These jobs are easy for anyone interested in cycling. You only require standard tools such as Allen keys, pliers or screw drivers. In this category you’ll find all basic adjustments for your bike.

The new Shimano Shadow Plus and SRAM Type 2 derailleurs reduce irritating slap, and make removing the back wheel simple.

Shimano Shadow Plus rear derailleur
  • To fit and remove the rear wheel quickly, just pull a small lever is located at the top end of the derailleur cage of all Shadow Plus rear derailleurs. If you turn the lever to the ‘off’ position, the tension on the derailleur spring is reduced, allowing the entire derailleur to be moved more easily. It is now much easier to fit or remove the rear wheel. Image 1
  • After you have refitted the rear wheel, return the small lever to the ‘on’ position. Image 2 This increases the tension on the derailleur spring, reducing unwanted chain slap.
SRAM Type 2 rear derailleur
  • Push the derailleur cage forward to slacken off the chain tension. Hold the derailleur cage in this position, and push the cage lock button. Image 3
  • The rear derailleur is now locked in this forward position, greatly reducing chain tension. The rear wheel can now be fitted and removed easily. By pushing the derailleur cage forward slightly, the cage lock is deactivated and the derailleur cage moves back into its standard position. Image 4

Tip: Generally, it’s easier to fit and remove the rear wheel when the chain is on the smallest sprocket of the cassette.

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