The throttle mode is similar to how a motorcycle operates. When the throttle is engaged the motor provides power and propels you and the bike forward. Having a throttle equipped on your Pedego allows you to pedal without using the throttle, to use the throttle while pedaling, or just use the throttle without pedaling. You can adjust the throttle to different top speeds depending on what speed you feel comfortable with a simple twist of the wrist.
Pedal Assist Mode:
Pedal assist is a mode that provides power only when you are pedaling. If you are used to riding a traditional bike, the pedal assist mode has a more intuitive feel compared to the throttle mode. Since you have to pedal, the pedal assist mode will generally give you more range (if you are in a lower level of pedal assist) compared to the throttle mode. Pedal Assist on Pedego Electric Bikes have 5 different levels, ranging from 9MPH top speed up to 20MPH top speed.
As of 2017, all Pedego models equipped with pedal assist have Pedal Sense technology. This is proprietary software to create a unique riding experience tailored to each individual model. Below you will find links demonstrating the software programming for each bike(s).
The Comfort Cruisers, Boomerang (standard),Tandems and Ford Electric Bike come in Throttle Mode only while the City Commuter and Interceptor have both Throttle and Pedal Assist options. In 2015, the Trail Tracker, Ridge Rider, and Boomerang Plus will come with both the Throttle and Pedal Assist Options.