Electric bikes are not waterproof, but water-resistant. The components are well protected against the elements, sealed within a water-resistant casing, but they are not 100% impenetrable to water, especially around the wire connection points.
Can I get my electric bike wet?
One of the things that makes the question of "can electric bikes get wet" somewhat confusing is the guidance from manufacturers. To most people the question is 'are they waterproof' and they go looking for that answer. Electric bike manufacturers say, very clearly, that they are not waterproof. However, just because they are not waterproof, that doesn't mean you can't get your electric bike wet. What it means is that you can't ride your electric bike underwater. More importantly, it means you aren't asking the right question.
As different electric bikes might have different limitations and wade depths, you may need to refer to your owner’s manual or check with your manufacturer for the IP rating of your bike first. If you live in an area that experiences frequent wet weather, you’ll want to make water-resistance the top factor in your purchase decision.
Can I ride an electric bike in the rain?
Electric bikes, like their conventional cousins, are generally resistant to rain. The drivetrain will survive splashes. The battery won’t fail because of raindrops alone. But that doesn’t mean that you want to spray water and debris from the road all over yourself and your electric bike’s many and various components.
That's a question that should be easy to answer by checking with the company who makes the bike you have. They should have an IP rating that specifies the limits of water ingress you can expect. Just as an example, many electric bikes carry an IP-65 rating. That means that they are dust tight and protected from low pressure water from any direction.
Should I get a waterproof electric bike?
Electric bikes are highly effective regardless of the weather they are used in. Not only are many water-resistant, they should also provide you with a complete sense of safety, security, and relative comfort during your ride from start to finish. Gyroor C3 folding ebike, specifically, are built to the IPX4 water-resistant standard which means it is perfectly fine to ride or park your ebike in the rain.
But again, you shouldn't have a problem and they can go out in the rain. But like I said, if you live in a particularly wet or rainy area, Seattle, as an example, I would recommend waterproofing your bike to the next level. And if you have a local bike shop in the area, maybe they could help you do something like that. Just to ensure you're going to protect the investment of your bike because we all know electric bikes are not very inexpensive.
Get your riding gear ready for the rain
Rain isn’t going to stop you. This is especially true if you have taken time to prepare your electric bike, yourself, and your gear for rainy rides before clouds appear. Do this and you should be able to avoid getting cold, wet, chaffed, or worst of all broken.
Storing and cleaning your e-bike
Although the electric bike is waterproof, please do not park it in the rain for a long time. You should park it in a ventilated, dry place.
In addition, you need to wipe the bike with a dry cloth to prevent water from entering the electrical components or metal parts from rusting.
For safety reasons, do not charge the electric bicycle when the ebike is wet.
There is no doubt that electric bikes are a fun, empowering way to get around. And technology has improved enough so that water is no longer its mortal enemy of an electronic device. Smartphones, drones, cameras — they’re all becoming more and more water resistant as technology and manufacturing processes improve. And that’s true with electric bikes as well. More about Gyroor folding electric bikes, please click here.