Rhinos are powerful e-bikes and they need to be operated with the same level of care and attention as a motorized vehicle. Below are some tips on how to prepare for your first ride as well as some tips for riding safely. We want to make sure you ride safely and have the best experience out there on the roads and trails!
Before your first ride
Please do not ride your bike until you have obtained adequate knowledge of your bike’s controls and functions.
- Ensure you have completed all of the assembly steps in the ZuGo Bike Assembly video
- Double check your handlebars have been pushed down to the insertion line
- Refer to your state and local laws related to operating e-bikes (especially if you have unlocked your bike to a Class 3) and ensure you have all of the recommended and mandatory safety equipment (e.g. a well-fitting helmet) and meet any state and local minimum age requirements
- With the bike off, familiarize yourself with the bike’s features and components, especially the battery, keypad, brakes, and throttle
- Conduct a pre-ride safety check of your bike using ZuGo’s Pre-Ride Safety Checklist
- For your first ride, choose an open flat area with no obstacles or pedestrians. Start with your keypad set to PAS 1 and then start experimenting with the throttle and other PAS levels. Remember to never push the throttle to full from a complete stop. Once you are comfortable with the different ride modes, you can start to ride in traffic or on a narrow path
Riding Rhino safely
After completing your ZuGo Pre-Ride Safety Checklist you’ll be ready to get in the saddle! Remember, as our Rhinos have a lot more power than an average bike, extra care needs to be taken when you’re riding in traffic and on trails.
Here are a few tips on how to ride your Rhino safely and get the most out of your riding experience:
- While on the bike and at a complete stop, you only need to gently press the throttle to accelerate. If you push the throttle to full, you run the risk of injury
- Familiarize yourself with your local traffic laws. Abide by these laws and respect traffic lights and signs
- Remain alert and look around for any hazards, including vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians
- Ride single-file in the direction of traffic and avoid vehicle blind spots. If you need to pass another cyclist or pedestrian, alert them before doing so
- Use hand signals when turning and use extra care at intersections
- When braking, apply equal pressure to both brakes at the same time
- Respect pedestrians right-of-way
- Do not drink alcohol or take drugs before operating your bike
- Using your phone or listening to music while riding is discouraged
- Be considerate when parking by not blocking paths and building entrance points
- Secure any loose clothing and wear reflective clothing if riding at night or in bad weather
- Avoid riding in salt water or off of jumps to avoid damaging your bike’s components
- Always carry identification, a phone, cash, as well as any emergency repair supplies
DISCLAIMER: When choosing to ride a bicycle, there is always a risk of injury and damage. These risks are the sole responsibility of the rider. Damage caused by improper bike assembly, improper maintenance, or failing to follow instructions is not covered under warranty and could result in personal injury to your or others as well as damage to personal or third party property. ZuGo Bike is not responsible for any loss, injury, or damage resulting from improper use of your e-bike. Please see Zugo Bike’s Terms and Conditions at www.zugobike.com for more information.