8 Must-Have Tools For Maintaining An E-Mountain Bike!

8 Must-Have Tools For Maintaining An E-Mountain Bike!

E-Mountain bikes require maintenance! There’s no getting around it! Whether it’s something simple like regular cleaning in order to maintain drivetrain efficiency, to a full tear down to find one of those awkward creaks which can appear. For this, you will need tools! Not just any tools mind, Chris is on hand to provide you with the info as to which are the most important.

⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00 – Intro
0:30 – Crank Stopper
1:19 – Battery Charging Adaptor
2:12 – Chain Wear Checker
2:53 – Crank Preload tool
3:30 – Quick Link Pliers
4:27 – Cable Plug Tool
5:06 – Chain Tool
5:53 – Bike Stand

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  1. MatthewsDad on April 2, 2023 at 7:44 am

    Bike stand from Aldi very cheap and does the job.

  2. John Reese on April 2, 2023 at 7:48 am

    Great info Chris! Thanks

  3. pgjudo on April 2, 2023 at 7:49 am

    “…when it comes to LOOOBIN’ and inspectin’ your chain.”

  4. David King on April 2, 2023 at 7:53 am

    The tool that I want is a ‘scan tool’ – a plug in gadget that allows full access to the electrics and can log faults or update software or features… but until there is a common standard and the manufacturers get less protective about their ‘secrets’, this will always remain a dealer-level service function…

  5. Daniel Woolcock on April 2, 2023 at 7:54 am

    What Garmin watch is Neil wearing in the video?

  6. John Davis on April 2, 2023 at 7:54 am

    I usually just zip-tie my crank to my chain ring when I want to back pedal while in the stand.

  7. AGS 808 on April 2, 2023 at 7:54 am

    For my Bosch powered Trek Rail I use a zip tie to attach the crank arm to the chain ring so I can pedal the drivetrain backwards. Cheap and easy.

  8. John Dent on April 2, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Goodness …. did Shimano sponsor this one or something?????

  9. Mark Panton on April 2, 2023 at 8:02 am

    I use small room dehumidifier in the bike shed after a wet ride – it will dry the ebike out in the time it takes to recharge the battery

  10. derek harper on April 2, 2023 at 8:03 am

    Don’t forget that the shimano plug system can use two different sizes. The tool you mention is the newer skinnier plug on a lot of ep8 systems but most other shimano motors and some bikes use a mix of both plug sizes

  11. Jason Cosgrove Unofficial Mac on April 2, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Crank stopper? Useless waste of money. Use an Allen key

  12. sorrenable on April 2, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Excellent Video’s Guys always A 👍👍👍

  13. josh gracin on April 2, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Are resistance band weights accurate?

  14. Kai on April 2, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Damn 50sek since upload 🫣 thanks for the great work guys! Learned loads from u guys

  15. Bikeparks of the Europe on April 2, 2023 at 8:22 am


  16. Island Aerial on April 2, 2023 at 8:23 am

    A reversible torque wrench. Bearing puller and installer

  17. dusted star on April 2, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Tyre repair kit, pump, multi tool, bottle opener 🙂

  18. Andrew Green on April 2, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Why all shimano most common motors bosch yamaha all content always biased and sponser only.

  19. Luke Dangles-McKenzie on April 2, 2023 at 8:28 am

    Can’t use the back Pedal option on mine as it has the worst chain control I’ve ever seen. Have to remember to place it in the middle gear if I want to back pedal.

  20. stuartdouglass01 on April 2, 2023 at 8:38 am

    I’d definitely recommend changing the shimano plastic preload caps for the bergtec aluminium ones. Easy to fit and use an allen key. Much sturdier and help save the dreaded crank walk

  21. Po Anda on April 2, 2023 at 8:40 am

    I’m missing the "This video is sponsored by …"

  22. Alan Green on April 2, 2023 at 8:41 am

    I lift my bike using a block and tackle from joist in the garage . It has a swivel on it , so can spin bike around , plus can put it at any height and also store it there !