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Assembling your mountain bike from the Bike Guard
Every Canyon bike is pre-assembled to the extent that you will be able to fully assemble your bike with ease. If you follow the following points exactly you will be riding your bike within a matter of minutes.
2. Now pull the fastening straps out of the box and open the Bike Guard.
3. Every Canyon bike is supplied with a torque wrench, which is located in the central strut of the Bike Guard. Take the torque wrench out of its cardboard packaging and keep it safe. Now pull the middle strut upwards and outwards.
4. Pull the seat and seat post out of the rear cardboard packaging and then remove the packaging
5. You can now remove the front wheel.
6. Now take the rear wheel out of the Bike Guard. To do so, press the middle of the Bike Guard slightly apart so that the rear wheel does not catch on the frame and damage the paintwork as it is pulled out.
7. You can now remove the bike from the box. It is generally best to have a friend to help you with the following steps to hold your new bike in place while you assemble it.
8. Now remove the bubble wrap from the handlebars. It is best to use scissors so that you do not damage the brake's hydraulic cables.
Stop using your bike immediately if the brake cable or other parts of the bike are damaged. In this event, contact our Service Centre on +49 (0) 261 40 400 0; Mon - Fri 9.00 - 19.00
9. Loosen the front panel on the stem.
10. Now fit the handlebars. Check that the handlebars are symmetrical before fully tightening the stem bolts.
Only use the torque wrench supplied to tighten the bolts and ensure the correct tightening torque. The correct tightening torque is printed on the stem. Picture 1 Tighten the bolts evenly cross-wise. Picture 2
The slits between the stem and front panel should be the same size at the top and bottom. Picture 3
11. Pull the brake guard out of the brake cylinder and keep it safe. The brake safety cable prevents the brakes from "locking" when the bike is being transported in a car. Picture 4
12. Remove the plastic protective caps from the axle. Picture 5 Some hubs have small spacers fixed to the axle.
14. Now fit the front wheel. Check that the hub is sitting correctly in the dropouts. First tighten the quick release screw and then the lever. The lever should be pointing upwards in front of the fork so that it does not become caught on branches.
If you have an RWS quick-release mechanism, make sure that you do not turn down the quick-release lever, as this lever can only be tightened parallel to the wheel. Screw in the quick-release axles with a little grease and then fix in place with a quick-release lever or with bolts (Fox 40). You will find further instructions on dealing with quick-release mechanisms and quick-release axles in the manufacturers' operating manuals and in the Tech Support Centre.
15. Now remove the protection around the chain stay. It is best to use scissors to avoid damaging the paint. Remove the small wooden slat. You will need to remove the rear quick-release mechanism to do so. Picture 8
Then remove the rear protective caps from the axles and remove the brake guard. Proceed as described in steps 12 to 14.
16. Fit the rear quick-release mechanism. The quick release lever should be on the disc brake side.
17. You can now fit the rear wheel. Pull the rear derailleur cage to the back. The chain should be positioned on the smallest sprocket. (Check that the gear lever is in the smallest gear). Picture 9 If something is sticking, it is usually due to the brake disc not sliding precisely between the brake blocks.
18. Check that the housings are sitting correctly in the cable stops attached to the down tube.
19. You can now fit the seat post. If you have a carbon seat post, grease it generously with carbon assembly paste and wipe away excess grease or paste after assembly.
On no account exceed the maximum extension length of the seat post. The seat post carries a corresponding mark on it to show this length. Picture 10
20. If you have a suspension fork with air suspension, you will now need to pump air into the suspension fork. Unscrew the valve cap and place the damper pump supplied onto the valve. Picture 11
You will be able to adjust the air pressure at a later stage according to your weight and personal taste but first pump an average amount of around seven bars into the fork. Picture 12 Unscrew the pump again. If you hear a brief whistling noise when you unscrew the pump – do not worry, as it is only air escaping from the pump hose. Pump up the damper if you have a damper with air suspension. Fill the air chamber up to around 8 bar to start with, although you can tune the suspension elements to your requirements before setting off for the first time. You will find precise information on this in the manufacturers' manuals or here in the Tech Support Centre.
21. Now fit the pedals (not supplied) with a little grease. You will need a 15 mm spanner or a special pedal spanner to do this. You may be able to use a 6 mm or 8 mm Allen key depending on the pedal manufacturer. Picture 13
22. Check the tyre pressure against the recommended air pressure, which is printed on the side of the tyre. Add more air if necessary.
23. If your rear derailleur has a Shimano Shadow Plus function, put the small lever on the derailleur to "on". This increases the tension of the chain which helps preventing the chain from touching the frame.
Ensure that all screws and bolts are tightened to the correct torque. The correct torque is indicated on the component itself, in the bike manual provided with your new bike, or here in the Technical Support Center.