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Make damn sure your front wheel is on right and tight. Check

it before every ride. Seriously. If you’re not sure how the wheel
attaches, the details are inside (see p. 50).

You only get one brain. Helmets are really inexpensive compared
to the cost of crashing without one. We’re gonna preach now: just
wear one.

40+ YEARS Avoid anything that can get stuck in your front wheel. For
example: a shopping bag in your hand, purse, backpack straps, or

sticks on the trail. If the front wheel stops suddenly, you’re going to
have a bad time.

Use bike lights on every ride, day and night. Light technology is
amazing these days. Using them on every ride, even when the sun
is shining, is the single best way to stand out to motorists.

If it doesn’t feel or sound right, get it checked out. Just like

planes, bikes are easier to fix before you take off. Trek retailers are
there to help.

We’ll take care of you. No matter what. If you ever have a problem
your local Trek shop can’t solve, connect with Trek customer service
or write Trek President John Burke directly at j.burke@trekbikes.com.

Read the rest of this manual. 40 years on the road and trail have
taught us a lot of stuff worth sharing.

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First things first How to use this manual
We know you want to get out there and ride. Before you do, This manual covers all Trek bicycle models. It contains useful
it’s important that you complete steps 1 & 2 below. information for the life of your bicycle.
They won’t take long.
Read the fundamentals
1 Register your bike Read Chapter 1, Fundamentals, before you ride your bike.
Registration records your serial number (which is important if your bike is ever
lost or stolen), and serves as a means of communication with Trek if there are If you purchased an electric-assist bicycle (e-bike), please also read the
any safety alerts about your bicycle. If you have questions about your bicycle, supplemental Electric Bicycle Owner’s Manual. It’s also available in the
even years down the line, in just seconds your registration lets us know exactly Support section of trekbikes.com.
which bike we’re discussing, so we can give you the best service possible.

If you or your bike shop haven’t already registered your bike, please Go online for more great info
do so in the Support section at the bottom of the home page at You’ll find the most current and detailed information, including FAQs,
trekbikes.com. It’s quick and easy. maintenance schedules, troubleshooting guides, and how-to videos,
online at trekbikes.com. Scroll down to the Support section at the
bottom of the home page.
2 Read this manual
This manual contains essential safety information. Even if you’ve ridden a
bicycle for years, it’s important that you read and understand the
information in this manual before riding your new bicycle. You can
read it here or online in the Support section at the bottom of the
home page at trekbikes.com.

Parents or guardians, if this bicycle is for a child or dependent, please make

sure he or she understands all safety information in this manual.

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A note about warnings Keep this manual for reference
This manual shows you how to ride safely, and how and when to
As you read this manual, you’ll see gray warning boxes like this:
do basic inspections and maintenance (Chapter 2). Keep it for the life of
your bicycle. We also recommend that you keep your proof of purchase
WARNING! Text in a gray box with the safety alert symbol will warn you about a along with the manual in case you need to make a warranty claim.
situation or behavior that could cause severe injury or death.
Need this manual in another language? Translations are available in the
Support section of trekbikes.com.
The reason for these warnings is that we don’t want you — or your loved ones,
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or your bicycle — to get hurt.
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We want you to have fun on your bicycle, just like we love to have fun on pt  Você pode consultar este manual traduzidos no seu idioma em trekbikes.com
our bicycles. da  For dansk manual gå da venligst til ww.trekbikes.com
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We know what it’s like to tip over at a stop sign, to bloody our knuckles while
fixing a chain, to crash on slick pavement. We’ve done it all. At best, those sv  Översättning av denna manual i ditt eget språk hittar du på trekbikes.com
mishaps aren’t fun. At worst, you could get hurt. fi  Tämän ohjeen löydät omalla kielelläsi osoitteesta trekbikes.com
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So please pay attention to the warnings. It’s our way of letting you know we care trekbikes.com
about your safety.
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If you’d like a printed, translated manual, the shop where you purchased your
bicycle can provide one for you.
This manual complies with these standards: ANSI Z535.6; AS/NZS 1927:1998,
CPSC 16 CFR 1512, ISO 4210-2 and ISO 8098.

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Important safety information
Fundamentals Read this important safety information before riding your bicycle.

A bicycle can’t protect Know your bike’s limits

you in an accident Use conditions
The most common cause of injury on a Your bicycle is made to withstand
bicycle is falling. In a crash or impact, the stress of “normal” riding within
it is not uncommon for your bicycle specific use conditions (see Use
to sustain damage and for you to fall. conditions section). If you misuse
Cars have bumpers, seat belts, air your bicycle by riding outside those
bags, and crumple zones. Bicycles conditions, it can be damaged by
do not. If you fall, your bicycle cannot stress or fatigue (You’ll see the word
prevent injury. “fatigue” frequently in this manual. It
7 Important safety information means the weakening of material over
If you are involved in any kind of time due to repeated load or stress.).
10 Important e-bike information
impact, crash, or accident, check Any damage can drastically reduce the
11 Get to know your bike shop yourself thoroughly for injuries. life of the frame, fork, or other parts.
12 Bike diagram Then have your bicycle thoroughly
14 Before your first ride inspected by your bike shop before
16 Before every ride you ride it again.
A bicycle is not indestructible, and
20 Safety precautions
24 Use conditions & weight limits Know your limits its parts will not last forever. Our
bicycles are made to withstand the
27 Basic riding technique A bicycle can be dangerous, especially stress of “normal“ riding because
33 Riding with a child if you try to ride beyond the limits of those stresses are well known
your ability. Know your skill level and and understood.
don’t ride beyond it.

However, we cannot predict the forces In some cases, a lighter frame E-bike components are especially or replacement parts, and especially
that might occur if you use your bicycle or part has a longer life than a vulnerable. Electric cables, how those parts attach and interface
in competition, if you ride in extreme heavier one. However, regular connectors, battery dock, battery, and with other parts of the bicycle, is not
conditions, if it is involved in an maintenance, frequent inspections, the controller can be easily damaged if always apparent. For this reason, you
accident, if it is used for rentals or for and frequent replacement of parts handled incorrectly. should only replace parts with original
commercial purposes, or if it is used are necessary for a lightweight, equipment or parts that are approved.
in other ways that apply high stress or high-performance bicycle. Think safety If you are not sure what parts are
fatigue loads. approved, ask your bike shop.
Stay tuned to your environment and
WARNING: A bicycle is subjected Examples of modifications include this
With damage, the life of any part can to wear and high stress. Different avoid dangerous situations which are
usually obvious (traffic, obstacles, partial list:
be drastically reduced and may fail materials and parts may react to wear
without warning. or stress fatigue in different ways. If the drop-offs, and so on), but sometimes • Physically altering existing parts
design life of a part has been exceeded, are not. Many of those situations are (sanding, filing, drilling, etc.)
The safe life of a part is determined it may suddenly fail. shown in this manual.
• Any repairs made to carbon
by its construction, materials, use,
Some of the high-risk stunts and composite structures
maintenance, rider weight, speed,
For a maintenance schedule, see the
terrain, and environment (humidity, jumps seen in magazines or videos are • Removing safety equipment such
Caring for your bike section.
salinity, temperature, etc.), so it is not very dangerous; even skilled athletes as reflectors or secondary retention
possible to give an accurate timetable get severe injuries when they crash devices
for replacement. Handle with care (and they do crash).
• Using adapters for brake systems
Some parts of your bicycle can injure
Any crack, scratch, or change of color Modifications to your bicycle can • Adding a motor or engine
you if mishandled. There are sharp
in a high-stress area indicates the make it unsafe. Each part of your new
points, for example, on the teeth • Installing accessories
part (including the frame or fork) has bicycle has been carefully chosen and
of the chainrings and some pedals.
reached the end of its life and should • Changing parts
Brakes and their parts get hot. approved. The safety of accessory
be replaced. If you are not sure or you
Rotating wheels can cut skin and even
don’t feel comfortable inspecting or
break bones. Clamps and pivoting
repairing your bicycle, consult your
parts such as brake levers can pinch,
bike shop.
as can the chain where it runs onto
sprocket teeth.
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Important e-bike information Get to know your bike shop
It is important to read this manual and the supplemental The best way to ensure many happy hours of trouble-free cycling is
Electric Bicycle Owner’s Manual carefully before you ride your to build a relationship with your favorite bike shop.
new electric bike.
The ultimate resource Professional mechanics
• There’s good stuff in each manual non-standard accessories (e.g. a Service staff at your shop will keep your
This manual contains lots of valuable
about your e-bike. bottle cage), be sure not to impact bike or e-bike in tip-top shape season
information about your bicycle — and
the wiring or battery pack (e.g. using after season.
• We’re partners in protecting the there’s even more in the Support
too long or pointed bolts). This might
earth, so you need to properly use, section of trekbikes.com.
cause a short circuit to the electric Warranty service
maintain, and dispose of electrical
system and/or damage to the battery. But a manual or a website can’t fix a If you have an issue with a product we
flat, tune your derailleur, correct your sell, your bike shop is committed to
In addition to the operation of your saddle height, pour you a cup of coffee, making it right.
e-bike section, we recommend you or wax endlessly about that one time
read the Important to read before the when you almost won that one thing. There’s a shop for
first ride section of the supplement.
Locally owned bike shops are the every rider
An electric bike has hidden wiring heart and soul of cycling. Here’s just a We work with over 3,000 local bike
inside the frame and has other critical sampling of what they offer: shops in the US and hundreds more
parts like the drive unit and battery worldwide. Some specialize in racing,
Knowledgeable staff
pack. When mounting additional, some cater to commuters, some are
Bike shop staff aren’t just sales-people. all about the trails — and many offer
They’re riders who use and understand something for everyone.
WARNING! A short circuit in the electric system and/or damage to the battery the products they sell.
might lead to over-heating. In an extremely rare case, a battery pack that has been If you don’t already have a favorite
severely impacted could potentially catch fire. The right fit shop, the best place to find one is
Your shop can set up and adjust your Find a retailer at trekbikes.com.
bike to fit you, your riding style, and
your preferences.
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Bike diagrams
These diagrams include basic bike parts. Your specific model may not have all the
parts shown. Visit the Support section of trekbikes.com for more specific information.

