Maintenance and advice

Remember the following when you have a bike:

Safety:

  • Wear a helmet
  • Do not allow children under 12 years old to use the bike
  • Do not cycle in slippery road conditions (studded tyres are available as an accessory)
  • Always use lighting in the dark.

Before riding the bike:

  • Check that the tyres have the right air pressure, inflate if necessary. The wheels will then roll more easily, and you save energy, reduces the risk of punctures and extends the life of the tyres.
  • Check that the brakes work. If you notice that the brakes do not bite, then you need to adjust or replace them.
  • Check that the lighting works, especially if you intend to ride in the dark.

Maintenance:

  • Wash the bike occasionally.
  • Lubricate the chain
  • If you store the bike over the winter, let the cycle stand dry and cool.

About the battery:

The battery is a consumable, but the lifespan is long (you can charge it more than 800 times). The right care will extend the lifespan. When you notice that the capacity has dropped, order a new battery well in advance.

Here are a few tips:

  • Never dismantle the battery, and you should never touch a cracked battery that leaks.
  • Only use an original battery and charger.
  • Do not let the battery become fully discharged when in use.
  • If the battery starts to run down when you are out cycling, run it at a low and constant speed, stop and charge as soon as you can.
  • If the battery will not be used for a period of time, remove it from the cycle and store it in a dry and cool place. Charge the battery every second month so it will last longer.
  • The charger switches off automatically when the battery is fully charged.
  • Do not allow the charger to remain connected to a 220-volt outlet when the bike is not connected to the charger.