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Use Conditions in General

  • Updated

Always travel at speeds appropriate for local terrain and conditions as well as your experience
level.

Path Riding

  • Strictly abide by laws and regulations concerning shared-use paths and facilities.
  • Keep your speed reasonable and below path speed limits, and pass carefully and kindly.
  • Use your voice and/or bell to signal your presence to others, especially when passing.

Road Riding

  • When riding on streets, obey the same road laws as all other road vehicles as well as local rules
    governing e-bike or e-bike usage.
  • Sharing the road with other vehicles presents many hazards. To reduce the possibility of
    accidents, take the safety precautions below.
    • Be sure to wear a helmet on every ride.
    • Yield to pedestrians and other vehicles.
    • Obey the rules of the road. Stop at stop signs and lights.
    • Keep a safe distance between yourself and other riders or vehicles.
    • Expect the unexpected such as opening car doors or cars backing out of driveways.
    • Ride in control at all times. Proceed at a safe speed that permits you to react quickly to
      unexpected circumstances.
    • Ride predictably, in a straight line, and with the flow of traffic. Never ride against traffic.
    • Be ready to brake. Keep your hands on or near the brake levers so as to stop quickly.
    • Use correct hand signals to indicate turning, and do so well in advance of turning.
    • Increase your visibility according to the safety precautions in "Low-visibility Conditions".

Off-road Riding

  • Off-road riding is very different from riding an e-bike on the road.
  • It involves many variables such as constantly changing traction, obstacles, changes in line of sight, uphill, downhill, soft surfaces, dry surfaces, and wet surfaces.
  • The variable conditions and hazards of off-road riding require focus, concentration, strength, fitness, and learning to read the trail. Make sure you have the appropriate skills when riding on the off-road and wear appropriate safety gear.
  • Do not ride alone in remote areas.
  • Taking a rider weighing 176.4 lbs (80 kg) for off-road riding at an ambient temperature of 77°F
    (25°C) as an example.
  • When engaging the throttle to propel the bike forward, the e-bike can ride uphill with a maximum incline of 6°.
  • When engaging the PAS to propel the e-bike forward, the e-bike can ride uphill with a maximum incline of 8°.

 

Hot or Cold Conditions

Riding, parking, or storing the e-bike in excessively hot or cold conditions can cause damage to the display and other components. Do not park or store the e-bike in direct sunlight for extended periods. For more information on safe and recommended temperature ranges for your battery, refer to “Battery”.

 

Low-visibility Conditions

Riding at night/dawn/dusk or in other low-visibility conditions such as fog, rain, mist, and snow is dangerous. It is harder for a rider to read signs and identify and respond to hazards, and also harder for others to see and avoid you, increasing the risk of accidents, serious injury, or death. Slippery and uneven surfaces will compound the risk. Avoid these conditions when possible.

Should you have to ride in low-visibility conditions, taking the safety precautions below can reduce the risk to some extent.

  • Ride slow.

  • Stay alert. Ride defensively and expect the unexpected.

  • Avoid dark areas and areas of heavy or fast-moving traffic.

  • Wear reflective or light-colored clothing to get the attention of approaching motorists, pedestrians, and other traffic.

  • If possible, ride on familiar routes.

  • Ensure that the front and rear lights are functioning correctly and unobstructed.

  • Ensure that the front and rear reflectors are correctly positioned and securely mounted, and are not blocked by any foreign objects.

Extreme Riding
Extreme riding is extremely dangerous. It increases the risk of injury or death and the severity of injuries. This type of riding can only be performed by professionals with many years of training and experience. Velotric strongly recommends against inappropriate and dangerous use of our products.

 

Wet Weather Riding
Wet weather impairs traction, braking, and visibility, both for the cyclist and for other vehicles sharing the road. The risk of an accident is significantly increased in wet conditions. In wet weather, extra care is required when riding the e-bike.

 

If you must ride in wet conditions, taking the safety precautions below can reduce the risk to
Riding in wet conditions involves slippery hands, feet, and riding surfaces, which greatly increases your risk of accidents, serious injury, or death. Low-visibility conditions such as night, dusk, dawn, fog, mist, rain, or snow will compound the risk of injury or death.
some extent.

  • Stay alert. Ride defensively and expect the unexpected.
  • Ride slower to better control the e-bike in slippery conditions.
  • Brake earlier as it will take longer to slow down than in dry conditions.
  • Increase your visibility according to the safety precautions in “Low-visibility Conditions” .

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