6 benefits of pedal assistance on an adapted bicycle

Almost all Van Raam bicycles can be equipped with an electric motor. Cycling with pedal assistance has many benefits. We have listed them in this article.


benefits of pedal assistance on an van raam bike

Pedal assistance on a Van Raam bicycle

Van Raam has its own electric pedal assistance system, the Silent system. In 2018-2019, this system was once again declared a winner in the ExtraEnergy test. All components of this system are specially developed for Van Raam adapted bicycles, including the powerful and silent electric motor. Pedal assistance is available on almost all Van Raam bicycles, except the City walking aid and Husky children's tricycle. Discover the benefits of pedal assistance in this article.

1. Less power and effort required

On a bike with pedal assistance you are exercising, but you need less strength and effort than on a bike without an electric motor. This makes cycling easier for people with physical and/or mental disabilities.

2. Starting aid

The Van Raam Silent system is equipped with a starting aid. When you turn on the start aid, you get support from the system without having to pedal. If desired, you can drive over a distance of about 10 meters about 6 km / h without cycling. This makes it easy to get going without having to apply any effort yourself. The start aid can be switched on via the easy-to-operate display on the handlebar. 

benefit cycling with van raam pedal assistance is more sustainable than driving a car

3. More sustainable than a car

Cycling is more sustainable than driving a car because you don't need fuel. On a bike with pedal assistance you can often cover greater distances than on a bike without an electric motor. Therefore, a bicycle with pedal assistance is used more often as an alternative to a car. Read more about the radius of electric Van Raam bicycles in the article 'How many kilometers does a Van Raam E bike battery last?

4. Possibility to cycle backwards

On Van Raam's three-wheeled bicycles that are equipped with the Silent system, you can also cycle backwards. This function is very useful when parking a bike or when you have passed a road you were supposed to turn off on. By cycling backwards a bit in this case, you can still turn where you wanted to. Read more about this feature in the article 'Riding backwards with pedal support on a custom bike'.
benefit centrally controlled lighting with van raam pedal assistance

5. Centrally controlled lighting

All Van Raam bicycles equipped with pedal assistance have centrally controlled lighting. This means that the lights turn on automatically when the Silent system is switched on. Read more about this feature in the article '
Lighting via the Van Raam electrical system'.

6. Staying mobile longer possible

All the above benefits result in the most important point: With pedal assistance people can stay mobile longer. Van Raam believes that people who are mobile and independent for longer, feel happier. Therefore we want to make it possible for people with disabilities to cycle on an adapted bicycle (with or without pedal assistance). Let's all cycle!

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