TIGHT AND SECURE
Your e-bike’s nuts and bolts may loosen over time as you ride. Check to make sure each of these essential parts are secure before each ride:
The spokes. You want your wheel spokes smooth and secure! To check all spokes for tightness, simply squeeze together each crossing pair (the spokes that overlap each other.) You’ll need to do this on both sides of the front and back wheel. If you find a loose one or are questioning whether it is loose or not, it’s always best to bring your bike to your local bike shop for a professional opinion and tightening. Also keep note of your ride - if you hit any dreaded potholes or killer curbs, recheck your spokes before hopping on again.
The brakes. Brakes are a rider’s best friend, so you really want to make sure your brakes are tight. Give them a good squeeze and rock your bike back and forth to ensure their stopping is up to snuff.
The handlebars. You want to maneuver securely, after all! To check that your handlebars are wobble-free, stand in front of the bike, place the wheel between your knees, and twist the handlebars from side to side. There might be a little flex but the handlebars should not come out of alignment. Also double-check that the wheel is straight when the handlebars are.