How do I change gears?
Gears on a bicycle are a bit like gears on a car in that you start off in an easy gear (ie. 1 ) and then change up as you get faster, or down as you need. Our ebikes have up to 9 gears. Most people ride in gears 3 – 6 depending on terrain.
The gear mechanism comprises two levers. Push the closest one (arrow #1) to change to an easier gear; flick the lever (arrow #2) behind to change to a harder gear. With these gears it is better to change while you are pedalling. If you have to change while you are stationary just start pedalling very gently until your gears settle to the right ‘groove’ in the rear hub / wheel. Expect some crunchy noises!