27 36
26 25
3 28 22

11 4 10 29 30

31 37

9 6 20 33
12 19 34
13 15 8
7 38
17 35


1 Saddle 8 Front disc brake 15 Crank arm 22 Head tube 29 Rack 36 Control unit
2 Seat post 9 Rear disc brake 16 Rim 23 Shifter 30 Front fender 37 Battery
3 Seat post clamp 10 Front rim brake 17 Spoke 24 Brake lever 31 Rear fender 38 Chain guard 41
4 Seatstay 11 Rear rim brake 18 Tire 25 Handlebar 32 Front light 39 Rocker arm
5 Seat tube 12 Cassette 19 Hub 26 Stem 33 Rear light 40 Rear shock 40
6 Front derailleur 13 Chainstay 20 Down tube 27 Headset 34 Motor 41 Suspension fork
7 Rear derailleur 14 Chainring 21 Fork 28 Top tube 35 Kickstand

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Before your first ride If your leg is bent more than slightly,
your seat should be adjusted up. If
Special tools and training are
necessary to align, adjust, and
Make sure your bicycle is ready for use before your first ride. you can’t reach the pedal, your seat torque your stem, so only your bike
should be adjusted down. shop should do this. Do not attempt
Ride the right size bike Stay within the weight limit to make the adjustments yourself
as these changes may also require
Your shop will help you find a bicycle Your bicycle has a weight limit. adjustments to the shift levers, brake
that fits. See the Use conditions section levers, and cables.
for general guidelines.

WARNING: An incorrect headset

Adjust your saddle to
and stem assembly, and incorrect
a comfortable height torque can cause damage to the fork’s
Test that you have the right height Figure 1.3:  The seatpost minimum steerer tube, possibly causing the tube
insertion line. to break. If the steerer tube breaks, you
by sitting on the saddle with your heel
could fall.
on the lower pedal and your leg slightly To avoid damage to the seatpost or
bent (Figure 1.2). bike frame, do not position the saddle
beyond the minimum insertion line Get to know your bike
Figure 1.1:  Correct ride height. on the seatpost or seatmast (Figure
1.3). If you can’t properly position your For the most possible enjoyment from
• For a bicycle with a standard straight your bicycle, familiarize yourself with:
saddle, see your bike shop.
top tube, there should be at least
• Pedals (flat, clipless, or toeclips
25mm (1 in) of clearance between you
Adjust your handlebar and & straps)
and the top tube when you stand over
your bike (Figure 1.1) stem to a comfortable height • Brakes (levers or pedals)
• For a stepthrough or mountain Handlebar position is important for • Shifting (if equipped)
bike frame, verify size using a control and comfort. You point the
Figure 1.2:  Adjusting seat height.
handlebar and the bike follows. • Suspension (if equipped)
corresponding standard top tube
frame. You will enjoy yourself more if you have
a comfortable and confident ride.

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Before every ride Check the wheels and does not interfere with the spokes
or disc brake system as the wheel
• Check rims and spokes for damage.
Before riding your bicycle, perform a safety check on level rotates (Figure 1.7).
Give the wheel a spin. It should spin
ground and away from traffic. If any part doesn’t pass the
straight through the fork (front) and
safety check, fix it or have your bike serviced before riding. chainstays (rear), and not contact the WARNING: Securely clamping the
wheel with a quick release system takes
brake pads (rim brakes).
considerable force. If the wheel is not
Pre-ride checklist Check the saddle and
• Check that the axles are fully seated properly secured, the wheel can become
seat post loose or fall off causing serious injury.
Check the handlebar in the dropouts.
• Make sure the saddle is in line with The nut should be tightened enough
• Make sure the bar is at 90 degrees • Lift your bicycle and hit the top of that you need to wrap your fingers
the center of the bike (Figure 1.6).
to the wheel (Figure 1.6). the tire with a solid blow. The wheel around the fork to close the lever. The
• Check that the saddle rails or collar should not come off, be loose, or lever should leave a clear imprint in your
• Check that the handlebar is is tightened sufficiently so that it will move from side to side. palm, and the fastener should emboss
tightened sufficiently so that it will not not twist out of alignment, or move or the surface of the dropout.
twist out of alignment and does not tilt up and down.
rotate in the stem.
Check the tires
• Make sure that no cables are pulled
WARNING: A wheel attachment • Use a tire pump with a gauge to
or caught when you turn the handlebar device, including a quick-release, not make sure your tires are inflated within
from side to side. correctly adjusted and closed can move the recommended pressure range.
independently and catch in spokes or a
Do not exceed the pressure limit as
90º brake rotor. In addition, the wheel may
stated on the side of the tire or rim;
become loose or come off, suddenly
stop the wheel, decrease your control, whichever is lowest.
Figure 1.7: An incorrectly positioned quick
and cause you to fall. Make sure your release lever can interfere with the brake
wheel is correctly installed and firmly system. NOTE: It is better to use a hand or foot
Figure 1.6:  Proper alignment of handlebar
and saddle. attached before you ride your bicycle. pump than a service station pump or
• If your wheel is equipped with a
electric compressor. The latter are more
quick-release, make sure the lever is
likely to allow for over-inflation, which
properly closed and positioned
can cause the tire to blow out.
(in-line with the chainstay or front fork)
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Check the brakes • For rim or disc brakes, repeat the • Coaster brake: There should be Check your e-bike battery
process with the rear wheel brake. between 6-12mm (0.25-0.50 in) total and controller
• While standing still, make sure you
vertical movement in the middle of the
can apply full braking force without the • For coaster brakes, start with • With an e-bike, check that your
chain (Figure 1.9).
brake lever touching the handlebar. the back pedal crank slightly higher battery is locked in the dock and fully
(If the lever touches, your brakes may than horizontal. Apply pressure charged, and your controller and e-bike
need adjustment.) downwards on the back pedal. When Check the cables system are functioning properly.
you move the pedal downward, the • Make sure all cables and housings
• Check that the front wheel brake
brake should engage.
is working properly. Ride the bike at are properly secured to the frame or Check your suspension
slow speed and apply the front wheel fork so that they cannot interfere with (if applicable)
brake. The bike should come to an Check the chain or get caught on moving parts.
• Adjust your suspension for your use,
immediate stop. and make sure that no suspension
Check reflectors, lights, component can “bottom out” or
and accessories be fully compressed. Suspension
• Check that reflectors are clean and adjustment instructions are
positioned perpendicular with the rim. available in the Support section
Figure 1.8:  Apply both brakes together. Using Figure 1.9 of trekbikes.com.
the front brake only could cause the bike to • Make sure your front and rear
pitch forward.
lights and any other accessories are
securely attached, properly positioned, Check your pedals
• Make sure your chain or belt has the
WARNING: Brake force applied correct tension so that it can’t fall off. and working properly. • Make sure your pedals and shoes
to the front wheel suddenly or too fully If you’re unsure of the correct tension, are clean and free of debris that could
• Position your lights parallel to
could lift the rear wheel off the ground. see your bike shop. affect your grip or interfere with the
This could decrease your control and the ground. Make sure your batteries
are charged. pedal system.
cause you to fall. For best results, • Check that the chain has no kinks,
apply both brakes at the same time. rust, broken pins, plates, or rollers. • Grab your pedals and crank arm and
(Figure 1.8) wiggle to see if there’s any looseness.
Also spin the pedals to make sure they
rotate freely.

