Aeroad CF SL 2021 bike build instructions
How to service the seatpost
Ready-to-ride in 5 steps:
1. Remove the complete frame from the box
The front wheel, seatpost, and handlebars are taped to the bike.
1.1 Open the box. Leaving the tape attached, lift the bike out of the box.
1.2 Lay the frame sideways on top of the open box.
1.3 Remove the tape securing the front wheel and seatpost. Keep the tape and blocks safe as they will help you pack your bike in the future.
2. Attach the handlebar
For this part, keep the bike lying sideways on the box. Before you start, take out the small cardboard toolbox from the bike box, and open it.
You’ll need the Canyon torque wrench in there for the next steps.
2.1 Slide the insert down into the headset. Check that the insert is the right way up as pictured.
2.2 Take your carbon paste from the toolbox, apply it onto the steerer tube, and slide the cockpit down over the steerer tube.
2.3 Slide top cap down onto the headset.
2.4 Tighten top cap to the correct Nm number (printed on the top cap).
2.5 Tighten the steerer tube clamping bolts: first, tighten bottom screw to 2.5 Nm. Then, tighten top screw to 2.5 Nm. Then tighten bottom screw to 5 Nm. Finally, tighten top screw to 5 Nm.
3. Install the front wheel
For this step, keep the bike lying sideways on the box.
3.1 Remove the orange stopper from the brake calliper. IMPORTANT: do not pull on the brake lever until you’ve installed the front wheel.
3.2 Guide the wheel up into the fork. Simply make sure you guide the brake rotor between the brake pads and it will work. If something gets stuck, remove the wheel and try again.
3.3 Take the through axle from the toolbox and use the orange and black torque wrench to tighten to 10 Nm.
4. Mount the seatpost
4.1 Before the initial assembly, the assembly paste may not be applied to the seatpost or seal. Make sure that the screw of the integrated saddle clamp is fully loosened. Then insert the seatpost so that it is slightly tilted forward, to prevent it hitting the seal. Once you have inserted the full width of the seatpost into the seal, you must now align the seatpost with the seat tube as you insert it.
4.2 Insert the seatpost to the depth you need. Make sure to respect the minimum and maximum depth markings indicated on the seatpost.
4.3 Using the black torque wrench supplied, tighten the seatpost clamp to 5 Nm. When the screw is tightened enough, the metal part of the torque wrench will move and touch the plastic casing.
4.4 Fit the rubber plug onto the seatpost clamp bolt.
5. Final checks before you ride
Install your pedals as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Check the bike’s nuts and bolts are all properly tightened to the correct Nm value.
Test your brakes by spinning the wheels and squeeze the front and rear brakes independently of each other. The brakes should engage before the lever reaches the handlebars.
Pump up your tyres to the pressure stated on the sidewall of the tyre.