Electric Bikes with both Throttle & Pedal-Assist

Many electric bikes have both a throttle & pedal assist. Some e bikes, depending on the type of motor, allow you to add a throttle onto the bicycle.

iZip Zuma is an electric road bike that offers both pedal-assist and pedal-free throttle.

It’s uncommon to find electric-powered mountain bikes that offer a throttle. Most off-road e bikes are designed to be ridden with a pedal-assist, not a throttle. High-performance mountain bikes use advanced technology, like torque sensors. We strongly recommend Bosch and Yamaha motors if you’re a competitive mountain biker. Neither are compatible with a throttle.

Throttles decrease the overall performance and range of the e bike on a mid-drive. This is probably why a lot of manufactures prefer to sell most pedal-assist electric bikes without a throttle. But some offer it as an add-on.

Crystalyte Motors Ideal for Pedal-Assist & Throttle

If you’re looking for a really high-quality e bike that will allow you to use both a pedal-assist and throttle, we strongly recommend the Crystalyte motors on the HPC models of e bike. 

These high-performance motors are essentially kit-power-systems. Typically kit-motors offer less performance. The big exception is Crystalyte, which uses the best quality components.

Crystalyte Electric Hub-Drives

Crystalyte motors are always hub-motors, which are more compatible with throttles. Because this high-performance motor offers so much power, it makes up for any disadvantages that you may incur with a hub-drive design. The extra power also helps you maneuver the rear-heavy design of Hi-Power Cycles.

Both Options More Common in Electric Road Bikes

The pedal-free throttle is a feature that is more common with electric road bicycles rather than mountain bikes. The simpler technology needed for road bikes allows for the addition of a throttle.

Using Both Features at the Same Time

Most e bikes with both throttle and pedal-assist allow you to use both features at the same time. This can be helpful when you need a little extra boost in specific moments in your ride.

The exception to this would be the iZip Zuma, which only allows pedal-assist or throttle, but not both at the same time.

Electric Bicycle Models at High Country E Bikes with Throttle & Pedal-Assist


iZip Zuma


Magnum Premium 48

Magnum Ui5


Magnum Metro

Magnum Metro +

Pedal-Assist Models Where Throttle Can Be Added

Some pedal-assist models of electric bikes allow you to add-on a throttle.

iZip Vibe +

iZip Dash

iZip E3 Protour

Raleigh IE Retroglide

Throttle-Only E Bikes with Pedal-Assist Add-on

Vintage Electric Cruz

Vintage Electric Tracker

Vintage Electric Scrambler

Outlaw 1200 at High Country E Bikes in Salt Lake City, Utah

ProdecoTech Outlaw

If you’re interested in an electric bike that features both pedal-assist and a throttle, come into our Salt Lake City e bike shop and discuss with us your needs, and the pros and cons of each model. We’ll find the electric-powered bicycle that fits your needs and find you a great deal.