Part 1 of 5

Use for intended purpose

Neither the manufacturer nor the bicycle dealer can be held responsible for damage caused by improper use of the vehicle. Use the vehicle only as described in these operating instructions.

Any other use is considered improper and may result in accidents, serious injury or damage to the vehicle.

The conversion of vehicles into EABs or high-speed EABs is not permitted. It is forbidden to tamper with the drive unit of Pedelecs and S-Pedelecs.

Modifications or conversions of the vehicle that alter its characteristics (e.g. ski runners, load-carrying accessories, sidecars) are not permitted.

Warranty claims may be jeopardized and may be voided if the vehicle is not used as intended.

The vehicle is intended for use by one person, for whom the seating position has been adjusted according to his/her height (see chapter "General / Seating position").

The use of child seats, child trailers and other bicycle trailers (cargo trailers and dog trailers) is not permitted on vehicles in categories 0 and 6.

If a child seat or trailer is used with a category 2, 3, 4 or 5 vehicle, the driver must comply with the intended use for category 2. The specified instructions for use remain valid for category 1.

The use of child seats, child trailers and other bicycle trailers is forbidden for :

  • Vehicles with carbon seat stays unless they have a fastening device for attaching a trailer hitch.
  • Fast VAE vehicles.
  • Children's and junior bikes with wheel diameters of 12", 16", 20" and 24".

For further information, please read the chapter "Safety / Notes on transporting children" and follow the special operating instructions for your vehicle.

Ask your bicycle dealer for advice before using a child trailer or child seat. Road bikes and fitness bikes are only intended for use on roads and paths with smooth, asphalt, concrete or paved surfaces.

Use on unstabilized roads may lead to vehicle failure. The installation of a luggage rack, child seat or trailer is not permitted.

The road bike/fitness bike is defined as a vehicle :

  • with road handlebars (road bike) or flat handlebars (flat bar on fitness bike).
  • with narrow tires with little or no tread.
  • with a non-sprung frame - requiring a stretched, sporty sitting position.

In order to use the vehicle for its intended purpose on public roads, you must know, understand and comply with all applicable regional and national regulations (see chapter "Safety / Traffic regulations").


Part 2 of 5

Maximum authorized weight



Component failure due to vehicle overload. Risk of accident and injury ! Observe the maximum permissible vehicle weight.



Material damage caused by overloading. Risk of damage ! Observe maximum permissible vehicle weight.

Do not exceed the maximum permissible vehicle weight:

  • Ask your bicycle dealer for advice
  • if you have any questions about the maximum permissible vehicle weight.

This symbol (example) indicates the maximum weight allowed for the vehicle. The maximum permissible weight for your vehicle is shown on the sticker attached to it. The sticker is usually located on the lower left-hand side of the seat tube.

The maximum authorized weight is calculated as follows: vehicle + rider + luggage/backpack/child seat, etc. = maximum authorized weight.

Maximum authorized weight and use of a trailer :

If a trailer is used, the maximum towable load of 40 kg unbraked/80 kg braked (trailer + payload) must not be exceeded.

This symbol indicates the maximum permissible vehicle load. Please observe any additional information on the bike or trailer. If these specifications are below a maximum of 40 kg, they must be respected. Observe the trailer manufacturer's specifications regarding hitch load.

Generality :

If a trailer is used, the total weight of the trailer (trailer + payload) is included in the total weight of the vehicle and must be taken into account when determining the maximum permissible total weight of the vehicle.

If necessary, the vehicle is approved for a higher permissible total weight when coupled with a trailer. Follow the instructions on the vehicle and in the model-specific documents.


Part 3 of 5

Seating position



Curvature and joint pain due to incorrect seating position. Risk of injury!

Have your bicycle dealer adjust the seating position correctly.



Difficulty reaching controls on the handlebars due to incorrectly adjusted seating position. Risk of accident and injury!

Have your bicycle dealer adjust the seat position correctly.

The optimum seating position depends on frame size and geometry, rider height, and handlebar and saddle settings. Technical expertise is required to achieve the optimum seating position.

The optimum seating position may also depend on how the vehicle is used, for example, if it is mainly used for sport.

The main criteria for an optimum seating position are :

  • When the pedal is in the upright position, the angle formed by the knee and thigh and the angle of the arm should be 90 degrees. The lower leg is slightly bent (see "Fig. 1: Optimum sitting position (A)").
  • When a pedal is forward, the knee is above the axis of the forward-positioned pedal (see "Fig.: Optimum sitting position (B)").
  • The arms are relaxed and slightly splayed outwards (not visible in the illustration).
  • The back is slightly inclined forward and not vertical to the seatpost.


Part 4 of 5

Frame height

It's important to buy a vehicle with the right frame height and length for the rider, to ensure comfort and safety. The right frame height depends on the rider's leg length.

It's essential to take leg length into account so that you can stop and get off the vehicle quickly and safely in dangerous situations.

Ask your bicycle dealer for advice on the correct frame height.


Part 5 of 5


  • Wear a properly fitted helmet every time you use your vehicle.
  • If in doubt, ask your bicycle dealer for advice on purchasing a helmet.
  • Ask your bicycle dealer to adjust your helmet for you.
  • Make sure your helmet fits properly (see "Fig.: Helmet adjustment (A)").
  • Buckle the fastening system under your chin.