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INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on the purchase of your new K2 Bike®. Since 1989, when we jump started the suspension revolution with the introduction of the Flexstem,™ we’ve been at the forefront of suspension innovation. In 1990, we released the first production full suspension mountain bike ever— the original Pro-Flex®. Over the last eight years, we’ve refined our original designs to provide you with the comfort and control only a well designed suspension bike can provide. Happy trails!

YOUR K2 BIKE

GENERAL BICYCLE INFORMATION

Safety Tip

While bicycles can be an enjoyable means of recreation or transportation, you should recognize the responsibilities required for safe operation. It is important that all users understand the rules of safe riding and are properly prepared for all riding conditions. K2 Bike strongly recommends a formal course in bicycle safety. Also, follow these general guidelines for safe operation:

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Always wear protective clothing including an ANSI or Snell approved bicycle helmet, eye protection, and gloves. Be certain that your clothing cannot become entangled in the chainrings or wheels.

2.

Make sure the bicycle fits the ride , and that the rider can easily reach and operate the controls.

3.

Always abide by traffic laws when riding on the road. Use hand signals, ride with traffic, and always ride single file when riding with a group. Ride defensively. Be alert. You may be hard for motorists to see. Be ready to stop suddenly and avoid hazards at all times.

4.

If you intend to ride at night, do not remove the standard reflectors on your bike. K2 Bike strongly recommends the use of aftermarket lights front and rear. It is important that you can see and be seen in the darkness. Reflective clothing is also recommended.

SAFETY AND FIT

In this section:

  • Safety Tips

  • Cable Routing

  • Proper Frame

Sizing

  • Mechanical Quick

Check

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CAUTION: Girvin strongly recommends that you add proper front and rear lights if bicycle will ridden at night or in low light situations. Night riding without lights can be extremely dangerous, and can result in the rider running into something, or being run in to, causing severe injuries or death.

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