Electric bikes are really easy to maintain and keep in good running order. Essentially they are a normal pedal cycle with a motor and battery attached. In general the maintenance required is common sense. Here are our top tips for keeping you on the road.
Keep your battery topped up.
Lithium batteries (and indeed any type of rechargeable battery) do not like to be left discharged. It is good practice to recharge as soon as is reasonably possible after the battery goes flat. We recommend charging after every ride, that way your electric bike is always ready for your next outing.
Keep your tyres pumped up.
This will keep your bike at its most efficient. If tyres have low pressure they create more drag that makes them harder to pedal and uses more energy from the battery. The maximum pressure a tyre can be pumped up to is moulded onto the side wall of the tyre.
Keep your chain lubricated.
Use a good bike chain lubricant, let it soak for a few minutes and then remove the excess with some rag. This will keep your chain flexible and in good condition.
Keep your bike clean.
If you have been out in a salty atmosphere, either at the coast or on salted roads in the winter make sure you clean your bike. This salt is very corrosive to all components. We DO NOT recommend using a jet wash as the high-pressure water is very invasive.
Final checks before riding.
For your safety and to ensure a long and trouble free life of your Batribike bicycle, check the operation of brakes, lights, bell and gears, and check tyre pressures are correct. Also check all fasteners, including quick release mechanisms, before every ride.
It is worth following these few simple tips to
keep your electric bike in tip top order
then it will give you many enjoyable rides.
For the full maintenance schedule refer to your owners manual.