Electric bikes have different components and a special way to clean them. It's not as easy as it might seem. The typical washing mistake is you can't use a dish or car cleaners because they will rust and be bad for the brakes. You need specific cleaners for electric bicycles, it’s essential because e-bike should not only serve you for a long time but also be in good condition for resale. Regular maintenance is highly recommended, and the basic cleaning tools you need are dry cloths, dry lubes, and wet lubes as well.
There are three steps just before you start, and don’t forget to turn off your bike:
It’s worth doing a deep cleaning, then your chain, hub, and other components will last longer. It’s great when your bike looks spotless. For deeper cleaning, remove the front and rear wheel because there is a lot of dirt between the parts. Then you can use power washing, it’s super easy, but you can't leave the bike just like that. Next step, you need a wet cloth to dry it off. Your bike should be thoroughly dry. It applies to all important parts.
When handling the bike cassette or chain, wear gloves because there is a lot of grease even after power washing. You need to take special care of these components, and there are special cleaning solutions. We recommend having a special chain cleaner and soft brush because they have been specifically designed to thoroughly clean these mechanisms and guarantee extra care. There are many cleaning kits in bike shops.
After all parts are dry, apply lubricant on the chain and remember that even a small amount of lubricant is enough, and if you apply too much, it will attract more dust and glare from the road and eventually cause the parts to work worse and eventually fail.
There are many really cool maintenance tips. To protect your frame use polishing spray, it's totally fine for the cleaning process. Then use clean towels.
All processes should be done gently. Good scrubbing is highly important and prevents many negative processes. The well-maintained bike will work much longer, and it’s recommended using high-quality tools for cleaning your e-bike, especially its moving parts. It will help ensure nice riding and long work of your e-bike.