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does this software completely derestrict your bike or can you set a max speed?
Hi, did you try?This post seems really interesting and should be refloated...
Actual laws and speed limits are "questionable".
I don't need to reach 50kmh with my ebike, specially because it would run out of juice in less than half hour....
But the US limitation to 32 kmh sounds just right. That's all I want... Without getting false speed/distance reads....
For being able to flash US firmware as posted above it's clear we will need:
* Vpn to get a USA IP (very easy to do, I use windscribe in my android phone for having best rental cars fares, and better flying prices too)
* Fake GPS loc to make the system thing we are located in US.
I will try all the above when we get our bike, please post any finds or thoughts
So that brings up an interesting question. My Pivot Shuttle is 27.5 and 29” wheel capable. So do I need to visit the dealer for Shimano to remote in to adjust my wheel size?! Crazy! I guess I need to buy this software / pc device. I also have a Turbo Levo (will be selling soon once I have my new pivot all sorted out) and all that I used on the specialized levo was an app called Blevo! Works great! We need a similar app for STEPS e7000/e8000!Displays are passive. You don't even need one to run.
Buddy's bike was slower than mine, brought it to the dealer, found out wrong wheel size from factory, shimano had to connect remotely to correct. shimano does not allow dealers to fix issues related to firmware.
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