Electric bikes are a great way to get around a city. They provide all the advantages of a regular bicycle:
In most situations in the city, riding an electric bike will be faster and cheaper than either car or public transport.
An electric bike is just a regular bicycle with an electric motor to provide pedal assistance. The motor helps you all the time when pedalling, making riding easier, and hills and headwinds disappear. The experience is entirely different from riding a scooter or motorbike. With an electric bike, the electric assistance is perfectly smooth and silent, and it complements rather than supplants human power.
Adjust Seat Height – The bicycle seat is easily adjustable. Just release the clamp on the side of the seat post, raise or lower the seat to your preferred height and re-tighten the clamp. Typically, a seat is at the right height when you can almost fully straighten your legs when pedalling.
Check Tyres – Push each tyre hard against a kerb or the ground. If you can flatten it, it needs air. Turn each wheel slowly and look for cuts, bulges or bubbles in the tyre.
Test Brakes – Give each wheel a spin to check that it does not catch against the brake pads or anything else.
Inspect the chain, pedals, lights and frame for any additional damage. Report damages to Co-bikes either by the Nextbike app or call customer service at 020 8166 9851.