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    Has anyone tried the egg rider v2. The old one was great for programming. The new one with a separate display besides your phone looks like it may do away with the bafang display??
    Anyone!!
    Last edited by Scott S; 1 week ago.

    #2
    Yes, I have one. I used the app with my phone to program it, but now just use the little display to select PAS level and monitor the voltage and speed. I programmed both road and offroad settings and switch between them as it suits me. So far, it's been great. One thing to watch out for - the PAS level select button wraps around - ie when you are on level 9 and hit the up button, you immediately go to level 0. Full assist to no assist. That is not good when you're struggling up a hill in level 8 and hit the up button too many times to get some more juice. Ask me how I found this out.
    Last edited by eWilliam; 1 week ago.

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      #3
      So you totally got rid of a bafang display. The egg rider display is hard wired? I know the old egg rider and app to program with phone!
      ps. If you were in pas 8 pedaling up a hill instead of switching to pass 9 could you not just use the throttle to add more juice while you pedal. You have throttle overide in all pas levels don't you?
      Last edited by Scott S; 1 week ago.

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        #4
        Yes, the EggRider display replaces the bafang display and plugs into the wiring harness. You can also run the EggRider app on your phone, which connects to the EggRider controller via bluetooth, so you can program from your phone or use it as the display for speed/voltage/pas etc.

        Yes, the throttle works in all pas levels. I just thought it would be better if the eggrider pas select button stopped at level 9 instead of wrapping around to level 0, to prevent inadvertent selection of no assist from full assist.

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          #5
          Got it thanks. Ya I am not a big fan of any of the bafang displays. I think I need this lol!
          I understand you can even calibrate the display voltage so it is actually accurate lol?

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            #6
            Can the display be dark (off - no light) while riding?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Scott S View Post
              Got it thanks. Ya I am not a big fan of any of the bafang displays. I think I need this lol!
              I understand you can even calibrate the display voltage so it is actually accurate lol?
              So far, the voltage reading seems pretty accurate, but yes you can calibrate it.
              Last edited by eWilliam; 1 week ago.

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                #8
                Originally posted by AZguy View Post
                Can the display be dark (off - no light) while riding?
                There is a button to turn the display on/off. I'm not sure if the other functionality, like pas select, would still work. Although the current pas level displays the last selected when you turn it on. So you could make a pas selection and then turn off the display, but stay in the same level. I will have to test that. Holding the Down button down for 3 sec will dim the display.
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                  #9
                  Ok 1 more question. You say you can turn off the display and still ride the bike but is there am off setting as no power can go to the motor?. The battery pack I am thinking of has a power switch but just in case?

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                    #10
                    I haven't actually tried turning off the display while riding yet, so I will have to test that. And the behavior of the pas select when the display is off.

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                      #11
                      Very curious. I like the idea of ditching my clunky C965 display but I want PAS function. The wireless ability to change the parameters is useful too.

                      I like the C965 only so much as that it is dark - other than that the only even mildly useful information on it I don't have elsewhere is the PAS level and that's not a great big deal to me and everything else on it is redundant and/or very low value. We require ability for the bikes to go completely dark however.

                      Being able to turn display backlights off is very important for us. A timeout function for them to go dark in addition to basic on/off is desirable too.


                      Thanks for checking - I'll be interested in your report!

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                        #12
                        Ok, turning off the power to the eggrider display will actually cut power to the motor. It also causes disconnect from the phone app, so you can't use just the app. I tested this by turning on the eggrider and starting to ride. The motor started turning according to the pas level. Then I turned off the eggrider, which immediately stopped the motor. So, the eggrider must be on to use the motor.

                        I tried the dim function (hold down button for 3 sec) but didn't really see any change to the display. The display itself is not very big, not much bigger than my smart watch display. If you want to completely black it out, but still have use of the pas function, you could probably cover the display with a piece of tape.

                        The developers also seem to be amenable to feature requests on their bitbucket page https://bitbucket.org/eggpower/eggri...ew&status=open.

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                          #13
                          Oh well... thanks... another display to write off for now...

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                            #14
                            I talked to one of the Eggrider developers at length in chat on FB and the OLED display should be using minimal power. If it can be dimmed, then it should be at next to nothing in terms of draw. I came within a hair of buying one of these when I bought my last display and they went from 'pre-order' to in-stock like a day after I bought my DPC-18. Missed it by a hair.

                            Didn't want to spend that kind of money on something that had been stuck on pre-order for so long.

                            Also not crazy at all about the PAS wraparound. That definitely needs a fix.

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                              #15
                              I was riding late last night in the cool desert air following monsoon storms earlier in the day. It was a really awesome ride totally quiet and totally dark. Watched the sliver of moon set and it was just brilliant. I kept thinking how anything glowing anywhere on the bike would totally suck. So we don't really care about dim, only that it can go completely dark otherwise it has no place on our bikes and I won't waste another neuron considering it.

                              I know some folks don't get it... but I don't understand why they don't...

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                              • MoneyPit
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                                Because the subtle 7000k light from one billion streetlights, no less than 10 of which are within sight at any given moment, makes moonset something you see on tv. In between the commercials. :D

                              • eWilliam
                                eWilliam commented
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                                Isn't it kind of dangerous to be riding in complete darkness? No headlights?

                              • AZguy
                                AZguy commented
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                                Probably the greatest danger would be stepping on a scorpion (with the foot that isn't made of plastic) since I usually just wear sandals and I've never come across the rattlesnakes at night. Does this make me a thrill seeker?

                                I guess folks that haven't spent time in the desert...... just don't get it...


                                I remember when I got a hold of my first GPS dang near 25 years ago and how that opened up night time open desert hikes. We'd very often ride the motos out to open desert, throw down a tarp for some cowboy camping, make a very small fire. The scrub is six to ten feet tall in most places so once you wander more than a few hundred meters you will never be able to find your way back to it visually. With GPS we could now have no problem finding our way back. Just in case, carry two. I've even revisited spots we camped years later looking for any unkind traces we may have left - never finding any except once finding a buried bottle cap when we dug a small hole for the fire in the exact same place we did years before =]

                                I've done similar night time kayak adventures on the lower colorado river and lakes where navigation would be impossible at night without since theere just aren't any visual landmarks at night. Same thing like the bike - no lights! Of course not only is it the legal thing to do but the safe thing - carry a super bright flashlight so if a powered boat is heading your way you can flash it at them.


                                Now pair the GPS with an electric bike? This is nothing new for me! Out we go in the dark. Heck we were doing this on MTB's >30years ago when we stuck to trails and fire roads. Don't want to get any attention - want to be invisible to man and other creatures and keep eyes dark adapted. Did you know that a dark adapted eye (>30-45min of dark) retinal luminescence cell (rods) are sensitive to as little as just four photons per second? It take a split second to wash out that dark adaptation too.

                                It's very hot riding during the day this time of year so night time calls and it's sooo nice to be out at midnight when it's cooled down to the chilly 30°C (~86°F). Just so brilliant and quiet.... and dark...

                                It's funny too.... to me this all just seems so obvious but it's clear from the responses most folks really don't have any understanding of the open backcountry we have out here.
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