Electric bicycles are long proven to be great and reliable all-year vehicles but, like all motorized vehicles, they need a bit of attention and some special care to prepare them for the cold and rainy winter months.
In order to prepare your electric bike for winter, those important points should be considered before riding in cold temperatures, bad weather and dark hours:
So, let us dive straight into the subject of how to protect you and your electric bike in winter:
As many of you may already know, electric bicycle batteries perform best when kept above freezing temperatures. Performance and range dramatically decrease when you operate your bike battery below those temperatures and charging deep-frozen batteries may even damage the cells.
For your Uni Moke electric bicycle, we created a special neoprene battery cover, that allows your battery to warm up faster, stay warm longer and also protects this expensive part of your electric bike from spray and ice.
And because we are from Berlin where it rains about 80 % of all days, we even added a holder for a compact folding umbrella!
We know some like their bikes rough, rad and naked, but in winter, our fenders are a MUST HAVE.
Our full-metal fenders keep spay and mud away from your precious bike frame, battery and components. Our especially designed full-wrap fat wheel mud guards are super easy to install and will improve your ride quality tremendously while reducing cleaning effort and maintenance!
Nothing is more annoying than hopping onto a wet or snow covered bike... So get our unique full-bike cover or at least our more compact seat-covers and display-covers.
Those covers are low-cost, lightweight and help keep your electric bike dry, clean and protect from precipitation as well as from UV-radiation.
Seeing and being seen is one of the most important things especially in winter, where visibility is often hindered by rain, snow and other adverse conditions!
Also make sure you wear reflective gear like our Urban Drivestyle Back-Pack!
Because we are from norther Europe, we know bad weather. With our watertight frame bags, you are keeping your laptop, Charger and other stuff dry and stored away neatly!
Believe us, this is not unnecessary gadgeting, details like this make riding in winter days so much easier!
If you plan to store your electric bike and not use, make sure to follow those steps before letting it sit for a few months: