First use. How do I start using my electrical bike?
The use of an electric bicycle is similar to the use of a conventional bicycle but with some notable differences. An electric bicycle is heavier and needs longer time to stop. To use it, get into a balanced position on the bike. Once you have put on your helmet and go for your first ride on your new bike, make sure you choose a safe, controlled environment away from cars, other cyclists, obstacles, and unexpected events. Take advantage of these circumstances to familiarize yourself with the controls and functions of your new eBike:
Make sure the battery is securely locked in the frame. Otherwise there is a risk that it may fall down and damage will not be covered under warranty.
- Familiarize yourself with the brakes on your bike. Test them at low speed, placing your weight towards the rear and squeezing the brake levers gently. Excessive application of the front brake may throw you over the handlebars.
- Braking too hard can lock the wheel, causing you to lose control or even fall.
- If your bike has suspension, familiarize yourself with the response of the suspension when applying the brake and shifting weight.
- Check the overall handling and response of your bike, and check your comfort as well.
- Check your bike's speed by using the brakes.
The bike can accelerate quickly from a standing position and surprise you. Make sure you always have the necessary space.