Safety Check

Pre-ride Inspection

Before each ride it is necessary to inspect your ebike to ensure there are no loose fasteners or accessories. If you are not sure how to conduct a complete check of the condition of your ebike before every ride, you should consult a certified, reliable bike mechanic for assistance.

Make sure to specifically check that both the front and rear axles are secure. Ensure all hardware is secured and all approved accessories are properly attached to your ebike. Check to ensure the handlebar, handlebar stem, and seat post are properly fastened, aligned, and fitted to the user.

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Tires and Wheels

The tire pressure of both wheels needs to be checked before riding to ensure the tires are inflated to the recommended pressure (most common 20-22 PSI). The rider is highly recommended to check the suggested pressure which is printed on the side of the tire wall. Tires without the correct amount of air pressure can reduce performance, increase tire and component wear and make riding your bike unsafe. Check the tires and inner tubes to be in good working condition and make sure there is no visual damage. If you notice any puncture, cut or damage in tires or inner tube, you have to replace them.

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Brakes

Check brake pads for wear and ensure they are not over worn and are correctly positioned in relation to the rims. Make sure brake cables are lubricated, properly adjusted, and show no obvious wear.

Pull the brake levers to make sure your brakes are free from damage and are working accurately. When you fully squeeze the brake levers, ensure neither the front or rear brake levers touch the handlebar. If you find a problem take your bike to a certified, trustworthy bike mechanic to have the brakes repaired.

Your wheels should always spin straight. If they wobble side to side or up and down or if the wheels become untrue or spokes loosen, they must be repaired. Do not attempt to true or tighten unless you have adequate knowledge, tools and experience. It is highly recommended to ask a certified, reliable bike mechanic for impairment.

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Chain Cracks and Pedals

Make sure the chain is clean, oiled and runs smoothly, the pedals are securely tightened to the cranks and the cranks are strongly tightened and are not bent.

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Electrical Cables

Check connectors to be fully seated and free from debris and make sure all cables and cable housing to be free from damage. Make sure headlight, taillight and brake light are functioning properly.

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Battery and Battery Charger

The battery MUST be locked onto the frame battery mount properly before use and make sure the battery is operating properly. It is recommended to unplug the battery charger from the outlet, and store it in a safe location before you ride.

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