safe and enjoyable riding at any speed is having responsive brakes. Leoguar equips all our e-bikes with high-quality disc brakes, offering exceptional stopping power in all weather conditions. It’s always better to practice safe braking techniques before hitting the road and prioritize smooth, controlled stops over abrupt jolts.

Here are some pro tips for navigating different speeds:

Class 1 and 2: These moderate speeds are perfect for getting comfortable with your e-bike. Focus on staying aware of your surroundings and signaling your turns.

Class 3: With increased speed comes increased responsibility. We recommend prioritizing dedicated bike lanes or roads with lower traffic volumes when venturing into Class 3 territory. Always maintain a safe following distance and anticipate potential hazards.

Leoguar understands that every rider has unique preferences. That's why some of our models, like the Strider, allow you to customize the top speed setting. This empowers you to gradually increase your speed as you build confidence and adapt to riding at higher echelons.

Think about your riding style. Do you prioritize leisurely cruises or efficient commutes? Opt for a Class 1 or 2 e-bike for a relaxed experience. When you crave more exhilaration, a Class 3 model would be perfect if you prioritize safety and responsible riding practices.


We have revealed the secrets of e-bike speed limits, giving you the knowledge to confidently explore the world of Class 1, 2, and 3 classifications. Let your riding style and environment determine your e-bike choice, and consider factors such as desired speed, terrain, and comfort to find your ideal match. Leoguar offers a wide range of e-bikes, from leisurely cruisers to efficient commuters, all designed with safety and performance in mind. So, why wait? It's time to start your electric adventure with Leoguar!

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