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Safety precautions Ride smart • Do not ride in large groups. Riding
close to other riders reduces visibility
Follow these essential safety precautions to reduce your risk of Know your skill level and do not ride with the road and can cause you to
harm when riding your bicycle. above it. lose control of your bicycle. Also, large
• Do not ride distracted. Using a groups of cyclists can cause problems
mobile phone, music player, or for other users of the roadway.
Gear up • Increase your visibility by wearing
fluorescent apparel during daylight, similar device while riding can lead • Do not ride in a manner not specified
• Always wear a helmet when riding and reflective apparel at night. On to an accident. for your bicycle type (see section
your bicycle to reduce the risk of head a bike, the unique up and down Use conditions).
• Do not ride too fast. Higher speed
injury in an accident. Make sure your pedaling motion is what makes you creates higher risk, and results in
helmet fits you properly and meets the recognizable on the road. At night, E-bike Note: Be aware that other road
higher forces if a crash occurs.
required safety standards. highlight your feet, ankles, and legs users do not expect that an e-bike can
You may be surprised at the power
• Dress appropriately. Loose clothing with products that feature reflective of an e-bike. ride faster than a normal bike. Riding
or accessories can get caught in your materials. During daylight, wear faster may also increase the risk of
fluorescent socks, shoes, covers, • Do not ride hands-free. Always keep an accident.
wheels or other moving parts and
or warmers. at least one hand on the handlebar.
cause you to fall (e.g. pants leg in
the chainring). • Use front and rear lights, day and • Do not ride double except on a
WARNING: You add to your risk
night. Make sure your reflectors are tandem bicycle.
• Make sure all loose straps and of injury when you use your bicycle in
accessories are secured (bikepacking clean and properly positioned. • Do not ride while intoxicated or while an incorrect manner. Misuse can add
using medications that can make you stress to your bike. High stress can
harness, panniers, etc.).
cause the frame or a part to break and
WARNING: Reflectors, which drowsy or less attentive.
increase your risk of injury. To decrease
function only when light shines on them,
your risk of injury, use your bicycle in
are not a substitute for lights. Riding
the manner for which it was designed.
in dark conditions or at times of poor
visibility without adequate lighting is
extremely hazardous.

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Avoid misuse Watch for and avoid road hazards Respect the weather Plan ahead
like potholes, drain grates, soft or
Examples of misuse include jumping low shoulders, or debris that could Take extra precautions when you ride It’s a real drag to have a flat tire or
your bicycle; riding over sticks, debris, impact your wheels, make your wheels in wet or snowy weather, because the other mechanical problem when out on
or other obstacles; performing stunts; slide, cause your wheels to “lock grip of your tires is greatly reduced. an enjoyable bike ride. Carry a pump,
riding in severe off-road terrain; riding up,” or catch your wheels in a rut, spare inner tube, patch kit, tools, and
too fast for conditions, or riding in all of which could cause you to lose Braking distances increase in wet spare batteries, or chargers for your
an unusual manner. These and other control. If you’re uncertain of the road weather. Apply your brakes earlier and lights and batteries. Be ready to fix
misuses add to the stress on each conditions, walk your bike. use extra caution than when riding in your bike so you can return safely from
part of your bicycle. dry conditions. your ride.
When you cross railroad tracks
or drain grates, approach them
Avoid hazards carefully and cross them at a
Listen to your bike Follow the rules on
Watch for cars, pedestrians, and other 90-degree angle to keep your wheels If your bicycle behaves in an unusual and off-road
cyclists. Assume others do not see from getting caught in manner (it shakes or wobbles, for
It is your responsibility to be aware
you, and be prepared to avoid them or the ruts (Figure 1.10). example), or you hear an unusual
of the laws that apply where you ride.
their actions such as opening a door in noise, immediately stop riding the
Observe all laws and regulations
your path. bicycle and identify the problem.
regarding e-bikes, bicycle lighting,
riding on roads or paths, helmets,
Ride carefully when off-road. Ride only After any crash or impact (especially
child carriers, and traffic.
on the trails. Do not ride over rocks, on a carbon bike), have your bike
branches, or depressions. shop thoroughly inspect your bicycle.
Damage to your bicycle may not be
Do not ride with a loose object or pet’s readily visible. Repair any problem
leash attached to the handlebar or before riding again or take the bicycle
other part of your bicycle. to your bike shop for service.
Figure 1.10  Crossing railroad tracks.

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Use conditions & weight limits Weight limit = rider + bicycle + gear/cargo.

Condition Terrain Weight limit Bicycle type or definition

Your bicycle has a frame sticker that Frame sticker Child Bicycle Riding for children. 36kg Maximum saddle height of 635mm
indicates its use condition. Ride only A child should not (80lb)
Check your frame for the use condition Usually a bicycle with 12", 16", or 20"
in the use condition specified for your ride without the
sticker and/or the following Electrically supervision of a
wheels; a child’s tricycle; and includes a
bicycle type. trailer bicycle
Power Assisted Cycles (EPAC) sticker: parent. Children
should not ride No quick-release wheel attachment
Fast Electric Bicycle (Speed EU EPAC ISO label, US EPAC ISO label, near slopes, curbs, systems
EPAC) 45 kmph (28 mph) CE specific to model Class label stairs, drop-offs,
pools; or areas that
automobiles use.
Condition 1 Riding on a paved 125kg Road bicycle with drop-type handlebar
ISO 4210-2
surface where the (275lb)
City/Trekking Triathlon, time trial, or speed bicycle
tires are always on
the ground. Cruiser with large, 26" tires and swept-
back handlebar
Class I

Max 250 W Road electric-assist bicycle with drop-
Max 20 mph type handlebar
136kg Standard pedelec electric-assist bicycle
(300lb) (e-bikes)
250kg Tandem
1 1 (550lb)
ISO 4210-2 EN 15194
City/Trekking City/Trekking EPAC Condition 2 Riding in Condition 80kg Mountain or hybrid bike with 24" wheels
1, plus smooth (175lb)
gravel roads and 125kg Cyclocross bicycle: drop-type handlebar,
groomed trails with (275lb) knobby 700c tires, and cantilever or
WARNING: If your use of a bicycle applies more stress than the Use Condition low-angle grades. disc brakes

for which it is intended, the bicycle or its parts can be damaged or broken. A bicycle Drop-offs of less 136kg Hybrid or DuoSport bicycle with 700c
that has damage could decrease your control and cause you to fall. Do not ride in use than 6" (15cm). (300lb) wheels, tires wider than 28c, and flat
conditions that apply more stress than the limits of the bicycle. If you are not sure of handlebar
the limits of the bicycle, consult your bike shop. Standard pedelec electric-assist bicycle

