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Correct use of VCLS Post 2.0

Initial steps

1. Remove the bolts on the head of the seat post.

2. Position the saddle on the seat post head. If the saddle rails are not made of carbon, apply a thin film of grease to the clamped area. Always remain within the marked clamping zones indicated on the saddle rails.

3. Mount the saddle with both outer clamps and bolts (M5x50mm). Both outer clamps must point in the same direction and be congruent. The flat sides of the springs must always be parallel to each other. In addition, you can fit the seat clamp at an angle of 180°, thereby increasing the range of adjustment. In this case you fit all the 4 parts of the seat clamp on the other side.

4. Tighten the bolts to 5Nm. If you can’t tighten the bolts because the saddle rails are oval, do not use force. In such cases please contact our Service Center.

Adjusting the saddle position

1. Loosen and remove the adjusting screw which connects the two flat springs.

2. Apply carbon assembly paste to the insides of the flat springs.

DANGER! Use only Canyon assembly paste provided with your seatpost!

3. Tighten the bolt which connects the two flat springs loosely by hand. DANGER! This is only for adjusting the seat post! Never ride or sit on the bicycle when bolts are not tightened to the correct torque!

4. Clean the inside of the seat tube. The seat tube must be free from grease and dirt when the seat post is fitted. Also check that the seat tube is free of grooves and sharp edges.

5. Apply carbon assembly paste to the outside of the seat post.

6. Push the post into the seat tube. Now you can move the flat springs against each other. When you have found the correct saddle position, pull out the seat post.

7. Tighten the adjusting bolt which connects the two flat springs with 7NM. Make sure to place the washer underneath the head of the bolt!

Fitting the seat post

1. Insert the seat post into the top tube. Ensure that you adhere to the maximum and minimum insertion length for the seat post. The seat post must be inserted at least as far into the seat tube so that the bottom edge of the seat post is positioned below the bottom of the top tube.

DANGER!Tolerances between the seattube and seatpost are marginal. If the seattube diameter is too big, this will cause the seatpost to slide. In order to compensate for this there is a sleeve to offset the size difference between the two components.

When screwing the leaf springs together, ensure that they are not crooked. Tip: Place the seatpost 10mm into the seattube so that you can still reach the screw head with the torque wrench to correctly set the leaf springs. Tighten the screw according to the instructions then the setup of the leaf spring is complete.


2. Tighten the seat post clamp to a maximum torque of 7 Nm. You should not be able to turn the saddle. Wipe off any excess carbon paste.

Always remain within the adjustment range indicated on the seat post. Pay particular attention to the minimum and maximum insertion limits. The bottom edge of the seat post must be inserted at least as far down as the bottom edge of the top tube.

Never use grease on carbon parts.


Canyon consistently strives to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information contained in this Technical Support Center. Any repairs or adjustments which you carry out on your bike are entirely at your own risk. If you are in any doubt about what to do, you should send your bike to Canyon or take it to another qualified repair specialist. Canyon gives no guarantee or accepts no liability for the any of the information contained in this Technical Support Center.

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