CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW READY RIDE ROAD BIKE!
We've done all the hard work to make it as easy as possible for you to get out and riding. Just follow these simple steps:
- Level 1 - "Never-Ever" Never assembled a bike and working with tools isn't your forte'
Assembly Time 60 minutes
- Level 2 - "I'm Handy" Never assembled a bike yet you are pretty mechanically handy.
Assembly Time 40-50 minutes
- Level 3 - "DIY Bike Mechanic" Never fully assembled a bike but have done a little bike tuning
Assembly Time 30-40 minutes
- Level 4 - "Certified" You’re a skilled bicycle mechanic
Time yourself, I bet you can assemble this bike in less than 10 minutes
- 4, 5mm Hex Allen Keys* (comes with bicycle)
- 15mm Pedal Wrench or 6mm Allen * (comes with bicycle)
- Bicycle Tire Pump*
- #2 Phillips Head and Flathead Screwdriver *
- Box Cutter or Strong Scissors
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Cable Cutters
OPEN UP YOUR NEW BIKE
Open by slicing through the stickers covering the tabs on the top of the box, be careful to keep the box intact and hold on to the packing materials as you can use it for future shipping of your bike.
Pull out saddle/seat post and bike frame, setting aside the black owners information folder and small parts box. Remove all packaging material from the frame.
1. INSTALL SEATPOST
Set your fork of your bike over edge of the box for a more stable work platform.
The seat tube is pre-greased. Slide in the seatpost at least to the minimum insert line then tighten the seat post collar or close the seatpost clamp.
2. ATTACH THE HANDLEBARS
With the fork still in the box for stability, remove stem face plate bolts and stem faceplate. Center your handlebars into stem and align the faceplate. Tighten the stem faceplate bolts in a crossing pattern until they are equally tight. Maintain similar gaps between the faceplate and stem at the top and bottom as you tighten bolts.
3. INSTALL THE FRONT WHEEL
Flip your bike upside down, balanced on its handle bars and saddle.
Make sure the tire direction is correct by using arrow direction on tires or line up the disc with the caliper. You will have one of the three types of brakes/ wheel combos. Slide in wheel then install the quick release or thru axle. Grease the threads and shaft of the quick release rod or thru axle before putting it through hub.
a. Quick Release with Disc Brakes
b. Thru Axle with Disc Brakes
4. INSTALL YOUR PEDALS
The threaded pedal hole at the end of the crank arm is pre-greased. Thread in pedals as far as possible by hand. Remember the chain side pedal is reverse threaded: it screws in counter-clockwise. Tighten your pedals firmly with either a narrow 15mm wrench or 6mm allen wrench.
Double check the functionality of your bike, and rejoice, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOW READY TO RIDE!
PRE-RIDE CHECK LIST
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Check Rear Shifting - Make sure the rear derailleur shifts smoothly up and down the rear cog set by pedaling the bike and clicking up and down each gear
Check Front Shifting - Check to make sure the front derailleur shifts smoothly up and down the front chain rings
Check Tires - Give your tires a firm squeeze. They shouldn't have much squish
Check Brakes Disc or Caliper Brakes- Depress brake lever 5 times to check that brakes are making contact with the disc or wheel, brake lever stops mid-way, and spin your wheels to check that the brakes are not rubbing
Check Quick Releases or thru axles - Make sure quick releases and thru axle levers are closed and that each and every bolt on your bike is tight and secure
Correct Saddle Height - Ensure saddle angle is level with the ground and near center on the rails; start saddle height 1 to 2 inches below the top of your hip
DO NOT RIDE IF ANY FLAWS OR DEFECTS ARE DETECTED!
*See assembly guide enclosed in your Ready Ride folder for additional information.