This article covers: what is electronic/predictive shifting, how electric shifting (gears) works, how to turn predictive shifting on/off (disable) with mode 17, how to adjust the electric shifting, if electronic shifting works with low battery
The shifting on a G3, G3C or GXi is controlled with the right hand twist switch.
Electronic Shifting - How it Works
You can shift the gears any time using the right-hand twist switch. To shift up a gear, rotate the twist shifter towards you (wrist down) and release.
To shift into a lower gear, rotate the twist shifter away from you (wrist up) and release.
Your current gear selection can be seen as the 3 vertical LEDs in the middle of handlebar dashboard.
The Gocycle has downshift protection - if travelling too fast the Gocycle will not shift into a lower gear. If this happens, you will see the gear LEDs blinking.
Gocycles with electronic shifting come as standard with Predictive Shifting enabled.
The Gocycle electronic predictive shifting will automatically change gear depending on your speed.
Importantly - the Gocycle will only shift gear when you stop pedalling - it will not shift gear automatically when you won't expect it.
When increasing your speed, temporarily stop pedalling to allow the Gocycle to change gear, then continue pedalling. You can also shift up manually as described above.
When decreasing speed or at a stop, you will stop pedalling naturally, and the Gocycle will automatically change down gears.
You can disable Predictive Shifting if desired. Please see the following article - Predictive Shifting On/Off (Mode 17)
Adjusting the Electronic Shifting
Please see this article for a video on how to adjust the electronic shifting.
Low Battery and Gocycle Electronic Shifting
If the battery of the Gocycle is low on charge the motor may cease to operate to help protect the battery.
The electronic shifting will continue to work even once the motor ceases to operate.
If the Gocycle continues to be used, the battery may enter a critically low state and switch off to prevent any permanent damage. In this case the electronic shifting will not be available.
Once the Gocycle is in a low battery state it is important to charge the Gocycle as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact Gocycle Tech Support using our contact form.