Do you own an ebike or are thinking about purchasing one? Preparing a repair kit is a must. While you should have tools at home to aid you with major repairs, you also need a smaller kit with ebike tools that you can bring on your journeys. If you’re heading out on a road trip with your ebike, this is especially useful, but having such a kit with you on your ebike commute can also help with any last-minute repairs you might need to perform.
You’ll need a variety of wrenches that can fit all of the major bolts on your ebike. An alternative is an adjustable wrench, which will allow you to navigate diverse bolt sizes without needing to carry too many tools. You’ll also want to consider an Allen wrench, which is a typical tool in bike construction. To make your repair kit more convenient, purchase a set of Allen wrenches that are connected, rather than multiple separate ones.
A single tool with multiple functions will be tremendously helpful during the repair process. For instance, a Swiss army knife with miniature screwdrivers and a range of other helpful tools can be invaluable. We recommend a multi-tool that includes pliers, which are great for odd repairs. Remember that the aim of a repair kit is not to fix every single problem with your ebike at a go, but to ensure that your ebike can hold together long enough to get you safely home.
While this may raise some eyebrows, tape is a classic ingredient in any emergency repairs kit for a reason. Accidentally damaged your ebike and can’t figure out what you should do? Slap a piece of tape on to make sure that everything at least holds in place until you can get a permanent repair job.
Here’s another situation where that emergency tape will come in handy. If the tire hole is not too large, a bit of tape can piece things together for a while. There are also many small ebike tire repair kits that you can purchase specifically for this purpose. A miniature tire pump will also be extremely handy in case of an emergency. These should be able to fit into a relatively small kit without any issues.
Electrical failures are usually the result of damaged cables. Having a few extra cables will allow you to fix any issues you have on the road. You can also use electrical tape to mend broken wires. A good thing about many ebikes is that you do not necessarily need to have the motor working for them to be moved – pedaling will suffice in a worst-case scenario.
Time to Head Out
If you’ve got your kit all prepared and are ready to head out for some adventures, take a look at our Phantom ebike, which is the perfect companion for trips out into the mountains. Both elegant and powerful, this ebike will be part of a journey that you will never forget.