Road Bike Assembly Instructions


Step Through & Commuter Assembly Instructions and Tips

How much is shipping? 
It's FREE if you’re living in the United States. We're currently closed for international shipping but will reopen this soon!


Where is the battery?
The battery is hidden in down tube of the bike frame, sheltering it from all elements.


What kind of battery is it?
We offer a rechargeable Samsung 36 volt, 7.0 AH lithium-ion battery.


How do you charge the battery?
All bikes include a charging unit and A/C adapter that plugs directly into the bike and will work with any standard 120V/240V outlet. 


Can the battery be removed?
Yes. The battery can be easily removed through a hidden access port in the frame to be serviced or replaced. Spare batteries can be purchased through Story Bikes directly. Please just email our team at


How far can you go?
On a full charge you can ride up to a maximum of 45 miles. The distance will depend on the terrain, rider, and pedal assist level being used. It takes 3.5 hours to charge the battery from empty to full.


What kind of bike pump and valve attachment do I need?
All of our Story Bikes feature Presta tire tubes. Presta is a longer and thinner valve that has a locking cap built in at the end to prevent leakage. The traditional tire valve is called a Schrader valve and is shorter and wider similar to a car tire valve. Majority of bike pumps on the market are compatible with a Presta tire valve and many have both a Presta and Schrader valve attachment. 


How much do the bikes weigh?
The weight varies depending on the model. Our Road Bike is only 33lbs while the Step Through and Commuter are both 39lbs. 


What type of maintenance is required for an electric bike? 
These bikes can be serviced through any professional bike shop. Electrical components including LCD screen, battery, controller and motor are supplied by Story Bikes if needed. 


What are torque sensing cranks? 
When you apply pressure to the pedals, a sensor in the bottom bracket relays that information instantly to the motor and provides assistance. The amount of assistance varies depending on the level of pedal assist you are using (1-5) on the LCD screen. 


Is there a warranty?
Yes. All Story Bikes come with a 1-year warrant included. However normal wear such as tires, brakes pads, chain rings, and chain is not covered, as it’s an inevitable part of riding.


What is the working temperature of the battery? 
The optimal working temperature range for the battery is between 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. 

The maximum working range is between -4 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.


Is the bike waterproof? 
A Story Bike is not "waterproof" but all parts are water resistant and battery is in a waterproof case. Our Story Bikes can be ridden in rain. 


If I'm between sizes, which one should I get? 
Please reach out to our team directly at with any sizing questions. 


Once I get my bikes, how do I assemble it? Our bikes now arrive 95% assembled. We have tutorial videos to walk you through assembly step by step on this same FAQ page seen above. We include the necessary assembly tools with your order!