Ride1Up ebikes are not waterproof.
Our ebikes are not waterproof. They are water-resistant and rated IP-65.
While we do not recommend leaving the bikes out in the rain or riding in hazardous conditions due to personal safety, the bikes can handle some water exposure.
It's crucial to ensure the charge and USB ports (if equipped with USB charging) are fully sealed before heading out in damp conditions. Neglecting this precaution could lead to water or moisture entering the charge port, potentially damaging your battery and posing a risk of physical harm when the charger is connected.
It is important to understand that even with an IP65 rating, reducing exposure to water and the elements will increase the longevity of your ebike's electrical components and hardware. If you can keep your bikes in a covered and dry environment, they will thank you for it!
At the end of this article, there will be reference pictures of the charge port for each bike, showing them open and closed.
Please see this related article: Can I wash my ebike?
What is IP65?
- IP65 is not waterproof – it is water resistant. You cannot submerge products that carry an IP65 rating and maintain their protection.
- The term "IP65 rating" refers to a standard used to classify and rate the level of protection provided by an enclosure or housing for electronic or electrical equipment against solids (dust and other particulates) and liquids (water).
- An IP65-rated enclosure offers high protection against dust and low-pressure water jets, making it suitable for various outdoor and indoor applications where the equipment needs to be safeguarded against environmental factors.
Storing your bike
Storing your bicycle indoors within a temperature range of 50° - 77°F / 10° - 25°C is advisable. If outdoor storage is unavoidable, using a bike cover is strongly suggested. This will help safeguard the bike against weather conditions and potential water-related damage.
Keeping your bike dry while traveling
Who wouldn’t want to bring their electric bike on a road trip? When you strap yours to a bike rack or place it in the back of a truck bed, remove the battery as an added safeguard against the elements and avoid the risk that it might fall off your bike if it’s not attached correctly.
We do not recommend driving with your ebike on a hitch rack or the back of a truck bed in rainy conditions, as the electrical system may be damaged. If you must, cover your bike, or do not drive with it through the rain for an extended period.
Afterward, wipe the bike down with a dry cloth and park the bike in a dry location to allow the bike systems to dry out before installing the battery and using your bike.
Using a cover is highly recommended when traveling with your Ride1Up ebike. Ride1Up Bikes are water-resistant but not waterproof. The Ride1Up Warranty does not cover water damage.
Please use the images below as a reference to see if your charge port cover is closed.
Roadster V2 & Gravel Edition