Do I need to use my gears with electric assist? - Tribe Bikes

A common misconception with electric bikes is that you can put the bike in its highest gear and let electric assist do all the work. This is a sure fire way to reduce the life of your motor and would be akin to leaving your car in 5th gear no matter how fast you are travelling. You should continue to use your gears and have the electric assist provide the additional ‘push’ to get you moving quicker and help you up hills.

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