At BerkelBike, we strive to make our products accessible to everyone. When you lack the strength to move on your own, the electric pedal assist can help you reach your destination and ensure that your legs go around in a natural way.
How does it work?
The pedal assist drives the pedals and not the wheel, which allows for more natural leg movement than a motor driving the wheel directly. The system guarantees 360-degree support of the pedaling motion without any “dead spots” in the movement. If you are not able to make a full turn of the pedals on your own, the pedal assist will support your leg movement at the critical position. Moreover, because the pedal assist doesn’t drive the wheels directly, you can still use all 8 (or 11) gears of the bike.
The electric pedal assistance lets you decide how much of your own strength you want to use while driving. There are six support levels from which you can choose. When you put the pedal assist on one of the higher support levels, your legs will move all alone, and you won’t need your own strength to move the bike. When you put the pedal assist on one of the lower support levels, your legs will only be moved very slowly, and you have to contribute to the movement by using your own power.
Thus, you can decide whether you want to use the pedal assist only for a little extra support and do most of the work yourself. Or whether you want the bike to move like a mobility scooter without using your power. The interplay between the chosen support level, the chosen gear, and your own power output will determine your speed.