Riding an e-bike is a fun and healthy way to cover more miles than a regular bike. E-bikes are similar to regular bikes in many ways, but there are some differences. Some basic e-bike safety tips to keep in mind when you're riding with an Aventon e-bike for the first time So charge your battery, wear a helmet, and keep reading for some life-saving e-bike safety tips.
Getting familiar with the bike
First, take the time to read the owner's manual. This will allow us to understand the bike's features, controls, and any detailed instructions provided by Aventon. This will allow you to use the bike more safely and get better performance from it.
Wearing safety equipment
Once you cross over to street or trail riding, you need to keep additional precautions in mind.
Install a warning device
Make sure your e-bike has a bell and horn. To alert vehicles of your presence, use the horn; to warn pedestrians, use the bell. These warning devices can help you avoid potential collisions.
Check tire pressure: Make sure the tire pressure is within the range specified on the tire sidewall. Fill or release air as needed to ensure a successful ride.
Check the brakes: After turning off your e-bike, your bike should stop immediately when you pull the lever.
Check for loose wheels: The wheels are not wobbly. Check that the axle nuts on both wheels are installed or tightened as needed.
Charge the battery: Turn on your e-bike and make sure your battery has enough power to withstand your ride.
Check the lights and other components: Lights are essential. It is recommended to use white headlights and red rear lights, they will allow us to see the road clearly at night. Using mirrors will also ensure our safety. It will help us see the speed and distance of the vehicles coming up behind us so we can make adjustments.
Safety Tips for Off-Road Riding
Off-road riding is both an exciting and challenging sport, but safety is also important.Due to the high weight of an electric bike, we will easily lose our center of gravity. This can easily cause injury to us and our bikes.
Below are some cycling safety tips to ensure your safety on the road.
Stay alert :Be aware of other riders or trail users. Not only are there bicycles there, but pedestrians can also use the same route. Be sure to use a bell, horn or verbal alert to let them know you are approaching.
Ability is key :If you are new to e-bikes or bikes in general, you may want to know your limits. Just getting out the door and going for a wilderness ride may not be the best decision. Get to know the bike and your own abilities before moving on.
Protect your head: When we are driving on ordinary roads we also need to wear a helmet.It is one of the most important things we can do to protect ourselves on the road. In case of an accident, a sturdy helmet can protect our lives.
Energy level : Check the battery before riding, especially if you plan to take your e-bike on an outing. You need to pay attention to the battery level during the ride so that you have enough power to return safely.
Road cycling safety tips
When riding a bicycle on the road, many variables arise: motorists, pedestrians and other bicyclists. To ensure you have done everything you can to be ready for the road, there are several steps you can take to prepare for the road.
So, when we are on the road, follow these e-bike safety tips:
Wearing safety equipment: The head is very fragile and we think wearing a helmet is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself on the road. Because e-bikes are so fast, it's important to be extra careful and safe.
Warning devices: Don't forget the warning device lights. Always carry them with you and always make sure you wear them when riding in low light conditions so that other cyclists and motorists can see you on the road.
Now is the time to ride safely
The safety of your electric vehicle comes first. It's not just for your travels, it's also for your safety, so don't forget to familiarize yourself with contacting your e-bike before you ride it and always wear a helmet. So are you ready? Check out our Aventon e-bike collection to find the one that best suits your style and go!