E-Bike Accesories - What do I need for my new bike?
If you want a perfect cycling experience with your pedelec, you should not do without appropriate e-bike accessories. Equipment and components such as illumination and mudguards as well as a high-quality lock are essential.
Appropriate tools and pumps support the maintenance of the bike. Cycle computers and GPS devices help to pursue sporting goals. Backpacks and bags as well as luggage racks ensure that everything necessary can be taken on long tours.
For your own safety, a helmet should not be dispensed with, because higher speeds are achieved especially when riding an e-bike. If comfort is important to you, you can also upgrade with ergonomic saddles and ergonomic handles.
To ensure your own integrity, the helmet must fit well to protect your head in the event of a fall. When trying a helmed you should take the following into consideration: The front edge of the helmet must be flush with the eyebrows. The helmet must not be crooked or too low on the neck. The helmet should be adjusted so tight that the scalp is moved upwards when pulling the helmed upwards.When trying a helmed you should take the following into consideration: The front edge of the helmet must be flush with the eyebrows. The helmet must not be crooked or too low on the neck. The helmet should be adjusted so tight that the scalp is moved upwards when pulling the helmed upwards.
Computer and navigation
To record your own performance, bike computers are available that use GPS to process and save information such as speed, kilometer trip, driving time, cadence, heart rate, rider wattage, total kilometers and calorie consumption. The data is often transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth, radio or ANT+. The recorded data can then be evaluated using a computer or corresponding apps.
Bags can be used for longer journeys or for commuting to work so that you can transport everything you need. Among other things, this would allow another battery to be transported for a longer ride distance. The integrated MIK system offers secure attachment and easy removal.
A stolen bike is an unnecessary annoyance, which can be avoided by purchasing a high-quality bike lock, because mostly not only the financial loss is a thorn in the end, but also the emotional aspect. There are different security levels, which differ depending on the manufacturer. Regardless of the choice of lock - whether padlock, chain, cable or folding lock - the bike should always be chained to fixed objects, even if you only take a short break and it’s actually still in sight.
In order to guarantee a pain-free ride and thus maintain the pleasure of riding a bike, an appropriate ergonomic saddle can be added. To maximize comfort, the saddles are often gel-treated and bumps on the road can be absorbed by additional shock absorption. The perineal area is relieved of pressure by opening the base of the saddle. The choice of saddle model should be selected based on the type of e-bike as well as the anatomical requirements and personal preferences. In general, the more upright the sitting position is, the wider the saddle should be.
Adjust the Saddle’s height
The heel-method: sit on the saddle, then place one of your heels on the pedal in the lowest position, your knee should be pressed. Is your knee bent? The saddle should be in a higher position. Your heel doesn´t reach the pedals? The saddle should be in a lower position. This is no professional bikefitting method but merely for a first impression.
After the first long trip your E-bike should be taken into service. It is necessary in order to fix any looseness and make a general inspection. Further information can be found on the brand´s website or in the manual.