Chariot Carriers CHEETAH 1 Owner`s manual

owner’s manual
x-country series:
cheetah 1, cheetah 2, cougar 1, cougar 2, cx 1, cx 2
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warning
you should not use the chariot child carrier before you have read and understood the contents of this owner’s
manual. Failure to comply with the instructions contained herein may lead to an otherwise avoidable accident in which
you and/or your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
6/2010
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chariot carriers inc.
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Table of Contents
1.General items........................................................................ 3
2.overview of components...................................................... 4
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to others.
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Great care has been taken in assembling this manual.
nevertheless, should you discover any errors, we would be
grateful if you could bring them to our attention.
3.safety....................................................................................
3.1 explanation of symbols and instructions...........................
3.2 General safety instructions................................................
3.3 safety information for all travelling situations....................
3.4 safety instructions for carrying infants.................................
3.5 safety instructions for maintenance and repairs...............
3.6 Warning against unauthorised modifications.....................
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4.Description of the ready chassis......................................... 6
4.1 supplied as standard........................................................ 6
4.2 erecting and folding the carrier.......................................... 7
4.3 wheel assembly................................................................ 8
4.4 installing the handlebar..................................................... 9
4.5 seat and seatbelts............................................................ 10
4.6 climate control.................................................................. 16
4.7 storage bags..................................................................... 18
4.8 adjusting the suspension (cougar and cx)...................... 19
4.9 operating the parking brake (cheetah and cougar)......... 20
4.10 cx brake system owner’s manual................................... 20
5. Parts lists and exploded views............................................. 27
6.the cycling Kit...................................................................... 30
• safety instructions for use as a Bicycle trailer........................... 30
7.the Jogging Kit..................................................................... 40
• safety instructions for use as a Jogging stroller.................. 40
8.the strolling Kit..................................................................... 44
• safety instructions for use as a stroller............................... 44
9.the Hiking Kit........................................................................ 46
• safety instructions for use as a Hiking carrier..................... 46
10.the xc skiing Kit................................................................ 48
• safety instructions for use as an xc skiing carrier............. 48
11.accessories......................................................................... 52
12.service, care and storage.................................................. 52
13.Specifications...................................................................... 53
14.wear and tear..................................................................... 53
15.warranty.............................................................................. 55
1. General Items
Intended Use
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing a
Chariot Carrier!
Use as intended
congratulations on choosing a x-country cts ready chassis,
the key component of the world‘s premiere child transport
system (cts).
your new cts carrier offers superior quality, safety features and
comfort. in addition, chariot cts conversion Kits can provide
you with the versatility to meet all of your child transportation
needs.
the cts conversion Kits available from your chariot dealer are
the following:
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the carrier is intended for use within the performance ranges
specified for the carrying of children in daylight hours, on
sidewalks, light traffic public roads, and smooth paths.
luggage may also be carried in the storage bags intended for
that purpose, provided the children in the carrier are not put at
risk.
if the child carrier is used in conditions of poor visibility, at dusk
or in the hours of darkness, it is highly recommended to be
fitted with a safety approved working light set.
as part of the recommended use, you should also follow this
owner’s manual and comply with the prescribed maintenance
requirements.
cycling cts Kit
Hiking cts Kit
Jogging cts Kit
strolling cts Kit (wheels only)
x-country skiing cts Kit
Use not recommended
any use that goes beyond the above is not recommended.
use not recommended is primarily the conveying of people
together with animals, use of this carrier on rough off-road
terrain, use for commercial purposes, overloading, excessive
speed and improper repair of defects or modifications.
Who is this Manual intended for?
this manual is intended for the purchaser and user of the
carrier, who is also responsible for keeping it in proper
condition, carrying out maintenance as prescribed and
performing repairs.
the manufacturer is not liable for damages arising from use that
is not recommended – this is at the risk of the user.
when using this carrier, please also follow the owner’s manual
of the bicycle used for towing and the specifications given there
regarding the maximum allowable full load for the bicycle.
Performance characteristics of the Ready Chassis, valid for
all CTS Conversion Kits
cargo load of the
cheetah 1, cougar 1, and cx 1
cargo load of the
cheetah 2, cougar 2, and cx 2
34 kg/75 lb, 1 child
45 kg/100 lb,
maximum of 2 children
maximum body height of the children 111 cm (43.7“)
(head or helmet
must not protrude above
the carrier frame)
. Overview of Components
. Safety
the purpose of this section is to acquaint you with the symbols
and safety instructions and make you aware of general dangers
that might arise in using the carrier. in addition, here you will
get to know about the particular dangers when using the carrier
in road traffic, as well as being warned against unauthorised
rebuilds or modifications.
this section, which is entitled »safety«, is the most important
section in this owner’s manual. For this reason you need
to read through it with particular care and take note of all
instructions.
