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General safety instructions

No head protection. Risk of injury! Wear an approved helmet when riding.



Vehicle failure due to insufficient knowledge. Risk of accident and injury! Before using the vehicle for the first time, familiarize yourself with its operation. If you are unfamiliar with the assignment of the front or rear brake levers, familiarize yourself with them and drive accordingly at first.



Failure due to operation by children or persons with insufficient knowledge or skills.Risk of accident and injury!

  • Do not allow the vehicle to be operated by persons with restricted physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or without the requisite knowledge and experience. Do not allow children to play with the vehicle.
  • Do not allow children or persons with restricted physical, sensory or mental capabilities to carry out cleaning and maintenance.
  • Do not allow children to play with the packaging or small parts.

The following safety instructions apply only to the following vehicle categories :

Breakage of components due to improper use of the vehicle. Risk of accident and injury!

  • Do not use the vehicle in off-road mode.
  • Do not drive the vehicle over stairs, rocks or other steps higher than 15 cm, e.g. high kerbs.

The following safety instructions apply only to the following vehicle categories :

  • Breakage of components due to improper use of the vehicle.
  • Only drive your vehicle over obstacles that you are technically capable and experienced enough to negotiate.


Inappropriate additional fittings, vehicle modifications or accessories can lead to vehicle malfunctions.

Risk of accident and injury!

  • Do not make any changes or modifications to your vehicle, or ask your dealer to make any changes that alter the vehicle's characteristics (e.g. ski runners, load-carrying accessories, sidecars).
  • Have child seats or trailers fitted by your bicycle dealer.
  • Fit child seats or any form of trailer only after consulting your bicycle dealer, and if your vehicle category and the instructions applying to your model allow it.

Longer braking distance and loss of grip due to slippery or dirty road surfaces. Risk of accident and injury! Adjust your driving and speed to weather and road conditions.

Pinching point on vehicle. Risk of accident and injury ! Make sure your clothes don't get caught. Dress appropriately.

Insufficient protective equipment. Risk of injury ! Wear protective clothing appropriate to your vehicle category and use (e.g. protective gloves).

Reduced braking effect due to residues of soap, oil, grease or maintenance products on rims, brake pads, brake discs or brake pads. Risk of accident and injury!

Avoid grease and oil coming into contact with rims, brake discs, brake pads or brake shoes.

Do not use the vehicle if grease or oil has penetrated the rim, brake disc, brake pads or brake pads, and have any components soiled with oil professionally cleaned and, if necessary, replaced by your dealer.

After cleaning, remove soap and cleaning product residues.

After cleaning, check the brakes for soap and cleaning agent residues.



Fluorescent colors may lose their intensity if exposed to prolonged sunlight. Risk of damage ! Do not expose your vehicle to direct sunlight for unnecessarily long periods and, if possible, keep it in a place protected from the sun.



Accelerated wear due to incorrect vehicle handling. Risk of damage !

Use your vehicle in accordance with the operating instructions for your vehicle category. Do not overload your vehicle. Only drive on surfaces or roads suitable for your vehicle category.


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Notes on road traffic



Reduced visibility for other road users. Risk of accident and injury! Wear light-colored clothing with reflective elements when riding.



Inappropriate or incorrect use. Risk of accident and injury!

  • Observe and comply with all applicable regional and national traffic regulations.
  • Use your vehicle on public roads only if the equipment complies with all applicable regional and national traffic regulations.
  • Observe the instructions for proper use appropriate to your category of vehicle.


Lack of attention to traffic. Risk of accident and injury!

  • Don't allow yourself to be distracted by other things while driving, such as the lighting system.
  • Don't use any portable devices while driving, such as cell phones or MP3 players.
  • Don't handle bottles or water bottles while driving.
  • Don't drive your vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication that may impair your driving ability.

Before your first trip, find out about regional and national regulations on equipment. This includes, for example:

  • Obligation to wear a helmet.
  • Obligation to wear a retroreflective vest.
  • Brakes.
  • Lighting system and reflectors.
  • Warning horn.Respect and follow the regional and national regulations of the Highway Code in force.
  • Respect the Highway Code.
  • Ask your bicycle dealer for advice if you have any questions.

Current laws and regulations are subject to change at any time. Keep up to date with regional and national regulations.


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Notes on transporting the vehicle by car



Danger to other road users from improperly secured vehicles. Risk of accident and injury!

