What Are Pedal-Assist Electric Bikes?

Electric bikes have so many incredible benefits for their riders. Likewise, eBikes have proven to be beneficial for your health, both mentally and physically. Even with a motor, eBikes still require the rider to put in the effort to get around. On Bakcou eBikes, riders can adjust the level of pedal-assist. This allows them to put in as much or as little effort as they please. If you’re looking to work harder, you can turn the assist down and push hard for every mile. Tired or need some more help getting up the hills? Our eBikes also give you the option to bump up the assist and take it easy for a bit.

Regardless of pedal assist, the speed and distance accomplished on an eBike are higher when compared to a traditional bike. Our Bakcou Tribe members ride their eBikes longer and reach for them more often because of the adaptability.

Bakcou Electric Bikes

What Is Pedal-Assist?

So, what is pedal-assist? Pedal-assist is a mode on your electric bike that provides power from the motor to pedal easier and move faster. On our Bakcou eBikes, riders have the option to change the level of pedal-assist that they get on each ride. Based on the level of assist that you choose, the motor provides a certain level of power output. Pedal-assist is there to give you a little extra ‘oomph’ when you’re riding and, when activated, you’ll notice that it seems a little easier to pedal. Pedal-assist helps make it easier to ride long distances without working as hard, especially if you’re climbing hills or technical terrain. 

Pedal Assist vs. Throttle

Now that we know what pedal-assist is, what’s the difference between pedal-assist and throttle mode? The main difference is that pedal-assist, like its name implies, requires riders to pedal while receiving power from the motor. Throttle mode is similar to a motorcycle or electric scooter and does not require pedaling; it solely propels the bike forward using the motor. It’s important to note that utilizing pedal-assist over throttle mode will better conserve your battery life and allow you to ride farther.

Bakcou Electric Bikes

Why is Pedal-Assist Beneficial?

Pedal-assist allows electric bike riders to ride farther, faster, and conquer more hills. More than that, however, pedal-assist helps riders overcome physical limitations that may otherwise make riding a bike too hard. Our bikes give riders the capability to adjust the level of pedal-assist depending on the terrain, their fitness level, or their goals for the ride. Bakcou users are riding for longer distances and reaching for their bikes more often. eBike users spend more time exercising and being active, adapting each ride to their individual needs.

Whether looking for an intense workout or want to get out and enjoy the sights, our Bakcou eBikes can adapt to meet your needs. With five levels of pedal-assist to choose from, Bakcou riders can choose to work for every mile or take it easy and enjoy their ride. Whatever level of pedal-assist you choose, we hope you join us to get out and enjoy the great outdoors as you’ve never done before!

Be sure to share photos of your Bakcou electric bike adventures via our Bakcou Tribe page or email to info@bakcou.com. You might even be featured on one of our social media platforms!