To Keep Your Bike in Optimal Condition
With winter just around the corner, here are some maintenance tips. Proper and regular maintenance will keep your bike in tip-top shape at all times, and it will also last longer!
Winter Use Reminders：
● Keep your batteries at room temperature before you ride it.
● On the road, a thermal protective cover can protect the battery from the cold
● After riding through the cold, it is best to wait until the battery has warmed up to room temperature before charging.
If not riding for a long time:
● Remove the battery from the bike and store the battery indoor at room temperature
● Keep the battery fully charged, or recharge the battery every 2 months
● Do not expose the bike to direct sunlight, overheating or excessive cold for a long time, such as inside a parked car in the sun or near a radiator.
● Do not expose your bicycle to harsh environments, especially in salty air (such as near the sea)
1. Check tire pressure and wheel condition
Use a pressure gauge or a pump with a gauge to check and make sure the tires are inflated to the required pressure. Spin the wheels and visually inspect the tires for damage and wear. Also, check if the wheels are rotating smoothly, if there are gaps in the rims, and if the brakes have friction.
2. Check the transmission system
Belt: Check the belt's condition, if there is any damage, dirt, and if the belt tension is correct. Check if it rotates smoothly.
Chain: Check the chain's condition, if there is any damage, dirt. Check if it rotates smoothly.
3. Clean the entire surface of the bike
It is especially important to keep the surface clean after riding in harsh conditions such as muddy, extreme dust or humid weather. Do not use a high-pressure hose to directly spray water on the bike.
4.Charge the battery
Check the battery's power level before riding and charge the battery of your electric bike according to the manufacturer's recommendations after each ride so you are always ready to go.
Every 3-5 rides
1. Check the brake pads
Check the degree of wear of the brake pads using a ruler with a white background (e.g. a piece of paper). Wet weather, sandy surfaces and long downhill rides will accelerate the wear of the brake pads. Spray with alcohol for external use and wipe clean on the calipers. Look for signs of liquid leaks.
2. Check the screw torque
Make sure all bolts are tightened correctly and not loose, especially during the first 3 months of riding a new bike.
3.Clean dirt and dust
Battery compartments, crankset, rear motor and around the handlebars should be cleaned to keep the bike running smoothly.
Every 3-6 months
1. Check tire wear
Tire wear can vary greatly depending on factors such as road conditions, riding intensity, weight, etc. The wear on the front and rear tires may also differ. Check the tread depth and tire condition, and replace if necessary.
2. Clean battery contacts
Remove the battery (if applicable) from the bike and spray contact cleaner on the terminals. Wipe clean.
3. Check spoke tension and wheel alignment
Due to factors such as road conditions, riding intensity, weight, etc., the spokes and wheel may loosen or even break. Check the tension of the spokes to ensure they are uniform and not broken. Check if the wheel is aligned or wobbling. If any of these issues occur, take the bike to the nearest Urtopia service provider for repair.
Every 1 year
Many of these tasks require special tools and advanced professional knowledge. Consider bringing your bike to your local Urtopia service provider for repair.
1. Brake hydraulic system maintenance
Flush and bleed hydraulic oil and check for wear on brake pads and discs.
2. Front hub bearing maintenance
Check if the front wheel rotates smoothly, without any unusual noises, vibrations or significant resistance. Loosen the locknut, remove the axle, clean the inside of the hub and re-grease.
3. Bottom bracket and headset bearings
Check if the bottom bracket and headset bearings rotate smoothly, without any unusual noises, vibrations or significant resistance or looseness. If any of these issues occur, the bearings or the bottom bracket and headset assembly need to be replaced.