Imagine the following scenario: you make sure your friends are free and book a date to go riding. You check the weather leading up to the big day and see nothing but sunshine in the forecast. You pack your lunch the night before so that you’re ready to hit the trail when the sun rises. Your bike is charged, your chain is oiled, and your tires are properly filled with air. The excitement leading up to a great ride on your electric bike is almost as good as the ride itself.
But the day comes and just as you really get into your ride something unexpected happens. Maybe you pop a tire, your chain slips off the gears, or you need to run inside a store to grab something but forgot your bike lock at home. We’ve all been there. Nothing is more frustrating than being unprepared for an issue that pops up on your ride.
You know the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” It applies to your e-bike, too. Having a diverse set of e-bike tools handy at a moment’s notice is the best way to mitigate small issues and keep the fun rolling all day long. Below we list 4 of the most popular e-bike tools you should know about and have with you for any ride.
You never know what tool you’ll need in a particular situation. Therefore, it can be helpful to have multiple tools all at once! A good multi-tool such as our 16 in 1 Multi-Function Bicycle Repair Tool can be worth its weight in gold out on the trail. This tool is compatible with all our e-bike models and is made of high-quality stainless steel. It has multiple sizes of socket wrenches, both a flathead and Phillips’s head screwdriver, a key wrench of various sizes, a spoke wrench, and a socket extension rod all neatly tucked into a compact and sleek design.
A good multi-tool can help you tighten various bolts that may come loose, adjust a derailleur that has become unaligned, or remove a small piece of debris caught in your treads. This tool can be useful for non-e-bike related tasks as well. If you are fishing, hunting or simply helping a friend with a project, this multi-tool might be just what you need to get the job done.
One note of caution: do not use the wrong size wrench on a nut/bolt so that you don’t strip the nut. If this occurs, you will not be able to tighten it down until you get a replacement nut. Always choose the properly sized tool from your 16 in 1.
E-bike Air Pump
Getting a flat or deflated tire is a guaranteed way to disrupt your ride, yet it happens to almost every rider at some point in their life. Be prepared for this emergency with an e-bike air pump. There are many different types of air pumps to choose from. The Himiway E-bike Pump is a hand and foot-activated tire pump with a pressure gauge so you know exactly how much air you are putting into your tire. Plus, it is small enough to fit inside a backpack or bike bag. Make sure you get a bike pump that has the proper nozzle for your bike tire valves. Check out our guide on How to Pump an Electric Bike Tire in 4 Easy Steps to determine which type of valve your tires have.
Whether commuting to work, running errands, or getting in your daily ride for exercise, having an e-bike pump might be exactly what you need to stay on time and on track to your destination.
E-bike Foldable Chain Lock
Don’t forget to protect your investment with a strong and durable lock. This Foldable Chain Lock is small enough to throw in your pocket or bag and pull out when you need to leave your e-bike unattended. Made from zinc alloy and steel, this lock has anti-cutting properties that make it difficult for a would-be thief to ride off with your bike. Never worry about leaving your e-bike outside a store or outside your work again.
It may seem like overkill to lock your bike up all the time, but e-bikes are very popular and criminals may have their eye out for any unlocked e-bike.
Extra Battery Charger
For long-distance riding, you may want to invest in an extra battery charger. All Himiway Bikes comes with a battery charger, but having a second one allows you to leave it in your pack for when you need it in a pinch. You can also leave it at work or a family member’s house. Sometimes you will forget to charge your e-bike battery to full before your ride, and you’ll want to charge it upon your arrival so that you have enough power to return home. This is the perfect situation to have a backup battery charger.
These useful e-bike tools cover a wide variety of situations and emergencies and should be a must-have in any serious rider’s toolkit. Don’t leave home without a multi-function repair tool, a portable e-bike air pump, a foldable chain lock, and an extra battery charger. Tools like these double as preventive maintenance equipment as well. Use the repair tool to tighten any loose bolts you find before your ride, fill your tires to the proper pressure level, keep your bike locked up at home, and ride easy knowing you will always be able to juice your battery back to life with an extra charger.
Don’t forget, you can ride confidently knowing your Himiway Bike comes with a 2-year warranty, but you never know what might occur while you are out on the road that you will need to take care of yourself. In addition to e-bike tools, you might want to pick out a few accessories to make your life easier. Read our recent guide to bike bags to select the perfect bag with which to carry your supplies. Safe riding!