It seems to us that you’re fixin’ to cruise. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the instructions to finish assembling your mostly assembled two-wheeling new best friend.
Check out our PDF assembly instructions!
What we give you: 3 Allen Wrenches (4mm, 5mm, & 6mm), A 10-function multi-tool
What you need: Scissors, Phillips Screwdriver
Unpack your bike
First thing’s first: get your bike out of its box.
1 – Cut the white straps, open the flaps of the cardboard box, and gaze affectionately at your precious. Lift your bike up and out and place it on the ground standing upright on the fork dropouts and rear tire. Cut all of the zip ties (except for the ones on the top tube holding the brake cables!).
2 – With care, pull the front wheel out and make sure to slip the crank arm out of its hiding place among the spokes.
3 – Check out your bike (we know you want to) and inspect it for any visible damage that may have occurred during shipping. Confirm you’re not missing any parts or pieces!
4 – Write down and/or take a picture of the serial number of your bike and register it with us. In the very unfortunate event that your bike is stolen, this is a vital piece of information to give to the police in order to file an accurate and complete report.
*Special Note: For tightening all fasteners, please refer to Appendix D in the back of your owner’s manual for all fastener torque specifications.
1 – Remove the plastic seat tube plug.
2 – Use the included Allen wrench to loosen the seat clamp.
3 – Apply a bit of grease either on the seat post or inside of the seat tube and insert the seat post into the seat tube.
4- Insert the seat with the seat post into the seat tube of the frame to at least the minimum insertion line on the shaft of the seat post. The minimum insertion line must NOT show above the seat tube.
5 – Tighten the seat clamp once the seat is at the correct height for you (refer to our sizing chart). This is how you’ll adjust the height of the seat in the future.
1 – Insert the handlebar stem into the frame to at least the minimum insertion line on the shaft of the stem. The minimum insertion line must NOT show above the frame.
2 – Align the bars so they’re straight. Use the included Allen wrench to tighten the bars/stem.
3 – Tighten the bolt under the stem of the bars and make sure it’s tight! (You’ll be able to adjust the angle and the height of the handlebars later by loosening and then retightening this bolt.)
1 – Flip the bike over so it’s resting on the saddle and handlebars.
2 – Remove the front fender from the front wheel.
3 – If your front brake is closed, pull the brake cable towards the right side of the bike and push the brake arm in the opposite direction (towards the left side of the bike). The cable will unhook from the slot and open.
4 – Loosen the axle nuts on your front wheel and move the safety washers out to the side.
5 – Insert the wheel into the fork and position the safety washer hooks into the hole on the fork.
6 – Use a 15mm wrench to tighten each axle nut, alternating between them until they are both tightly fastened. Be sure that the wheel is centered within the fork (visually check for equal clearance on either side of the tire).
Front and Back Fenders
1 – Remove the screws at the fork ends above the axle nut. Then remove the long bolt, washer, and nut at the top of the fork.
2 – Locate the headlight mounting bracket packaged with the headlight and insert the long bolt through the mounting hole in the bracket, then through the front of the fork and then through the fender mounting tab at the rear of the fork.. Place the nut and washer on the bolt and tighten by hand until it’s snug. You will feel resistance once the bolt hits the nylon threadlocker on the nut.
3 –Position the fender struts to match the mounting holes on the fork end. Make sure the screw is straight and screw it in halfway with a screwdriver. Now, switch sides and repeat. If the struts are spread apart (see picture LABEL), it’s okay to squeeze inward, as these struts are designed to be pliable.
4 – Raise the front of the fender and use your screwdriver to finish tightening the upper bolt. Complete the fender installation by tightening the strut screws at the fork ends.
5 – If the fender is not straight, that’s okay! As we’ve mentioned before, the fender struts are pliable. Gently adjust the fender by hand until it’s straight.
1 – Unscrew the two screws on either side of the back wheel.
2 – Take note of the direction of the rack--the mounting brackets should face forward. Rest the rack over the top of the fender, centering the metal arms on the wheel in order to replace the screws. You may need to squeeze the struts inward in order to attach the screws to the bike. Start tightening the screws by hand, a little bit on each side. Make sure the screws are straight, otherwise you may strip the threads in the frame.
3 – Unscrew the two screws at the rack mounting points on either side of the frame at the base of the seat post.
4 – Loosen the bolts on the extendable rack arms and pull the metal rod support braces through to be long enough to attach to the frame.
5 –Adjust the length of the arms so the rack is level and tighten all rack mounts down tight.
1 – It’s time to get your accessories installed. Remove the screw, spiked washer, lock washer, and nut from your headlight.
2 – Place the spiked washer on either side of the headlight mount and insert the headlight and spiked washer within the mounting bracket (which is already installed on the bike).
3 – Insert the bolt through the mount, light, and spiked washer and install the lockwasher and nut. The two sides of the light mounting bracket will squeeze up against the light as you tighten the screw.
4 – Tighten and rotate light into place.
1 – Remove the 2 screws and flip the bracket over. Partially thread in one screw and clamp around the left side of the handlebar next to the grip.
2 – Pay attention to the orientation of the lever on the bell and position so that you can ring the bell with your thumb. Using the screwdriver, tighten the screws and rotate it into your preferred position.
3 – Brrring.
1 – Locate the pedal labeled “R” (you’ll find this identifier on the end of the spindle). This is your RIGHT pedal.
2 – Thread the pedal by hand onto the right side crank arm CLOCKWISE. This is the side of the bike with the chain. Tighten the pedal with the wrench provided until the pedal is securely fastened to the crank arm.
3 – Repeat these steps on the left side of the bike. This time, though, be sure to thread the LEFT pedal COUNTERCLOCKWISE to tighten.
NOTE: These should thread in with ease. If it seems hard, stop and realign the pedal.
Be sure the pedals are very tight otherwise they will unscrew while riding and potentially cause you to fall or damage the threads in the crank. To ensure the proper torque, refer to Appendix D at the back of the owner’s manual and use a 15mm wrench or a crescent wrench so that you have enough leverage to properly tighten the pedals.
1 – Locate the tire manufacturer’s recommended inflation pressure found on the tire sidewall (listed as “PSI”).
2 – Using a hand or floor pump with a gauge, begin to inflate the tire to half its recommended inflation pressure and check to see that the tire is properly seated on the rim. Be sure to inspect both sides of the tire for proper fit.
3 – If the tire is seated unevenly or bulges out along the rim, let some air out of the tire and reposition the tire by hand so that it sits evenly on the rim.
4 – Continue to inflate the tire to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure.
*SPECIAL NOTE: Do not exceed the recommended pressure as this will cause an unsafe condition, potentially causing the tire to unexpectedly explode.
*SPECIAL NOTE: Do not use a compressed air device to inflate your tires as the rapid inflation of the tire can cause it to blow off the rim.
*SPECIAL NOTE: Tires and tubes are not warrantied against damage caused by over-inflation or punctures from road hazards.
Brakes and Gears
NOTE: We highly recommend taking your bike to a local bike shop and having your brakes and gears set-up by a professional mechanic.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDE
We strongly recommend you take your bike to a professional bike shop and have them check your work and fine tune the bike to ensure your bike is safe to ride.