Essential Tips for First-Time E-Bike Riders

Essential Tips for First-Time E-Bike Riders

Troxus easy-to-follow instructions to guide you through your first ride on the Troxus e-bike

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This blog provides a guide for first-time users of Troxus e-bikes. The guide includes instructions for testing the bike's essential functions, such as the buttons, display, pedal-assist system, battery, front light, and brake light. It also provides instructions on adjusting the saddle height and angle, handlebar angle and height, and pre-ride checks such as handlebar installation check, pedal check, cable check, and brake check. The article encourages users to contact Troxus with questions or concerns.


PHONE NO: 903-213-2786

Electric bikes, or e-bikes, have become increasingly popular in recent years as a more efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective mode of transportation. An electric bicycle is similar to a regular bike in many ways, but there are also some differences.

BasicFunctions Test

  1. Buttons:
a. Button 1 is the light control button.
b. Button 2 is the instrument display function button.
c. Buttons 3 and 4 are up/down
d. Button 5 is the power on/off button.
2. The Display: Press button 5 for three seconds to turn on the show.
3. The Pedal Assists System: Use buttons 3 and 4 to check if the pedal assists system buttons 1-5 work, and note that mode 0 is the non-assisted mode.
4. The Battery: Check the battery power level in the upper left corner of the display.
5. The Front Light: Press button 1 to check if the front light turns on.
6. The Brake Light: Squeeze the brake lever and check that the brake lights come on.
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Most Comfortable Riding Angle Adjustment

  1. Saddle:
a.AdjustSaddle Height.
i. HolmesMethod: Position your foot at 6 o'clock on the pedal with the correct pedaling habit. At this point, the folding angle between your thigh and calf should be between 145-155 degrees. This height of the saddle is the height you need.
ii. Heel Method: Get on the bike and put your heel on the pedal. It is better to have a bike stand. If you need help, you can ask your friend to help you slowly pedal forward or backward. If the saddle is too high, your body will sway and be unstable. Then you must move your saddle down by 1-2cm until the swaying disappears. On the contrary, if you can easily reach the pedal, you can raise it a few centimeters until you start to sway and lower the saddle to your ideal height.
b. Saddle Angle
i. Generally, when your pedal is around 5 o'clock, the bending angle of your knee is acceptable between 30-40 degrees. Combined with the data measured just now, further, adjust the position of your saddle.
ii. Adjust the angle of the saddle. Generally, the angle is between 0 and -6 degrees, which means horizontal or within 6 degrees of the nose pointing downward. It can be adjusted according to the support effect the saddle brings to you during riding. Generally, the nose should not be raised because your sit bones are difficult or unsupported. If the nose is lowered too much, although the sit bones are better supported, it will also require more strength from your arms to keep your body, resulting in a loss of control.


a. Handlebar Height (Only available for Skyhopper, click HERE to buy)

When holding the brake lever, the palm and arm should be folded around 35-45 degrees. Make sure to position the brake lever in the best, most accurate, and most natural position possible to minimize the chance of danger (0-90 degrees adjustment display).

b. Handlebar Angle

Adjust the handlebar by rotating it to be centered and perpendicular to the wheels' direction (you can use the mudguard as a reference).


1. Handlebar Installation Check:
Ensure the handlebar cable routing is correct when installing the handlebar. Entirely turn the handlebar to the left and right to ensure that it does not pull on any cables or wires.

2. Pedal Check:
Use a pedal wrench to ensure the pedals are secure. Torque to 15-18 Nm.
3. Cable Check:
Check that all cable connections on the bike are appropriately connected and have not come loose during transport.

4. Brake Check:

a. Without applying the throttle: Squeeze the left brake lever to lock the front brake, then try to push the bike forward using the handlebar. The front wheel should not slip. Squeeze the right brake lever to lock the rear brake, then try to make the bike ahead using the handlebar. The rear wheel should not slip.

b. With the throttle applied: Start the bike in an open, spacious area. Wear appropriate safety gear and clothing, and sit on the bike. Hold down the right brake lever to lock the rear brake; lightly press the assist button. Due to the brake being applied, the bike should not move. Press the assist button. Release the brake. Test if the throttle now operates without engaging the brake.

Note: The brake (regenerative brake) may produce slight friction during the first few rides. It is usually squeaking, or the noise will disappear with use.

Dress Code Requirements

1. Helmet:
a. Wear a properly fitting helmet. Choose the correct size and type of helmet.
b. Ensure there is a two-finger width between the helmet and brow.
c. Adjust and fasten the chin strap to form a "Y" shape on both sides of the head, below the ears.
d. Leave about half an inch (13mm) of space between the chin and the helmet strap.
2. Clothing, Shoes:
     Choose simple, well-fitting clothes to avoid wearing loose or overly long clothing that may catch in the bike's tires. Choose flat or athletic shoes to better control overall speed and pedal sensation.

In conclusion, it is essential to follow the instructions carefully and perform the pre-ride check to ensure your safety. Remember to adjust your saddle and handlebar to the most comfortable riding angle and wear appropriate safety gear, including a helmet. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Troxus through email or phone.

Happy riding!