Headlight Installation Video:
Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes:
If you are not familiar with bike assembly, it may be best to have it assembled by a bike shop or have them inspect your assembly. If you need assistance please share pictures and contact us: www.ride1up.com/contact.
As with many bike components, proper installation is important to avoid damage to the bike and to avoid injury while riding the bike.
Leave the rear wheel in the box form for stability until assembly is complete.
- Handlebars & Wire/Cable routing.
- Before installing handlebars, check wire and cable routing and compare to the video. You may need to rotate the handlebars (left to right, right to left, front to back, or back to front) to make sure the wires and brake lines are not twisted or stressed.
- The wires should leave the handlebars and smoothly sweep down to the bike frame.
- If necessary, you can loosen the bolts of the display to rotate it away for better access.
- Tighten the bolts for the stem in a cross pattern to 6-8Nm. The gap at each should be the same.
- Front Fender
- Note all 3 attachment points have slots so the position is adjustable.
- The center tab should be mounted in front of the fork bridge.
- Head Light
- A second person makes this step easier and avoids any damage to the headlight.
- Check to make sure the wire routing is clear of the wheel and not stressed.
- Set the headlight into position and begin each bolt by hand. Make sure it is not cross threaded.
- Front Wheel - A second person is necessary for this step **These steps must be performed properly for safety**
- Remove the plastic spacer installed in the brake caliper. Do not touch the brake rotors with your fingers to avoid brake noises.
- Remove the axle from the fork, note and maintain the orientation, position of nuts, spacers, and washers.
- The thin spacer goes on the non-drive side (side with brake rotor).
- The large spacer goes on the drive side.
- Install the axle in the hub of the wheel and begin each axle nut so it does not fall out.
- Carefully install the wheel and axle in the fork drop outs and aligning the brake rotor in the brake caliper.
- Verify the washers are on the outside of the drop outs outs.
- Centering the front axle.
- Install one nut by hand with the wheel in the fork drop outs.
- With the other nut removed, compare the remaining threads to the flats of the nut to make sure both nuts have equal thread engagement.
- Now using 2 wrenches, tighten the front axle nuts fully. They must be tightened to 30-35Nm of torque.
- An adjustable wrench can be used. If you do not have a second wrench available, please contact support.
- Apply a conservative amount of grease to the pedal threads.
- Note the pedals are stamped R and L at the end of the threads.
- The left pedal must go on the left. It is reverse thread, align it and screw it in by hand counter clockwise. It should go in easily. Do not force it or cross-thread it.
- The right pedal must go on the right. It has a standard thread, align it and screw it in by hand clockwise, It should go in easily, do not force it.
- Finish tightening both with a thin wrench no wider than the flat on the pedal.
Before your first ride, make sure you:
- Test your brakes and if needed make adjustments: How to adjust your brakes.
- Double check your Cable Routing.
- Make sure your battery is in the locked position and flip the switch to "I".