pedal assist and throttle mode

Going Easy? Or Going Wild? Throttle vs Pedal Assist Mode

The throttle, or pedal assistance, has been a topic of debate among many e-bike enthusiasts. At Himiway, we provide riders with the freedom to dive into the biking experience as deeply as they want – whether it's amidst the hustle of urban chaos or in the tranquility of lush woodlands, our commitment to nurturing a connection with nature and the pursuit of freedom is universal.

Our aim in presenting this article is to provide a clearer understanding of the various modes of electric bike assistance, enabling you to make a more informed decision when making a purchase.

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Throttle Mode: Ease and Efficiency

One of the modes that Himiway offers is the throttle mode, which allows riders to effortlessly cruise along without the need for pedaling. This mode is perfect for those who may have physical limitations or simply want to enjoy a leisurely ride without exerting too much effort. With just a twist of the throttle, you can easily accelerate and maintain a steady speed, giving you a smooth and enjoyable experience.

The throttle mode also comes in handy when you require that extra boost of power, especially when tackling uphill terrain or overcoming strong headwinds. Instead of struggling to pedal uphill, you can rely on the electric motor to provide you with the necessary assistance, making your ride much more enjoyable and less strenuous.

Furthermore, the throttle mode allows for greater control and flexibility. Whether you want to ride at a slower pace to take in the scenery or speed up to reach your destination faster, you have the freedom to adjust your speed with ease. This mode also proves to be beneficial in stop-and-go traffic situations, as you can effortlessly accelerate from a standstill without having to pedal.

It's important to note that the throttle mode should be used responsibly and in accordance with local regulations. Some areas may have restrictions on the use of throttle-assisted electric bikes, so it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations in your specific location.

In conclusion, the throttle mode offered by Himiway electric bikes provides riders with a convenient and enjoyable riding experience. Whether you're looking for a leisurely ride or need that extra boost of power, this mode allows you to effortlessly cruise along and make the most out of your e-bike journey. So, why not embrace the freedom and convenience that electric bikes have to offer?

The throttle mode is similar to how a motorcycle or scooter operates; you can get an additional boost by twisting the throttle.

With the throttle mode, the Himiway Zebra can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. It not only allows you to travel faster, but also gives you a sense of inner safety. If you are an adventurer who chases speed and safety at the same time, Himiway would be your perfect companion for your wild life.

If you have ever ridden a motorcycle or a scooter, then using a throttle would not be difficult for you. You can engage the throttle mode for your e-bike to propel the bike forward regardless of whether you are pedaling, which could be a great help when you are feeling madly lazy but still want to achieve the satisfaction of having an escape from the city. Here are different types of throttle:

Half-Grip Twist Throttle

The half-twist throttle works like a regular throttle on a motorcycle. Slide it onto the handlebars, tighten, and then twist with your hand. Here you go—the excitement of high-powered speed.
Half twist throttle | HimiwayWe are confident that our Himiway Moped-Style Electric Bike and All Terrain Fat Bike series can offer an unforgettable travel experience beyond the city's noise. In the meantime, compared to motorcycle riders, Himiway riders are more able to be friendly to the natural environment; we do not make remarkable noises. The combination of fat tire and throttle is thrilling for all the gamers, and we never age in this game.

Thumb ThrottleThumb Throttle | Himiway

Thumb twist is a smaller option. A small lever protrudes, which you can press with your thumb to activate the throttle.


Pedal Assist Mode

The pedal mode provides power only when you are pedaling. When I was working in London, most of my friends were insanely obsessed with riding bikes to work. London's tubes have never been friendly for these suit-up elites. E-bikes would be perfect for them, I reckoned at that time. I was more sure about that until a friend suffered knee injuries from his long daily rides.

Levels of Pedal Assist

Himiway has five pedal assist settings, ranging from 1 to 5. To make this easier to understand, pedal assist is an operating mode on e-bikes designed to turn on the e-bike motor to help you pedal. When you are operating your bike in pedal assist mode, you can change the setting to make it work best for you.

· High pedal setting(L4/5) would be very helpful for people who want to get to somewhere quicker with minimum effort. It is perfect for people who want to be fresh at work and not to be sweating too much on their way.

· Low pedal setting(L1/2) is trendy to use after work for Himiways’ users. It is the best to use it on the way home from work to work their stress out off the system throughout the entire day. Also, it would be a great fun to enjoy the ride without worrying to get their knee injured when they are having the long rides

Customize Your Speed Change

If you prefer to have a smoother start, Himiway offers a customizable setting for your pedal assist ranging from 1 to 5, tailoring to your biking preference

Different Types of Pedal Assist

Speed Sensor

The motor's assistance adjusts according to your speed. Speed sensors enable you to track your current speed and level of support accurately. At Himiway, we use these speed sensors to enhance your pedal-assist experience.

Torque Sensors

Torque sensors regulate the motor based on how hard you are pushing the pedals. It is essentially amplifying whatever power you are applying to the pedals.

How Does It Work?

It's quite straightforward – pedal assist only provides support when you're actively pedaling. Simply pedal to activate it, and you're ready to go.

Pedal asisst electric bike | Himiway

Choosing Your Ideal E-bike Mode

The selection of an e-bike often depends on your preference between throttle and pedal-assist mode. Both systems offer different benefits, catering to diverse riding intentions.

The selection of an e-bike often depends on your preference between throttle and pedal-assist mode. Both systems offer different benefits, catering to diverse riding intentions.

Throttle Mode: If you're using an e-bike due to physical considerations that make traditional biking inconvenient or unsafe, the throttle mode is an excellent choice. With this setting, you can enjoy your ride without the need for continuous pedaling – let the motor do the work.
Pedal-Assist Mode: If you seek an e-bike experience that delivers both transport and workout, pedal-assist mode is perfect. It provides proportional motor support relative to your pedaling efforts, so you get to enjoy the journey and engage your muscles at the same time.

To further enhance your understanding of these different riding modes, we encourage you to explore our detailed article [insert link here] that provides informative insights into e-bike functionality.

Our Himiway Zebra and Himiway Zebra Step-Thru offer both throttle and pedal-assist modes, allowing you flexibility and control in your ride. Choosing Himiway Bikes for your journeys, be it urban commutes or wilderness adventures, presents an opportunity for holistic well-being. We believe cycling can be a salve for both your body and soul, offering you a therapeutic escape regardless of your destination.

We hope you find this article helpful and that the information herein guides you to a suitable e-bike option. May your Himiway journey bring both excitement and tranquility, providing you with a greater sense of well-being. Enjoy the ride!