Riding Within Your Ability: Off-Road or In Wet Weather

 Rad Power Bikes recommends against riding the bike in conditions that exceed your or your bike’s ability.

 

Off-Road Riding

Off-road riding requires close attention, specific skills, and presents variable conditions and hazards which accompany the conditions. Wear appropriate safety gear and do not ride alone in remote areas. Check local rules and regulations if off-road ebike riding is allowed.

Riding on extreme terrain is not recommended and in some cases can void your warranty. In loose off-road terrain, Rad Power Bikes recommends maintaining motor output at 500 watts or less to reduce the risk damaging the hub motor from overheating or overloading the electronic system in those adverse conditions.  

Notice: Engaging in extreme riding is extremely dangerous and should be avoided. Although many articles/advertisements/catalogs depict extreme riding, this is not recommended nor permitted, and extreme riding can cause damage, serious injury, and/or death. Bikes and bike parts have strength and integrity limitations and extreme riding should not be performed as it can damage bike components and/or cause or lead to dangerous riding situations in which you may be seriously injured or killed.

Wet Weather Riding

Ebikes by Rad Power Bikes are not meant for use in large puddles, streams, or very heavy rain. Never immerse or submerge the bike in water or liquid as the electrical system may be damaged.

Notice: Wet weather impairs traction and visibility for the cyclist and vehicles sharing the road. The stopping power of the brakes, traction of tires, and grip of the rider's feet on the pedals are all lessened in wet weather. If your feet slip off the pedals, tires lose traction, or the brakes cannot stop you appropriately, it could lead to a fall, serious injury, or even death. Ride in wet weather only if you are able to safely control the bike in the wet conditions and if necessary.

If riding in wet conditions is unavoidable:

  • Take extra care when operating the bike in wet conditions. Road hazards may be difficult to see when wet; proceed with caution.
  • Decrease riding speed, avoid riding on wet metal, leaves, and other particularly slippery surfaces, and brake earlier since it will take longer to slow than when doing so in dry conditions.
  • Take care to be more visible to others when on the road in wet conditions. Wear reflective clothing and use approved safety lights.
  • Park the bike in a dry location after riding in wet weather to allow the systems to dry out.

Much like a regular bike, use in wet conditions mandates a more regular maintenance schedule to ensure your bike does not become rusty, corroded, and to ensure all systems are always working safely. 

 If you do not have the experience, skill, and tools to complete proper maintenance and adjustment of your bike, Rad Power Bikes highly recommends having a certified, reputable bike mechanic maintain, tune, and ensure the bike is safe to ride.