Pedal Assistance (PAS) is one of the two ways to call up power from the motor and battery of a bike by Rad Power Bikes (the other way being to use the twist throttle).
When riding with pedal assist engaged (above PAS level 0), as you revolve the pedals, the motor will give you a level of power assistance that corresponds to the level of pedal assist you have selected (1-5) using the LCD Display Remote's up and down arrow buttons.
You should always start in pedal assist level 1, “PAS 1,” the default PAS level when the bike is first turned on, as indicated by the number following the "PAS" on the LCD Display.
Be sure you are in a clear area with no obstacles before starting off with the pedal assist system. Ensure you are firmly mounted on the bike and ready to ride with power assist before starting to pedal. Once you begin pedaling, the pedal sensor will activate the motor after 1-2 seconds. If there are any obstacles in your path you could collide with them if you are not anticipating the power of the pedal assist system to provide propulsion.
When you stop pedaling, there is a 1-2 second delay before pedal assist shuts off. This is to reduce the pedal assist power surging on and off whenever you stop pedaling momentarily, usually to adjust your foot on the pedals or your seating position. If you need to stop suddenly when using pedal assistance, apply the brake levers to cut the power off and slow the bike. Always be prepared for the pedal assist power to remain active for a few seconds after you stop pedaling, and use the brake levers whenever you require the pedal assist or throttle power to be stopped immediately.
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