When it comes to electric bikes, you may wonder if you can ride them without pedaling. The answer is both yes and no, depending on the type of electric bike you have. Let's delve into the details.
Can You Ride an Electric Bike Without Pedaling?
Yes, it is possible to ride an electric bike without pedaling, but it depends on the classification of the bike. In the United States, electric bikes are classified into different classes:
Class 1: These bikes only provide motor assistance when the rider is pedaling, and their maximum speed is 20 MPH.
Class 2: This type of electric bike features a throttle, allowing you to ride without pedaling. The maximum speed is 20 MPH.
Class 3: Similar to Class 1, the motor assistance on Class 3 bikes is activated when the rider pedals. The maximum speed is higher at 28 MPH, and the bike must have a speedometer.
MIHOGO NX, our electric bike model, falls under Class 3. It requires you to pedal in order to activate the motor assistance and achieve a maximum speed of 25 MPH. This ensures a safe and controlled riding experience.
What Is Pedal Assist? And How Does It Work?
Pedal assist is a feature in electric bikes that requires the rider to pedal to activate the motor. Its purpose is to make riding feel effortless while providing control over speed and steering. Even when faced with hills or slight inclines, pedal assist propels your ride forward with ease. You simply need to keep pedaling, and the sensation will be like a gentle push. The resistance on the pedals is minimal.
MIHOGO NX is equipped with a mid-drive torque sensor motor, boasting a powerful 750W motor. This advanced motor has sensors that measure wheel speed, pedal pressure, and crank speed to deliver a smooth riding experience. With five levels of pedal assist, adjusting your speed is as easy as pressing a button. You won't need to exert excessive effort, get exhausted, or break a sweat.
Can You Ride an Electric Bike Like a Traditional Bike?
Certainly! The pedals on an electric bike work with or without battery power. You can use your MIHOGO NX like a traditional bike whenever you desire. If you want a good workout, simply turn off the pedal assist and rely solely on your leg power. For other occasions, it's a great idea to let the electric motor do the work.
Discover more about MIHOGO NX and explore our electric bike products by visiting our website. We also provide valuable information on bike maintenance and rider best practices through our Owner's Portal.
Note: The specifications mentioned above are specific to the MIHOGO NX model, which has a maximum speed of 25 MPH, a range of 80 miles, and dual battery configuration (48V12.8AH+48V12.8AH) with a powerful 750W motor.