Getting the most ride time out of your e-bike battery!
One of our most frequently asked questions is why riders are getting less miles out of their ride on a battery charge. There are a whole host of factors going into battery life – some within your control, some not so much. Here’s a short list of considerations:
Weather conditions: riding into a strong headwind or in storm conditions is one example of something that can work the motor harder
Terrain: not surprisingly, factors like long climbs and rough road conditions can drain your juice
Rider weight and cargo load: what you’re carrying or pulling on your body or bike can have a big impact on your battery life
Mode: are you cycling with the motor engaged most of the time? That will cause battery drain to increase. Try some motor-free time. Also, be aware that the throttle uses more battery power than the Pedal Assist System (PAS)
Battery maintenance: like any battery, maintenance is critical for a long battery life. See our blog post on battery maintenance tips (https://dj-ebikes.com/blogs/news/tips-for-battery-maintenance)
With tweaking your cycling habits, you may find your “sweet spot” for a longer, still enjoyable ride. And for longer trips, some e-bike owners buy a spare battery, and carry it along for the ride. See our website for our collection of DJ Bike batteries: https://dj-ebikes.com/collections/batteries, and battery FAQ's in our Help Center: https://dj-ebikes.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/folders/66000418167