Does anyone have experience with using the instructions at http://www.lightfootcycles.com/bionxprogram.php to set proportional assist sensitivity?
If you are getting satisfactory performance from your BionX, what is your typical cadence?
Due to some knee issues, I have learned to pedal at a cadence of 90 rpm most of the time.
I rented a bike with BionX from a local dealer, and the motor assistance did not kick in much when I pedaled at my usual cadence. It was quite surprising to be going up a hill at 7 mph on a bike with a motor, and on assist level 3.
When I concentrated on using slower cadence, I did get more assist from the motor.
This rental unit seemed to be having some problems. On my 13.5 mile round-trip commute test, I used 3 of the 8 battery segments (from full charge). This is my commute to work
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/355332 I used assist level 2 much of the time, and used throttle up 2 of the hills. I tried to use assist level 0 on the "no motor vehicles" 3 miles, but I wimped to level 1 because it took a lot of effort to move this bike forward.
Thanks for your input.