Priority Current Tune Up
All bikes need a proper tune up before riding. You simply can't unbox, assemble and then ride your new bike. There are fundamental tune ups that need to be done in order to ensure safety and comfort while riding.
A great thing about the Priority Current is that it is very much straightforward and there is not a lot of components you need to be adjust and tune. Since it uses an internal Shimano Nexus hub, it doesn’t have a derailleur and other components that need to be tuned, manually checked, and regularly maintained.
The biggest thing that needs to be adjusted on this bike is mainly the braking. The pistons on a hydraulic brake come out at the same rate on two sides and they are somewhat self-centering. If they are not properly centered, you can align them by loosening the two mounting bolts on the caliper using a 5mm alley key, and then when you trigger the brake the calipers will adjust and center itself onto the rotor. After which, retighten and secure the mounting bolts. Do this on the front and rear calipers.
Another great thing about this bike is its belt drive. The one they use doesn’t need much chain maintenance as normal bicycles do which use chains that stretch over time and need to be lubricated and cleaned. The belt drive doesn’t need to be lubricated, but you should check and tune that it has the right tension.
Tire Tune Up
The Priority Current uses WTB Horizon 47 tires, which are very good for a nice city street style riding. Make sure that these are inflated to the recommended tire pressure for a comfortable ride.
There are other components that might also want to check and tune. In between the pads and the rotors, there is a little space on the right side of the bike where it might need to be adjusted to decrease the rub. You would just need to bend the spot that is rubbing by using a tuning fork. Remember as well to properly tighten all the nuts, bolts, and screws in the bike to ensure a good ride.
If you want more information regarding the Priority Current, check out our other articles covering the unboxing, assembly, maintenance, brake adjustment, turn on, fixing a flat tire, and review (links to these articles).
As a last note, you should always do regular inspections and tune-ups for your eBikes. It is advised to take it to reputable bike mechanics after the initial break-in period of 100 to 200 miles to ensure everything is running smoothly.
If you’re local to San Diego, California and you need an ebike unboxed, assembled, repair, or just want to come by and have a look at our eBike showroom stop by our electric bike repair shop located at 3330 Kurtz Street, San Diego, CA. 92110.