Guard Against Rust, Corrosion, and Electrical Damage
Ebikes by BIKE.com are designed to be used and enjoyed in a variety of climates and conditions. As with any bike, you need to take care of your ebike to ensure it isn’t damaged by the elements.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Wipe the frame, handlebar, grips, crankset, and cable housings with a damp cloth. You can use some dish soap as a basic degreaser for dirtier jobs as needed. Wipe down and dry with a clean cloth. This will keep your bike polished and looking and performing at its best!
When cleaning your ebike, avoid the hose, and never pressure wash. These approaches can force water or grit into bearings and electric components and cause non repairable and expensive repairs/replacement.
In the event you do require more advanced repairs, your technician will appreciate working on a clean bike.
Best practices for preventing rust, corrosion, and electrical damage is keep your bike clean~ so you can Enjoy the Ride!
Practice Good Bike Storage
Park indoors whenever possible
If you must park outdoors in rain or wet conditions, do not do so for an extended period of time, and afterward park in a dry location to allow the bike systems to dry out.
If covering the bike with a tarp during rain, do so only temporarily and be sure to remove the tarp once the rain has passed to allow moisture and condensation to evaporate.
Properly store your bike
Store the bike under shelter and in an upright position for best drainage of moisture and rain.
Avoid leaving the bike in the rain for extended periods. If exposed to rain, dry your bike afterward, and apply anti-rust treatment to the chain and other unpainted steel surfaces.
Avoid exposure to corrosive substances.