We’re living in the future! In all aspects, technology has improved our lives, whether that be through breakthrough medicines, renewable energy, or new sporting ideas to keep us active (and living) longer… one of these changes is an electric bike. You may have already seen one of these racing through your streets.
Travelling by bike is, in our humble opinion, one of the best ways to get around. But sometimes the thought of travelling long distances on a bike can be daunting, especially if you’re not as fit and fast as you used to be. Sometimes an injury or lack of practice can put us off even starting, and we end up taking the car, or not going out at all.
That’s where e-bikes come in. Electric bikes use a motor to provide assistance as you pedal, helping you go the distance without the slog.
However, when you buy and use an e-bike, there is an inevitable responsibility to maintain and store the e-bike according to certain standards in order to ensure proper and safe usage. Especially known that the summer days are over and a brisk fall has flown by. If you are not a hardcore E-bike commuter chances are you are probably going to park your E-bike for the winter. Since an E-bike is generally more expensive than conventional bikes, a few extra practices should be done to store your Electric Bike properly for winter.
This article will outline what you need to know in order to best store your e-bike safely.
Things to consider before storing your Electric Cycle
Before preparing your e-bike for storage, there are three main factors to consider and understand: proper cleaning, charging, and battery care. The reason these factors need to be taken into account is that they play a large role in the short and long term safety and functionality of your e-bike.
First, give it a good cleaning and make sure it is good and dry. Clean grease and oil key components like the chain and cassette.
Next, make sure you charge your battery according to the instruction manual that has accompanied your e-bike. Not charging your battery properly can lead to deterioration and potentially a dead battery.
What is the best way to store an Electric Bike?
E-bike is best stored in a cool, dry place, away from high humidity and frequent changes of temperature.
That’s where the Electric Cycle Two-tier Bike Rack comes in.
Electric Cycle Two Tier Bike Rack
The BDS Electric Cycle Two Tier Bike Rack is a pioneering and user-friendly cycle parking system for electric bikes, with excellent space-saving bike storage, superb usability, and high value.
It is a new avant-garde electric cycle charging unit to meet the expanding demand for electric bikes. The cycle stands conveniently and securely parks the electric bike and provides the cyclist with a built-in twin gang UK plug socket.
Here are some of the specifications of our Electric Cycle Two Tier Bike Rack:
- This bike rack can help contribute towards gaining ENE8 Cycle storage credits when used in the appropriate situation, under the Code for Sustainable Homes.
- Easy to use upper tier using stainless steel bearings for long life and minimum maintenance
- Accommodates all cycle types (mountain bikes, town bikes, etc)
- A bicycle frame and wheel can be chained for security
- The cycle is well supported when being stored
- Easy lift gas strut fitted so lifting the bike up on the rack requires minimal force from the user, as per health and safety standards
- Available in a galvanized or powder-coated finish (please call us for a quote).
Not able to store your electric bike at home? Living in an apartment or another area where there is a limited amount of storage space can be a challenge. Luckily storage facilities are popping up all over the place!
Yes, electric two-tier bike racks are enormously useful in transporting e-bikes, provided that you get the right one. A bike rack is essential for e-bikers, especially if they don’t have a large vehicle with enough room inside. Remember, it’s always better to get the right equipment to get the job done safely and efficiently.