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Pedal

Toe Clips/Straps

Proper Toe-Clip use

If your bike is equipped with toe clips/straps, it is important to familiarize yourself with their use. If you do not have previous experience with the system, practice entry and exit before you ride. Position your bike beside a wall and hold yourself up while you practice. Then, proceed to a flat, empty spot such as a field or parking lot for some easy ride practice. In addition:

  • 1.

    Keep toe straps loose when riding in unfamiliar or rough terrain where you may need to remove your feet from the pedals quickly or unexpectedly. Loosen straps with the strap buckle.

  • 2.

    To enter the pedals, straddle the bike and position the right pedal in the 4 o’clock position. The pedal cage will hang upside down. Place the ball of your foot on the front edge of the pedal and scrape your foot backwards to rotate the clip 180½. Now slide your toe forward into the clip. Push down on the pedal, sit on the seat, and start rolling

3.

Take a few pedal strokes to gain momentum. Now repeat the process to place your left foot in the left toe clip. Getting into your pedals may seem difficult at first, but the more you practice the easier it will become.

4.

To release from the pedals, raise your heel and pull your foot up and back.

Important: Always disengage at least one foot from the pedals before coming to a complete stop.

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Caution: Improper use of clipless pedals can be extremely dangerous, and can result in loss of control and severe injuries. Consult your authorized K2 Bike dealer if you are unsure about clipless pedal operation.

Clipless Pedals

If your bike is equipped with clipless pedals, it is important to familiarize yourself with their use. If you do not have previous experience with the system, practice entry and exit before you ride. Position your bike beside a wall and hold yourself up while you practice. Then, proceed to a flat, empty spot such as a field or parking lot for some easy ride practice. In addition:

1.

Before attempting to click into your pedals, inspect the cleat surfaces on your shoes and the clip surfaces on the pedals to ensure there is no debris (mud, stones, etc.) that might interfere with the action of the system.

2.

To enter the pedals, place your foot on the pedal surface and move it until you feel the cleat begin to engage in the retention surface. Press down and you should hear a click to signal that you are locked into the pedal. Lift your foot gently to be sure your cleats are completely engaged.

Clipless Pedal Entry

3.

To release from the pedals, twist your heel out away from the bike while keeping your foot level with the ground.

Important: Always disengage at least one foot from the pedals before coming to a complete stop.

Clipless Pedal Release

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Caution: Improper use of clipless pedals can be extremely dangerous, and can result in loss of control and severe injuries. Consult your authorized K2 Bike dealer if you are unsure about clipless pedal operation.

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MAINTENANCE

In this section:

  • Lubrication

  • Brakes

  • Drive System

  • Wheels and Tires

  • General Bicycle

Maintenance

Lubrication

  • 1.

    Chain:Thedrivechainhasmanymovingpartsandshouldbelubricatedoften.Removeexcessdirtorgrimeanduse a quality chain lube regularly. Wipe excess lube from the chain. Do not get any lube on the rims, as this will prohibit proper brake function.

  • 2.

    Derailleur and Brake Cables: It’s important that you periodically lubricate cables to ensure proper brake and shifter actuation. Your K2 Bike is equipped with slotted cable stops that allow you to remove cable housing from the frame. Slide the housings along the cable wire and lubricate the portions of cables that are normally located within the housing.

3.

Brake and Derailleur Pivots: Every month you should put a few drops of lubricant on the brake and derailleur pivots. Be careful not to get any oil on the brake pads or rims. Wipe off excess oil before riding.

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