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Condition 3 Riding in Conditions
1 and 2, plus
Mountain bike with 24" wheels
Basic riding technique
rough trails, small 136kg Any mountain bicycle that does not have Use the following tips and techniques to get the most out of your
obstacles, and (300lb) rear suspension is designed for Condition
smooth technical 3. Any mountain bicycle with short-travel riding experience.
areas. rear suspension is also designed for

3 Jumps should be no
more than 24"
Condition 3.
• “Standard,” “race,” “cross-country,” or
“singletrack trail” mountain bicycle with
Turning and handling manhole covers) can be especially
slippery when wet. Try to avoid sudden
wide, knobby 26", 27.5", or 29" tires changes in direction on less-than-ideal
• Short-travel rear suspension surfaces.
(3"/75mm or less)
Mountain electric-assist bicycle
Condition 4 Riding in Conditions 136kg “Heavy-duty,” “technical trail,” or Aerobars and handling
1, 2, and 3; plus (300lb) “all-mountain” mountain bicycle with
rough technical wide, knobby 26", 27.5", or 29" tires, An aerobar is a forward extension of
areas and obstacles the handlebar with arm rests. When
and medium-travel rear suspension
of moderate height.
(4"/100mm or more) riding with your forearms or elbows on
Jumps should be
no more than 48" an aerobar, your ability to steer and
Figure 1.11:  Toe overlap. stop the bicycle can be reduced. When
Condition 5 Riding where 136kg “Freeride,” “jumping,” or “gravity”
you jump, ride at (300lb) bicycle with heavy-duty frames, forks, you need more control, change your
Be careful of “toe overlap.” When
high speeds, ride and components with long-travel rear position so your hands are near the
suspension (7"/178mm or more) you turn the handlebar at very slow
aggressively on brake levers and you are not leaning
rougher surfaces, or This type of use is very dangerous and speeds, your foot could overlap or
puts large forces on a bicycle. Large on your elbows or forearms.
complete jumps on touch the front wheel or fender. Do not
flat surfaces. forces can apply dangerous stress to a
pedal when you ride slowly with the
frame, fork, or the parts. If you ride in Do not use the arm rests as handles;
Condition 5 terrain, you should practice handlebar turned.
safety precautions such as more they are only intended to support your
frequent bicycle inspections and more forearms when placed in the center of
frequent replacement of equipment. You
Wet, debris-strewn, or uneven
the pad. Leaning on the edges of the
should also wear comprehensive safety pavement will affect the handling of
equipment such as a full-face helmet, arm rests could break them.
your bicycle. Paint (crosswalks, lane
pads, and body armor.
lines) and metal surfaces (grates,

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Stopping Wet, debris-strewn, or uneven For greatest braking force, the crank
WARNING: Brake force applied
pavement will affect how your bike arms should be horizontal when you to the front wheel suddenly or too fully
Always ride with a safe distance reacts to braking. Take extra care apply the brake. The crank will rotate could lift the rear wheel off the ground
between you and other vehicles or when braking under less-than-ideal some before the brake starts to or cause the front wheel to slide out
objects to give yourself adequate road conditions. Keep it smooth, work, so start to apply the brake with from under you. This will decrease your
room to stop. Adjust distances and and allow more time and distance the rear pedal slightly higher than control and cause you to fall.
brake forces to suit riding conditions for stopping. horizontal (Figure 1.12).
and speeds.
Some front brakes include a
For safest braking, use your brakes Coaster brakes Hand brakes ‘modulator’, a device that makes
smoothly and evenly. Look ahead and Parents or guardians: explain this to Before riding, make sure you know application of the front brake
adjust your speed in advance to avoid your child or dependent. which brake lever controls which brake more gradual.
hard braking. (front or rear).
If your bicycle has a coaster brake (a
Different bikes have different brake brake activated by the pedals), apply If you have two hand brakes, apply
Shifting gears
systems and different levels of the brake by pedaling backwards. both brakes at the same time. The gears on your bicycle allow you
brake power depending on their use to pedal comfortably in different
condition (see Use conditions & The front brake provides more conditions — like riding up a hill,
weight limits section). Be aware of stopping power than the rear, so do pedaling into a headwind, or riding fast
your bicycle’s braking power and don’t not use it too forcefully or too abruptly. on flat terrain. Select the gear that is
ride beyond it. If you want more — or Gradually add pressure to both brakes most comfortable for the conditions;
less — braking power, consult your until you slow to the desired speed a gear that lets you pedal at a
bike shop. or stop. constant rate.

If you must stop quickly, shift your There are two shifting systems on
weight back as you apply the brakes to most bicycles: the derailleur which is
keep the rear wheel on the ground. external, and the internal gear hub
Figure 1.12
(IGH). Use the proper technique for
your setup.

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Different shifters and derailleurs Decrease the force on the pedals as To shift with an internal gear
function differently. Get to know you shift gears. Reduced chain tension hub (IGH)
your system. helps the chain shift gears quickly
When you shift gears, coast (do not
and smoothly, which decreases chain, Front
Chainrings pedal). Tension on the chain prevents
To shift with a derailleur derailleur, and gear wear.
the correct operation of the gear
Use only one shifter at a time. change mechanism and could damage
WARNING: Improper derailleur the mechanism.
shifting technique could cause your Do not shift gears when you ride over
chain to jam or come off, causing you to
bumps to prevent dropping or jamming With most IGH systems you can shift
lose control and fall. while the bike is not moving — for
the chain or missing a gear.
example, you could shift into a lower
Do not ride with the chain in the gear at a stop sign for easier startup.
A derailleur moves your chain from
one gear to another. You shift gears “cross-over” position. Cross-over is Small Ring to Big Ring to
when you shift the derailleur so the Small Ring Big Ring
by changing the position of a shift
chain crosses from the biggest front
Chain Line Chain Line Pedaling
lever (also called a shifter), which
controls the derailleur. On most sprocket to the biggest rear sprocket Before riding, get to know your pedal
bicycles the left shifter controls the (also the smallest sprocket to the system and learn to pedal smoothly.
front derailleur and the right shifter smallest sprocket).
controls the rear derailleur. There are three pedal options: Flat,
In this position, the chain is placed at toe clips, and clipless. Toe clips and
Shift gears only when the pedals and an extreme angle causing the chain clipless pedal systems connect your
chain are moving forward. and gears to run roughly, and the parts feet to the pedals, allowing you to
to wear at a faster rate (Figure 1.13). Rear Wheel apply greater power throughout the
Cassette pedal stroke (pulling up and pushing
Figure 1.13 down) for greatest efficiency.

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Only wear shoes that are compatible
with your pedal system. If you have any
To clip out: Rotate your heel away
from the bike until you feel your shoe Riding with a child
doubt about compatibility, consult your disengage from the pedal. Take these precautions to give young riders the safest,
bike shop. best experience possible.
If you use toe clips or clipless pedals:
You must be able to release from the
pedals quickly and easily, so practice Towing or carrying • Keep in mind the maximum allowed
load of your bicycle when attaching a
Flat pedals are exactly what they
sound like. They don’t require special
getting into and out of the pedals a child on your bike child seat on a rear rack. On e-bikes
before you ride.
• If you allow a child to ride in a seat with a rear rack battery, the maximum
footwear, and your feet are free to
or trailer attached to a bicycle, be load is lower due to the weight of a
move on and off the pedal. TIP: put your bike on a trainer or
extra vigilant to ensure the child’s battery. The maximum allowed load
position yourself in a doorway where
safety. Make sure your bicycle is can be found on the rack or rack
Toe clips you can hang onto the door frame
suitable for the attachment of a child support bracket.
for balance.
These attach your feet to the pedals seat or trailer. Trailers should use the • If you attach a child seat to the
with a clip and a strap which wraps Make sure any release mechanism flag provided. rear of your bicycle, exposed saddle
around and in front of your toes. operates correctly and adjust it if springs could injure a child’s fingers.
• You should not attach a child seat
necessary before your ride. Cover the springs or use a saddle that
to a carbon fiber frame (e.g. seat tube)
Clipless pedals or seatpost unless it’s specifically does not have springs.
WARNING: Improper technique, equipped for it. Ask your bike shop if • Never leave a child unattended in a
Clipping in to what is known as a
incompatible gear, or a pedal system you’re unsure.
clipless pedal system requires special child seat or trailer. The bicycle could
that operates incorrectly could cause
cycling shoes that have a cleat that your feet to become trapped or allow • Check its attachment or connection fall over and injure the child.
engages with the pedal. your feet to release from the pedal to your bike before every ride. • Make sure the child wears protective
unexpectedly, causing you to lose gear, especially an approved, properly
To clip in: Line up the cleat on the control.
WARNING: Do not mount a clamp fitted helmet.
bottom of your shoe with the pedal
to a bicycle frame (e.g. carbon) that is
mechanism and push down. • Frequently check to be sure a child
not equipped for it. The frame material
may become damaged resulting in on a trailer (with pedals) is awake
unsafe conditions. and alert.

