An outing on the Bolt Up 14” Electric Bike is always an instant mood booster. This Jetson is nimble, swift, easy to maneuver—and a whole lot of fun. We’re here to help you ace Bolt Up ownership with this helpful guide.
Always keep your feet on the foot pegs—and your eyes on the road. Follow these tips for smooth rolling.
- Accelerate with ease – It’s all about the twist throttle on this pedal-free powerhouse., Keep the acceleration comfortable and gradually by always rotating the throttle gently.
The more rotation you give to the throttle, the more power that the motor sends to the wheels. On smooth, flat surfaces, that will result in an acceleration—but on inclines or rough terrain, you may need a little extra motor power just to maintain pace.
- Brake gently – You can always slow your roll by easing up the throttle, but the Bolt Up also has two handbrakes for times when you need to decelerate more quickly. The left handbrake controls the front wheel brake, and the right handbrake controls the rear wheel brake; whichever one you’re using, squeeze it gently to avoid an abrupt stop.
- Cruise coolly – If you’d like to give your throttle hand a rest or keep a steady pace on a long stretch, you can turn on cruise control and the bike will automatically keep you at speed.
To activate cruise control, first use the throttle to reach your desired speed. Hold the bike there, and then quick-press the cruise control/headlight button to lock that speed in. You can let go of the throttle and enjoy going with the flow.
To deactivate cruise control at any point, just squeeze one of the handbrakes.
- Be visible – Make it easier for you to see—and easier for others to see you—by making use of both lights while you ride. To turn the built-in headlight on or off, press and hold the cruise control/headlight button for 4 seconds.
The rear light, which has its own battery and power button, needs to be manually attached to the seat post. (It’s easy! Just wrap it around and secure it.) To turn the rear light on, quick-press its power button. Pressing it again will change the illumination from steady to fast flashing; one more push will slow the flashing; and another will turn the light off altogether.
Don’t forget to turn this light off when you’re done riding to preserve its battery power.
Keep it accessible
Thanks to its compact nature and foldable handlebar, the Bolt Up can be stored anywhere: in chic studio apartments, under the desks of a communal workspaces, even in the back of a car. This Jetson also has a carrying handle built right into its frame, making it even easier to tuck it under the stairs—or lift it up them.
To fold down the handlebar, open the latch at the base of the handlebar stem and then gently lower the handlebar down towards the wheel. To get the Bolt Up back into riding position, just do the reverse: Raise the handlebar into place and secure it there by closing the latch.
When space is not so tight—or you’re just stopping for a snack break during your ride—you can just lower the built-in kickstand near the rear wheel and use it to prop your Jetson upright. (Always make sure the kickstand is raised and out of the way before you hop back on and ride!)
Keep it ready
With proper battery maintenance and in ideal riding conditions, you can travel up to 15 miles on your Bolt Up off of a full battery charge. Charging the Bolt Up to full capacity can take up to 4 hours, so be sure to plan ahead—and always take good care of your battery by charging it right. You’ll know when charging is complete when the indictor light on the charger changes from red to green.
At any point on your ride, you can check your battery’s current charge level by looking to the battery indicator lights on the right side of the handlebar. The number of lights that are illuminated will tell you how much battery power is left.
- 4 lights: 76% to 100% charged
- 3 lights: 51% to 75% charged
- 2 lights: 26% to 50% charged
- 1 light: Less than 25% (Charge your bike now!)
Before you take off, also check that both wheels are inflated to a tire pressure of 35 to 45 PSI (pounds per square inch), which will make for the smoothest ride and help you achieve better distance.