There are several reasons why the weight limit on your bike is important to consider.
A bicycle must be able to safely slow you to a stop while applying the brakes, even when going down a hill or when you must stop suddenly in traffic. Inspections and maintenance will help this, but the designed maximum load (weight) limit on your bike will ensure performance as expected. Any excess load could wear down or damage your brakes and put you at risk.
The weight limit is also related to the structural strength of the bike’s components. Additional weight or loading can lead to bent rims, broken spokes, or even damaged saddles and handlebars.
The electronics and gears on your bike have been tuned to offer the best riding experience, and you can see the results in our range chart and user feedback. A maximum-loaded bike will reduce your range and average speed. This means that even if you are not over the load limit on your bike, but are towing a trailer, for example, the specified speed and range values will not match, and your electronics will wear down faster.
We have seen several cases in which our customers had no other option for an e-bike, and wanted to ride for health-related reasons. For cases such as this, we recommend you reach out to our support team for guidance and suggestions.