Electric bike VS rain

Electric mountain bikes are becoming increasingly popular for their ease of use and ability to handle tough terrains. However, they also come with unique challenges, you need to take proper care of your e-bike if you want to enjoy it for longer.

How to protect the electric bike from rain

Almost all e-bikes have been tested to ride in the rain and light rain would not be a problem for the bike or the rider. The electric e-bike motors, batteries, and electronic components are water resistant up to some point and according to a specific IP rating; however, there is no complete guarantee that water will not enter the electrical components, so it is always a good idea to take some precautions especially after you are done using your e-bike on a rainy day.

Make sure to clean and wipe down any excess water and mud once you are done riding and keep your bike stored in a dry-covered space.


Can you ride an electric bike in the rain?

Rainy conditions will surely increase the difficulty of a bike’s trail whether you are riding an electric bike or not. With that in mind, riding an electric mountain bike in the rain is safe and very possible. There is no risk of electric shock and the performance and durability of the bike should not be affected.  Also, leaving an electric bike rain is not recommended. In the long run, it can lead to water damage and corrosion of the bike's components. It is always best to keep the bike indoors or under a covered dry area. 

Tips for Riding Electric Mountain Bikes in the Rain

  1. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing that will keep you warm and dry.
  2. Be cautious and adjust your riding style accordingly, keeping your speed down and avoiding sudden turns or stops.
  3. Consider investing in a cool-looking set of AMS mudguards to keep the water from spraying up to the frame and electrical components.
  4. Riding in the rain means reduced visibility, so it is a good idea to use blinking headlights and tail lights. 

Transporting e-bikes in the rain

Consider investing in a waterproof cover that can help protect your electric bike rain during transport. Also, if your bike comes with a removable battery, it is a good idea to remove it for storage inside the vehicle. Additionally, the AMS e-bike frame protection can provide extra protection to the bike during transit, especially during loading and unloading operations where it can protect the frame from scratches and bumps.

Electric mountain bikes are a fun and convenient way to explore the great outdoors, even in the rain. However, it is important to take precautions to protect the bike from water damage, adjust your riding style, and invest in protective gear and accessories. With the right precautions, electric mountain bikes can provide a safe and enjoyable riding experience even in wet conditions.

Carles Carrera

Co-Founder, Product&Marketing

Carles' passion for Enduro MTB ignited the creation of AMS. Nowadays, you're more likely to find him speeding along scenic gravel paths, enjoying the thrill of his gravel bike.