Congratulations on your purchase of a brand new Forth Bike! This assembly manual is designed to help you assemble your bike safely and correctly. Please read all the instructions carefully before beginning the assembly process.
- Allen wrenches (metric and/or imperial sizes)
- Open-end wrenches (metric and/or imperial sizes)
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Flathead screwdriver
- Pedal wrench (optional)
- Remove all the packaging materials and inspect the bike to make sure all the parts are included and undamaged. If any parts are missing or damaged, please contact us immediately.
- Install the handlebar onto the fork stem. Tighten the stem bolt securely, but be careful not to overtighten. Align the handlebar to the front wheel, and tighten the screws on both sides of the stem.
- Install the front wheel onto the fork dropouts. Make sure the tabbed washer is seated properly on the fork dropouts. If the fork does not have a hole for the tabbed washer, position the tab in the dropout gap. Tighten the axle nuts securely.
- Install the pedals onto the cranks. The left pedal has a left-hand thread and must be screwed in counter clock-wise. The right pedal has a right-hand thread and must be screwed in clockwise. Use a pedal wrench if available.
- Install the saddle onto the seatpost. Adjust the saddle height and tilt to your preference, and then tighten the seat clamp nuts securely.
- Adjust the brakes. If your bike is equipped with v-brakes, make sure the brake pads are properly aligned with the rim and adjust the cable tension as necessary. If your bike is equipped with disc brakes, adjust the caliper so the pads do not rub on the rotor. Test the brakes before riding the bike.
- Inflate the tires. Check the recommended tire pressure, which is usually printed on the sidewall of the tire. Use a bike pump to inflate the tires to the proper pressure.
- Test ride the bike. Before going for a longer ride, test the bike in a safe area to make sure everything is working properly. Make any necessary adjustments before riding on the road or trails.
Congratulations! Your bicycle is now assembled and ready to ride. Always wear a helmet, obey all traffic laws and regulations, and respect the trails. Enjoy your new bike!