No, you do not need to pedal to propel ebikes by Rad Power Bikes forward!
There is both a twist throttle and a pedal assist system. You can pedal and the electric motor will kick in and provide you with assistance, and there is also a twist throttle that will override the pedal assist and allow you to ride our bikes more like a motorcycle, only silent!
The level of pedal assistance will determine how much boost power the motor provides based on your pedaling input. Level 1 will be just a little and level 5 will get you moving like a pro cyclist.
The throttle is always 0-100% power depending on how much you twist your wrist!
For more information on Rad Power Bikes power assistance, check out the Motor Control and Operations Help Center article.
For questions about the power assistance features, contact Rad Power Bikes Customer Experience by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to (800) 939-0310 x 1.
Users must become accustomed to the bike’s power control system before operating. The throttle mechanism allows full power to be activated from a stop and inexperienced users should take extra care when first applying the throttle. The pedal assistance feature is also a powerful option and users should fully research and understand how to operate it before first use. Not taking care to familiarize yourself and practice the operation of the power system on your bike from Rad Power Bikes can lead to damage, serious injury, and/or death.