What is pedal assist?
Pedal assist utilizes sensors that acknowledge your pedaling to provide motor assist. The settings for PAS (Pedal Assist) can be adjusted in your display 0-3 or 5, 7 or even 9 if you prefer. Refer to these display videos to adjust: Core-5 and 500 Series or 700 Series or LMTd
There are two types of pedal assist engagement used with our bikes:
Cadence Sensors: Used on most hub motor eBikes and all our models except the LMT'D. Assist is based simply on the pedals (or cranks) spinning around the sensor (magnets) on the bottom bracket. Simply spinning the cranks will apply a given amount of assistance based on the PAS # or setting that you have selected on your display.
Torque Sensors: Used on our LMT'D eBike. Registers amount of assist based on the pressure you apply to the pedals. So it is based on your torque. It creates a more naturally feel, but will require more work to tell the motor to assist. Less PAS settings are needed because your legs can decide to a large extend how much assistance you will receive.
What is the throttle? Do all of the bikes have a throttle?
Every one of our bike models have pedal assist built-in and all models except the Roadster have a throttle.
The throttle is setup to apply power at any time, from a stand still, or while pedaling. It will apply a boost of power if in a lower pedal assist setting and it will apply power all the way to 28mph if you are pedaling at the same time. IF you are not pedaling, the motor will stop assisting at 20mph.