It's a good idea to have a few tools on hand to help with bike maintenance, or in the unlikely event your bike needs a repair. We've put together a list of recommended tools and products to help you perform maintenance and repair tasks so you can keep riding Rad!
Watch the video below to see which tools Joe recommends taking on a ride, and check out the rest of the article to see which tools we recommend having on hand for any adventure that comes your way.
Always follow manufacturer instructions, recommendations, and warnings when using any tool or product to maintain your bike. If you are not confident in your ability to safely use any of the products listed above to successfully perform a given maintenance activity, we recommend having the work performed or checked by a local, certified, and reputable bike mechanic.
The toolkit* you received with your ebike is equipped with many of the tools you will need for assembly and maintenance.
*The toolkit received with your bike may look slightly different than the photo above.
The optional Roadside Tool Repair Kit contains many additional tools you might need while riding in a convenient case that can be mounted on your bike.
Check out the tables below to see other tools we recommend for general maintenance and repairs.
|Allen wrenches (ranging from 2-8 mm)||Tighten hardware|
|Wire cutters||Trim mechanical cables|
|Flat side cutters||Trim zip ties|
|Needle nose pliers||Install cable crimp; replacing fuses|
|Tire levers||Replace an inner tube|
|Torque wrench||Tighten hardware to required torque values|
|Allen bits for torque wrench (2-8 mm)||Tighten hardware|
|Pedal wrench crowfoot for a torque wrench, or a 15 mm pedal wrench||Tighten pedals to required torque values|
|Adjustable wrench||Use in place of several wrenches|
|Square taper crank puller||Remove crank arms|
|A bottom bracket removal tool for Shimano/ISIS Drive splined 20 tooth cups, such as BBT-22 Park Tool||Remove bottom bracket|
|Spoke tension meter||Measure spoke tension|
|Spoke wrench||Tighten spokes|
Lubricants & Other Products
|A light penetrating oil, such as Tri-Flow||Lubrication between metal components|
|Chain lubricant||Keeps chain running smoothly|
|Grease||Lubricates pedals, seat tube, etc.|
|Medium threadlocker, such as Loctite Blue 242||Prevents select bolts from vibrating loose|
|Biodegradable bike cleaner, such as Muc-Off||Bike cleaning|
|Rubbing alcohol||Quick-drying temporary lubrication; cleaning|
|Blocks||Protects the display when bike is flipped over|
|Nitrile gloves||Protect hands from grease|
|Paper towels/shop towels||Bike cleaning|