eBike Care Resources
eBike Range Calculator by Bosch
Best Practices for Charging your eBike Battery
- Review your specific ebike owners manual for best practices in charging your battery.
- Only use the charger that was supplied with your bike.
- Never tamper or open the battery pack.
- Charge battery pack or ebike w/battery pack on a non-flammable surface.
- Best practice is to store your battery when it is at 60%. If it's easy to do so remove battery from bike for prolonged storage (three months or more)
- If a battery is dropped, damaged or immersed in water please contact an ebike shop for it to be inspected.
Winter Battery Storage and Maintenance Reminders
Storage during the winter
If you won't be riding this winter, check the state of charge on your lithium ion battery* and make sure it's around 50%. It can be stored at this state of charge for a few months in a dry location. Ideal storage temperature for the battery is less than 68℉.
When charging your battery, it's helpful to allow it to get to room temperature (or at least well above freezing) before connecting the charger cable. You may experience diminished range if your battery is exposed to below freezing temperatures for extended times. If this becomes problematic, you may consider covering your battery. A cover can be made out of any kind of insulating material. Neoprene works really well and we have covers that fit Bosch downtube or rack-mounted batteries.
If you ride throughout the winter, and/or are a high mileage rider, you may need to schedule additional service to keep your bike running smoothly. Winter is a great time to bring in your bike. Even if you're not riding, you can get it serviced, store it for the winter and and be ready for Spring. Winter brings a lot of dirt and grime on the roads, so try to keep your bike clean by wiping it down and removing gunky buildup on drivetrain components.
We are always here to help, so stop in or give us a call!
The electric bike is a new area of coverage for insurance companies in the US. Your homeowners, renters, or auto insurance plans may or may not cover your electric bike in case of theft, accident or causes damage. This applies to all classes of eBikes including electric cargo bikes.
We encourage you to do your homework and make informed decisions on eBike insurance coverage. Note that these are just a few companies that offer ebike insurance and Bend Electric Bikes has no financial interest in and in no way endorses these companies.