Spring Has Sprung! Is Your E-Bike Ride Ready?
Hello, Spring!! Flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is warmer, the days are getting longer, and it’s FINALLY time to wake your e-bike from its winter slumber. Whether your e-bike has been in cold weather storage, you’ve been riding year-round, or you’re planning to get a new e-ride for upcoming spring adventures, use our pro tips to make sure your electric bike is in tip-top shape and ready to ride.
Get Cleaned Up
Keeping your bike clean helps to lengthen its life so you can keep riding for years to come. Start by using a basic cleaner, a toothbrush, and a dry towel to remove dirt. Be sure to use as little water as possible to prevent rust or damaging electronic components on the bike. Avoid using spray cleaners or spray lubricants near the brake rotors. The overspray can contaminate the rotors. When using a spray cleaner it is best to apply it to a towel and wipe it onto the bike. Use the toothbrush on any stubborn dirt and gunk that are commonly found on your drive train, especially the chain, under fenders, bottom bracket, down tube, and hubs. It’s also important to apply a lubricant to the chain. For more information check out our FAQ on how to properly wash your e-bike.