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HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR NEW BIKE

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Whether you're looking to purchase a new bike from Triathlon Bikes or already have placed your order, you can rest assured that your new cycle will be packaged carefully, and arrive with only minimal assembly required. 

Once your order has been placed one of our mechanics will ensure your bike is fully assembled leaving only a few minor adjustments for you to do once the bike arrives. Your mechanic will also complete a rigorous pre-delivery inspection before carefully re-packing.


We know you'll want to get riding straight away, that is why we've put together the 7 steps below to make sure you're on the road in no time. If you have any questions regarding receiving a bike from us, or get stuck at any point in the assembly process be sure to call us on 01904 720 191.

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1. OPEN THE BOX AND REMOVE YOUR BIKE

Once you've opened the box, carefully remove your bike from the box and remove all of the packaging and zip ties with  scissors or wire cutters. 


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2. ATTACH THE HANDLEBARS

First, let’s attach the handlebars. Using an Allen key, clamp the faceplate over the bars so that they are fastened securely but not so tight that you cannot change the angle of the bars. The angle of your bars will be adjusted later.

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3. SECURE YOUR FRONT WHEEL

Next it’s time to fit the front wheel, most bikes will already have the rear wheel installed. Set the frame upright on the ground and attach the wheel. Make sure that the brake is properly aligned and that the wheel is sitting straight. Next tighten the quick release skewer and make sure that the brake quick release is tightened.

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4. ADJUST YOUR HANDLEBARS

Now it’s time to finish adjusting the handlebars. Make adjustments to the angle. Note that many models of handlebar have handy measurement markers, allowing you to find your perfect angle.


Make sure that all of the face plate bolts are tightened equally using an Allen key, so that there is the same distance between the faceplate and the stem behind all bolts. This will prevent the bars from moving whilst you are out on the road. Note that the stem should already be centralised and tightened.

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5. FIT YOUR SADDLE

Next up is fitting the saddle. The seatpost has already been greased or pasted so all you have to do is slide the post into the frame at your desired height and tighten the seat clamp using an Allen key.

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6. FIT YOUR PEDALS

Fitting your pedals is easy too. Make sure to remember that there is a left and right specific pedal and that the left pedal is reverse threaded. 

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7. FINAL CHECKS

Finally give your bike a final check over to ensure your handlebars and seatpost clamp are tightened securely, and also that your brakes' quick releases are in the closed position.


Now you're ready to hit the road!

If you have any questions regarding receiving a bike from us, or get stuck at any point in the assembly process be sure to call  us on 01904 720 191.

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