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years of enjoyment.

Carefully read and follow this manual (and any others included with this bike) before riding your bike. Please retain this manual for future use.

This manual is provided to assist you and is not intended to be a comprehensive manual covering all aspects of maintaining and repairing your bicycle. The bicycle you have purchased is a complex piece of equipment that must be properly assembled and maintained in order to be ridden safely. If you have any doubts about your ability to properly assemble your bicycle, you must have it assembled by a professional bicycle mechanic.

Failure to properly assemble and maintain your bicycle could result in serious injury or death.


Reading and following the information and instructions in this manual are essential to your ability to ride safely.

1. It is the responsibility of the owner or in the case of a younger rider the parents of the rider to be certain all assembly instructions are followed even if the bike has been assembled by the seller or a professional assembly company.

2. Brakes are essential to safety. Be sure they are checked and working properly before each use. Remember that any mechanical system changes condition during use and must be maintained.

3. Rules for bicycle use (bicycle laws)vairy from location to location so be certain the rider knows and understands the rules that apply to bicycle usage in your area. Wearing a helmet and using lights and reflectors are two examples of rules that make sense as safety precautions at all times.

4. Know how to operate the bicycle and all equipment on it before first use and be certain anyone else allowed to use the bike knows as well.

5. There are many different types of bicycles and often these types are designed for different uses. Make sure you know what type unit you have and do not exceed its service limitations. Be sure you check and understand the bicycle classifications set forth below including size of the unit which is proper for the rider to insure good control during use. Do not overload a unit with a rider which is too heavy or too large and do not attempt to carry loads on the bicycle in excess of its capacity. Do not attempt to use street bikes for off road riding.

Mountain Bikes. (Max weight of rider+luggage+bike = 320lbs/145kg). These bikes are intended for use off road on trails where tree-roots and rocks are likely to be encountered. The use of a bike in hazardous conditions such as on changeable and uneven surfaces can put very high unpredictable loads on the bike and it’s components. Lack of rider skill and experience of these conditions can further increase these loads leading to the possibility of serious damage to the bike and injury to the rider. Wear a helmet at all times. Check your bike frequently for loose or damaged parts and do required maintenance.

Trekking, Comfort & Cruiser Bikes. (Max weight of rider+luggage+bike = 320lbs/145kg). These bikes are intended for use on public roads, paths or tracks that are in good condition. These bikes are NOT intended for off-road use. Wear a helmet at all times. Check your bike regularly and do required maintenance.

Racing Bikes. (Max weight of rider+luggage+bike = 298lbs/135kg). These bikes are intended for high speed amatuer use on public roads, paths or tracks that are in good condition. These bikes are not to be considered specialized racing bikes for use in sanctioned competitive events. These bikes are NOT intended for off-road use. Wear a helmet at all times. Check your bike regularly and do required maintenance.

Children’s Bikes. (Max weight of rider+luggage+bike = 231lbs/105kg). These bikes are intended for use by children in safe areas that are in good condition and free of traffic. Children must always ride within their abilities and should wear a safety helmet at all times. A parent should check the bike regularly and do required maintenance.

OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY continued NOTE. Carefully read this manual and follow instructions. Your bicycle may come with additional instruction sheets that cover features unique to your bike. Please ensure that you read and become familiar with their contents. Always wear a CPSC approved helmet when riding your bike. Familiarize yourself with local and state traffic laws.

Any major service or adjustments on your bike should be carried out by a professional bike mechanic. If you wish to make adjustments yourself, this manual contains important tips on how to do it. CAUTION: Any adjustments you make are entirely at your own risk. Do NOT use your bike for freestyle and stunt riding, jumping or competitive events. Even if you are riding a mountain bike, you should know that off-road use or any similar activities can be dangerous and you are warned that you assume the risk for personal injury, damages or losses incurred from such use. Do not ride your bike when any part is damaged. If you are unsure how to carry out repairs or maintenance on your bike it is vital that you consult a local bike mechanic for professional support.

WARNING: As with all mechanical components, the bicycle is subjected to wear and high stresses. Different materials and components may react to wear or stress fatigue in different ways. If the design life of a component has been exceeded, it may suddenly fail, possibly causing injuries to the rider. Any form of crack, scratches or change of coloring in highly stressed areas indicate that the life of the component has been reached and should be replaced.

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In the interest of safe cycling, make sure you read and understand the owner’s manual.

Throughout this manual you will find WARNING, CAUTIONS, and NOTES or NOTICES.

WARNINGS: Pay special attention to these since failure to do so could result in injury to the rider or others.

CAUTIONS: If not followed these could result in mechanical failure or damage.

NOTES or NOTICES: These specify something that is of special interest.

Before you ride this bicycle, read this RULES OF THE ROAD section and check that all parts are installed as per this instruction manual.

If you understand how the bicycle operates, you will get the best performance. When you read this instruction book, compare the illustrations to the bicycle. Learn the location of all the parts and how they work. Keep this book for future reference. Before you ride the bicycle, check the brake and other parts of the bike. Make sure all parts are assembled correctly and working properly. Take your first ride in a large, open, level area. If you have a problem, check the assembly instructions and follow the maintenance procedures in this book. If you do not feel comfortable with your skills in assembling or adjusting the bike, please take your bike to a professional bike repairman.

