Mantra: E-bikes allow you to go further, faster and with less effort! With proper safety gear and equipment, these bikes are a lot of fun. We've put together a list of essential ebike accessories for both beginners and experienced e-bike riders. Scroll down to see our recommendations and let us know if you have any questions.
Use your head, wear a helmet
It is an absolute must to put on your helmet before starting and off the pedals. You don't need to go out and buy an e-bike specific helmet. Instead, choose a helmet based on the type of riding you'll be doing.
Commuter helmets are often fun and stylish with a small visor on the front. Aerodynamic, lightweight road helmet built for speed. Mountain bike helmets have more coverage and protection.
Electric bikes are a hot commodity, and we hope you'll stick with them. Just like a car, you should not leave your e-bike unlocked and unattended. Bike locks come in many different styles and levels of security -- some even come with alarms. When choosing a lock, we always recommend erring on the safer side.
U-locks are more secure than chain or cable locks, and you can use more than one type of lock at a time to further secure your ride (and always protect your wheels!). Pro Tip - Lock your bike in a well-lit, high-traffic area with a tight-fitting lock to prevent thieves from using tools to break your lock.
ring the bell
Ringtones are great for getting attention, and it's a lot easier than yelling. Whether you want to pass someone or just remind them of your presence, the bell is the perfect tool to get the job done. Bells are also a great way to add style and personality to your ride!
Add a rack, backpack or basket and take your e-bike adventures to the next level! The storage solution you choose will depend on the type of riding you will be doing. Handlebar and frame bags are great for small items like phones, snacks and tools, baskets are great for hauling groceries, and baskets are great for commuting or short camping trips.
light the way
It's not all sunshine and blue skies (usually), but occasionally the sun goes down. When this happens, you need to light your way and make sure you are seen by others on the way. Studies have found that daytime running lights can improve visibility in all conditions, so they can be turned on at any time.
don't forget your water
Even if you have batteries to help propel you, hydration is still a key ingredient to a successful ride. Bottle cages are an easy way to transport your H2O. Before you buy, though, check to make sure your e-bike frame has enough room for it. For long rides or mountain rides, bring a hydration pack - also great for your phone, sunscreen and snacks.