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Routine Maintenance and Cleaning Of Your Electric Bike

Words by The Electric Bike Shop on 18/03/2022 12:22:00

To keep your electric bicycle running as efficiently as possible, for as long as possible, it’s well worth setting aside some regular time for maintenance. Here are a few pointers:

    Give it a wash! It may sound obvious, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. A clean machine will always function better and the longer dirt and dust hangs around, the more likely it is to work its way into bearings and other moving parts. A bike-specific wash such as Pedro’s Green Fizz will get the job done while being kind to your components, and while a sponge or rag works for most areas there is a good range of brushes available to get into the nooks and crannies. Remember to keep soap and oily cleaners away from disc brakes and rotors and do not use pressure washers or powerful hoses, as these can breach the weather seals on your components.

    Degrease your chain and cassette. This area generally requires a little extra attention, as chain lube will, over time, gather dirt and store it in hard to reach places like between the cassette sprockets. Removing this grime before relubrication of the chain will ensure that your drivetrain parts last longer. A powerful degreaser such as this one from Oxford Degreaser often comes in handy here or use a specific chain cleaner like Muc-Off Chain Cleaner.

    Re-lube your chain with a wet or dry lube (use dry when it’s dry and wet when it’s wet!) Muc-Off make an E-Bike specific lube for both dry and wet conditions.

    Clean your braking surfaces. An aerosol disc brake cleaner works wonders on both disc brake rotors and the braking surfaces of rims. Simply spray on, and wipe away with a clean cloth.

    If you have any questions about routine maintenance and cleaning please just ask one of our team, we are happy to talk you through if you are unsure and advise on the best products to use.

    Cleaning products in stock from  Muc-Off Pedros Oxford and more!

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