Electric Mountain Bicycle

An electric mountain bicycle will give you’re offroad adventurous a new and exciting buzz. The extra power and speed means you can cover hills and rough terrain even quicker and more exciting. There are a couple of precautions you should take first however.

Electric Mountain Bikes have lots of advtantages over 'traditional bikes'

Like a car, getting an electric bike wet isn’t a problem – but like in a car, once you’re up to your axles in water it’s a bad idea to continue. There are a couple of precautions you can take to avoid water damage.

An electric mountain bike has four main components that need to be protected; the motor, the battery, the controller and the connecting leads. These should all be waterproofed somehow, either by the factory that made it, or by DIY means.

If you wrap some of the components in plastic (silicon or electrical tape works well) to preserve the parts without obstructing the moving parts or stopping you from getting at the parts if you need to check it over. The waterproof coating will keep everyday damp from riding out.

Electric mountain bikes should also be rugged enough to keep their electrical components safe when travelling across rocks and off-road tracks. A good rule of thumb is to have an mountain bike that is a shade better equipped than you need, just in case something goes wrong. Try also to have standardized parts (like chain links) made by a big brand which are easily (and affordably) replaced. That’s worth a lot!

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