Safety & Warnings
Electric Assisted Bike Regulations
The EN 15194 EU standard or EPAC (Electric Power Assisted Cycle) conforms to the following characteristics for electric power-assisted bikes:
- Motor assistance only starts when the cyclist pedals.
- The assistance cuts out as soon as the cyclist stops pedalling.
- The assistance cuts out as soon when the speed exceeds 25km/h.
Adherence to this standard enables the use of the electric bikes in the same conditions as any other bicycle, particularly on bicycle paths and bicycle-specific lanes.
Recommendation Before First Ride
- Before first use, please double-check the function of all the parts of your electric bike. If you have any doubts or if you detect a problem, please contact your authorised dealer or technical service department.
- If you lend your bicycle to a third party, please give them this instruction manual with the bicycle and request that they read it before the first ride.
- Respect local and national road traffic regulations.
- For your safety, it is highly recommended that you wear a certified helmet.
- When used during heavy rain, snow, in slippery conditions or in the case of low visibility, be careful and adjust your speed.
- At night, ride using the lights.
- Trying to repair anything that implies removing technical or electrical components is strongly advised against. If necessary, please contact your dealer's after-sales service.
- The manufacturer declines any responsibility due to overloading or items that are not correctly attached to the baggage rack.
- Using high pressured water jets to clean the bike is strongly advised against.
- Check the battery level before use. You must fully charge it before first use.
- In order to extend battery performance and lifespan, do not half charge, and adapt your ride length to the battery level.
- The batteries' life will vary depending on where you ride it. For example, inclines will reduce battery power rapidly, and how you ride, for example, if assistance mode is chosen. The greater the assistance used, the more you'll use the battery and the shorter it will last. Do not forget that your bike has gears, remember to use them accordingly relative to riding conditions in order to extend battery life. The amount of weight carried also impacts on battery life. Extreme low temperatures can also impact battery life.
- It is recommended that you charge the battery at least every 2 months when the bike is not used, during winter, for example.
- Store the battery in a dry place after having completely recharged it. Avoid extreme temperatures (low and high) as they can damage the battery. The optimal operating range is -10°C to 35°C.
Cleaning Your Pedal-Assisted Bike
Use a dedicated bicycle shampoo or soap with hot water to clean your bike and the different components such as the wheels, hubs, rims, brakes and pedals. Rinse well with clean water before use. Do not use high-pressure water jets to clean your bike, especially on the electrical components, such as the battery, as it may result in short-circuiting or system malfunctions. Use a damp cloth with a neutral detergent to clean the bike frame. Do not use any detergents or cleaning liquids that are likely to deteriorate the frame or components.
- Do not ride after taking drugs or alcohol or while using medication which might make you drowsy.
- Pedal-assisted bicycles are not designed for 2 people. Do not ride double as these bicycles are not designed to carry the additional load of a second rider.
- Do not put batteries in normal waste bins. Dispose of used batteries in a certified recycling facility.
- Do not over lubricate, if oil contacts the wheel rim, brake pads or brake disks, this will result in loss of braking performance and an increase in stopping distances.
- This could potentially cause loss of control, accidents and injury.
It is highly recommended that you do not overload your pedal-assisted bicycle as you could damage the electrical components or cause malfunctions, like overheating of the battery or the motor. Do not store the battery in excessively hot or cold places.
- Maximum transport weight on the bicycle must not exceed 75kg.
- Regularly check battery brackets and mountings.
- Please wear a helmet when riding your pedal-assisted bicycle.
- If a rack is not already fitted to your bicycle, please do not attempt to fit one yourself.
- Do not carry anything on the rack that might hide lights or reflectors.
All the components and parts of your bicycle are subject to normal wear and fatigue.
Keep a close eye on any change in the shape or colour of a component, or traces of oxidation (rust) on your bicycle. If this occurs, do not use the product until the component has been replaced.
Recommendations and Component Control before Use
Before using your bicycle for the first time, you must check that all adjustments have been correctly made.
- Check that the front and rear brakes work and check brake pads for wear.
- Check the cables and sheaths, and that the hydraulic system functions correctly.
Wheels and Tires
- Check the tyres are inflated to the pressure indicated, either in Bar or PSI on the tire sidewall.
- Check that the tires are in good condition and are free from cuts or bulges.
- Check the state of wheel rims and ensure that spokes are correctly tightened.
- Check that the wheels are correctly fitted to the bicycle, either by a quick-release system or nuts.
Safety Warning: If a wheel rim or spokes are damaged, immediately replace the wheel.
- Check that the handlebar and stem are correctly tightened and that they are in line with the wheel and the fork.
- Check that the steering clamp is correctly tightened and adjusted in the right direction.
Frame and Fork
- Check that the frame shows no signs of fatigue or damage and that the fork works correctly.
- Make sure that the chain is at the correct tension.
- Make sure that it is clean, rust-free and properly oiled. Use adapted lubrication for use in extreme weather conditions.
Seat and Seat-post
- Make sure that seat and seat-post are correctly tightened and positioned.
- Check that all bearings are properly adjusted and lubricate if needed. Make sure that they are not too loose or that they have seized up. Check steering bearings, wheel bearings, pedal bearings and bottom bracket bearings.
Crankset and Pedals
- Make sure that the pedals are correctly tightened and that the teeth of the crankset do not show any unusual wear.
- Check that both front and back derailleur are working correctly. Also check that the shift levers are correctly fixed, the derailleur cable and sheath work and that both are sufficiently lubricated.
