Pedal Assist

Pedal assist or (PAS) systems are designed to provide motor assistance to riders based on their pedaling activity. These systems typically utilize sensors to detect the rider's pedaling motion and adjust the level of assistance accordingly. The percentage of power provided by the motor can usually be adjusted for each PAS level, allowing riders to fine-tune their riding experience to suit their preferences.

The percentage of power can be set for each level and riders can choose to customize the pedal assistance levels on all models except the CF Racer1. To adjust the level of assistance on the CF Racer1 model, the current limit will need to be changed from 6 Amps to 10 Amps. Changing the current limit will increase or decrease the amount of assistance you receive in each level of assistance.

We recommend trying out the factory settings, but if riders want more power or less power, please refer to these display videos to adjust those settings: Core-5, Turris, 500 Series, Portola, Cafe Cruiser Display700 Series, LMT'D and Rift DisplayCF Racer1 Display

There are two types of pedal assist sensors used with our bikes they are Cadence and Torque sensors, this informative video can give you a better idea of the differences: 

Cadence Sensors

The cadence sensor provides pedal assistance on the following models: Roadster V2, Roadster Gravel, Cf Racer1, Core-5, 500 Series, 700 Series, Cafe Cruiser, Portola, Turris, Revv 1, Rift, and LMT'D (cadence sensor version). 

The level of the assistance is based on a percentage of full power and the current going to the motor and as noted above, this is completely customizable in the display settings for all cadence models except the Revv 1,  Roadster V2, and Roadster Gravel edition. The "+ or -” buttons on the display are used to add or decrease Pedal assistance levels. 

Pushing on the pedals and starting the chainring in motion, will start the assitance. This mechanism uses magnets to detect motion and is either located next to or inside of the bottom bracket (near the crank arm and pedals)

Torque Sensors

The Prodigy, Prodigy V2 & LMT'D use torque sensors.

Torque-sensor electric bikes provide motor assistance that is directly proportional to the force exerted on the pedals by the rider. This means that the motor output increases as the rider applies more pressure to the pedals, and decreases when less pressure is applied. This system aims to mimic the feeling of riding a traditional bike, where the level of effort directly corresponds to the speed and power generated.

This feels similar to how a normal bike works and feels more natural which is exactly why many riders love it! 

The Prodigy and Prodigy V2 pedal assistance levels are not customizable. The default PAS for the LMT'D is 0-3 and most ideal. This combined with how hard you are pedaling (slow, medium, fast) is the equivalent of having 9+ PAS levels. 


There are throttles on all models except, the Prodigy and Prodigy V2 and CF Racer1.

The throttle is a variable input. Meaning, if you slightly press it it will hold a speed or a number of Watts output to the motor. Using the throttle is pretty straight forward, the further the rider pushes it, the more power it provides.  On all of our models, the throttle and PAS system cannot operate at the same time. Activating one will turn off the other depending on what speed the rider is traveling. 

The throttle is setup to apply power at any time, from a standstill, or while pedaling. Bicycles equipped with a throttle are legally limited to 20mph during throttle assistance. The bikes can reach a top speed of up to 28mph on pedal assist but are still limited to 20mph with the throttle. The Revv 1 can go faster with the throttle after it is unlocked.