Cleaning Your E-Bike

Tips on washing your e-bike.

  • Always turn off the bike and leave all the connectors plugged in as if you were riding (they're more sealed up that way).
  • While we generally want to avoid getting any bike wet, sometimes they need a good wash. Wash the bike with low-pressure. Your garden hose with the sprayer on a gentle shower mode is fine. Try to avoid any Full, Jet or Laser Beam modes that can force water where we don't want it.
  • Avoid spraying more sensitive electronic areas too much, like the motor/battery plug, handlebar remote and display.
  • After washing, wipe dry the motor/battery plug before reconnecting. You could also wipe them dry and leave unplugged to air dry. Wipe clean the speed sensor magnet on the rear disc rotor (be careful not to touch the rotor surface with contaminated rags). The magnet can collect brake dust from the metallic brake pads over time.
  • Wipe dry the bike and clean and re-lube the drivetrain. Avoid aerosol lubes as overspray can easily contaminate rotors. User a bicycle-specific chain lube.