- Check front and rear lights, also check that horn and bell work.
- Make sure that the reflectors are not hidden.
- Check that the battery is correctly fitted and secured.
- Make sure that the rider wears a helmet.
The stem should be fitted into the head tube with an expanding bolt, as shown in figure no.1. Insert the stem into the head tube, respecting the minimum insertion limit as indicated on the stem, and tighten the expanding bolt to 18Nm.
Important: Before tightening the stem, make sure that it is in-line with the front wheel.
- Position the handlebar inside the stem, as shown in figure no. 2.
- Take note of the assembly indications on the handlebar and tighten the screw to 18Nm. Before completely tightening, check that the handlebar, the brake levers and shifter are correctly positioned.
- To adjust the disk brakes, loosen the bolts of the disk brake calliper, then activate the brake lever.
- Keep the brake lever tightened, then tighten the calliper's bolts. This enables the brake calliper to centre.
- Tighten the brake disks to the wheels and tighten the cable.
Insert the maximum length of the skewer into the wheel hub, tighten the lock-nut and tighten the whole system with the quick release lever as shown in figure no. 3. Make sure that the wheel is correctly fitted.
- Pull the quick-release lever free and insert the seat-post to the minimal insertion marker indicated on the seat-post.
- Insert the seat stem into the frame as shown in figure no. 4. You can use grease to help the assembly. The stem should be inserted to at least the minimum indication on the seat stem using twisting movements.
- Tighten the quick-release clamp and then fold the lever to the closed position. The minimum torque specifications are 19.5Nm.
The handlebar is fitted to a stem. The height of some stems can be adjusted. If you must dismantle the handlebar or turn it to transport the bicycle, please make sure that you correctly reassemble and centre the handlebars.
- Check the position by placing your hands on the grips to find the best position.
- Make sure all bolts are correctly tightened.
- Once handlebar and stem are assembled, make sure that the brake and derailleur sheaths are free.
- The recommended torque specification: 13-14Nm.
- The recommended torque specification for the rear rack is 16Nm.
You can adjust the angle of the stem by adjusting the bolt located under the stem using an Allen key.
Once you have found the desired angle, tighten the stem to the headset. Recommended torque specifications are 18-20Nm.
If you remove nut fitted wheels, make sure that when you replace them you respect a minimal recommended torque specification of 30Nm for the rear wheel and 25Nm for the front wheel.
Your bicycle is generally fitted with one derailleur located to the rear, or sometimes a front one and a rear one. They are operated by the gear shifters, the front one on the left of the handlebars, and the rear on the right of the handlebar. There are two types of shifters: the twist style, which is turned towards you for easier hill ascension or away from you to go downhill, or the push and pull trigger-style shifters where you push with your thumb to go up in the gears and pull with your index finger to shift down in the gears.
To adjust, use the adjustment knob to tighten or loosen the derailleur cable. You can also use the two adjustment screws so that the chain does not come off when free-wheeling.
Presentation and Electrical Start-Up
Electronic Pad Layout
|C||On - Off Mode|
- Hold A for 3 seconds to turn on the light, hold A for another 3 seconds to turn off the light
- Press the On-Off button (C) for 2 seconds in order to start the system.
- Press the On-Off button (C) again for 2 seconds in order to shut the system off.
- If you do not use the bike for 5 minutes, the system automatically shuts down.
LCD Screen Setup and Assistance Level
- You have 5 (1 to 5 on the screen) levels of assistance accessible by using the + (A) or - (B) buttons. When you start the system, it is automatically set to level 1. If no numbers are visible on the screen, you are not using the assistance feature.
|Assistance 0||Assistance level 1||Assistance Max level|
Change Information Mode
- Press briefly on the (C) button to cycle through the different modes:
TRIP: Actual trip in km/h
ODO: Total recorded distance
AVG: Average speed
MAX: Maximum speed
Battery Charge Level
- The battery charge level is displayed by 10 segments which drain thought-out use, the speed of which depending on how (level of assistance) and where you ride (hills, wind...)
Battery Mounting and Locking
Use the tools supplied in the carton to release the screws and take out the battery. The battery usually will not require removal.
With the supplied charger, you can charge the battery directly whilst it is on the bike; the connection plug is located at the bottom of the battery. Make sure that the charger plug is securely in place at all times in order to prevent humidity entering.
Cleaning & Care
Care and Lubrication
Only use specific bicycle lubricants.
Pedals: A few drops every 6 months on the axle.
Chain: Spray the whole surface every 6 months.
Bottom bracket: Every 6 months, please check with your authorised dealer.
Motor: Every year, please check with your authorised dealer.
Maintenance and Advice
- Never modify your bicycle with non-certified parts.
- Never ride in deep water.
- Do not use for jumps or stunts.
- Avoid long-distance rides when it is raining.
- Keep both hands on the handlebar.
- Avoid sudden braking.
- Be careful when riding in pools of water.
- Thoroughly check the bicycle before each ride.
- Avoid leaving your bicycle in heavy rain or snow. If you do so, wipe dry.
It is highly recommended to have your bike serviced by an authorised dealer at least once a year or every 1000km. Check your brake cables, sheaths and brake pads. Lubricate all transmission components, chain and derailleur with a suitable product. If the rear tire has a puncture, remember that if you must remove it, it is attached to the motor, so make sure to disconnect the cable, as shown in figure no. 5.
When you reach 5000km or 100 charge cycles, a service alert will show for 4 seconds when you start the system, indicating that it is time to plan a service.