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T H R O T T L E A N D P E D A L A S S I S T - P E D E G O E L E C T R I C B I K E S
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Pedal assist, or Pedelec systems, sense your
pedaling and provide assistance automatically.
They're most popular among experienced
cyclists that want a more natural, "bike-like"
riding experience.
Pedal assist is wonderful for long rides with few
stops on relatively flat ground, because you can just
relax and enjoy the ride without holding a throttle in
place. It's like cruise control.
In the United States, we are fortunate to have the
luxury of throttles on our electric bikes which are
forbidden in Europe.
Throttles provide full power on demand, and
Americans love them because they give us
complete control.
They're especially helpful for getting started from
a standstill (sometimes it can be awkward to
gain momentum), getting a quick burst of power
to climb a hill, and safely getting through an
intersection. If you can't pedal, or you just
don't feel like it, that's okay too.
Throttle Control
Pedal Assist
What's the Difference and Which is Better?
Throttle & Pedal Assist