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• Reduce your speed. Read and • Clearly establish your own riding CHA P TER 2
follow the instructions that came rules that suit your location, including
with your child seat or trailer.

Accompanying a child
where, when, and for how long your
child can ride. Caring for your bike
WARNING: Training wheels prevent
riding his/her own bike the regular lean of a bicycle during a
• Make sure your child is dressed turn. If the child turns too quickly, the
properly for riding in bright, highly bicycle can fall and cause injury. With
visible clothing. training wheels, do not permit a child to
ride fast or turn suddenly.
• Make sure your child is riding the
right size bike, and that the seat and • Inspect your child’s bicycle before
handlebar are properly positioned for every ride (see section Before
maximum comfort and control. every ride).
• Children are less likely than adults • Pay extra attention to the grips
to recognize hazards and may not or handlebar covers on your child’s
respond correctly in an emergency bicycle. In the event of a crash, an
situation, so you’ll need to lend your exposed handlebar end presents a
eyes and ears, and judgment to keep puncture hazard.
them safe. 36 Safeguard your bike
• Children should not ride near slopes, WARNING: A handlebar end that is 40 Maintenance
curbs, stairs, drop-offs, pools, or not plugged or covered can cut the rider
42 Inspection
areas that automobiles use. in a crash. Parents should regularly
inspect a child’s bicycle and replace 47 Five easy fixes every rider should know
• Teach your child the rules of the damaged or missing grips. 53 Carbon fiber care
road and emphasize the importance of
obeying them.

Safeguard your bike • 15mm box end wrench
• Socket wrench, 14, 15, and
Your safety depends on the correct
maintenance of your bicycle. If a
We build our bicycles to last a long time — with a little help from repair, adjustment, or software update
19mm socket
you. Follow these safeguards to keep your bicycle in good shape for is not specifically listed in this manual,
the long haul. • T25 Torx wrench only your bike shop should make
• No. 1 Phillips-head screwdriver that repair.

Keep it clean Use only genuine replacement

parts. If you use anything other than
• Bicycle inner tube patch-kit, tire After any repair or accessory
pump with gauge, and tire levers installation, check your bicycle
Clean your bicycle with water or mild genuine replacement parts you may
• Torque wrench as shown in the Before every
detergent and a non-abrasive sponge compromise the safety, performance,
ride section.
if your bicycle is very dirty. Never or warranty of your bicycle.
spray your bicycle using high pressure, WARNING: Many bicycle service
and never spray directly onto bearing
A warning about servicing
and repair tasks require special Parking, storing, and
points or electrical parts on e-bikes. knowledge and tools. Do not begin
Never use harsh chemicals or alcohol
your bike any adjustments or service on your transporting your bike
Special tools and skills are necessary bicycle until you have learned from your
wipes to clean your bike. See the Five Prevent theft
for the servicing of your bicycle. If a bike shop how to properly complete
easy fixes section for more details on
repair or adjustment is not specifically
them. We recommend that significant Do not park your bicycle unless you
washing your bicycle.
mechanical repairs be carried out by secure it to a fixed object with a bike
listed in this manual, for your safety
a qualified bicycle mechanic. Improper lock that resists bolt cutters and
only your bike shop should make adjustment or service may result in
Part replacement that repair. damage to the bicycle, or an accident
saws. For an e-bike, lock the battery
in place and remove the controller,
If you need to replace any bike parts that can cause serious injury or death.
if applicable.
(worn brake pads, for example, or Suggested tools list
broken parts from an accident), visit Register your bicycle online (see
Not all these tools are necessary for
your bike shop or the Equipment section Register your bike). Record
all bicycles.
section of trekbikes.com. the serial number in this manual and
• 2, 4, 5, 6, 8mm hex wrenches put the manual in a safe location.
• 9, 10, 15mm open-end wrenches

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Park or store your bike Please see the supplemental Electric Use care with car racks, work Package your bicycle
safely Bicycle Owner’s Manual for proper stands, trailers, and trainers carefully for shipping
battery storage.
Park your bicycle where it cannot fall or Clamping devices such as those found An incorrectly packed bicycle is easily
roll away. Any fall can cause damage on a work stand, car carrier, trainer, damaged in transit. Always use a
to your bicycle or property around you. Protect your bike’s finish or child’s trailer can cause damage to hard case or carton that will protect
The finish or paint on your bicycle can bicycle frames. Follow the instructions your bicycle when you package it
Incorrect use of a bicycle parking be damaged by chemicals (including for your specific accessory to protect for shipping. Attach foam pads to all
rack could bend your wheels, damage some sports drinks) or abrasive your bicycle from harm. And do not the frame and fork tubes, and use
brake cables, or in the case of e-bikes, contact. Dirt can scratch or remove clamp any of these devices to a a rigid block to protect the fork tips
damage electric system cables. paint (and even frame material) carbon fiber tube unless the frame and maintain structural support of
especially where a cable rubs or a is specifically designed to accept it. the fork blades.
Do not rest your bicycle on its Not all bicycles are compatible with a
strap is placed around a tube. Use
derailleurs. The rear derailleur could luggage carrier, bicycle trailer, etc.... If There are also special rules and
adhesive padding to prevent rubbing in
bend or dirt could get on the drivetrain. you are not sure, ask your bike shop. considerations when shipping an
critical spots.
e-bike. If you are not sure of what
Protect your bike from the elements you’re doing, see the supplemental
when possible. Rain, snow, hail, and Avoid excessive heat Electric Bicycle Owner’s Manual at
even direct sunlight can damage your Excessive heat may damage the trekbikes.com or ask your bike shop to
bicycle frame, finish, or parts. adhesive that joins carbon fibers package your bicycle for you.
together or the joints of frame parts.
Before you put away your bicycle for
Do not exceed 65°C (150°F) exposure
an extended time, clean and service
to your bicycle. The interior of a car
it and apply frame polish. Hang your
parked in the sun can reach this
bicycle off the ground with the tires at
approximately half the recommended
inflation pressure.

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Maintenance consult your bike shop. If a part has
wear or damage, replace it before you
Technological advances have made bicycles and bicycle parts more ride your bicycle again.
complex, and the pace of innovation is increasing. It’s impossible
for this manual to provide all the information required to properly If your inspection shows that your bike
repair and/or maintain every bicycle. needs maintenance, visit the Support
section at trekbikes.com for further
instructions and helpful videos, or see
To help minimize the chances of an Have your bike shop fully service your your bike shop for service. If your bike
accident and possible injury, it’s bicycle each year even if you did not needs lubrication, ask your shop for
critical that you have your bike shop ride your bicycle much. the products most suitable for your
perform any repair or maintenance not area (due to weather, etc. the best
specifically described in this manual. Before each ride, perform an
lubricants may vary).
inspection as outlined in the
Many variables, from your riding style Before every ride section.
to geographic location will determine
your maintenance requirements. The See the Support section of trekbikes.
longer you neglect maintenance, com for a comprehensive maintenance
the more it becomes critical. Your schedule that includes inspections
bike shop can help you decide your and service recommendations by
maintenance requirements. distance and hours ridden.

