Assembling with the help of the video guide is the recommended method to reduce questions or issues with assembly.
Preassembly Tips and Advice
If you are uncomfortable with bike mechanics, it is best to have it assembled by a bike shop or expert.
Carefully remove ONLY the packing zip ties, do not cut any wires, cables, or zip ties that are used to route wires.
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 seat post before installation
Note: there is additional hardware included to install a passenger kit accessory (available on our parts page), should you decide to utilize the dual passenger capable rear rack.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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). Tighten the bolts in a star pattern and do not overtighten.
- 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.
- Align the display wire before connecting. Line up both the arrows to avoid damaging or bending the delicate metal pins.