If you are attempting self-assembly, please watch this video to avoid missing important tips and making costly mistakes.


A few reminders. PLEASE READ EVERYTHING:

  • Make sure you pedals are installed correctly. 
  • 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 it, it should start threading easily by hand when done correctly.
  • The right pedal must go on the right. It has a standard thread. Rotate clockwise to tighten.
  • Make sure your fork is on correctly and not backwards (brake caliper and rotor goes on the left side of the bike).
  • Wire and cable routing is important, please compare yours to the video.
  • You may need to flip (left to right, right to left, front to back, back to front) the handlebars before installing.
  • Do not squeeze brake levers before brakes are installed.
  • Do not touch the brake rotors with your fingers. The oil can contaminate them and cause them to be noisy when used.


Headset (see 2nd video below), fork, top cap - If you are not familiar with installing this or not familiar with bicycle part names, it may be best to have it assembled by a bike shop. Please watch video carefully.

  1. Carefully install fork fully, make sure it is seated well with the bottom of the head tube and the lower bearing that is inside of the head tube. Only the crown race should be on the fork steerer tube at this time.
  2. Insert compression ring around fork steerer tube.
  3. Slide it down, the lip of the compression ring will insert just inside of the bearing when the fork steerer tube is properly centered. This make take some adjustment to get it to sit just right.
  4. Next place the cone spacer or conical spacer on. Make sure the plastic/ring or dust cover is also installed with this. It should fit right on this spacer.
  5. Add remaining spacers on steerer tube.
  6. Put stem on on steerer tube (but do not tighten bolts yet!). Are you handle bars on correct? Are the wires and cables routed properly?
  7. Insert top cap and bolt, carefully tighten it top cap bolt as shown in the video.
  8. Now you can tighten bolts on stem where it connects to steerer tube. Please be careful and slowly tighten in a criss cross pattern. Do not over tighten or you may strip the stem.
  9. Check to make sure, there is no play in the fork. That the it is well seated at the bottom of the head tube and the top of the head tube.