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Before every ride, you should perform a basic safety check. Accidents can happen, and following these simple steps can help alleviate some unneeded frustration or injuries.

Start with a basic bolt-check; Using the included multi-tool or other appropriate tool set, ensure the tightness of your various bike bolts. You will need 4, 5, 6, an 8mm allen keys, 15mm and 18mm open end wrenches, and a tire pump to perform a basic bike check.

An 18mm open end wrench, or adjustable wrench, will be used to tighten your rear hub axle bolts. The hub motor puts a lot of torque on the bolts, so be sure to check these every ride.(the rear axle on our Ultra models will require an 8mm allen key). 

On our full suspension models, you will also want to check the individual pivot bolts. This will require 4, 5, and 6mm allen keys.

We recommend riding with about 15-25psi air pressure in your tires. More air pressure will be for paved, hard-packed scenarios, and lower pressure will provide more compliance for light trail, sand, and loose soil riding. 

Ensure that your quick-release skewer is snug and the lever is set vertically in line with your fork leg. Exposed quick-release levers have a greater chance of impacting debris and becoming loose while riding.

Should you have any questions about your bike or these steps, reach out to us at [email protected]