How to prepare your electric bike for autumn & winter

How to prepare your electric bike for autumn & winter

August 24, 2020

Electric bikes have long since become an integral part of everyday life and have long since proven their worth as a means of transportation for the whole year.

However, like all motorized vehicles, electric bikes need some attention and preparation to be fit for the autumn and winter season! So before you plunge into the cold season, you should pay special attention to the following points so that your electric fatbike is optimally prepared for the winter:

  • Clean your bike regularly – especially in autumn and winter. Mud and salt can attack metal components like the frame.
  • Check all components before autumn and replace wearing parts such as brake pads and tires if necessary.
  • Install weather protection such as mudguards or splash guards.
  • Check and optimize your lighting for the winter.
  • Especially in the wet season, use tires that provide good grip.
  • E-bike batteries prefer it warm, even while riding.
  • Protect your e-bike from snow and rain even when it's parked.
  • Get waterproof bags and backpacks.

How do I keep my battery warm?

The most expensive and valuable component of your bike is the battery. Many owners of electric bikes do not know that these power packs are very sensitive to low temperatures and that both performance and range suffer in temperatures below freezing point. It is also not advisable to store or charge the batteries at temperatures below zero degrees.

For our Silverfish batteries, we have therefore developed a special neoprene battery cover, which ensures that your battery warms up faster, reaches higher operating temperatures and stays warm longer when you park your electric fatbike for a while. The battery also cools down slower by riding wind!

Electric bicycle battery cover / neoprene cover

Mudguards and splash guards for your electric fatbike

Even if "naked" bikes look cool, fenders and splash guards should be installed by winter at the latest. This protects the frame and electronics, but also your clothes and prevents you from giving other riders on the bike path a dirty shower!

 

Full metal fat electric bike fenders / Mud guards

Our high-quality all-metal mudguards for all our bikes are pulled extra far around the order and rear wheel and keep you, your electric bike and others as dry as possible!  

Raincovers for your electric fatbike 

Nothing is more annoying in winter than getting on a wet or snow-covered bike. We have therefore developed special weather protection covers and shields for our electric bikes, which protect you and your bike for winter weather cabriolets!

Electric bike cover / Motorcycle Cover PU-Nylon

Our covers are cheap, light, and protect your electric bike from dust and UV radiation even in summer!

Lighten up your electric bike

See and be seen is not only about the cool performance on your UD fatbike, but also about your personal safety, especially in the dark season!

Prepare your electric bicycle for winter

Therefore make sure all your lights work well and install new ones if you have non! Also, pay attention to the tires. Slick-tires may look cool, but in autumn and winter on wet roads, they may not be the best. Now consider whether you want to change to Knobby tires.

Also, use reflective clothing and accessories and dress waterproof ;-)

Keep your stuff dry

We are from Berlin and therefore know how annoying it can be when everything gets soaking wet just because it's pouring! Use our waterproof frame bags to start the day completely relaxed! It is worth it...

Watertight frame bag for your electric bicycle / e-bike

We wish you a good journey into the winter and a safe and relaxed ride at all times!