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These jobs are easy for anyone interested in cycling. For this workshop the user either doesn’t need any tools at all, or he only requires standard tools such as Allen keys, pliers or screw drivers. In this category you’ll find above all how to perform adjustments to your bike
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Slipping Seatpost

You can prevent a seat post from slipping by following a few simple steps:

1. Check that the seat post is the correct size for the seat tube of the particular bike you are using. The diameter of the seat post is normally on the tube marked at the bottom the tube, e.g. 31.6mm - 287mm. The first figure indicates the diameter of the seat post which should be used . Picture 1 In this particular case the seat post needs to be changed.

2. When using a seat post or frame made of carbon ensure that there is no grease on either surface. If grease is present thouroughly clean both the post and seat tube. Once both surfaces are completely grease free apply carbon assembly paste to the seat post and reassemble.

3. Finally check that the seat clamp is tightened to the correct torque setting. For Canyon seatclamps we recommend using 3-5Nm with the maximum possible torque is 7Nm. Canyon recommends to use the lowest setting without slipping or twisting of the post.

Ensure that all bolts and screws 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.

Do not cycle with the seat post inserted too far or pulled too far out. The maximum figures are printed on the seat post. Please note the tightening torque for the seat clamp.


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.

Picture 1: The diameter of the seatpost is printed on the tube

Picture 1: The diameter of the seatpost is printed on the tube

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