6 Tips For Riding An Electric Assist Mountain Bike

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6 Tips For Riding An Electric Assist Mountain Bike

April 21
19:40 2022

Electric assist mountain bikes are becoming increasingly popular around the world today, and have seen mature development in European countries and the United States. Against this backdrop, electric assist mountain bike manufactures are witnessing a rapid development in China, and Chinese cyclists are also showing keen interest in electric mountain bikes. But not every cyclist knows how to ride electric mountain bikes properly, and new or inexperienced bikers may ask the skills to use them. So we kindly offer you some easy tips for riding an electric assist mountain bike.

Increase Your Pedaling Frequency

Unlike non-assisted mountain bikes, the greatest strength electric assist mountain bikes have is that they could provide users with powerful torque when climbing. The faster a cyclist pedals, the more motor torque the auxiliary pedal will have. Mountain bike factories suggest cyclists who ride non-assisted bikes at 30-40 pedals increase the pedaling frequency to 50-60 when riding electric ones. Increased pedaling frequency will make the motor output more efficient, save battery power and prolong its life, and meantime enable cyclists to enjoy a more natural and smooth boosting experience.

Watch out for Hits on the Pedals

With the pedaling frequency increased, tree trunks, rocks and tracks will easily hit the pedals. So cyclists need to be more careful when choosing the route, and keep the pedals level as much as possible when riding on complicated roads. Many electric mountain bike manufactures equip these bike models with shorter cranks, thus helping users avoid hits on the pedals. You may feel like riding a child’s bike or a bicycle motocross when riding the bike of short crank at high pedaling frequency, but you will get used to it and enjoy yourself.

Make Use of the Top Gear

The top gear of china electric mountain bikes certainly consumes the most battery power, so we should choose the right output gear for different slopes when riding the electric mountain bikes. Most users only apply the top gear when they ride on the steepest parts of forest roads, but by doing so, the bike will probably suddenly lift its front wheel and users will experience a backward flip… As a result, it’s essential for every cyclist to find the best gear selections. It’s suggested that they feel the power performances of bikes at different gears when climbing different slopes and lean forward when climbing to maintain the front grip.

Predict More and Apply the Brake Early

According to the data from mountain bike factories, the electric mountain bikes equipped with motors and batteries are heavier and faster than ordinary non-assisted bikes, so remember to brake early before turning. Braking early allows you to slow down gradually, and therefore maintain traction throughout the process. Late braking can lead to skids and potentially losing control of the bike. In addition, the motor increases the speed when cyclists make turns, which requires them to maintain grip when turning. What’s more, the motor stops immediately after cyclists stop pedaling, hence they should predict the place where they need to keep speed unchanged or accelerate, and keep pedaling to avoid stopping on a steep slope and sliding down the side slope.

Polish Bike Control Skills

As we said before, china electric mountain bikes are heavier than non-assisted models, so when encountering obstacles that non-assisted models could jump over before, they could only try to jump but never make it. Besides, mountain bike manufactures remind cyclists to practise bike control skills on the ground, for electric assist mountain bikes will fall faster when jumping. Furthermore, electric assist mountain bikes have better grip due to the heavier weight, so they can often hold the ground firmly in places where non-assisted bikes may slip.