I was confused as to the exact operation of the Simbb 29C operation as it pertains to pedal input from the rider. It does not have pedal assist as I have come to understand the term, however, it seems to offer a variation called " hybrid ".. Below is an email explaining rider input for those interested.
I appreciate you reaching out to use here at Optibike about the SIMBB 29c. You are in full control of the Optibike experience on the SIMBB 29c. You have 3 primary ways of using the Optibike:
If you would like more detailed information about the Motorized Bottom Bracket (MBB) click here.
- Pedal only = ride it just like a regular mountain bike. There is no drag from the motor.
- Motor only = with no effort on your part, engage the throttle and the bike just like a scooter will take you where you want to go.
- Hybrid = you pedal in tandem with the throttle engaging the motor itself. With the motor being at the bottom of the bike frame, you are riding in parallel with the motor. It's an intuitive feel as you pedal with the motor. Go the distance you want and climb hills with ease.
All new Optibikes come with an iron clad 90 day guarantee. Read the details here. I look forward to working with you David. Please give me a call if you have any questions.