Winter means colder and wetter weather, which makes riding a bike require major courage and challenges. Some people will take a break in the winter, so be aware of how to store your e-bike in the winter. However, winter is not necessarily the season to get you off your e-bike. Learn about some safety tips for winter riding that will get the most out of your e-bike and your winter riding.

Store the e-bike in winter

If you plan to take a break in the winter, it means that you need to store your e-bike for 2-3 months. Also, there are bad weather conditions such as low temperatures, rain and snow in winter, all of which need to be taken into account.

Please make a thorough cleaning of the bike before long-term storage is important!

1.How to store your e-bike

Please store your e-bike in a cool, dry place, away from low temperatures and humidity. The ideal storage temperature for your e-bike is between 0-36°C, between freezing point and room temperature.

2.How to store your e-bike battery

Please remove the battery from the e-bike and store it indoors. Pay attention to the internal charge level so as to maximize its service life. Before storing, make sure the battery is fully charged. This helps to prevent the battery from becoming damaged or weakened by sitting in an empty state for too long. You should charge it once a month to avoid nasty surprises when you need it again.


Ride the e-bike in winter

1.Check the tires

Before entering snowy or icy roads, make sure your e-bike's tires are ready to go. Wider, more treaded tires will benefit winter riding, as well as some studded tires.

Like car tires, e-bike tires can wear out, so check your tires regularly to prevent excessive wear.

2.Take care of the battery

Batteries don't like cold, and cold temperatures will reduce the range of your bike. So remember not to leave your battery outside in the cold for long periods of time, it will be detrimental to its life. When not using the bike, store the battery indoors if it is a removable battery, or bring your entire e-bike in if there is enough space.

The battery should also be charged at room temperature to avoid damage to the battery. Never charge the battery when the temperature is below freezing (32°F or 0°C). If it is cold outside, the battery needs to reach room temperature before charging, so do not charge it immediately after a ride.

The optimal storage voltage for batteries is between 40-80%. There is no definite value. If the battery capacity is below 40%, then you must charge it to about 80%-85%. If you plan to take a long trip the next day, you should charge it 100% for the next day's ride.

3.Keep your e-bike clean

Make it a habit to clean your e-bike after every ride and wipe off mud, water and small stones from your bike to ensure it doesn't rust. Especially when riding in wet roads, dirt is more likely to get into your chains and gears. If you are in an area where it snows a lot, please clean your e-bike more carefully. Be careful not to use a high-pressure hose!

4.Improve Visibility

It gets dark early in the winter and you need to take the proper steps to deal with this situation. Make sure you have front and rear lights on your e-bike and keep them on while you ride. It is easy to see the road in front of you as well as for cars on the road to see you. You can also enhance lighting by using a headlamp. It is also important to wear reflective clothing to make yourself highly visible to those around you.

5.Stay alert to danger

Winter riding presents new hazards that are not found in other seasons.

The changeable weather ensures that you wear multiple layers of clothing. You can take off and put on clothes as needed to keep your body comfortable.

Watch for road changes. Travel at a much lower speed to ensure safety. Ride at a steady speed to prevent skidding due to sudden acceleration or deceleration. Reflections and wet places of "black ice", the wheels are easy to slip, and the danger of driving is greater.


Whether you are storing your e-bike or continuing to ride it this winter, these tips will help you take good care of your e-bike.

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