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.

● 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.

● 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.

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.

 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.