Why opt for mountain gears?
If you cycle in very hilly areas, you need a lighter gear ratio: the less distance you cover per rotation, the lighter the cycling gets. This makes it easier to climb a mountain or climb a hill with less effort. The gear ratio affects the distance covered when the pedal is turned once. An ideal gear ratio is when you can reach at least 60 rotations of the pedals per minute. With the option mountain gears you get the resistance of the base (the resistance of an Easy Rider without electric pedal support and with 8 gears), this gives you a lighter gear ratio than the standard electric tricycle. In addition, the electric motor also has a lighter gear ratio.
The mountain gears for the Easy Rider tricycle are only possible in combination with 8 gears and electric pedal support. In order for the mountain gears to work properly, the speed of the bike has to be reduced. Thanks to the lighter gear ratio, you have more torque (is a more powerful drive), but less speed at the same number of rotations (for example 60 revolutions). The maximum torque of an Easy Rider with mountain gearing is 74Nm.
Normally the electric Easy Rider gives you pedalling support of up to 25 km/hour. With the mountain gears, this will be a maximum of 20 km/hour. With the mountain gears you can cycle slightly slower, but it is easier to cycle up the mountain.