The Jetson Axle 12” Electric Bike may be compact—but it always captures attention. We hope we capture yours with this rundown of Axle features and functionality.
Ways to ride
There are three different ways to rock this stylish ride.
Just pedaling - To ride the Axle as you would a traditional bicycle, simply get on and go without turning the power on. The only thing that will propel you forward is your pedaling power.
Using Pedal Assist – When you pedal with the Axle powered on, the motor will kick in automatically to help reduce the amount of pedaling you have to do. What that means: more distance with less effort.
The motor will read your movements and provide an amount of power that’s proportional to the pace you’re working towards. If you’re pedaling quickly and aiming for a high speed, the motor will provide larger boosts; if you’re pedaling slowly—for “take it easy” cruising—the motor will provide smaller boosts.
With throttle power – When your legs need a break, just keep them rested on the pedals and use your right hand to rotate the twist throttle towards you; the motor will activate and drive the bike forward. In terms of pace control and acceleration, keep in mind that the more you rotate the throttle—the more power the motor will deliver to your wheels.
Standing and storing
The Axle has a built in kickstand, which you can use to prop the bike up while you make a pit stop or put it away for the night.
To stow the Axle away in smaller spaces or stick it in your car to take it to a special riding spot, you can make more compact by folding the handlebar down and out of the way. To fold, first open the lever on quick stem release at the base of the handlebar stem, then, gently guide the handlebar down. When you’re ready to hop on for a ride, just raise that handlebar back up and into the upright position, then lock it into place by closing the lever on the quick stem release.
Sight and sounds
To increase your visibility in public spaces, the Axle has both front and rear reflectors. Make sure those are facing outward from the bike at all times.
So that others can see you better—and you can see what’s ahead—there’s also a headlight and taillight. To turn them on or off, quick-press the lighting control button on the right side of the handlebar.
To alert pedestrians or other riders that you’re oncoming, use your left-hand thumb to ring the bell on the handlebar.
Care and charging
Take good care of your Axle, and it will take you on pretty awesome adventures. That includes implanting best-practice battery care and charging your e-bike the right way. Charging the Axle can take up to four hours, so be sure to plan ahead; when it’s done charging, the light on the charger will switch from red to green—at which point you should unplug it.
You can keep tabs on when your Axle needs to be charged by looking towards the battery indicator lights on the right side of the handlebar. The number of lights illuminated will tell you how full the battery is:
- 4 lights: 76% to 100% charged
- 3 lights: 51% to 75% charged
- 2 lights: 26% to 50% charged
- 1 light: Less than 25% charged (Charge your Axle now!)
Always make sure your Axle’s tires are inflated to a pressure of 35 to 40 PSI (pounds per square inch), which will help maximize riding range and keep the roll smooth. If riding conditions are smooth, the battery is in good health, and the bike is well maintained, you can achieve up to 30 miles per battery charge when using Pedal Assist and 15 miles with throttle/all-motor riding.