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How to Use Cruise Control Function on VIVI Electric Bike?

In recent years, the popularity of electric bikes has skyrocketed, with advancements in technology leading to innovative features and improved riding experiences. Among these features, cruise control stands out as a significant convenience for electric bike enthusiasts.

What Is Cruise Control on Electric Bikes?

Cruise control is a feature commonly found on electric bikes, especially on electric city bikes, electric commuting bikes, electric cruiser bikes, and long-range electric bikes. Similar to cruise control in automobiles, this feature allows riders to maintain a constant speed without continually applying pressure to the pedal or throttle. When engaged, the electric bike will maintain the selected speed, providing riders with a hands-free and relaxed riding experience.

Do All the Ebikes Come with Cruise Control?

No, not all electric bikes have cruise control. Whether an ebike has cruise control or not depends on the manufacturer, and most cheap electric bikes will not have it as this feature can cost more. All the latest electric bikes currently sold by VIVI are equipped with cruise control systems. You can start and stop the cruise control function on the electric bike meter.

What are The Benefits of Using Cruise Control?

If you are fortunate enough to own an electric bike with cruise control, here are some benefits for you to use this feature:

Reduced Fatigue

Long rides can be physically taxing, and maintaining a constant speed for extended periods can lead to fatigue. With cruise control, riders can rest their legs while the bike maintains a consistent speed, while reducing throttle use to free up both hands, reducing rider fatigue significantly.

Enhanced Comfort

By eliminating the need to keep the throttle engaged or continuously pedal, cruise control allows riders to enjoy a more comfortable and leisurely ride, especially during extended journeys or leisurely strolls around town.

Better Efficiency

Cruise control optimizes the electric bike's power usage, resulting in better energy efficiency and, in turn, extended battery life. Riders can cover longer distances without worrying about draining the battery quickly.

Safer Riding

Keeping a steady speed with cruise control can contribute to safer riding conditions. Riders can focus more on their surroundings, traffic, and potential obstacles without the distraction of constantly adjusting the throttle.

What are Some Tips for Using Cruise Control?

To make the most out of cruise control, here are some tips for you:

Get Familiar With Cruise Control

Before getting to use cruise control, be sure to read the user manual to understand how to handle it. There are different ways for different ebikes to engage, disengage, and adjust the cruise control settings. Don’t take it for granted that they are all the same.

Choose Suitable Riding Conditions

Cruise control works best on flat and straight roads. Avoid using it on steep inclines, downhill sections, or highly congested areas where frequent speed adjustments are necessary.

Stay Alert and Cautious

While cruise control enhances comfort, it is essential to remain vigilant and attentive to the road ahead. Always be prepared to disengage cruise control in unexpected situations.

Gradual Speed Adjustments

When modifying your speed with cruise control engaged, make gentle adjustments to maintain a smooth and seamless riding experience.

How to Use Cruise Control Function on VIVI electric bike?

The Vivi electric bike cruise control feature can be used to maintain a desired speed without using the throttle or pedal assist. Although cruise control functionality varies slightly depending on the bike model. But the basic steps to enable cruise control are as follows:

Switch to the cruise control mode

In the pure electric mode (that is, when you turn the throttle), press the power switch on the dashboard, and the electric bike will immediately switch to the cruise control state and keep riding at the original speed, then you can release the throttle.

Note: When you switch to the cruise control mode, the gear and speed cannot be adjusted. If you want to adjust it, you need getting out of the cruise control mode.

Get out of the cruise control mode

You can do this in one of three ways to get out of the cruise control mode. (1) press the power switch (press it once) on the dashboard; (2) turn the throttle (accelerator); (3) grip the brake lightly.

After getting out the cruise control, if you want to enter it again, you need to re-operate step 1 to swath to the cruise control mode.

Click the link below to view the Vivi electric bike cruise control detailed operating instructions manual:

VIVI Ebike Cruise Control Instruction Manual

As electric bikes for adults continue to revolutionize the cycling industry, features like cruise control provide riders with a new level of convenience, comfort, and efficiency. Embrace the joy of effortless riding with cruise control, and remember to explore Vivi's performance electric bike collection at Happy riding!

Updated on: 12/10/2023

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