E-Bike Maintenance

CLEANING

      • Always keep the electric bicycle and all its components clean and dry.
      • Check tightening of all joints regularly and also check for possibly minor damage and cracks. Please remove the machine’s shortcomings immediately.
        • Only clean with a damp cloth.
          • Never immerse the bicycle in water and don’t spray it with water from a hose or a pressure washer.
            • Do not use abrasives or chemicals.

                STORAGE

                A) E-BIKE STORAGE

                • Store your e-bike in a cool, dry place. Do not store it outdoors for extended periods of time. Exposure to sunlight and temperature extremes (both hot and cold) will accelerate the aging process of the plastic components and may reduce battery life.

                B) BATTERY STORAGE

                  • Never keep the battery discharged for a long time, if the voltage of the cell drops under allowed limit due to self-discharge, it will lead to its damage. For maximum durability, store the battery charged up to maximal capacity up to 50%.
                    • Store the accumulators in a dry and dust free room at the ambient temperature ranging preferable from 0°C to +25°C. The ideal storage temperature is 5°C.
                        C) REGULAR CONDITION CHECKS

                              Head Sets 

                              Remove, clean and lubricate the rims annually and check for replacement. 

                              Joints

                              Continuously check all nuts, bolts and quick-release devices for tightness.

                              Brakes

                              Lubricate the brake cables slightly with oil on a monthly basis. Check the adjustment and in time replace the brake parts (blocks, shoes, pads) if they are worn. The cables must be replaced if they are damaged/down. 

                              Front suspension  Fork (F1) 

                              Entrust it to experts. 

                              Rubbers 

                              Check regularly for damage and wear. Keep re-pressures as specified on the side.

                              Wheel hubs

                              Lubricate the hub bearings on a monthly basis. Check and adjust the cones, if necessary, to prevent the hubs from rubbing against the forks.

                              Pedals 

                              Lubricate the bearings and check for tightness.

                              Cranks

                              Lubricate the bearings on a monthly basis (unless a maintenance-free centre bracket is installed on the bike) and check all centre bracket parts are correctly tightened.

                              Chain 

                              Take it off and clean it every 6 months. The chain must be clean but not dry. 

                              Rims

                              Check frequently that the wheels are tight and securely fastened. The rims should be protected from oils, waxes, grease and adhesives, etc. Also check that the spokes aren’t loose or missing. Have them centered by a specialist garage at least once a season or if the wheels start to roll.

                              Sprockets 

                              Clean regularly as necessary and lightly grease. Keep the front and rear derailleur running smoothly by adjusting.

                              Sprockets 

                              Clean regularly as necessary and lightly grease. Keep the  front and rear derailleur running smoothly by adjusting.

                              Saddle and  Seat-post Fastening 

                              Check that screws, nuts and quick-release devices are tight.

                              Stand 

                              Clean and lightly grease annually.

                              D) LUBRICATIN: 

                              • Like all mechanical machines, the bike is subject to wear and train. And a good lubrication helps reduce it.
                              • When lubricating, make sure the lubricant doesn’t get on the brake discs and pads. In the case of oil greases in the brake pads, their function may be lost.

                              WARNING

                              A) Do not expose the e-bike to direct sunlight or rain for an extended period of time, and avoid storing it in places with high temperature or corrosive gas, so as to avoid chemical corrosion and damage to the electronic parts and painted surfaces, which may lead to operational failure and accident.

                              B) When water enters the bicycle’s electrical parts (control units, motor or battery), it can cause irreversible damage or even explode the battery!

                              C) Before each use, check the charger, cable and plug. If you find damage, do not use the charger.

                              D) If the seat post in the seat tube is not pushed in to at least the minimum insertion, the seat post may break. Check that the seat post is inserted at least to the minimum insertion mark.

                              E) Do not wade through the water and avoid getting into puddles, mud, water, snow or ice. If the bicycle control unit, engine or battery is immersed in water will lead to irreversible  damage of these parts, eventually can cause the battery explosion.

                              F) Never charge the battery in an explosive or flammable environment and near flammable liquids. Do not carry out charging on a slightly flammable substrate (such as paper, textiles, etc.) when the battery is removed.

                              G) Never charge a battery which is visible damaged or its filling is leaking.