If you are attempting self-assembly, for safety and proper assembly please refer to the manual and read the tips below to avoid making costly mistakes.
The Roadster V2 is by far the easiest Ride1UP ebike to assemble. Due to the shape and size, the fork comes installed which makes assembly faster and easier.
However, if you are attempting self-assembly and are unsure of a step, please contact us with pictures.
Our packaging techniques can change over time and this can result in a small change to the assembly. For example, on other models, they now come without the chain ring installed although the original assembly video shows it already installed. This change was to minimize the chance of damage to the chain ring during shipping.
A few things to watch out for and important assembly tips.
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING:
- If adjusting your display, please be careful. DO NOT over tighten display screw. Just gently tighten the screw until the display is held in place.
- DO NOT tighten your bottom bracket (some mechanics may do this as an assembly check) - the cadence sensor is in the bottom bracket and has a wire that could be damaged if the bottom bracket is loosened or tightened
- Make sure your fork is facing the right direction before installing the wheel and attaching your handle bars.
- Install the front tire before inflating.
- When installing screws, pedals or anything threaded, do not force them, they need to be properly aligned and should thread smoothly by hand or gently with tool to start. If you feel you have to force it, something is not right. Please stop and determine what it is or contact us with a picture
- Before installing handlebars, make sure the wire/cable routing is correct. You may need to flip or twist the handle bars, left to right, right to left, or even front to back.
- When you tighten the stem, be careful not to over tighten it. When you tighten the stem onto the handlebar, make sure the gap is similar size at each bolt. IE, do not tighten one side all the way down and then tighten the other.
- Make sure you pedals and crank arms are installed correctly. The crank arms must be at 180° from each other. If you put them on at the wrong angle, you may need a crank puller tool to remove them.
- The left pedal must go on the left. It is reverse thread, to tighten it, you must properly align it and then rotate it counter clock wise. Counter clockwise to tighten. Do not force them, they must be properly aligned and should begin threading easily. Otherwise damage may occur.
- The right pedal must go on the right. It has a standard thread. Rotate clockwise to tighten.
- Wire and cable routing is important, please compare yours to pictures below. Make sure your motor cable is not rubbing against the rear wheel.
- Make sure your seat is properly aligned and tightened. The seat post bolt needs to be fairly tight. The seat should never shift where it connects to the seat post while you are riding. If yours does, please inspect and properly align and secure.
Assembly Complete? Now is a great time to:
- Make sure your brakes are well adjusted and tuned.
- Double check your cable routing. Make sure your motor cable is not rubbing against the rear wheel.