Quick and Simple Tips for Maintaining an Electric BikeNovember 8, 2022
It’s very important to take your e-bike in for tune-up regularly. Sure, you can do this yourself, but it won’t cost much from a local e-bike shop. The timing depends on how much or under what conditions you ride your bike and the type of e-bike of course. You can tell when it’s time for a tune-up from derailleur adjustments, gears that do not switch smoothly, loose spokes or brakes that ask for readjusting etc.
Keep your battery maintained in a dry and cool environment and charged. Do not assume that the battery or bike has problems if the range or performance of your bike is degraded. There might be other reasons for it such as tire pressure, cold weather conditions etc. You should keep your tire’s inner pressure maintained. Changing temperature can easily affect tire pressure. You can see how much tire pressure you should have in there on the side of the tire. Check the pressure at least once a month, otherwise, you may start having range or speed issues.
Keep your chain clean and lubricate it regularly. Try to keep your chain clean after every ride, do not leave them covered in dirt. Use chain penetrants first to clean up the chain and then follow the process with chain lubricant for better chain cleaning. It’s recommended to keep chains wet rather than dry, but do make sure you use the appropriate lube.
Squeaking disk brake is another factor which affects the performance of your e-bike. Keep the disk brakes clean and aligned. Once it’s aligned properly, you will see that it’s not dragging and rubbing anymore.
90% of electric bike motors in the market are water resistant not waterproof. Other parts can resist average water too. So, the most vulnerable part of your e-bike would be the controller. Try to keep it in a waterproof bag or a box that can protect it from moisture and direct water contact.
While there isn’t a whole lot to maintain on your e-bike taking care of these few things will make it last much longer which means more riding. If you have any other questions about repairing or maintaining your e-bike do let us know in the comments below or get in touch with us via the contact us page.