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March 12, 2021
Hey guys, Dustin here, CEO of SixThreeZero. Today, I'm going to answer the question. Can you ride an electric bike in the rain? Stick with us.
All right, here we go. So today we're going to talk about, can you ride an electric bike in the rain? Great question. And the answer is, yes. For the most part, everything major on an electric bike is enclosed in some sort of casing. Whether it be the battery, the motor, things like that.
Now, what I recommend taking your e-bike out for a jaunt in the rain if you had a choice. No. However, like I said, if you've got a good bike, all the wires, the battery, the motor, everything is enclosed into something that will cover anything major. So you won't need to worry about it getting wet or sparking.
Now with that said, there are a few points on electric bikes where there are wires connected. Generally, it's in the front of the bike, in front of the handlebars. And typically that gets wrapped. But there are some connector points.
Now my one fear would be some of those connectors if you're out in a downpour, water could potentially get in there. So the answer is, can you ride any bike in the rain? Yes. Do I recommend it? No. I do not. If you do think you're going to be out in the rain a lot on your e-bike, I would definitely recommend taking your waterproofing of your e-bike to another level. What do I mean by this?
Well, as an example, SixThreeZero bikes, come with some wrapping around the front cables. Now the cables themselves are already enclosed in a rubber casing. So we're not worried about the wires. What I'm worried about is there are connection points that are wrapped and that's not waterproof. That's not super airtight. I would say generally water won't get in there because they're connected so they're not loose, but a drip of water could seep in.
So I would recommend wrapping that with some extra either you could do tape, but that's not going to be very beautiful. You could find something else like a waterproof fabric or maybe a black sort of fabric tape that might look a little bit better. If you really want to get extra, extra waterproof insulation, you could also wrap it in insulation and then maybe tape over it with fabric.
I would say the same for some of the wires coming out the back by the battery to do that. The motor in particular should be fine. It's enclosed in there and the battery itself should be fine. Now make sure if you are out in the rain, the charging point for the battery has a plug in it. Most batteries will have something that will plug into where the charger should go. Just to keep it covered while you're not charging.
Make sure that's in if you're out in the rain. And then the other thing is if after you get home from riding in the rain, just take a once-over to wipe things down and make sure there's no moisture sitting. You just don't want that moisture sitting anywhere around the electronics of the bike.
But again, you shouldn't have a problem and they can go out in the rain. But like I said, if you live in a particularly wet or rainy area, Seattle, as an example, I would recommend waterproofing your bike to the next level. And if you have a local bike shop in the area, maybe they could help you do something like that. Just to ensure you're going to protect the investment of your bike because we all know electric bikes are not very inexpensive.
When it comes to riding an e-bike in the rain, it's important to consider the safety measures before getting out. Make sure to wear appropriate rain gear, including a waterproof jacket, pants, and shoes to keep yourself and the bike dry. It's also crucial to take caution while riding in wet conditions, as the roads may be slippery, and visibility may be reduced. Some e-bikes are designed to be waterproof, but it's always recommended to check with the manufacturer's specifications before taking them out in the rain. Proper maintenance and storage of the e-bike can also help prolong its lifespan, especially after being exposed to water.
So if you have any other questions or suggestions on this topic, I'd love to hear them comment below. Also, reach out to us at 3109822877 or shoot us an email at email@example.com. And if you're in the market for any bike, take our body fit quiz on our website. You'll answer some questions about your life and your body and our proprietary algorithm will recommend the e-bike perfect for you.
Also, another plus we have a 365-day return policy. So at any point within 365 days, if you don't love your bike, send it back, no questions asked, no money out of your pocket.
Thanks for sticking with us today. And don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.
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