Spring Cleaning – Tuning up your eBike
It’s Spring Cleaning time, and in the cycling world that means it’s time to tune up your bike. We’ve put together some suggestions for best practices to tune up and maintain your eBike.
To take care of our Espin eBikes, you need to check for a series of things on a regular basis.
Each time you ride
First, a 60 second check for each time you ride. Most experienced riders know to do a safety check before each ride. But to review, be diligent about:
- Checking your tire pressure
- Making sure your brakes work
- Checking your lights
- Ensuring all your bolts are tight
- Checking your battery range
To keep your bike in top shape, you should completely clean your eBike every month (hint hint using an old toothbrush is a great way to clean the links!). Check for any wear and tear and any issues with the alignment.
Every 90 Days
Inspect the frame and fork for paint cracks or bulges that could be an indication of damage. Check for wear and tear on tires, make sure they are fully inflated, and look at the range of your battery.
Every 180 Days
It’s important to be very thorough on this check. If you’ve been diligent about regularly tuning up your eBike, you shouldn’t find too many surprises. Every 180 days you should inspect all the components of your eBike. Look at the battery life, check the plugs, and review each nut and bolt of your Espin!
For your convenience, we’ve made a printable checklist for you to fill in the dates you’ve completed each task. If you follow our tips, you’ll be able to enjoy your Espin eBike for years to come!