Can I ride with Revos when its raining?
Yes you can. Revos will drive the the bicycle wheel around even when the tyre is
wet from heavy rain or from riding through puddles. Revos and the battery are water resistant and will not be affected from riding through heavy rain. Neither the Revos or battery need to be cleaned, but we think it’s so good looking you’ll probably want to clean it off if it gets dirty. That can be done with a brush, damp cloth or sponge.
Can I use mudguards with a Revos?
Yes you can, but the rear wheel mudguard can’t be continuous from the bottom bracket
up to the seatstays as the Revos needs to be able to turn here against the rear wheel. That means either using a clip on rear guard that fits to the seat post or a mudguard that extends from the bottom bracket to the seat stay only. You could also just cut back a full mudguard to just below the seatstays to the mudguard bracket there. Revos does not affect the use of front wheel mudguards.
How far can I go on one battery charge?
It's impossible to give a really accurate range of the battery as there are very many variables: Type of tyre, wind strength and direction, tyre pressure, rider weight, bike weight, fitness of rider, steepness of hills, how often you stop and start in traffic, whether you use the pedal assist all the time.
In practice we've found that if you use electric assist all the time then for urban trips in hilly Bristol the 100Wh battery lasts for 8 - 16 miles (13 - 25 km) and the 200Wh battery for 16 - 32 miles (25 - 50 km).
Don’t forget that you’re still riding your favourite bike, so actually you can forget about range anxiety, if you run out of charge - just pedal on home!
Can I get a spare Revos battery so that I can always have one charged up and ready
Yes you can obtain just the battery from us, without the carrier or controller, so that you
can keep the spare charged for an immediate swap out if you want to go out again straight away with your Revos if you’ve been for a long trip.
How much does it cost to charge the battery?
That will vary depending where you are in the world and what your energy tariff is.
However it shouldn’t be much. In the UK it would typically be less than 4p for the larger battery, that seems like a bargain.
Can I use other battery packs with Revos?
Sorry no. The batteries are matched to the motor controller and Revos won’t work with another battery and may even be damaged by it. You can obtain another battery from us on its own if you want to.
Will Revos wear out my tyres?
Tyre wear will be more of course because the tyre is rolling over the drive roller as well as the road. However, we’ve found that in practice the increase in tyre wear isn’t appreciable and that the reason that we occasionally have to replace tyres is because they’ve been damaged by sharp objects in the road, not that they’ve worn through.
What should my tyre pressures be when I’m using a Revos?
They should be within the range recommended on the side wall of the tyre. This range is
best for pedalling efficiency, tyre wear as well as Revos efficiency.
Is Revos legal to use on the road in my country?
Revos can be used in many countries worldwide. A bicycle fitted with Revos is a
“cycle with pedal assistance which is equipped with an auxiliary electric motor having a maximum continuous rated power of 250W, of which the output is progressively reduced and finally cut off as the vehicle reaches a speed of 25 km/h (15.5mph), if the cyclist stops pedalling” and so conforms to European product safety standard EN 15194. That means that the legal use of Revos can be assessed in many countries worldwide and among others it can be used in the following places:
The UK; The EU; Norway; Switzerland; The USA; Canada; The Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland; New Zealand.
Where does the name Revos come from?
REVOlutionworkS. Not everybody knows that!