After initial use, new bicycles should The maintenance schedule is based
be checked. As an example, cables on normal use. If you ride your
stretch through use, and this can bicycle more than the distance and
affect the operation of shifting or time indicated, perform bicycle
braking. Approximately two months maintenance more frequently than
after you purchase your new bicycle, recommended. If a part malfunctions,
have your bike shop fully check it. check and service it immediately, or

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Inspection • Brake bolts, front and rear,
including any bolt that attaches a
Frame and fork
Examine your frame and fork,
As listed in the Maintenance schedule, perform the following cable housing stop
especially near junctions, and
inspections and maintenance when indicated. • Suspension attachment bolts and clamping or attachment areas.
pivot bolts
Check tightness A torque wrench is the only reliable
method of determining correct Handlebar
Look and feel for signs of fatigue:
dents, cracks, scratches,
Your new bicycle left the shop with tightness. If you do not have a torque deformation, discoloration, unusual
bolts and connections properly wrench, you cannot properly inspect noises (e.g. chain slap or brake rub
tightened — but those bolts and for tightness and should consult your • That the handlebar grips are secure during acceleration). If you find any,
connections loosen over time. bike shop. (they shouldn’t move or rotate). contact your bike shop before riding
This is normal. It’s important to the bicycle.
• The handlebar tape (if applicable)
check and adjust them to proper The torque specification is often
and replace if it’s loose or worn.
torque specifications. written on or near the bolt or part. If
• That any handlebar extensions or Brakes
a part does not have a specification
on it, check the Support section of bar ends are properly positioned and Check the brake pads for wear.
Know your torque specs
trekbikes.com, or ask your bike shop. secure, and that bar caps are secure.
Torque is a measure of the tightness • Rim brakes: If the grooves in the
It shouldn’t take more than a
of a screw or bolt. brake pad surface are less than 2mm
few minutes to check the following WARNING: A handlebar end that is deep (or 1mm deep for direct-pull
and adjust as necessary to proper not plugged or covered can cut the rider
Too much torque can stretch, brakes), replace the brake pads.
torque specs: in a crash. Parents should regularly
deform, or break a bolt (or the part it inspect a child’s bicycle and replace • Disc brakes: Replace brake pads
attaches). Too little torque can allow • Saddle clamp bolt(s) damaged or missing grips. that are thinner than 1mm.
the part to move and may lead to • Seatpost clamp bolt
fatigue and breakage of the bolt • Disc brake rotors: Check the
(or the attached part). • Stem bolts thickness/wear of the rotor. The
minimum thickness is often printed on
• Shift lever attachment bolts
the disc.
• Brake lever attachment bolts

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Wheels and tires • A shallow groove around the Pedals If your inspection shows that your bike
circumference of the rim (Figure 2.1). needs maintenance, visit the Support
Check the tires for damage or a worn Wiggle the pedals to make sure they’re
If the groove is no longer visible in any section on our website for further
area. As a tire wears thin, it may secure on the crank arms. Rotate the
spot, replace the rim. instructions and helpful videos, or
become more susceptible to puncture. pedals on the crank arm. If the pedals
take your bike to your bike shop for
If a cut goes all the way through the • A dot on the rim – typically near the don’t rotate smoothly, see your bike
service. Only your bike shop should
casing, or any casing thread shows valve stem. If this indicator is worn shop to adjust your pedal bearings.
adjust bearings.
through the tread, replace the tire. such that the dot is no longer visible,
replace the rim If necessary, tighten your pedals.
Your bike shop should fix or replace The right pedal is threaded in the Chain
loose spokes or spokes with damage. Carbon composite rims: A woven usual direction. The left pedal is left- Check the chain for stiff link pins or
material covers the interior hand threaded. Please see your bike wear and dirt. Clean and lubricate the
A word about rim wear. Brake pads unidirectional fibers. If these fibers are shop to tighten your pedals to the chain (see section Five easy fixes).
remove rim material when you apply exposed, replace the rim. If you’re not correct torque.
the brake. If the brakes remove too sure, see your bike shop.
much material over time, the rim can Accessories
If a hub feels loose or makes a
become weak and break. Aluminum Check all accessories to make
rim wear-indicators: grinding noise, your bearings may need Gently wiggle the crank arms and turn sure they’re correctly and
attention. Only your bike shop should the crank (chainring) with the rear securely attached.
adjust bearings. wheel off the ground.
Some bikes include accessories,
If the crank feels or sounds loose,
Derailleurs such as a kickstand, or you may have
or if you hear a grinding noise when added some of your own. Visit the
Shift gears through all the sprocket you turn the crank, do not ride Support section on our website for
combinations to make sure the your bicycle. Your bottom bracket further instructions on operation and
derailleurs operate correctly and (the bearing system that allows the maintenance, or follow the instructions
smoothly, and the chain does not crank arms to turn in the frame) may that came with your accessories.
come off. need adjustment.
Figure 2.1  Aluminum rim wear-indicator.

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Cables This is for all fork mounting locations:
front, rear, or under the fork crown Five easy fixes every rider
should know
Check the cables for problems: kinks,
(Figure 2.1.1).
rust, broken strands, or a frayed end.
Cables should have an end cap to We know not everybody is mechanically inclined … but
prevent fraying. Also check the cable- every rider should master these five basic skills. We
housing for loose wire strands, bent
cover the highlights below, but if you need a little
ends, cuts, and worn areas. If there
deeper dive, you’ll find how-to videos on the Trek Bike
is a problem with a cable or housing,
do not ride your bicycle. Unless you Figure 2.1.1  Front fender mounting bolt YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/trekbikesusa.
locations. L-R: front, rear, under the crown.
feel comfortable adjusting your wire
cables, take your bicycle to your bike
WARNING: When re-installing a 1. Check your tires whichever is lower. Make sure your
shop for service. pump is suitable for your valve:
fender, make sure you use the bolt(s)
Properly inflated tires make for an Presta, Schrader, or Dunlop/Woods
supplied with the bicycle or fender
enjoyable ride. Checking your tires for (see Figure 2.2).
E-bikes assembly. These bolts have specific
sizes and locking capabilities. Failure inflation and wear is your first step to
Dunlop Presta Schrader
Check all wires and connectors for to use these bolts may result in a loose improve your bicycle’s performance.
damage. Check the operation of the or detached fender contacting the tire
system. Check the controller docking causing an abrupt stop.
Check your tire pressure
for damage. Check the operation of all
lights and horn (if applicable). Use a tire gauge, or a pump
WARNING: Fender mounting bolts equipped with a gauge, to check
may become loose. To avoid loose top
your tire pressure.
Fenders bolts, coat the bolt threads with fresh
Loctite Blue 242 adhesive (or similar) Figure 2.2
When mounting a front fender, you with each installation. Failure to use an Inflate (or deflate) your tires
must coat the top mounting bolt adhesive on the bolts may result in a With a Presta valve, you must loosen
threads with fresh Loctite Blue loose or detached fender contacting the Use a hand pump to inflate your tires
the top valve two turns before trying to
242 adhesive (or similar) with each tire causing an abrupt stop. to the air pressure recommended
inflate the tire.
installation. on the sidewall of the tire or to the
pressure recommended for the rim,

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Do not over-inflate your tires. If your NOTE: It is better to use a hand or foot NOTICE: High pressure water may Apply the degreaser with a toothbrush
tire is over the recommended range, pump than a service station pump or damage bicycle parts. Do not clean or a chain-cleaner tool to the bottom
release air and recheck the pressure. electric compressor. The latter is more your bicycle with a high-pressure length of the chain and pedal
likely to allow for over-inflation, which washer. High pressure water might backwards. After degreasing, wash the
can cause the tire to blow out. also seep into electric connectors, chain with soapy water and a brush,
motors, controllers or other parts of rinse it clean, and allow to dry.
the electric system.
35 2.41 241 80 5.52 552

