Assembling with the help of the video guide is the recommended method to reduce questions or issues with assembly.

Please refer to the manual for additional resources.

Preassembly tips and advice

  • If you are uncomfortable with bike mechanics, it is best to have it assembled by a bike shop or expert.
  • You will remove all small parts from the fork steerer tube prior to installing the fork.
  • The headset construction is historically the most difficult part for many customers.
    - Pro tip: Doublecheck the fork section of the assembly video for proper construction.
  • There is a plastic spacer supporting the front brake caliper between the brake pad area. Note that squeezing the brake lever without the spacer or bike rotor installed will clamp the pistons closed. It is recommended to save the spacer to use anytime you remove the front wheel.
  • Avoid touching the brake rotors with your fingers. The natural oil present on your hands will contaminate the rotors, reduce braking efficacy and create a loud whining pitch when braking.
  • Apply grease to the pedal threads and fork steerer tube before installation
  • Do not tighten or loosen your bottom bracket cups, the sensitive wiring of the torque sensor may be damaged if trying to adjust or remove the bottom bracket

Assembly Basics

  • Crank Arms

    - Ensure the crank arms are facing opposite directions from each other in a 180° orientation. Do not tighten the crank bolt until you are certain they are in proper positioning. A specialized tool is required to remove the crank once installed.
  • Left Pedal

    - The left pedal is reverse threaded and must be installed on the left side of the bike (without chainring). To install it, properly align in the left crank insert and rotate counterclockwise by hand. If threaded correctly, it will not require any force to hand tighten. Once hand tight, use a wrench on the flat edge of the pedal insert to tighten fully.
  • Right Pedal

    - The right pedal is standard threaded and must be installed on the right side of the bike (with chainring). To install it, properly align in the left crank insert and rotate counterclockwise by hand. If threaded correctly, it will not require any force to hand tighten. Once hand tight, use a wrench on the flat edge of the pedal insert to tighten fully.
  • Cable Routing

    - Before installing your fork inspect the wire and cable routing, and match the orientation as shown in the video. The wires should not cross over or you will damage the electrical components of your new bike.
  • Fork

    - Ensure the fork is oriented correctly once in the steerer tube. Check the headset assembly section below for more information. The brake caliper mount will be on the left side of the bike (without chainring)
  • Brake Cable

    - Route your brake cable inside the fork to keep it safe when moving, storing, and transporting your bike, you may need to adjust the angle of your brake levers. Click here for more details: Routing Your Brake Line
  • Handlebars

    - You will need to orient the handlebars before installing. The display and throttle will be on the left side (without chainring) and the shifter on the right side (with chainring).
  • Brake Levers

    - The levers should be facing forward and angled slightly towards the ground in order to comfortably squeeze them while maintaining good grip and control on handle bars while riding.
  • Headlight

    - This will mount onto the bridge of the fork after the fork is fully installed

Headset Assembly

Note: Proper installation of the headset will avoid damage to the bike or injury while operating your ebike.

Pro Tip: Rewatch the assembly video headset section in 1/4 speed to follow the steps carefully.

  • Steerer Tube

    -Carefully install the fork steerer tube, making sure it is seated with the lower bearing at the bottom of the head tube. Only the crown race (which is not removeable) should be on the fork steerer tube at this time.
  • Compression Ring

    - Once the fork is installed through the head tube, place the compression ring on the top of the fork steerer tube. Slide it down to insert inside the top of the headtube. When seated correctly, this ensures the steerer tube is properly centered. This may take some adjustment to seat it perfectly.
  • Cone Spacer

    - Next slide the cone spacer onto the steerer tube. Confirm the dust cover is attached to the cone spacer. This will ensure dust and debris does not enter the headtube.
  • Stem Spacers

    - Slide remaining spacers on the steerer tube.
  • Stem

    - Place the stem onto the steerer tube. Do not tighten any hardware
  • Top Cap and Bolt

    - Place the top cap over the stem and carefully tighten the top cap bolt until you begin to feel slight resistance rotating the fork. 
  • Proper Headset Installation

    - Confirm that the fork turns smoothly.
    - Confirm that the fork does not shift up or down relative to the head tube.
    - If the fork shifts within the headtube, grinds while turning or gives resistance to turning, reverse steps and ensure you have installed all parts in the order shown in the assembly video.
  • Install Stem

    - Tighten bolts on stem where it connects to steerer tube. Carefully and slowly tighten in a star pattern with even spacing. Do not over tighten or you will damage the stem. 
  • Final Check

    - Ensure there is no "play" in the fork. If the fork is properly seated and tightened, the fork should not shift up and down relative to the head tube of the frame.

Chainring, Splined BB Tool, and Crank Arms

If unsure, do not install your crank arms. To remove your crank arms after installing it will require a crank puller. The chainring has been removed for shipping on new generations to avoid damage during shipping. For more information, check our Chainring Installation Resource

To install the chainring & crank arm the following tools are needed:

  • BBT-22 Tool  

    - This tool has 20 splines despite the BBT-22 name or spec. This tool will be shipped with your bike. You will need an adjustable wrench or large socket to use it.
  • 8mm Hex Wrench

    - This tool is needed to tighten the crank arm bolts
  • Thin Wrench

    - This tool is needed to further tighten the pedals once threaded by hand

The chain ring will slide onto the bottom bracket. The lock ring is reverse threaded, it secures the chainring before the crank arm is installed. It should be tightened to approximately 36nm. No less than 35nm.

Post Assembly Tuning and Safety Check

  • Index your derailleur and verify hanger is straight

    - Failure to index your derailleur and set the limit screws may cause damage to your rear wheel, motor cable, motor, derailleur, or derailleur hanger.
  • Ensure your brakes are adjusted and bedded

    - Brake calipers must be adjusted to perform up to specification. Note that new brake pads need to go through the bedding process and may make noise when braking until bedded.
  • Double check your cable routing

    - Matching cable routing as shown in the assembly video will reduce stress on wiring and avoid out-of-warranty damage to your ebike components.
  • Power up your LMT'D before pedaling

    - If pedaling while the systems powers on, the torque sensor will be set to "0" and will not provide pedal assist. If this occurs, simply power the bike off and on again, ensuring you are not pedaling while doing so.