Riding backwards with pedal support on a custom bike
Many bikes from Van Raam have an electric motor, so they are an e-bike. You can cycle backwards with Van Raam custom bikes that have pedal support. Find out in this article how this works and watch our video about it.
How can I ride backwards on my custom bike?
All electric Van Raam bicycles, with three wheels, and equipped with the original Van Raam Silent electric system, can ride backwards. This is possible as soon as the pedal assistance is switched on. If you have a back-pedal brake, there is the option ofa mechanic automatic reverse funtion. This option, and many more, can be found in the price list of the respective bicycle.
It is easy to get into reverse function. If you stop and then start pedaling backwards, the bike will go backwards after a few times of backward pedaling. You then have to brake again once you have arrived at your desired location. Now you can cycle forward again as usual.
Step by step it looks like this:
Step 1: Sit on your customized Van Raam bicycle
Step 2: Switch on your pedal assist via the display
Step 3: Step backwards
Step 4: You drive backwards!
The system is very helpful for example when you have driven past a dent or road. Here you can easily reverse your bike to get to the point where you wanted to turn in. Another way to use the system is when you want to park your bike. You don't have to get off your bike and you can just sit on your bike while you manoeuvre to park it backwards.
Video: Riding backwards with pedal assistance on a custom bike
Watch our video on cycling backwards with the pedal assistance. In addition to reversing, this video also shows the full pedal assistance function.
Parking and riding backwards with a Van Raam electric bicycle is no problem at all.
Van Raam electric pedal support
Since 2011 Van Raam has its own electric pedal support, the Silent System. The motors, batteries, controller, smart display and software have been developed by and for Van Raam. Besides the many advantages of the system, many consumers experience reversing as one of the biggest advantages. Read on for more advantages of the pedal assistance:
An easy handling
Three support stands
A starting aid
Almost noiseless motor
Very powerful motors
High quality and safe batteries
Individually adjustable stands adapted to your needs
You can drive backwards
A free E-bike app. Read also the article 'Video on adult tricycle Easy Rider with E-Bike App'.
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