40 2.76 276 85 5.86 586

WARNING: Do not get lubricant

45 3.10 310 90 6.21 621

3. Degrease and lube on rim sidewalls or disc brake rotors.
Lubricant on brake surfaces can
50 3.45 345 95 6.55 655
your chain cause decreased braking function, and
Proper lubrication will keep your chain increase the possibility of an accident
55 3.79 379 100 6.89 689
or injury. Wipe off any lubricant that
running smoothly and quietly and
60 4.14 414 105 7.24 724 contacts brake surfaces.
will prolong the life of your chain. We
65 4.48 448 110 7.58 758
recommend you clean (degrease) the
70 4.83 483 115 7.93 793 chain prior to lubrication. Lubricate
75 5.17 517 120 8.27 827 Use a bicycle-specific chain lubricant.
Degrease Apply lubricant to each link pin as you
It’s a dirty job so leave your slowly pedal backwards. Wipe off any
All you need is a water hose, a bucket,
2. Wash your bike mild soap, a soft brush, and a towel. dress clothes in the closet. You’ll excess lubricant.
It just feels better to ride a clean need a bike-specific degreaser (a
bicycle. Not only does it look good, Wet your bicycle with the hose, then biodegradable option is good). There
it will also add to the life of the bike. work with the brush from the top down are designated chain-cleaner tools,
Constant attention to your bicycle’s using plenty of soapy water. Rinse the but you can also use a toothbrush.
details will keep you up to date with soap off and wipe it down.
Figure 2.3:  Apply lubricant to the bottom of
maintenance as well. the chain.

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TIP: Apply the lubricant to the bottom Remove the rear wheel WARNING: A quick-release device
length of the chain and hold a rag not correctly adjusted and closed
1.  Shift down to the smallest gear
under the chain. This will keep the lube can move independently and catch in
in the cassette. If you have rim
from dripping on your chainstay (frame) spokes or a brake rotor. In addition, the
brakes, open the quick release cable
or wheel and make the process less wheel may become loose or come off,
mechanism for the rear brake to open suddenly stop the wheel, decrease your
dirty (Figure 2.3).
the brake arms. control, and cause you to fall. Make
sure the quick release lever is correctly
4. Remove & replace 2.  Loosen the quick release, nuts, or positioned in the dropouts and closed
through axle on the wheel. before you ride your bicycle.
your wheels Figure 2.4
3.  Grab the derailleur body and push
WARNING: If you have an e-bike, or down, then back and release the
2.  Tighten the quick release making
your bike is equipped with a hub brake, wheel from the dropouts.
or if it has an internal gear rear hub, do sure that it is properly positioned
not attempt to remove the wheel. The 4.  Tilt the wheel and remove the chain within the dropouts and closed. If the
removal and re-installation of most hub from the cassette. Set the wheel and quick release is not closed correctly
brakes and internal gear hubs requires
your bike down with the gears up. (in-line with the chain stay), the lever
special knowledge. Incorrect removal can catch in a disc brake rotor
or assembly can result in brake or gear (Figure 2.4).
failure, which can cause you to lose Replace the rear wheel
control and fall. 3.  Replace the quick release cable
1.  Standing at the rear of the bike,
with the wheel between your knees, mechanism for the rear brake (rim
NOTE: If you have disc brakes, be grab the rear derailleur with your right brakes) and you’re done.
careful not to press the brake lever hand and pull back and push down
after removing the wheel. This may making sure the top of the chain drops
close the brake pads making it difficult over the first (or smallest) gear on the
for the rotor to go back inside the pads. cassette. Make sure the wheel axle
fits all the way into the frame of
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5. Remove & replace Replace the tire on the wheel
Carbon fiber care
your tire 1.  Take this opportunity to examine
We want you riding your bike safely, so we make it easy to replace
the tire, rim tape, and the rim
These instructions are written for a damaged carbon frame or part through Carbon Care, a program
for defects.
standard tire systems with tubes. For exclusive to Trek owners. Through Carbon Care, Trek offers a
another type of tire, consult your bike 2.  Inflate the inner tube just enough significant discount to replace a damaged carbon fiber frame, fork,
shop or visit the Support section of for it to take shape. or part.
our website.
3.  Place the inner tube in the tire so What is carbon fiber?
Remove the tire from the wheel that it is inside the tire all the way
around. Insert the valve stem through Carbon fiber is a lightweight, strong
1.  Deflate the inner tube and loosen material, making it the material of
the hole in the rim.
the valve nut (Presta or Dunlop valves). choice for the manufacture of high-
4.  With your hands only, push one performance bicycle frames, forks,
2.  Loosen the tire from the rim. and other parts. Carbon fiber is
side of the tire over the rim. Make sure
the tube is now inside the rim. also used by many other industries,
3.  Use your hands or tire levers to
including automotive and aerospace.
remove the tire from one side of the
5.  Push the other side of the tire over
rim. Do not use a sharp object such as Figure 2.5:  Left: Metal fork bent when
the rim. Carbon fiber is not overloaded. Right: Carbon fork withstood a
a screwdriver to remove the tire. higher load, but completely separated when
indestructible overloaded.
6.  From the outside of the tire, prop
4.  With one side of the tire removed, Like any material, carbon fiber can
the valve stem up through the rim.
you can reach in and remove the suffer damage. And not all damage to Compare a carbon fiber part to a
inner tube. 7.  Inflate the tire to the pressure carbon fiber will be visible. (Figure 2.5) metal part. When you damage a metal
indicated on the side of the tire. Do part, it will bend or deform. When
5.  To remove the tire completely use
not over-inflate. you damage a carbon fiber part, the
your hands or tire levers to remove the
damage may not be visible to the
other side of the tire from the rim. 8.  Check to make sure the tire bead is naked eye and may not be safe to ride.
set on the rim.

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How can carbon be damaged? What to do if you suspect your CHA P TER 3
bike may be damaged

While it is impossible to list all the
scenarios that can damage a carbon 1.  Stop riding the bicycle.
fiber part, below are a few examples.
If you experience any of the following, 2.  Take the bicycle to an authorized
stop riding your bicycle immediately Trek retailer.
and take it to an authorized Trek
retailer to replace the damaged part: 3.  Replace the damaged frame or part
through Trek Carbon Care.
• You hit a curb, guardrail, pothole,
parked car, or anything that causes
the bicycle to stop abruptly. WARNING: Carbon fiber parts with
damage can break suddenly, causing
• An object becomes stuck in the
serious injury or death. Carbon fiber can
front wheel, causing the bicycle to conceal damage to a bicycle part. If you
stop abruptly. suspect your bicycle has had an impact
or crash, immediately stop the bicycle.
• You get hit by a car or truck.
Replace the part before riding or take
• You crashed your bicycle and it the bicycle to your bike shop for service.
doesn’t feel or sound right.
• Your bicycle is in a roof rack when
you drive your car into a garage.

If your carbon frame, fork, or part has

been potentially damaged and you
have any doubt about its integrity, you 56 Additional resources
should replace it. 58 Glossary of cycling terms

Additional resources Trek 100 Warranty
trek100.org Trek Care Limited Warranty
This basic manual is just the beginning. Here’s some additional
information to help support fun bicycling. The Trek 100 is a charity bicycle We’ve Got You Covered
ride hosted annually at the world Every new Trek bicycle comes with our
How-to videos World Bicycle Relief headquarters of Trek Bicycle in industry’s best warranty and loyalty
Waterloo, Wisconsin. Funds raised program - Trek Care. Once your Trek
Trek Bikes has its own benefit Midwest Athletes Against bicycle is registered, the Trek Bicycle
YouTube channel: youtube. Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund).
This organization provides specially Corporation provides each original
designed, locally assembled bicycles retail purchaser a warranty against
which applies to all bikes
across rural Africa through sustainable NICA defects in materials and workmanship.
and all models.
work-to-own and study-to-own For the full warranty statement,
programs. please see trekbikes.com/us/en_US/
Social Responsibility The National Interscholastic Cycling

PeopleForBikes DreamBikes Association (NICA) develops mountain

biking programs for student athletes, First things first
peopleforbikes.org/ dream-bikes.org/
providing guidance and leadership for Contact an authorized Trek retailer or
DreamBikes is a non-profit that communities and coaches. distributor to initiate a warranty claim.
PeopleForBikes aims to make riding
better for everyone. By collaborating hires and trains teens in Proof of purchase is required.
with millions of individual riders, disadvantaged neighborhoods
businesses, community leaders, and to fix and sell used bikes.
elected officials, they unite people
to create a powerful, united voice for
bicycling and its benefits.

