Brake carefully. Apply steady, even pressure to both brake levers. Too much pressure on the rear brake can lock up the wheel and lead to loss of control. Too much pressure on the front brake can cause the rear wheel to lift off the ground or the front brake to lock up and slip out from under you. Allow extra stopping distance in wet weather. Your brakes and tires will have less grip in wet conditions. For further instructions on braking, seeOperation:Braking.
Mount any bags, racks or other accessories securely. Added weight should be minimized as it can alter the handling of a bicycle. Be certain that these accessories cannot limit brake operation or become entangled in the wheels or drivetrain parts.
CAUTION: Never attempt to ride with more than one person on your bicycle. K2 Bike bicycles are designed for single riders only. An extra rider can negatively affect bicycle handling, and can result in loss of control and severe injuries.
If your frame or fork develops a crack or is involved in an accident, it should be brought to your dealer for complete inspection. Do not ride a damaged bicycle.
CAUTION: In the event of a crash, there could be damage to your K2 Bike that may not be immediately visible. Damaged bikes can be extremely dangerous and can result in failure during use and severe injuries. After a crash, take your bike to your authorized K2 Bike dealer or other qualified technician to verify its structural integrity.
Off road riding requires the development of special skills to cope with varied hazards:
Ride on established trails.
Avoid rocks, logs, holes, drop offs, and other obstacles.
On descents, reduce speed, shift your weight back, grip the seat between your thighs, and apply slightly more pressure to the rear brake than to the front.
Be considerate of other trail users.
Always ride within the limits of your skill level.
Attend a mountain bike class, read books and articles about mountain bike technique and seek out the instruction of experienced riders.
WARNING: Riding over off road obstacles, steep downhills, and wet terrain can be extremely dangerous and can result in serious injuries. Be sure of your abilities before attempting to ride difficult terrain.
CAUTION: K2 Bike strongly recommends that your K2 Bike be assembled and adjusted by your authorized K2 Bike dealer. Your authorized K2 Bike dealer possesses the proper training and tools to service your bicycle. Improperly assembled or adjusted bicycles can be extremely dangerous, and can result in failure during use and severe injuries.
If you have questions about any part of your bicycle, contact your authorized K2 Bike dealer or call us at 401-765-0130.
Make sure that brake and gear cables are cut to the proper length and properly routed. You should be able to turn your handlebars from side to side without any tension or pulling on the cables. You should also be able to compress the rear suspension without any tension or pulling on the cables.
Also, all of your front cables should be routed on the inside of the legs on the Noleen Cross-Link and Chubby forks. For more detailed instructions on proper cable routing, see your Noleen Cross-Link or Noleen Chubby Owner's Manual.
CAUTION: Make sure that your brake and gear cables are routed properly on your K2 Bike. Failure to route your cables properly can be extremely dangerous and result in a loss of control and severe injuries.