eBike is going to need routine maintenance; however, don’t be put off by the electrical part of this as generally, it will require little maintenance. Many non-eBikers believe electric bikes are riddled with maintenance issues, but this is simply not true. If you, the user, take the basic steps to keep your bike running it will not require much more than a normal bike. After all, if you treat your eBike well it will treat you well in return. Most dealers will provide a full setup on the bike, which is important as the eBike needs to be set up correctly in the first place to function well. Some dealers also offer another free service once the eBike has bedded in. This is useful and well worth taking advantage of as it can take a few miles for new bolts to bed in, cables to stretch, etc. By taking it back after the bedding-in period you can have it all re-tightened, the brakes and gears checked, etc. This is also a good time to change that awfully uncomfortable saddle, position the bars slightly differently and make any other small changes to provide a more comfortable ride.

To get the longest life possible out of your eBike you can take some simple steps to maintain it yourself, without regular trips to the dealer. Here are some general cycle tips to help you along – – Keep your eBike clean. If possible clean it after each ride with bike-specific cleaners. – Don’t use a jet wash or like as this can drive out grease lubricating the bearings, it will also compress water into the internals which in turn will 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 else that is normally greased throughout. – Some bike shine products can leave a layer of protection over the paintwork, helping keep your eBike looking like new for longer.