1. Braking-in period
The hydraulic disc brakes require a so-called “braking-in period”. This helps the brake pads develop its full braking performance and reduces noise while braking.
How to do it:
- Within the first 10 km of riding your bike, look for a dry, smooth, safe street to ride. Get comfortable with how the brake functions and how the bike reacts during it — and then pull the brakes really hard with both levers. Brace yourself and please stay safe doing it.
- The developing heat on the pad will now wear the pad down enough to prevent “glazing”. Dirt will not collect on the pads as easily, this improves braking power and reduces noise in the future.
- Repeat this process a total of about ten times over the next few days.
2. Keep your bike clean
One of the most important things is keeping your bike clean. Preventing dirt to settle will help the moving parts running smoothly and noise-free.
Regular maintenance does not take much time:
- If you ride through the mud, you can let your bike dry and then brush off the dirt with a big, soft bristle brush.
- Give your bike a nice cleaning every once in a while with water and soap — the power panel and motor housing is waterproof.
- The power panel can be cleaned with some contact spray and an old toothbrush. Do not use anything metallic near the charging port!
- Do not use pressure washers as it will remove the “good” grease on the bike.
- Clean your chain before oiling it.
We created video material about regular maintenance — in it, we show you how easy it is to keep your bike well-maintained: