EBike Maintenance Basic's

EBike Maintenance Basic’s

EBike Maintenance Basic’s

EBike Maintenance Basic’s

  • Keep your bike clean
  • Keep the drivetrain well lubricated
  • Keep the tyres properly inflated. Our recommended pressures for most riders bikes are around 40psi for around town and 30psi if riding off road trails.
  • Regularly check for loose bolts, spokes and broken parts.
  • Keep the battery 80% charged and store it in a cool, dry place. Do not store a flat battery and check battery every 3 months
  • Additionally Avoid riding in the rain when possible.


How to Wash an E-Bike

In order to give your E-Bike the longest life possible, you certainly can take some simple steps to maintain and clean it yourself.

The things you’ll need are:

  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Soap / Bike cleaner
  • Sponge and Brush
  • Chain Lube

Another handy tip: Leave your battery in your bike when rinsing and washing. Just don’t turn your bike on. Because this prevents water getting into your battery plate/connections which is one of the most sensitive areas of your E-Bike. Also Your batteries are designed to be water resistant incase you get caught out in the rain regardless. As long as it’s sealed. You’ll have no issues 🙂


1. Rinsing your E-bike

Basically Fill a bucket with water and specific bike cleaner. Now rinse your bike just using water to rinse any excess dirt off.
DO: Use a garden hose to rinse your bike. If you can, try and use the mist spray setting on your hose. This helps avoid getting water into sensitive areas.
DO NOT: Use a pressure hose or a jet power washer as these could cause dirt and debris to move into sensitive areas. As a result using a high powered hose could wash away grease which is intended to prevent water and dirt from penetrating into the bearings.

Sensitive areas you should avoid rinsing and washing are your display and battery/ battery plate. Just wipe over these with a damp cloth.

2. Apply degreaser

Above all use bike-specific degreaser on the entire drivetrain (cassette, derailleurs, chain, chainrings) and allow the solution to soak in for at least 5 minutes while you clean the rest of your bike.
DO NOT: Spray degreaser onto brake calipers / brake pads (or rotors if you have disc brakes). If degreaser finds its way to these areas, it can cause contamination and squeaky brakes!
Whilst you’re waiting for the degreaser to dry you can go on cleaning the rest of the bike.

 3Washing your bike

After the degreaser has dried you can apply soap and water. Scrub everything on the bike and remember to continue to occasionally dip your sponges / brushes into your soapy water as you scrub. Another key point is to hold a sponge on your chain as you move the pedals around is a great way to clean off any excess grease. When youʼre satisfied everything is clean, use the garden hose again to rinse off the entire bike.

4. Drying your bike carefully

Another handy trick to remove excess water is to gently bounce it on the tires. If it is a sunny day, you certainly could sit the bike out in the sun to dry. Also use a soft towel to wipe the bike dry. Additionally ensure you pay careful attention to bolts, the drivetrain and any other area that may hold water.

5. Lube and greasing the bike

Additionally use a good chain lube to keep the chain lubricated after cleaning. This ensures it isnʼt left dry. And certainly use a wet lube in the winter and dry lube in the summer.

And always remember to keep the tyres properly inflated.