To Keep Your Bike in Optimal Condition
Here are some guidelines to help you keep your bike in good condition. Remember that extreme conditions and heavy usage can significantly shorten maintenance intervals.
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.
If not riding for a long time:
Store the battery at 10-20 degrees, with a charge level of 30-60%, which is most favorable for battery life. Charge once every two 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), as it can cause corrosion of parts like the crankshaft and bolts, speeding up wear and reducing its lifespan. Dirt can accelerate surface aging and bearing wear. Do not open any motor components. The motor assembly is a sealed, maintenance-free system. Any work related to the motor components must be performed by a professional service center.
Winter Use Reminders：
Winter cold reduces the performance of batteries and the range of e-bike.However, if you use the battery, which is charged at room temperature, on your electric bike just before you set off, you can make the most of its performance. On the road, a thermal protective cover can protect the battery from the cold. Anyone planning longer trips with the e-bike in winter should ideally still have a charger with them. Take the battery out of the cold and protect it with a cover If the e-bike is parked outside in the cold for hours, it is also generally better to remove the battery and store it in warmer places, such as an appropriate bicycle cellar or similar rooms. Also, after riding through the cold, it is best to wait until the battery has warmed up to room temperature before charging. If you don't want to use your e-bike over the winter, you shouldn't leave it permanently connected to the charger.