EBikes - Know These Throttle Advantages Before You Buy!
Updated: Dec 22, 2022
Thinking about getting some e-bikes. Know these Throttle advantages before you buy.
By now you probably know there are three ways to pedal an e-bike. The old-fashioned way with your legs. A Throttle. You'll want a Thumb Throttle. And last with Pedal Assist. Pedal Assist came from Europe where Throttles were banned.
Some E-bikes have Throttles, Some have Pedal Assist, and some have both. Make sure you get a bike with both.
Pedal Assist is really cool but Throttles are empowering and liberating. Imagine you're sitting at a light. The light turns green. Do you want to try and start pedaling to get the bike going, or do you wanna smash the Throttle and blast off out of there?
What if you have to stop on the side of a hill? Or the wind picks up? Or someone comes into your lane? Just smash the Throttle and you have instant access to the full power of the bike.
No fumbling with the Pedal Assist levels on the display. You just smash it and go.
But that doesn't mean you don't want the convenience of Pedal Assist. You can actually have your cake and eat it too.
Get an Ebike with both.
And here's a pro tip. You want a Throttle that's not limited by the Pedal Assist settings.
JP Blake is co-founder and CEO of E-Lux Electric Bikes, founded in 2014 in Fountain Valley, California. As an electric bike industry pioneer and overseas manufacturing expert, JP has logged several years from China to Thailand, co-creating luxury e-bikes for the US market. JP has contributed his insider perspective to local government projects including bike lane expansion on the coast of Huntington Beach and aiding the OC Transportation Authority in the development of bicycle and e-bike trails.