General Operating Guidelines
Pay special attention to all the general operating rules below before operating your Fission Bike.
When riding, obey the same road laws as applicable by law in your area.
Ride with the flow of traffic.
Use correct hand signals to indicate turning.
Ride defensively; to other road users, you may be hard to see.
Concentrate on the path ahead and avoid obstacles and hazards that can cause the operator to lose control or puncture a tire.
Avoid bike stunts and/or aggressive riding
When carrying gear make sure it is securely attached to your bike and/or rack.
Cross-train tracks at a 90-degree angle or walk your bike across.
Watch for opening car doors or cars backing out of driveways.
Be careful at intersections and when passing other vehicles or cyclists.
Familiarize yourself with all the features and operations of the bike by Fission Bikes. Practice and become proficient at shifting gears, applying the brakes, using the pedal-assist system, and using the throttle in a controlled setting before riding in riskier conditions.
Never strap or latch any item to your bike in an area not designed to carry gear.
Wear proper riding clothes including closed-toe shoes. Avoid wearing loose pants to prevent them from being caught in the chain or gears.
Do not use items that may restrict your hearing.
Check your local rules and regulations before carrying cargo.
When braking, apply the rear brake first, then the front brake. If brakes are not correctly applied, you may lose control and/or fall.
Maintain a comfortable stopping distance from all other objects, riders, and vehicles. Safe braking distances are based on factors such as road and light conditions along with other variables.
Ensure the bike fits you properly before your first use. You may lose control or fall if your bike is too big or too small.
Maintain both hands on the handlebars.
Understand the operation of the thumb switch throttle and pedal assistance sensors before using the bike.
Failure to perform and confirm proper installation, compatibility, proper operation, or maintenance of any component or accessory can result in severe injury or death.
Notice: Do not operate your bike until you have read and understood the entirety of this manual since there are important details related to safety in the following sections.
Read and understand all sections of this entire manual before operating the bike for the first time. There are important safety warnings throughout the manual that must be followed to prevent dangerous situations, accidents, damage to the bike, damage to property, injury, or death.
Mandatory Equipment and Use Locations
Before riding, ensure you have all required and recommended safety equipment and are following all laws pertaining to use an electric bike in your region. For example, these laws may specify the need for mandatory equipment, use of hand signals, and where you can ride.
You should check the operation of the brake motor cutoff switches before each ride. The brake system is equipped with an inhibitor that cuts off power to the electric motor whenever the brakes are squeezed.
Extreme care should be taken when using the pedal assistance sensor and throttle on this product.
Ensure you understand and are prepared for the pedal assistance to engage as soon as pedaling is underway.
Only carry gear on your racks and within the standard weight limit of the rack.
Do not ride while intoxicated or using medications that may make you drowsy.
Any aftermarket changes to your Fission Cycles Bike not expressly approved by Fission Cycles could void the warranty and create an unsafe riding experience.
After any accident, you must consider your bike unsafe to ride until you consult with a certified, reputable bike mechanic for a comprehensive inspection of all components, functions, and operations of the bike.
Have reflectors and lights installed on your bike.
Ride single file with other cyclists.
Mount a horn or bell onto your bike to signal others of your approach.
Wear bright colors and or reflective clothing.
If you are not confident in your ability to successfully and safely perform all steps, we recommend having the work performed or checked by a local, certified, and reputable bike mechanic.