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Pedal assist, also referred to as pedelec, is a mode that provides power only when you are pedaling. If you are used to riding a traditional bike, the pedal assist mode has a more intuitive feel compared to the throttle mode. The pedal assist mode is also nice because you can focus purely on your pedaling and you don’t have to hold the throttle in a certain position. Since you have to pedal, the pedal assist mode generally gives you more range when compared to the throttle mode.


The batteries on our eBikes have a range of 25 to 50 miles depending on how much you pedal and what levels of assist you use. If you do a long distance tour, we recommend you use a lower assist number such as 1 or 2. The battery has enough capacity for you to enjoy a full tour, but if it runs out of juice, do not worry. The eBike can be used as a normal bike when the motor is off.

Note: Never walk with the bike if pedal assist is powered on, as it will take off. Always turn the bike power off before dismounting! 

A lot of pedal-assist bikes have different levels of assistance: low, medium, or high assist. Please note that some eBikes have four or five pedal-assist settings, but for this example, we’re sticking with low, medium, and high.

diagram of different ebike power levels
a person sitting on a motorcycle