Spring is the perfect time to take out your electric bike and enjoy the fresh air and maybe even a little sunshine! But, after a long winter of inactivity in storage your bike may need a little 'love' before hitting the road. Here are our top 5 things you can do now to get ready!
Check out our list of things you can do NOW to get ready to roll when the days start to clear up.
Clean your bike
Cleaning your electric bike is an important step in preparing it for spring. Over time, dirt, dust, and grime can build up on your bike leading to corrosion and damage. To clean your electric bike, you can use a soft brush or cloth to remove any dirt, debris or cobwebs and then use a gentle cleaner to remove any stubborn grease. Make sure to avoid getting water near any electrical components or the battery as this can damage those components.
Check the tires and brakes
Before heading out on a ride, it's important to check the condition of your tires and brakes. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated and that there are no cracks or signs of wear. If your tires are worn or damaged it's important to replace them before riding. Additionally, check your brakes to make sure that they are working properly and that the brake pads are not worn down.
Check your battery
The battery is an essential component of your electric bike and it's important to make sure that it's working properly before taking it out on a ride. Check the battery level to make sure it's fully charged and also check the connections to ensure that they are tight, secure and not corroded. If your battery is old or not holding a charge (or you're not getting the range you once did) it may be time to replace it.
Check the chain and gears
The chain and gears are essential components of your electric bike's drive train and it's important to make sure they are functioning properly before riding. Check the chain for any signs of wear or damage and make sure it's properly lubricated and not covered in rust. Additionally, check the gears to make sure they are shifting smoothly and that there are no signs of damage, skipping or jumping gears.
Adjust the seat and handlebars
Finally, it's important to make sure that your electric bike is properly adjusted for your comfort and safety. Adjust the seat to ensure that it's at the right height and that it's comfortable for your ride. Additionally, adjust the handlebars to ensure that they are at the right height and that they provide the proper support for your ride.
In conclusion, preparing your electric bike for spring rides requires some effort and attention to detail but it's well worth it for the pleasure and health benefits that come with riding. By following these tips, you can ensure that your bike is ready to go for a safe and enjoyable ride.
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ORRRRR.... Maybe it's time for a new eBike?
Have you been thinking maybe it's time for a new eBike? This time of year is great for taking test rides and trying something new. New technology comes out each year and eBikes are always improving. Take a test ride or two to see if there's something that catches your eye. It's FREE and FUN!