Focus on ... the patented LMX double transmission
Innovation at the heart of LMX technology
All your LMX 64s are equipped with a unique technology on the market, patented and validated by LMX since 2017 : a double freewheel transmission at the rear wheel.
We explain everything to you today, in this zoom dedicated to this very special technology. First of all, this dual transmission is part of one of the unique characteristics of your LMX 64, which in itself is a small concentrate of technology.
Discover just here our article on the double assist that we published recently, to become unbeatable on the LMX 64 !
How does this double transmission work ?
To begin with, it is necessary to define what a double transmission means. As the name suggests, a transmission is a technology whose purpose is to transmit the power of pedaling.
On your LMX 64, the transmission is made up of a hub, a cassette, 2 freewheels and … two independent transmissions ! A chain for pedaling and a chain for the motor. The chain on the pedaling side can even be a transmission belt, this is an evolution that we have been offering you for a few months.
If you want to know more about the difference between chain and drive belt, click the button below to read our article about it.
The advantages of dual transmission
To understand the purpose of this transmission, one must first know the context. The LMX 64 are speed bikes approved to go up to 45 km / h, with 2000 W continuous motors, and up to 2500 W peak.
In off-road use, the power delivered by the engine and the stresses applied to the transmission can cause a risk of chain breakage, and premature wear of the cassette if a conventional transmission is used. LMX therefore imagined an innovative double freewheel transmission provided by two independent chains.
The advantages of this transmission are numerous :
- The use of two independent chains prevents wear and therefore the potential breakage of the pedaling chain.
- There is total independence between bicycle modes and motorized modes.
- Regardless of the pedaling gear engaged, the maximum engine torque is reached. Indeed, on classic e-bikes, the torque depends on the engaged pedaling ratio, which is not the case on LMXs because they are completely independent.
Maintaining your transmission
Here are some tips on how to best maintain the transmission of your LMX. First, you need to wash your transmission after every messy ride. Then comes the lubrication.
You must absolutely turn to specific greases so as not to deteriorate the equipment with foreign residues.
So use a “dry” and non-sticky product such as Muc-Off Nano Tech (Motorcycle Cleaner) or Muc-Off Dry Chain Lube (Motorcycle). A first cleaning phase can be carried out using a penetrating product such as WD40.
Care should be taken not to get any on the discs as there is a risk of contamination of the pads. Once this is done, the chain should be wiped with a cloth.
The places to lubricate regularly on your vehicle are as follows :
- Chain tensioner
- The derailleur rollers
- The two chains
Warning: a belt transmission does not lubricate !
The frequency of lubrication therefore depends on the type of terrain on which you are riding and the conditions of use. For all the information on the routine maintenance of your LMX, do not hesitate to consult our article on the subject.