Suppose you’re interested in embarking on an adventure that exceeds your electric bike’s range. In that case, a car-mounted bike carrier is the best way to bring it to your next adventure destination.
However, transporting ebikes involves much more than simply throwing them on a standard bike carrier and hitting the road. In order to do so safely and efficiently, there are a few extra steps you’ll need to take along the way.
With that in mind, here are some helpful tips for taking your e-bikes on your next trip. We’ve also highlighted some accessories that will help you get where you’re going securely.
How to Travel Safely with Your Ebike
The first step in transporting e-bikes is to install a car carrier for electric bikes on your vehicle.
There are numerous options out there, but not all of them will be right for your vehicle or your bike. Keep in mind that fat tire bikes will require racks with spacers to accommodate the larger tire width. With that in mind, take a look at the 1UP USA x SUPER73 bike rack, which is convenient for both you, your car, and your bike.
Once you’ve installed the rack on your vehicle, it’s time to prepare your e-bike for the journey. Before you load it up, conduct one last inspection of all primary components, including:
- Tire pressure
- Battery charge
- Brake functionality
Next, remove the battery and store it inside your vehicle to prevent it from losing its charge or becoming damaged during the trip. Stowing your battery inside your vehicle will also protect it from the elements in the event you encounter any rain or snow along the way.
The final step is to secure your e-bike to the rack. It’s crucial that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter — now is not the time to improvise. Also, avoid doubling up. If the rack is only intended for one e-bike, don’t attempt to force another one onto it. If you’re looking to travel with multiple bikes, consider purchasing an add-on kit to do so safely and efficiently.
When you arrive at your destination, unloading your e-bike and reinstalling the battery can be done in minutes, especially if you selected a quality rack.
By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to safely travel witht your e-bikes across town or across the country, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling.
Great Gear to Make Adventuring with Your E-bike Easy
The key to safely transporting e-bikes is equipping yourself with the right gear.
While there’s no shortage of off-label bike racks, none compare to a SUPER73 1UP rack, which can accommodate any SUPER73 model with ease.
The best part about the 1UP rack is its plug-and-play design. When you order a 1UP rack, it will arrive at your door fully assembled and ready to go. To install it, simply insert it into a standard 2” hitch receiver.
Need to transport a pair of SUPER73 e-bikes?You can easily upgrade your 1UP rack with our 1UP add-on kit. This handy attachment fits into the vacant space on the frame of your 1UP rack, allowing you to safely transport an additional e-bike.
The 1UP rack will keep your bike securely affixed to its sturdy frame, no matter how far you travel off the beaten path. However, you can further protect your bike by investing in a 1UP rack wheel lock, which serves as a deterrent to would-be thieves by keeping your ebike securely attached to the ultra-durable 1UP rack. Additionally, a SUPER73 Bike Cover will help keep your bike safe during different weather conditions. These are made specifically with our models in mind, so they fit tight to all of our bikes.
Don’t let concerns about transporting your bike keep you from heeding the call of the road (or wherever you prefer to ride). Get yourself a 1UP rack from SUPER73 and make transporting your ebike convenient and hassle-free.