Tips for Summer Traveling with an Electric Bike-2022
By Ella | 18 July 2022 | 1 Comments
Summer is here and it’s time to get outside to hike, camp, travel, and enjoy the good weather outside. Whether you live in the countryside or the city, e-bikes are one of the best vehicles for easy travel in an environmentally friendly way.
With all the summer adventures ahead of you, these tips can help you have a great time outside this summer.
Picking the Perfect E-Bike
A perfect electric bike ensures a safer and more enjoyable experience. For example, electric cruiser bikes are typically built for cruising with comfort and pleasure, while electric mountain bikes are the most likely option for heading off-road and riding on wild trails, etc. Also, the bicycle frame geometry, battery capacity, and motor power are factors that will affect your riding experience. Addmotor offers a wide range of electric bicycles and tricycles here, and if this is your first time buying an electric bike, you can even visit our local retail stores for a test ride and expert suggestions.
Get the Essentials Ready
Riding in the summer usually requires exposure to more intense sunlight than in other seasons. So when you are riding, sunscreen or sun protective clothing is essential, otherwise, you may get a sunburn quickly. By the way, it would be best to wear an SPF 50 sunscreen.
With the help of extra power, riders on electric bikes often tend to go further and stay out longer. You need to carry at least one 500ml bottle of water. This will ensure that you can consume enough water to stay hydrated. If possible, remember to refill your water bottle at rest stops along the way.
Any summer traveling may put you at risk of a heat stroke. As such. it can be a good idea to take a first aid kit or anything else that you might need along the way. Of course, to avoid heat stroke, it is best not to ride between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., which is the hottest and most sunny time of the day.
Protect Your Battery in a Right Way
During the summer, prolonged overheating and exposure to the sunlight can cause irreversible damage to the battery. That's why we advocate storing your bike indoors. However, we understand that this will not be possible while camping. Removing the battery and storing it in a cool, dry place is an easy and better method in that scenario. Sometimes, you may like to ride your bike to the beach, and it's worth noting that the salt in seawater is corrosive and highly conductive. So, after a ride on the beach, we recommend you wipe the battery and battery tray with a clean rag and clean the bike frame and mechanical parts with fresh water. This will extend the life of the battery and the e-bike.
Check the Tire Pressure Often
Having the right PSI (Pound Per Square Inch) in your e-bike tires can make your ride more perfect. Usually, less air provides a more comfortable ride, and more air gets you going faster. Higher tire pressure can let your bike roll faster and easier on smooth surfaces. However, on a loose or bumpy surface, high air pressure will cause too much bounce. A lower pressure has a better ability to absorb the shock and give you more traction for having a larger contact surface with the ground. Additionally, heavier riders tend to get the same performance on the same bike at a higher PSI than lighter ones, so adjust the tires accordingly if necessary. Finally, be aware that temperature can affect air pressure. All other conditions being equal, tire pressure will increase at higher temperatures.
Wear the Right Clothing
Sweating helps cool down your body, especially in summer or during exercise. So, summer cycling clothing should be light, air-permeable/breathable, sweat-repellent, and able to protect you against ultraviolet rays. The summer cycling jersey will work best for most conditions. Avoid wearing cotton clothes which will absorb your sweat and make you feel sticky.
Ready to celebrate summer? Take your e-bike on a summer trip and have fun!
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