New to e-bikes

Geoff H

New Member
Region
Australia
Hi all, After many years of riding regular bikes I have finally succumbed to an e-bike due to several joint replacements. I bought a second hand Smartmotion Pacer from a friend and although I should have done more research on e-bikes in general I am quite happy with the purchase. One problem I do have though is the motor cutting out at low speeds, usually just before an incline when I really need it! I did try one members suggestion of freeing up some cables in the bottom crank case but that doesn't appear to have solved the problem. Any suggestions please?
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Timpo

Well-Known Member
Does it have cadence sensor? If you do, dirty cadence sensor can cause problems if you're pedaling slow.
 

Taylor57

Well-Known Member
Hi all, After many years of riding regular bikes I have finally succumbed to an e-bike due to several joint replacements. I bought a second hand Smartmotion Pacer from a friend and although I should have done more research on e-bikes in general I am quite happy with the purchase. One problem I do have though is the motor cutting out at low speeds, usually just before an incline when I really need it! I did try one members suggestion of freeing up some cables in the bottom crank case but that doesn't appear to have solved the problem. Any suggestions please?
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Nice lookin bike. Surely one of the EBR members will offer you a tidbit to get you riding comfortably. Welcome!
 

Art Deco

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
Selinsgrove
IDK your bike, but are you sure you are in maximum boost and lowest gear before starting up the incline? Many bikes must make a full or half rotation of the crank before the PAS kicks in. Try it in a parking lot where you can test without dodging traffic.
 

Geoff H

New Member
Region
Australia
IDK your bike, but are you sure you are in maximum boost and lowest gear before starting up the incline? Many bikes must make a full or half rotation of the crank before the PAS kicks in. Try it in a parking lot where you can test without dodging traffic.
I rarely use max boost (saving battery storage) but that's a great suggestion, thanx.