1. WARNING ON AND OFF ROAD CONDITIONS: The condition of the riding surface is very important. If the surface is wet, or has sand, small rocks or other loose debris on the surface, carefully decrease the speed of the bicycle and ride with extra caution. It will also take a longer time and more distance to stop. Apply the brake earlier than normal and with less force to help keep the bicycle from sliding.

2. NOTICE: some state and local laws may require that your bike be equipped with a warning device, such as a horn or bell and a light. Do NOT ride at night. Vision is quite limited at dawn and dusk.

3. Always wear shoes when riding a bicycle and avoid loose fitting clothes. Wear a cuff band or trouser clip to keep pants from getting caught in the chainwheel. Long sleeves, long pants, gloves, eye protection and elbow and knee pads are also recommended.

4. CAUTION: WET WEATHER WARNING: Check your brakes frequently. The ability to stop your bicycle is critical. Roads are slippery in wet weather so avoid sharp turns and allow more distance for stopping. Brakes may become less efficient when wet. Leaves, loose gravel and other debris on the road can also effect stopping distance.

5. Don’t wear anything that restricts your hearing.



7. Obey all traffic regulations. Most traffic regulations apply to bike riders as well as automobile operators. Observe all state and local traffic regulations, signs and signals. Check with your local police station on bicycle licensing and inspection, and where it is legal to ride your bike.

8. Keep to the RIGHT SIDE. Follow the traffic flow in a straight line close to the curb. Watch out for opening car doors and cars moving in and out of traffic. Use caution at intersections and keep both hands on the handlebars.

9. Never carry passengers. This is dangerous and it makes the bicycle harder to control. Never carry packages that can hinder your vision or control of the bike.

10. When riding in pairs or in larger groups, form a single line along the right side of the road. Set up a sensible distance between riders. Don’t follow too closely.

11. Always be alert. Animals or people may dart in front of you. Give pedestrians the right-of-way. Don’t ride too close to pedestrians, and don’t park your bicycle where it can get in the way of foot/vehicle traffic.

12. Be careful at all intersections. Slow down and look both ways before crossing.

13. Use hand signals. Always let other drivers and pedestrians know what you are going to do. Signal 100 ft. before turning unless your hand is needed to control the bike.

14. WARNING: NIGHT TIME OPERATION: We do NOT recommend riding your bike at night. If you have an emergency that requires you to ride at night, you must have proper lights and reflectors. NEVER ride at night without a headlight, taillight, a white front reflector, a red rear reflector, pedal reflectors and white wheel reflectors.

15. Cover your stem, handlebar, and top tube with safety pads for additional protection.

16. Never hitch rides. Never hold onto moving vehicles while riding. Never stunt ride or jump on your bike.

17. ON AND OFF ROAD OPERATION: Avoid the following road hazards: drain grates, pot holes, ruts, soft road edges, gravel, leaves (especially when they are wet), uneven pavement, railroad crossings, manhole covers, curbs, speed bumps, puddles, and debris call all have effect on your riding and result in loss of control.

18. Do not ride your bicycle if the chain cover is not attached.


Your new bicycle was assembled and tuned in the factory and then partially disassembled for shipping. The following instructions will enable you to prepare your bicycle for years of enjoyable cycling. For more details on inspection, lubrication, maintenance and adjustment of any area please refer to the relevant sections in this manual. If you have questions about your ability to properly assemble this bicycle, please consult a professional bicycle mechanic before riding.

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IF your bike has fenders, it may be necessary to assemble the front fender to your bike. The front fender is mounted at the fork crown. There are two methods to mount your front fender. the first is the caliper brake mounting system, and the second is the 10mm nut and bolt system. Identify the mounting system used on your bike and follow the instructions below.

1. If your bike has a front caliper brake:

Remove the hex nut from the caliper brake bolt on the rear of the fork, and slide the brake assembly onto the fork making sure the attachment holes and the fender bracket holes line up. Reattach the caliper brake making sure that the brake arms are on each side of the fender. Tighten the calipe brake bolt securely.

2. If your bike does NOT have a front caliper brake:

Place the fender assembly onto the fork making sure the attachment holes and the fender bracket holes line up. Attach the fender with the 10mm hex bolt and nut included. Tighten the bolt securely.

If your fenders have stabilizer arms, attach the bottom of the stabilizer arm to the bottom of the fork, using the washer and screw provided.


1. Remove the nuts, washers and wheel retainers from the front wheel axle, if necessary. If these are not on the wheel axle, they will be included int he hardware bag.

2. Slide the wheel onto the open ends of the fork. Slip an axle retainer onto each end of the axle, and hook the retainers into the holes in the fork end. Loosely install the washer onto each end of the axle (serrated end toward the retainer), then intall the hex nut. (Note: there may be a washer head nut in place of the washer and hex nut).

3. Center the wheel in the fork and tighten the axle nuts securely, alternating from one side to the other.

4. Spin the wheel to make sure that it is centered in the fork and does not wobble. If the wheel is not centered, loosen the nuts and try again.

Torque requirement: 16-20 ft lbs.

REAR BASKET Locate the rear basket from the contents of the box.

The mounting bracket and hardware are already attached to the rear basket support. Remove the hardware and mounting bracket from the support.

Place the basket on the support with the reflector in the rear (visible when approaching the back of the bike).

Place the mounting bracket inside the basket aligned with the holes in the support.

Insert the hex head bolt through the mounting bracket, basket and support.

Fasten securely using the washer and nylock nut included.




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