If you know the Amazing Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Electric Bike I can assure you that you will have an excellent tour with your e-bike. Electric bicycles have become the fastest growing segment of the bicycle industry. While standard pedal bike sales are either flat or falling in nearly every category, electric bicycles continue to see double or triple digit percentage growth year over year.
With their ease of use and thrilling performance, ebikes are drawing more and more first riders.
With them becoming so popular, I’m sure you’ll have a million questions about how to maintain it and use it properly. That’s why I assembled a list of 5 Amazing Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Electric Bike.
- Buy a second battery! If you have a really long commute or ride route that you like to do it may be worth buying a second battery to add to your bike. Some electric bike manufacturers offer the option of adding a second battery to double your range.
- Don’t turn on the lights every time! Turn on hi-power headlights only when needed to illuminate your path. City streets are bright enough to see from city street lights! — To be seen use flashing laser LED lights (front & rear) which work between 100 to 600 hours on just one flashlight battery! Flashing laser lights are noticed much better than headlights!
- Keep your tire pressure up. This will make a big difference in how much energy (electric & human) is required to move you and your e-bike around. Low tire pressure can make your electric bike feel sluggish. For normal city style e-bikes I recommend a tire pressure of 50-60 psi. Don’t over inflate your tires though because it can lead to a very rough ride!
- Take care of your battery! If you can, store your battery at room temperature. Batteries don’t like really cold or hot temperatures. In general it is a good idea to charge your battery often to keep it topped off. If you don’t ride your electric bike much in the winter, store your battery fully charged and charge it every couple of months.Try not to leave it plugged in for more than 24 hrs.
- Oil your chain. This will improve your pedaling efficiency and if you have a motor that powers through the cranks of your bike (Panasonic or Bosch for example) it will improve your motor’s efficiency too. After you oil your chain let it sit for a few minutes before you wipe off the excess oil with a rag.