If you're transporting your vehicle on a roof-mounted bicycle rack, or on a rear-mounted hitch with towing ramp, check that the vehicle is securely fastened at regular intervals during breaks in the journey, to prevent it from coming loose.



Unsafe transport of vehicles and small parts. Risk of accident and injury!

Never transport the vehicle or vehicle components unsecured inside the passenger compartment or in the boot of your car. Stabilize the vehicle with a suitable fastening system designed for the passenger compartment or boot when transporting it in your car.


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Notes on screw rotation direction



Material damage caused by improper handling of screw connections. Risk of damage!

  • Observe the direction of rotation of screws, through-bolts and nuts.
  • Screw in screws, through-bolts and nuts clockwise.Unscrew screws, through-bolts and nuts anti-clockwise.
  • If you deviate from this rule, a note on changing the direction of rotation will be made in the corresponding chapter. Follow the corresponding instructions.

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Notes on wear

Failure due to excessive wear, material fatigue or loose screw connections. Risk of accident and injury!

  • Inspect your vehicle regularly.
  • Do not use the vehicle if you notice excessive wear or loose screw connections.
  • Do not use the vehicle if you notice cracks, deformations or discoloration.
  • Have the vehicle inspected by your bicycle dealer if you notice excessive wear or loose screw connections.

Some vehicle components are wearing parts. Excessive stress and improper use increase and/or accelerate wear. Wear characteristics vary from material to material.

- Ask your bicycle dealer for advice on wearing parts.

- Regularly check the condition of all wearing parts (see chapters "Before setting off / Before every journey").

- Clean and maintain wear parts regularly.

- The following wearing parts are subject to wear and tear when used as intended, and are not covered by the warranty in the event of natural wear and tear due to operation :

- Wheels (rims, spokes, hubs).

- Rims (rim brakes).

- Tires.

- Chainrings, sprockets, bottom bracket and derailleur pulleys.

- Derailleur and brake cables.

- Derailleur and brake housings.

- Brake pads and discs.

- Other braking system components.

- Handlebars and handlebar grips.

- Chain and belt.

- Hydraulic oil and lubricants.

- Suspension seals.

- Lighting system.

- Paintwork.

- Saddle.

- Aluminum handlebars.


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Notes on carbon components

Material failure due to invisible cracks caused by a fall. Risk of accident and injury!

  • Have carbon components inspected by your dealer at regular intervals, even if they have not been subjected to excessive stress.
  • Do not use the vehicle if you suspect damage.


Cracks or breaks in carbon components not visible to the naked eye. Risk of damage!

  • Do not subject carbon components to excessive stress from falls or violent impacts.
  • Do not attempt to repair or re-tension carbon components yourself.
  • Have your bicycle dealer check carbon components after excessive stress or a fall.

Invisible cracks or breaks in the carbon frame. Risk of damage !

Never install a kickstand on a carbon frame.

Carbon components require special care and handling.

Please observe the following when servicing, transporting or storing the vehicle :

  • Follow the enclosed manufacturer's instructions.
  • Use a torque wrench to apply the correct torque values.
  • Never lubricate carbon components with conventional grease.
  • Use special assembly pastes for carbon components.
  • Never expose carbon components to temperatures above 45°C.
  • Park your vehicle with care to protect it from accidents, tipping and damage.
  • Never hang a carbon frame directly from the clamp of a workshop stand.
  • Never hang a carbon frame directly from the clamp of a workshop stand. This could cause damage to the frame.

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Falls and accidents

Carbon components can be damaged by a fall or an accident. Damage to carbon components is not always visible to the naked eye.

The varnish may flake off, and the carbon fibers may delaminate from each other, causing deterioration of the inner fibers and thus considerably affecting the strength of the components.

Have your bicycle dealer replace carbon components after a fall or accident.


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Other risks

Despite compliance with all safety instructions, use of the vehicle is subject to the following unforeseeable residual hazards, for example:

  • Errors made by other road users.
  • Unpredictable road conditions, e.g. freezing rain.
  • Unpredictable defects or material fatigue may cause components to break or fail.
  1. Drive with foresight and caution.
  2. Before every ride, inspect the vehicle for cracks, discoloration or any form of deterioration.
  3. Before every ride, check the operation of all safety components, such as brakes, lighting system and horn.
  4. After a fall or accident, have the vehicle inspected by a bicycle mechanic for any damage.