How can I take care of my electric bike
Just got a new electric bike? Performing basic maintenance is very straightforward!
The maintenance of an electric bicycle is similar to that of a conventional bicycle. Apart from the motor, battery, and other electronics, they work the same way.
From cleaning to software updates to optimizing your battery, here's everything you need to know about maintaining your electric bike.
Is the maintenance of an electric bike different from a conventional bike?
An electric bike requires regular maintenance. This will ensure that it runs smoothly and safely and lasts a long time.
Keep your bike clean, ensure the drivetrain is properly lubricated, and that the tires are properly inflated.
Check the wear and tear of the drivetrain components (chain, cassette, chainring), brake lines and brake pads, shift cables and housing on a regular basis. Check each fitting or fastener is tightened properly from handlebars and stem to seatpost and pedals.
Here are some other tips to keep in mind:
1. Take care of your battery to prolong its life.
2. Check your e-bike's manufacturer for firmware updates regularly.
3. If an error message appears or you are experiencing other issues, contact a bicycle dealer for a diagnosis. Never try to disassemble the bike yourself.
Cleaning your E-Bike
Taking care of your battery
How much does it cost to maintain an electric bike?
Here is an estimate of the prices you can expect to pay for the most common repairs and updates. Keep in mind prices vary depending on the shop, service needed, and components involved:
$60 to 100
$15 to 25
$20 to 25
Brake Pad Installation
Hydraulic Brake Bleed
|$30 to 60|
|$20 to 30/wheel|
$30 to 50
Electric Wiring Replacement
Display Unit Replacement
Speed Sensor Replacement
These prices are indicative and based on our mechanics experience. They might vary depending on your region. They do not include the price of spare parts, only labor.
The average cost of updating the Bosch System is $25.
Good to know: A tune-up package will cost you between $60 and $100 on average, but it will check all the critical points of your electric bike. Here's what a good service should include:
- Adjustment of front and rear brakes.
- Bleeding of both brakes (including hydraulic fluid).
- Checking that all fittings and fasteners are torqued to manufacturer specification.
- Headset adjustment.
- Truing the wheels.
- Tire inspection and inflation to appropriate pressure.
- Cleaning and lubricating your drivetrain.
- Checking the wear of your transmission: chain, cassette, chainrings.
- Adjustment of front and rear derailleurs.