Manidae Performance in Winter
Manidae Winter Care: How Should I Handle My eMTB?
It's getting colder outside, so it's important to know how to care for your e-bike in conditions like chilly weather or deep snow. If you take care of it properly, your e-bike will serve you well for many years, maintaining both its performance in the winter and its stunning appearance in the spring.
Keep Your Battery Away from Extreme Cold
The battery is the most vital component of any e-bike. Batteries for electric bikes like the Manidae should not be exposed to extreme cold or damp conditions, as this shortens their lifespan and significantly reduces their capacity and efficiency below 5 degrees Celsius. If your e-bike has a removable battery, you can bring it inside when you're not riding and keep it somewhere warm, dry, and secure. Moving the entire bike to a dry place away from low temperatures will also help you preserve the battery’s performance if it isn’t removable. E-bike batteries should not be charged in temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius.
Add More Lighting
A bicycle’s lighting needs to be amped up in the winter due to the shorter days and low-visibility weather. Increased the amount of illumination will help you ride securely on unlit trails or in high-traffic areas when it’s snowing at night.
Equipped with Vanpowers premium 750 lumens waterproof IPX5 headlight to ensure your safety during outdoor rides in the winter.
Clean Your e-Bike and Protect It Against Rust
Make sure to clean your e-bike frequently to protect its mechanical components. Your e-bike is more likely to rust during winter due to the melting snow as well as sand, gravel, and magnesium salt on road surfaces. Follow the Manidae's user manual and maximize its longevity by wiping it down regularly with a moist towel and lubricating the chain with a lubricant designed for bikes. To stop it from rusting, you can buy anti-rust products at your local auto store.
Use Skidproof Tires
To ride safely on slick snow and icy surfaces, switch to tires that are more suited for that type of terrain. The Manidae's Kenda® 26" x 4.0" fat tires help you get better traction on slippery terrain covered in snow and ice because they are made specifically for rougher conditions. Sharp objects like twigs and ice shards may sometimes end up on the road in snowy and rainy weather, but the Manidae’s fat tires feature high resistance to puncturing and will provide superior protection on debris-ridden paths.
How to Ride Your e-Bike Safely in the Winter
Winter cycling conditions can be unpredictable and challenging. You should place a high priority on safety if you choose to ride a bike in the winter. Do not ride in extreme conditions such as storms and snow, and remember to bring gloves, a helmet, high-lumen lights, and luminous clothing. Hands that are exposed to air during a wintertime ride will freeze quickly. Try a pair of Vanpowers cycling gloves to make operating the brakes and gear shift easier in the cold.
To maintain stability, lowering your seat will help keep your feet closer to the ground. It’s also best to be careful not to ride too fast on icy roads.
Finally, install mudguards to prevent snow, slush, and rain from splashing up onto your back and legs so you can stay dry.
To see how Manidae do throughout the winter, click here.