56 57
Glossary of cycling terms Hardtail
A mountain bike with no rear suspension.
A beautifully simple bicycle: one free-wheel
gear, no shifting.
Aerobars Chainguard High-vis
Forward handlebar extensions allowing A housing around your chain. Short for high-visibility. High-vis gear and Singletrack
the rider to rest their elbows for improved apparel makes riders more likely to be seen. A trail just wide enough for a single bike
Drive side
aerodynamics. to ride.
Refers to the side of the bike where the Hybrid
Bead chain and related drivetrain components sit. A versatile style of bike that combines traits Steerer tube
Part of the tire that clinches to the of road and mountain bikes. Equally suited The part of the fork that is inserted into the
wheel’s rim. to city streets and gravel paths, but not head tube of the frame. Used to attach the
The system that transfers pedaling power
intended for rigorous off-road use. fork to the frame using a headset.
Bar ends to the wheels. Components include crank,
Perpendicular extensions to the end chainring, and chain (or belt), as well as Lockout Stepthrough
of straight handlebars for additional derailleurs and a cassette in geared bikes. The ability to lock a suspension fork so that A type of bicycle frame with a low or absent
hand positions. it’s rigid for more pedaling efficiency on top tube or cross-bar (a.k.a. open frame or
smooth terrain. low-step frame).
Bike share Small notch in the bike frame where the
A fun, easy, affordable urban transit seatstay meets the chainstay. The rear Pannier Stoker
system in which users rent bikes for wheel skewer or axle rests in the dropouts. A bag or similar container attached to the The rider on a tandem bike not steering.
short rides, checking them in and out frame, handle bars, or on racks above the
Dynamo hub Tandem
at docking stations. wheels of a bicycle.
A small electrical generator built into the A bicycle built for two.
Biomotion or body movement hub of a bicycle wheel usually used to Quick release
power lights.
Thru axle
Highlighting the movement of your feet and A mechanism for attaching a wheel to a
An alternative to the quick-release skewer.
legs with contrasting colors to improve your bicycle. It consists of a rod threaded on one
e-bike assist A thru axle slides through holes in closed
visibility. Use fluorescent during daylight and end and a lever-operated cam assembly on
An e-bike amplifies your pedal power with a dropouts. It’s a stronger, stiffer axle, and
reflective at night. the other.
motor and battery. When riding, the electric has long been a standard for mountain
Cadence motor only kicks in when pedaling. Ride tuned bike wheels.
The rate at which a cyclist pedals (in Tuned for optimal ride feel.
Fat bike Wheelie
revolutions per minute). A tough, capable mountain bike built to Road rash Lifting the front wheel of the bicycle in the
Captain accommodate extra-wide tires and designed Skin abrasions caused from sliding on the air while riding on only the back wheel.
The rider on a tandem bike steering to ride on any kind of terrain—snow, sand, asphalt in a crash.
(shifting, braking) the bike. Also pilot. rocks, pretty much anywhere you darned
well please.
Carbon fiber A seatpost integrated into the frame as an
Strong, light, woven material used to make Frameset extension of the seat tube.
bike frames and parts that are ultra-light, The bicycle frame plus the front fork.
stiff, and resilient.
58 59
Trek Headquarters Limited lifetime warranty
Australia The bicycle is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. For more details,
USA Europe
Trek Bicycle Corporation visit the official website trekbikes.com.
Trek Bicycle Corporation Bikeurope BV
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omezeními. Podrobnosti najdete na webových stránkách Sua bicicleta é coberta por uma garantia vitalícia limitada.
trekbikes.com. Para detalhes, acesse nosso site na web, trekbikes.com.


Ihr Fahrrad ist durch eine eingeschränkte lebenslange
Garantie abgedeckt. Einzelheiten finden Sie auf unserer На ваш велосипед распространяется гарантия,
Website unter trekbikes.com. предоставляемая на весь срок службы. Подробности
смотрите на нашем сайте на trekbikes.com.
Su bicicleta esta cubierta por una garantía limitada de
por vida. Visite nuestro sitio web en trekbikes.com para Din cykel omfattas av en begränsad livstidsgaranti. Mer
obtener información detallada. information finns på vår webbplats trekbikes.com.


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Per maggiori dettagli, visitare il sito internet ufficiale vores hjemmeside på trekbikes.com, hvis du vil vide mere.
JA 限定付生涯保証 Sykkelen din har en livstidsgaranti. Se vårt nettsted
お使いの自転車には限定付生涯保証が付いています。詳 trekbikes.com for mer informasjon.
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access to a computer and want to purchase a printed manual, send a request to
the address that appears at the bottom of this page.
该手册的 PDF 版本载于 CD。
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Elektronickou verzi této příručky najdete na CD ve formátu PDF.
Pokud nemáte k dispozici počítač a chcete získat příručku v tištěné PT 
Uma versão deste manual está disponível em CD e em PDF. Se você não
podobě, odešlete žádost na adresu uvedenou dole na této stránce. tem acesso a computador e deseja adquirir um manual impresso, envie uma
solicitação para o endereço exibido na parte inferior desta página
Eine Version dieses Handbuchs ist auf der CD als PDF-Datei zu
finden. Wenn Sie keinen Zugang zu einem Computer haben und RU 
Вариант этого руководства в формате PDF имеется на компакт-
eine Druckversion des Handbuchs erhalten möchten, fordern Sie диске. Если вы не имеете доступа к компьютеру и хотите
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указанному внизу страницы.
En el CD, encontrará una versión de este manual en formato PDF. Si no
tiene acceso a un ordenador y desea adquirir un manual impreso, envíe una SV 
Bruksanvisningen finns som PDF-fil på CD-skivan. Kontakta adressen
solicitud a la dirección que aparece en la parte inferior de esta página. längst ned på sidan om du inte har tillgång till en dator och vill ha
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Ce manuel est disponible en version électronique au format PDF sur
le CD. Si vous n’avez pas accès à un ordinateur et que vous souhaitez FI 
Tämän oppaan versio on saatavana CD-levyllä PDF-muodossa. Jos
acquérir la version imprimée du manuel, veuillez envoyer votre demande à sinulla ei ole käytössäsi tietokonetta tai haluat painetun oppaan, lähetä
l’adresse indiquée en bas de cette page. pyyntö osoitteeseen, jonka löydät tämän sivun alalaidassa.
Una versione PDF di questo manuale si trova sul CD. Se non DA 
Denne manual findes også som en PDF-fil på cd'en. Hvis du ikke
disponete di un computer e desiderate acquistare un manuale har adgang til en computer, men ønsker at få en trykt manual, er du
stampato, inviate una richiesta all’indirizzo riportato in basso su velkommen til at bede om den på den adresse, der ses nederst på
questa pagina. denne side.
JA  コンピューター NO 
Det finnes en versjon av denne håndboken på CD-en i PDF-format.
を利用できないため印刷版のマニュアルが必要な方は、 このページの Dersom du ikke har tilgang til datamaskin og vil ha en trykket versjon,
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Op de CD is een PDF-versie van deze handleiding te vinden. Heb je geen AR ‫ طوغضملا صرقلا ىلع‬، ‫ قيسنتب ليلدلا اذه نم ا ًرادصإ دجتس‬PDF.
beschikking over een computer en wil je een gedrukt exemplaar van de ‫ليلد ءارش يف بغرتو رتويبمك زاهج ىلإ لوصولا قح كيدل نكي مل اذإ‬
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