Electric bikes require more attention than regular bicycles to ensure that they are safe and functional. However, overall maintenance should not differ too much from non-assisted bike parts.
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The battery of an electric bike is a crucial part, as it provides the power required to ride at speeds of up to 30mph.
Battery life is not infinite and your e-bike may need maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Refurbishing your e-bike will not extend its life, but it could save you money and time in the future.
Lithium-ion batteries in electric bikes can be damaged by overheating, a high discharge rate or a deep discharge. It is important that the batteries are repaired immediately by an experienced technician when this happens.
In some cases, it may be possible to rebuild batteries. Installing new components, batteries, and wiring will restore your e-bike to normal operation while adding power and range.
If your chain wears out, it can cause problems with your cassette or chainrings. This could lead to expensive repairs.
Regularly inspecting and lubricating the chain is one way to avoid it wearing out. Keep an eye out for any signs of derailleur or chain wear, such as missing gears or delays in shifting.
Mountain bike chains should be replaced at least 1500 miles. Chain wear indicators are particularly useful to monitor wear and replace your chain prior to it causing damage to the drivetrain.
To extend the life of an electric bike and to preserve its parts, it is important to keep it clean. Over time, dirt and grime will reduce its lifespan.
Low water pressure (or low pressure jets) is the best way to wash an e-bike. Cleaning an ebike is best done with a low-pressure hose and brush. We also recommend investing in products such as Muc Off products, which are designed for cleaning bikes.
Regularly cleaning your ebike is a great way to check all the electrical connections. Electrical contact cleaners can be used to restore proper functionality if any battery connections appear loose or are intermittent.
E-bikes, like any other bicycles, require routine maintenance in order to remain in good working condition and prolong their lifespan. Preventive maintenance can save you money on repairs and extend the lifespan of your e-bike.
The parts of electric bikes will wear out faster than those on bicycles. Hub-drive motors are particularly susceptible to damage due to their weight and interactions with wheels.
It’s important that you create a schedule for preventive maintenance as an ebike owner. As a general rule, tune-up your ebike annually (preferably just before the riding season begins) or even more often if you’re an aggressive rider.
You should also have your motor and battery checked annually, as they can become defective with time. This would prevent you from being able to ride safely on an e-bike.