1. PREPARE FOR BIKE ASSEMBLY
After shipping your bike with BikeFlights, you will need to reassemble it - It's easy!
Gather your tools. You will need the following to build your bike:
- Knife or Sharp Edge
- Allen Wrenches
- Torx Wrenches
- Scissors or Clippers
- Center Lock Tool
2. OPEN YOUR BIKE BOX, BIKE BAG, OR BIKE CASE.
If you are shipping with our Bike Box, it should be sealed with packing tape.
Use a knife to carefully cut along the taped edge.
3. REMOVE YOUR LID
Lay your bike box flat on the floor, remove the top, and set aside.
4. DETACH YOUR BIKE
Remove your wheel bags and remove your frame from the straps or bungees securing it in your bike box.
Leave your bike in your bike box to begin assembly. Your bike box will provide a barrier between the floor and your bike.
5. DISCONNECT ALL SECURED PARTS
Clip all zip ties and disconnect your secured accessory bag, your seat post, and your handlebars from your bike.
6. REMOVE ALL PADDING FROM YOUR BIKE
Clip all zip ties and remove all padding from your frame, fork, handlebars, crank arms, and derailleur.
7. INSTALL YOUR SEATPOST
Insert your seat post into your seat tube.
Align and adjust to your previously marked saddle height. Tighten your seat clamp to your frame’s torque spec.
8. INSTALL YOUR HANDLE BAR
Center your handlebars and rotate them to your marked placement.
Tighten to your stem’s torque spec.
9. INSTALL YOUR ACCESSORIES
Install your bottle cages, fenders, lights, GPS, and other accessories.
Tightening to their proper torque specs.
10. INSTALL YOUR WHEELS
Install your wheels into your bike frame, and secure with your thru axles or your skewers.
11. INSTALL YOUR PEDALS
Install your pedals in your crank arms.
Your right pedal is threaded regularly (clockwise to tighten), while your left pedal is reverse threaded (counter-clockwise to tighten.)
12. CHECK YOUR GEARS
Spin your crank arms with your rear wheel elevated, and cycle through your gears to ensure smooth shifting.
Adjust if necessary.
13. CHECK YOUR BRAKES
Spin your wheels to make sure your brakes are not rubbing.
Squeeze your brake levers to ensure they are properly engaging.
Adjust if necessary.
14. CHECK YOUR ASSEMBLED BIKE
Double-check that all bolts are tightened properly and that your bike is safe to ride.
15. TEST RIDE YOUR COMPLETED BIKE
With your helmet on, perform a short safe bike ride to test your bike.
Bring your multitool to make tweaks and adjustments if necessary.
16. GATHER YOUR PACKING MATERIALS
Consolidate all of your packing foam, packing straps, bungees, zip ties, tape, accessory bags, and other items used for packing.
Keep all of these items in your bike box, bike bag, or bike case so that they are easy to find and ready to use for your next bike shipment.
After your bike is safely built and tested, get out there and ride hard & ride safe!