|Active engagement from the rider is necessary to activate the pedal-assist system with a torque sensor.
|The pedal assistant in speed-sensor systems is activated by the bike's forward movement.
|They measure the torque generated by the rider.
|Speed-sensor e-bikes are more affordable and popular compared to their torque-sensor counterparts, which tend to be more expensive.
|Torque sensors contribute to longer rides by conserving battery power, and in some cases, torque-sensor e-bikes can recharge batteries while the rider pedals.
|Due to reduced pedaling and increased reliance on the electric motor, speed-sensor e-bikes tend to consume more battery power.
|Torque sensors provide precise control over the required pedal assist at any given moment.
|In speed-sensor e-bikes, pedal assist activates when the rider falls below a certain speed, and this activation is less easily adjustable compared to torque-sensor systems.
|Torque sensor e-bikes are better suited for active riders who are comfortable with frequent pedaling.
|Speed-sensor e-bikes are suitable for older individuals or those with mobility challenges who may find frequent pedaling challenging.