TOP TIPS FOR TRANSPORTING E-BIKES IN OR ON A VEHICLE
- If you have a van, sport utility vehicle or hatchback, you can put your E-bike in the back of your vehicle. Transporting your bike inside ensures your bike and components (like brakes) stay clean, dry, and free of contamination.
- Removing the front wheel and battery before placing the bike inside your vehicle will make for a better fit and make the bike lighter weight and easier to lift.
- When transporting an E-bike inside a vehicle, make sure to lay the bike drivetrain side up, and take care that the cables and handlebar-mounted control systems (display) are not getting rubbed or damaged. Place a blanket over the E-bike to protect it from damage.
- If using a bike rack, make sure the rack you have is rated for the weight of your E-bike(s), and can accommodate the size of the wheel (27.5″ or 29″), tire width, and frame.
- Generally speaking, the best bike racks for use with an E-bike are hitch/receiver-mounted, tray/platform-style racks. Not only do they require less of a lift to get your bike onto the rack, they are also more likely to be rated to hold the weight of one or more E-bikes.
- Remove your battery before loading the E-bike onto the rack. Why? It will be lighter and easier to load and prevent possible theft or loss.
- After your bike is on the rack, secure the E-bike properly with the straps on your rack. In addition, we recommend securing your bike with a lock.
- When transporting your E-bike on the back of your car, consider covering your bike to reduce the chance of damage and contamination.