For a safe and enjoyable ride on your Ariel Rider E-bike, regular maintenance is crucial. Adhere to the guidelines mentioned below and schedule regular checks with a certified bike mechanic to ensure your bike remains in optimal condition. For more detailed guidance, refer to the Pre-Ride Safety Checklist and Recommended Service Intervals sections.
Keep your batteries in top shape by ensuring they're fully charged, especially when your bike is idle for up to two weeks. For periods longer than two weeks, consult the Long-Term Battery Storage section of this manual.
Avoid immersing the bike or its components in any liquid as it could harm the electrical system. Regularly inspect wiring and connectors for potential damage and secure connections.
Clean the frame with a lightly dampened cloth. If necessary, use a non-corrosive detergent mixture on the damp cloth before wiping the frame. Afterwards, dry the frame using a clean, dry cloth.
Store your bike under cover and avoid exposure to rain or corrosive substances. If the bike gets wet, dry it and apply an anti-rust treatment to the chain and any other unprotected steel surfaces.
Bear in mind that coastal riding or beach use can expose your bike to salt, a highly corrosive substance. Regularly wipe your bike and apply an anti-rust treatment to all unprotected parts. Damage from corrosion is not covered under the warranty, so take extra precautions in coastal areas or places with salty air or water.
If the hub and bottom bracket bearings get submerged in any liquid, they should be removed and re-greased to avoid expedited bearing wear.
If the paint is scratched or chipped on the metal surfaces, touch up paint can be used to prevent rusting. Clear nail polish can also serve as a preventative measure.
Frequently clean, lubricate all moving parts, tighten the components, and make adjustments as required.
The Grizzly 52V model comes with a fender set, which needs periodic inspections to ensure its mounting hardware is secure and in good condition.
Tire Inflation and Replacement
Our tubes utilize Schrader valves for air pressure adjustment. Designed for regular cycling activities, the tires need regular checks for proper inflation and condition. Ensuring proper tire care and timely replacement will maintain your bike's performance and safety.
It is critically important that proper air pressure is always maintained in pneumatic tires. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. Failure to always maintain the air pressure rating indicated on pneumatic tires may result in tire and/or wheel failure. Arie Rider shall not be responsible for any and all damages or injuries resulting from underinflating or overinflating tires.
Inflate your tires from a regulated air source with an available pressure gauge. Inflating your tires from an unregulated air source could overinflate them, resulting in a burst tire.
When changing a tire or tube, ensure that all air pressure has been removed from the inner tube prior to removing tire from the rim. Failure to remove all air pressure from the inner tube could result in serious injury. Ariel Rider shall not be responsible for any and all damages or injuries resulting from not removing all air pressure from the inner tube or from incorrectly changing the tire or tube.
Using aftermarket tires or inner tubes, not provided by Ariel Rider E-bikes may void your warranty, create an unsafe riding condition, or damage to your bike from Ariel Rider E-bikes. If required by law, ensure replacement aftermarket tires have sufficient reflective sidewall striping.
Pre-Ride Safety Checklist
|Safety Check||Basic Steps|
|2. Wheels and Tires||
|6. Cranks and Pedals||
Notice: Before each ride, and after every 25-45 miles, we advise following the pre-ride safety checklist in the table below.
- Check that the derailleur is adjusted and functioning properly.
- Ensure shifter and brake levers are attached to the handlebar securely.
- Ensure all brake and shift cables are properly lubricated.
8. Frame, Fork, and Seat
- Check that the frame and fork are not bent or broken.
- If either frame or fork are bent or broken, they should be replaced.
- Check that the seat is adjusted properly, and seat post quick release
lever is securely tightened.
9. Motor Drive Assembly and Throttle
- Ensure hub motor is spinning smoothly and motor bearings are in good working order.
- Ensure all power cables running to hub motor are secured and undamaged.
- Make sure the hub motor axle bolts are secured and all torque arms and
torque washers are in place.
10. Battery Pack
- Ensure battery is charged before use.
- Ensure there is no damage to battery pack.
- Lock battery to frame and check to see that it is secured.
- Charge and store bike and battery in a dry location, between 50-80
degrees Fahrenheit. Let bike dry completely for using again.
11. Electrical Cables
- Look over connectors to make sure they are fully seated, free from debris or moisture.
- Check cables and cable housing for obvious signs of damage.
- Ensure headlight, taillight, and brake light are functioning, adjusted
properly, and unobstructed.
- Ensure all reflectors are properly fitted and not obscured.
- Ensure all other fittings on bike are properly secured and functioning.
- Inspect helmet and other safety gear for signs of damage.
- Ensure rider is wearing helmet and other required riding safety gear.
- Ensure mounting hardware is properly secured if fitted with rear rack.
- Ensure taillight and taillight power wire are properly secured if fitted with rear rack.
- Ensure fender mounting hardware is properly secured if fitted with fenders.
- Ensure there are no cracks or holes in fenders if fitted with fenders.
Your cables, spokes, and chain will stretch after an initial break-in period of 50-100 mi (80-160 km), and bolted connections can loosen. Always have a certified, reputable bike mechanic perform a tune-up on your Grizzly 52V after your initial break-in period of 50-100 mi (80-160 km) (depending on riding conditions such as total weight, riding characteristics, and terrain).
Regular inspections and tune-ups are particularly important for ensuring that your bike remains safe and fun to ride.
Recommended Service Intervals
||- Any components confirmed by Ariel Rider E-bikes Technical Support or a certified, reputable bike mechanic to be damaged beyond repair or broken.|
|Every 6 Months, 750-1250miles||
Regular inspection and maintenance are key to ensure bikes from Ariel Rider E-bikes function as intended, and to reduce wear and tear on their systems. Recommended service intervals are meant to be used as guidelines. Real world wear and tear, and the need for service, will vary with conditions of use. We generally recommend inspections, service, and necessary replacements be performed at the time or mileage interval that comes first in the following table.