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    How should I set up my bike?

    Making sure your ebike is set up to your comfort and liking is the key to a safe and enjoyable ride! There are no 'right' or 'wrong' ways to adjust your ebike during this set up process. Instead, we encourage you to read through the instructions first, to become familiar with the adjustment process, and then have some fun as you figure out what your most comfortable positions are. 

    Brake Levers

    There's two main adjustments you can make to your front and rear brake levers: their placement on the handlebar and the angle up or down. Aventon typically recommends having a straight wrist when gripping the levers. Loosen the bolts to move both brake levers inwards towards the center of the handlebar or further out towards the grips. Find a position that is best for your hand placement, then before you tighten, consider adjusting the angle of the levers since you've already loosened the bolts! That way, you'll find a position that doesn't cause too much bend in your wrists, avoiding wrist pain and an uncomfortable ride!

    Shifter

    After you've adjsuted the brake levers, next up is the shifter. The shifter, which allows you to shift between gears, is located on the driveside (right-hand side) of the handlebar. You may also adjust its placement on the handlebar as well as its angle, but please note that the shifter must remain on the driveside of the handlebar.  Simply loosen the bolt, find your desired position, and retighten!

    Stem Angle

    Pace 500 v2 is our only electric bike with an adjustable stem, which allows riders like yourself to adjust the stem angle, effectively raising or lowering your handlebars! You'll need a 5mm hex key to make the adjustment, as outlined below. 

    1. If you anticipate making a drastic change in the angle, first loosen the 4 face plate bolts on the handlebar. They are located behind the display in an X-pattern. Loosening the face plate bolts is not necessary for minor adjustments to the stem.
    2. Loosen the bolt on the right side of the stem until it can freely turn, but do not completely unthread or remove it. 
    3. Loosen the fixing bolt on the under side of the stem.
    4. You can freely adjust the stem angle by pulling the handlebars up or down.
    5. After you found your desired position, tighten the fixing bolt on the bottom of the stem.
    6. Tighten the bolt on the right side of the stem. 
    7. If you loosened the 4 face plate bolts, re-tighten them now. Your adjustment is complete! 

    Stem Height (Adjusting Spacers)

    There are 2-3 spaces located between the stem and the headset. More specifically, underneath the stem and right above the headset where you inserted the handlebars during assembly. These headset spacers will give you minimal room to adjust how high or low the handlebar itself sits; Moving spacers from above the stem to below it will raise your handlebars while moving spacers from below the stem to above it will lower your handlebars. Follow the steps in our article to learn how to raise ebike handlebars via adjustments made to spacers.  

    Adjusting the display

    The angle of the display on your Pace 500 v2 ebike can be adjusted for a more comfortable fit. Two bolts keep the Full Color Display securely in place on the handlebar. Loosen both bolts with a hex key then adjust the angle of the display to your desired position. To finish, tighten both bolts to keep the new position in place. 

    Adjusting the Control Pad 

    The angle and placement of the control pad, which is connected to the Full Color Display, can be adjusted so that it fits your thumb best. Simply loosen the bolt on the underside of the control pad and reposition. You can move it further left or right, and angle it higher or lower, on the left-hand side of the handlebar. The control pad can not be replaced to the right-hand side of the handlebar. Once you found your desired position, retighten the bolt.

    Adjusting or Changing the Throttle Switch

    The Aventon thumb throttle is left-facing on the handlebar. Since the throttle is designed to attach onto the left-hand side of the handlebar controls, it unfortunately can not be unplugged, removed, and reinstalled on the right-hand side as it will be improperly situated. However, the angle and placement of the throttle can be adjusted so that it fits your thumb best. Simply loosen the bolt on the underside of the throttle and reposition. You can move it further left or right, and angle it higher or lower, on the left-hand side of the handlebar. Once you found your desired position, retighten the bolt.

    Saddle Height 

    Adjusting your seat height is quick and easy! Open the seat post clamp then adjust to your desired height. Simply pull the seatpost higher or push it lower to find a comfortable height for you. Be careful not to pass the minimum insertion mark; The minimum insertion mark represents the most minimal amount the stem must be inserted, in order to safely stay in place. Once you find a comfortable height, close the clamp.

    Saddle Angle, Fore, and Aft

    Adjustments to the saddle aren't limited to just its height. You can also adjust the angle, fore and aft to tailor your seat to you! First, we'll go over why these adjustments are important. Then, we'll walk you through how to make the adjustment. 

    Angle - Finding the correct saddle angle for you is important for a couple reasons. The first, if it is angled too far back, you will feel as if you're slipping backwards, not to mention this will put more pressure on your behind while riding. If it's too far forward, or down, you'll constantly be repositioning yourself during your ride. Not to mention, there will be tremendous pressure on your wrists from your weight shifting forward! 

    Fore-Aft Position - The fore-aft position of your saddle refers to how relative you are, or are not, to the handlebars. Essentially, this is you moving the saddle more forward or backward. Finding the right position for you and your riding style will help to reduce pressure on your wrists, lower back, behind, and even help to prevent you from hunching your shoulders forward! 

    Saddle Angle, Fore, and Aft Adjustment Process 

    Seat posts come with either one bolt or two bolts located underneath the saddle. First, inspect the underside of your saddle to determine if you'll need to follow the 1-bolt or 2-bolt process. Then read on!

    1-Bolt

    Loosen the bolt under the saddle, until it is quite free. Then, adjust the saddle to the angle and position you desire. Tilt it forward or back, and slide it towards the handlebars or away from. Then, re-tighten the bolt.

    2-Bolt

    Loosen both bolts under the saddle until it is loose enough to adjust. The angle on two-bolt seat posts is adjusted on a pivot: If you loosen the front and tighten the rear, the front of your saddle will lift whereas if you tighten the front and loosen the rear, the front of your saddle will lower. You can also slide it forward towards the handlebars or away from to adjust the fore-aft position. Then, re-tighten the bolts.

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