Happy new year from Revelo! Our team would like to wish you a joyous year filled with success and adventure, because all of our success is due to your support.
2016 was a milestone year as we began shipping FLEX. Our Revelo team continues to grow with new staff and interns. And 2017 promises to be even more exciting as we’ve been busy preparing a few exciting surprises. Stay tuned!
But first, now that winter is here to many of us in the north half of the world, we'd like to share some tips to help you get the best riding experience during these colder times, because we know you love your FLEX and probably want to ride it as much as you can.
Charge Your Battery at Room Temperature
It's very tempting to charge your battery right after use, as you could forget later. It makes sense but charging your battery while it is still cold could result in damage. After being out in the cold, it is best to bring your battery indoors and allow it to warm up to room temperature before re-charging.
Pay Closer Attention to Your Surroundings
During the winter many pedestrians take attention away from where they are going, and pay it to where they are stepping, to avoid snow piles and slush puddles. This also distracts drivers as they must be more cautious of jaywalkers, accidental or not, which leaves less attention for you!
Draw Even More Attention to Yourself
As drivers and pedestrians pay more attention elsewhere, make yourself even more noticeable, especially since daylight hours are fewer and fade quicker! Add extra LED lights, use your horn/bell at every chance and incorporate more reflective clothing into your wardrobe.
Watch Your Wardrobe
Speaking of wardrobe, we probably don't have to tell you to wear warm clothing, but we can pass along some personal tips and tricks. The key areas you loose warmth from are your head, hands and feet, so opt for lobster-style mittens, as they are more efficient at keeping the warmth in, than gloves. Also, dress slightly warmer than the weather outside, as riding increases the wind speed with which you get hit, making it feel colder.
Transit is Your Friend
Take public transit if you ever feel cold, uncomfortable or unsafe while riding. Remember that your FLEX is an easy to fold, compact ebike making it convenient to take onto buses, streetcars and trains. Feeling safe and comfortable is important while riding and there's no need for the extra stress!
Take safety into your own hands as no one but yourself and the Revelo team care for it more. Happy riding :)