A recent MeloYelo survey targeting Kiwi baby boomers asked them what e-bike features were important to them. With almost 5000 boomers responding, we feel like we’ve got a pretty good grip on what matters most to the older generation of e-bike riders.
One requirement stressed by a large number of respondents was “smooth gear changes.” This is particularly important when you’re a less experienced rider tackling our back-country trails.
Unlike most other brands, MeloYelo’s mid-drive ebikes come standard with a gear shift sensor. This is an intelligent sensor that is fitted on your gear shifting cable which cuts off the motor drive for a split second when you’re about to change gears. It allows smoother shifting between gears, while also protecting your drivetrain from damage that can be caused by rough gear changes.
A smoother ride? A longer lasting drivetrain? Why not, especially when it’s free 🙂