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    E-bike Controls Survey

    Hello E-bike enthusiasts! I am a Dutch 4th year Industrial Product Design student and for my bachelors graduation project I need your help!

    I am interested in learning more about the users of E-bikes and what they think of the current E-bike controls, at the moment I am doing a graduation project about redesigning the controls for the E-bike with the goal of making an ergonomic, minimalistic and especially intuitive design where only the essential control elements of an e-bike are included.

    Therefore I have made a small survey, this will only take you about 5 minutes. Thank you in advance!

    https://goo.gl/forms/qOErIjzPAQzrf3lJ3

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    Done. More like 10-15 min, though, a lot of 'other' answers required typing, and the text entry is hard to use. At the end I quit typing answers, some blanks, was taking too long...but I left you some insightful comments which I hope will be helpful.
    Fabrication is fun! Build something today. Show someone. Let them help. Inspire and share. Spread the desire.

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      #3
      The minimalist setup I’d like to see is a super light weight electric assist mid-drive that freewheels without drag so you can ride it as a bicycle without penalty. As for controls, all that is needed is an on/off button (or key) and a variable assist lever or button for power assist that only works when pedaling (not a throttle). This is my preferred setup for a MTB. All you need a a little extra help,when climbing and the rest of the time it is simply a bicycle. The mid-drive MUST be completely silent too. Good luck is your designs.
      2018 Surly ECR 5spd IGH 29+: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...id-drive-build
      2013 Niner Jet 9: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...lectric-assist
      2016 Soma B-Side Belt Drive 3spd IGH: https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...v-custom-build

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