7 things you should know about eBike maintenance

7 things you should know about eBike maintenance

A question that always comes up about electric bikes is: How do I maintain them? In this video we鈥檙e going to be covering the most common questions on how to maintain your electric bike! Let us know what other questions you might have related to eBike maintenance in the comments below.

0:00 How do I maintain an eBike and do I need any special maintenance?
0:40 What type of maintenance does and electric bike require?
3:05 Do I need a shop to maintain my electric bike or can I do it myself?
4:20 Can I bring my eBike to any bike shop?
6:40 What type of tools or solutions do I need to do maintenance on an eBike?
10:50 How do I clean my electric bike?
15:40 Whats the best way to store my electric bike battery?

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Readers Comments (15)

  1. Thank you! As always very interesting and informative video 馃檪

  2. I appreciate your commitment to the customers that purchase bikes directly from you. These bikes are expensive items, and knowing the store is dedicated to you (the customer), is a great reason to buy it locally.

  3. I think maintenance of an ebike and it’s costs is always one of the issues people bring up when considering ebikes. This is a good video that talks about how it’s really just a normal bike. The motor and battery doesn’t need much if any maintenance. It probably will last the lifetime of the bike frame itself. The battery even if you do somehow ride it until it’s dead, you can always replace especially with bikes that have a Bosch system (since they’ll likely stay around for a long time).

  4. I could not afford a really expensive e-bike. I bought an ecotric Hammer bike last July and I love it. I’ve been working on bike since I was like 5 years old. I don’t know anything about the electrical part my handle bars have been loose since I bought it. I was too busy riding it everyday but the front end assembly will not tighten and I’m going to take it to the bike shop before spring. And they will pay for it 18 months warranty. I charged my battery and I did not discharge it I’m concerned about that. The day after I charged it I was going to ride it but it was snowing and I only have one like so it was not possible . I’d like to know how to discharge a battery I don’t want a full one. But I do have them in the living room with me because they are $800 for two batteries and I can go at least 40 miles. I went 30 miles the first time I ever rode an e-bike on electric only. If you work in town it could save you so much money it’s ridiculous on gas alone. And if you live in a major city it could save you more on parking. They are constantly upgrading the batteries so someday it won’t be as expensive I don’t think because of the Tesla car and the batteries. That’s what I think what do you think? At first I thought it would break and I probably wasted $1,500 well no I didn’t it’s the best investment I ever made in my life it was all the money I had in the world it was that or a wheelchair. That can do way more than a wheelchair I went 28 miles camping to Lake Ontario and camped for two weeks and it was so much fun I can haul wood with my bike. I put it to the test I wrote it in the rain through woodchuck holes all kinds of stuff I did with it and it still works so yeah e bikes are the coolest shit ever that’s what I think

  5. Chris, Great intro video. I am doing my own maintenance on my R&M Superdelite Rohloff. Can you do a video on setting the correct tension on the belt? –

  6. If you are going to wash your bike (or your car) with a hose, please be mindful of your run off. Fishies and frogies don’t like soapy water in their streams.

    If you need to wash in a place where the wastewater won’t travel through a treatment plant before reaching the streams, try to do it on a permeable surface so that the soil can filter the dirt and surfactants and the microbes can biodegrade your biodegradable soap.

  7. I enjoy your candid approach, and envy your bi-coastal operations. When I can afford to purchase an ebike, I will.

  8. MrKeyboardCommando February 22, 2021 @ 10:07 pm

    Hey, I’m the first鈥硷笍 Admittedly, I haven’t yet watched the video, but I’m about to start. Please stay tuned for further updates鈥硷笍馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ
    Breaking news on Chris’ new video鈥硷笍 This video tackles a problem I hadn’t even thought of. Of course people are going to be wary of new technology, and much kudos to you Chris for realising this, and addressing it. You are providing genuine and detailed explanations of questions people require answering if they are going to embrace and use electric bikes. They don’t want a load of patronising platitudes, they want factual analysis, and that, Chris, is what you are providing.馃憤馃憤馃憤

  9. I’d like to know how to work with the brakes I have hydraulic brakes

  10. Great topic for a video. I have a Shimano Steps E6000 motor and I am approaching 8000 miles. The performance of the motor and the drive train (Shimano SLX 10 speed) has been trouble free. I can bring my bike to a local dealer for routine drive train cleaning and lubrication, brake maintenance. For those types of maintenance it has been my experience that most local bike shops will be glad to accommodate . The problem with Shimano is that there are much fewer shops qualified or certified to work on the motor/electronics compared to Bosch. There are 2 Bosch certified shops within a half hour drive but I have to drive 90 miles one way to get to the nearest Shimano Service Center. After I purchased my bike, I learned that the dealer that sold it to me was not able to service the motor. That was very disappointing. I feel that it is a major issue for e-bikes that a dealer can be certified to sell a particular brand but be unable to repair the motor or electronics. I would advise new buyers to be sure the bike can be fully serviced by the dealer. And if not, how far would one have to travel to get motor service. I feel you should be commended for providing the full service experience.

  11. Thank you for the information. I store my battery in the garage, I guess I’ll have to bring it inside. Thanks.

  12. Chris. Great video! Does my 2019 R&M Supercharger need a software/firmware update?

  13. Thanks Chris. I have a question , now that the Bosch gen 4 motor is out does it make sense to buy gen 3 equipped bikes or we should look only for gen 4 . Other than the torque and size difference between them is there any difference in the ride experience. Pls look towards this. And how much tork motor is needed for the urban commute?

  14. Good video

  15. My biggest concern is storing the battery for the winter. How often to charge and to what level? There are so many different opinions about this.

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