Safety Check

Tips For Riding Safe

Electric bike riders need to become adapted to the power controls before riding. So, you should ride your new bike in an open area and set the power assist level to “0”. When you feel self-assured operating your bike, you can increase the power assist gradually. Keeping your hands over the brake levers is good practice. The brake levers have motor inhibitors that will shut down the motor power when applied. If for any reason you lose control, apply the brake levers immediately to shut down the motor power. Never stop your ebike by using your feet because you will lose you balance and you can be injured.

Electric bikes are suitable for one person to ride. In order to avoid the wheel center of gravity shift or unstable operation, please do not carry people. For safety of your cycling, please do not use electric bikes for minors, pregnant women and the elderly.

The charger must be stored in a cool and dry place as not to cause a short circuit inside the charger. So, do not carry it with the bike as possible to avoid damaged caused by collision.

Maintenance

It is important to perform proper maintenance and often fine-tune your ebike to ensure optimal performance and safe riding. Regularly lubricate your chain, gear shifter, sprocket and all moving parts. Always check the condition of your ebike before riding and make sure that it is well maintained. Your cables, spokes and chain can be stretched after an initial break-in period of 80-160 km (50-100 mi), and bolted connections can be loosened. You are recommended to ask a certified, reputable bike mechanic perform a tune-up on your ebike after your initial break-in in period of 80-160 km.

It is really important to have the proper air pressure in your tires. Never underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure can result in loss of control and overinflated tires can burst. Always Inflate your tires from a regulated air source with an available pressure gauge. Inflating your tires with an unregulated air source may overinflate them, resulting in a burst tire. The suggested pressure is printed on the side of the tire walls.

Before changing a tire or tube, make sure that all air pressure has been removed from the inner tube prior to removing the tire from the rim. Failure to remove all air pressure from the inner tube could result in serious injury.

If you do not have the experience, skill, or tools to complete maintenance or adjustment of your bike, it is seriously recommended to ask certified, reputable bike mechanic to check your bike and ensure it is safe to ride.

Do Not Engage in Extreme Riding

Bikes and ebike parts have strength and integrity limitations. Extreme riding, such as jumping, stunting, etc., can damage ebike components and face the rider with serious injury or death. As electric bikes are heavier and faster than normal bikes, the rider should pay more caution and care while riding.”

Riding in wet conditions

The Electric Bikes can stand up to light rain showers without sustaining damage. However, the ebike and its mechanical and electrical components are not waterproof. It is not recommend storing or using the ebike is wet conditions if it is not absolutely necessary. It is recommended not to ride at wet condition unless when it is necessary. In Wet condition the rider should consider decreasing speed and increasing braking distances.  Feet or hands can slip in wet conditions and cause serious injury or death.

Riding at Night

It is recommended not to ride at night unless when it is necessary. Riding at night have more risks than riding during the day as a result of decreased visibility so riders are encouraged to exercise increased caution. Before riding at night, you need to check that reflectors are installed on your ebike and the front headlight and rear taillight are turned on and adjusted so other people on the road can see them obviously. It is suggested to wear bright clothing at night if possible.

Avoid riding an ebike while you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other substance or condition which could weaken your motor functions and judgement (like other vehicles).

Max Weight

The max weight that the bike can safely carry is a total weight of 330 lbs. If the rear rack is attached to the bike the max weight it can hold is 55 lbs. So, in the case of loading for example 40 lbs. on rear rack, maximum rider weight could be 290 lbs. Failure to adhere to these weight limits may result in damage to the bike, the rack, or cause serious injury to the rider.

Riding any kind of ebike comes along with some risks which can’t be predicted or avoided. By choosing to ride an ebike, you assume the responsibility for that risk. Taking proper care of ebike components can lower the risk of sudden failure of components but cannot prevent it. These sudden failures could cause serious harm, injury or death to the rider. If you notice abnormalities in any component on the ebike, please take it to a licensed mechanic to be repaired or replaced immediately. You are responsible for your own actions while using an electric bike. It is recommend contacting your insurance provider to determine if your current insurance policy would cover you in the event of an accident.

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