top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Mastering Electric Bike Gears: A Step-by-Step Guide

Navigating the gears of an electric bike (e-bike) may seem daunting at first, but with a solid understanding and a bit of practice, it can become second nature. E-bikes often come equipped with a variety of gears that help riders manage different terrains and inclines, similar to traditional bicycles, while also providing the additional benefit of electric assistance. Here's how you can effectively use your e-bike's gears for a smooth and efficient ride.

  1. Understand Your E-bike's Gear System: Usually, e-bikes have a traditional gear system like any other bike, ranging from a single-speed setup to multi-gear configurations. Familiarize yourself with the gear shifters, typically located on the handlebars, and learn how many gears your e-bike has.

  2. Starting Your Ride: Begin your ride in a lower gear. These are easier to pedal and are ideal for starting from a stop as they help you gain momentum without excessive strain on your legs or the motor.

  3. Shifting Gears: To shift gears, use the gear levers or twist shifters on your handlebars. It's important to pedal lightly and smoothly when changing gears to prevent damaging the bike's drivetrain. Never shift gears when stationary as this can cause the chain to jump or the gears to grind.

  1. Tackling Hills: When approaching a hill, shift down to a lower

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page