How long do the batteries last?
Run time depends on many factors, but as a rule of thumb we say between 1 and 2 hours. However, for 'Trials' riding by beginners set to half speed, we've had a single set of batteries last for 4+ hours of stop-start riding. For normal Trials riding in the back yard or at an event, perhaps 2-3 hours. It's difficult to be precise, as the batteries generally outlast the kids! For full-throttle Motocross riding without stopping, run time comes down to 30-40 minutes. There are many factors that determine run time; the weight of the rider, the terrain, and type of riding. We have purposely designed these machines around inexpensive sealed lead acid batteries that can be switched out in less than a minute. Having a backup set makes perfect sense in many riding situations.
How long to recharge?
From being fully discharged, our standard rate charger will take 4-5 hours to fully recharge the batteries. The charger is simply plugged into the charge port on the bike, and that's it! If you're at an all weekend event with no electricity, you can plug the charger into an inverter and charge from your car battery to keep them topped up, or straight from a generator.
Can I compete on them?
Yes. In the UK you can compete under the ACU in events from as young as 4 years old. OSET bikes conform to all the necessary regulations for trials events. An increasing number of clubs are now running electric classes catering for our bikes. Check the OSET website for details of upcoming events.
Are spare parts available?
Yes. All parts are stocked in the UK by OSET Bikes Ltd. Check the parts section for more details. Some of our dealers also stock a range of parts. International orders can be fulfilled by the many importers around the world. A list of importers can be found here.
Can I fit stabilisers to them?
Yes. We would suggest that it is better if your child can balance a push bike before introducing them to the concept of a throttle. However there have been OSET pilots as young as 18 months old riding with stabilisers. Standard (14mm axle) stabilisers are available from most good cycle shops.
Where are the bikes made?
OSET bikes are designed, engineered and tested in the UK and USA. The bikes are made in our factory in Taiwan, with full CE approval and strict quality control tests.