Your eBike will require routine maintenance just like any regular bicycle. You shouldn't be too concerned about the additional electrical parts as these require little maintenance.
Maintenance Top Tips
- Keep your eBike clean. If possible, clean it after each ride with bike specific cleaners.
- Don't use a jet wash as this can drive out grease lubricating the bearings, it will also compress water into the internals which can corrode essential components.
- If using a high-powered hose be careful to not jet water in too close to the hubs, bottom bracket, headset or anywhere that is normally greased.
- Some bike shine products can leave a layer of protection over the paintwork, helping keep your eBike looking new for longer. Be careful not to get this stuff close to any braking surfaces though!
- Use a decent chain oil to keep the chain lubricated after cleaning, make sure it isn't left dry. Wet lube in the winter and dry lube in the summer.
- You can lube the cables with light spray oil, preferably one that dries and leaves a PTFE layer. If using a lubricant that stays wet, on your next outing dust can stick to this causing more problems and can cause the cable to seize.
- When the bike is not in use, try to keep it in a dry place out of the elements.
- Keep the tyres properly inflated. This will prevent uneven tyre wear. It will also make your life easier as the bike will roll with less resistance. In turn, the motor is working less and the range is extended. (Tyre pressures are always printed on the side of your tyre).
After enjoying your e-bike for many miles, the chances are that you will have to do some sort of repair/maintenance.
The most common repairs that might pop up are flat tyres, brake adjustments and loose parts. The majority of these can be sorted by yourself with a little guidance. There are thousands of e-bike experts and enthusiasts online teeming with e-bike repairs knowledge. For simple repairs, they can point you in the right direction so you can get your issue sorted.
Anything more major will require professional help. We do not currently have repairs facilities at Pedal & Chain however you still have plenty of options. Your local bike shop will most likely sell electric bikes, they will be used to e-bike repairs and can help you out.
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