Duane and Jared discuss the ins and outs of riding an e-bike in the rain. What equipment do you need? How should you change your riding style? What do you do with your e-bike after the ride?
Your hosts are Duane & Jared, two e-bike enthusiasts from the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.
E-Bike Radio focuses on issues related to e-bikes and the e-bike lifestyle.
For Jared -- the definition of Gully Washer.
Some manufacturer suggestions for rain
Eahora (they recommend AGAINST rain)
Riese & Muller
General bike maintenance for wet weather
Listener Terry G. mentioned he purchased a custom cover for his Radwagon display on Etsy. Searching for "[bike name] display cover" on Etsy comes up with solutions for lots of bikes. Here's one example we found (but have not tried) Search for yourself, maybe there's a solution for your bike. Thanks, Terry!
Post-show notes (ideas from listeners or things we just forgot!)
- Some manufacturers say the water resistance is only from the top down, and advise not to flip your e-bike over to clean it while it is wet!
- Don't charge a battery that is wet, or that is still on a wet frame! (Thanks, Gwen S.!)
- If you take your seat post out of your seat tube to travel, don't leave it open to the rain. (Thanks, Tim D.!)