.1 Explanation of symbols and instructions
in this owner’s manual all items relating to safety are provided
with a warning.
in the designation of the possible hazards, distinctions are drawn
based on the severity of the possible harm that may arise.
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Here you will find instructions where failure to comply may
result in injury or even death to the user and/or the carrier‘s
passenger(s).
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instructions introduced with this symbol indicate possible risk
of material damage. Failure to heed this warning may result
in material damage.
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Here you will find instructions that will make using the product easier for you.
. General safety instructions
Basics
• Before using the carrier, please read through the owner’s
manual carefully. Failure to comply with the safety
instructions may result in serious personal injury or death, to
both the user and/or the occupants of the carrier.
• when using the carrier, always comply with local safety and
accident prevention regulations, as well as the local road
Traffic Act, all of which may restrict use in some way.
• safe and appropriate use of the carrier is your responsibility.
Before using the carrier for the first time, acquaint yourself
with its handling characteristics away from public roads and
without carrying children. an empty carrier will tip over more
easily when going over obstacles with one wheel only than
one carrying a load. a fully loaded carrier makes greater
demands on the deceleration devices.
• negotiate inclines and corners with the utmost caution and
reduce speed when doing so.
• Do not use the carrier around or near an open fire or
exposed flame.
With regards to transporting children
• when the carrier is used in trailer mode, the rider and the
children being carried must wear suitable cPsc or ce
approved helmets.
• never leave your child unsupervized in the carrier.
• regularly check that your children are appropriately clothed
and that they feel comfortable especially in hot and cold
temperatures.
• only children who are over 1 year old and who can sit up
without support may be carried.
• the maximum height of children who may be carried
is 111 cm (43.7“).
• in carriers designated as single-seaters only one child
may be carried; in two-seater carriers the maximum is two
children.
• make sure that the limbs, clothing or toys of the child do not
come into contact with the carrier wheels or the rear wheel of
the towing bicycle.
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in extreme temperatures, make sure that the child has proper
ventilation in the case of extreme hot, or protection in the
case of extreme cold. a child left in the trailer during extreme
temperatures and without adequate venting or protection
could suffer serious injury or death.
With regards to the carrier
• never carry any heavy or sharp protruding items in the
storage space of the carrier if you are also carrying children
at the same time (risk of injury on braking).
• items of luggage should be well secured so that they cannot
move around during the journey. unsecured items of luggage
and overloading reduce riding stability and make the carrier
more difficult to handle.
• the carriers are bicycle carriers and must never be towed
behind motorised vehicles.
• the carriers must not be carried on the roof of a vehicle,
even when folded, as they will get damaged.
• at various points on the carrier, self-locking nuts are used. if
these have been loosened they must not be reused. once
they have been loosened they lose their original function,
and this can lead to unexpected loosening of the screw
connection with potentially serious consequences.
• Do not use the carrier at temperatures below -20°c /-4°F
and do not store it at these temperatures. the windows may
break.
• when folding up or opening the carrier, there is a risk of
pinching your hand or fingers. Ensure children are clear of
any moving parts, otherwise they may be injured.
With regards to the children in the carrier
• when converting with other cts conversion Kits, no
child should be sitting in the carrier, nor when carrying out
maintenance or repair work.
• the permitted total cargo load of the carrier is limited to
34 kg / 75 lb on the single-seater and 45 kg / 100 lb on the
two-seater. this must never be exceeded. the cargo load
is the weight of the children together with any luggage there
might be.
• Please explain to your child that he/she must not bounce,
fidget or lean out of the carrier.
. Safety information for all travelling situations
With regards to the children in the carrier
• never carry items of luggage on the seat next to your child.
• never carry animals together with your children.
• always make sure the seatbelts are correctly fastened
around your child and are correctly adjusted to the height
of your child. if this is not the case, your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
• when travelling faster than walking pace, always use at the
very least the mesh component of the two-in-one weather
cover.
• as the children get in and out, and whenever you park the
carrier, the parking brake must be on to prevent the carrier
from accidentally rolling away.
With regards to the carrier
• take care when travelling over uneven surfaces. the carrier
can overturn if driven with one wheel only across uneven
ground, even at very low speed.
• Before each journey check the tire pressure. the minimum
recommended pressure is 30 psi (2.1 bar) and the maximum
is 35 psi (2.5 bar). even if a higher pressure is permitted
for the tires fitted, the Manufacturer recommends that
35 psi (2.5 bar) not be exceeded. air pressure that is too high
considerably reduces the comfort of the children, especially
on carriers without suspension.
• Do not use compressed air lines (e.g. at service stations).
the tyres may burst due to the small volume of the tubes.
• never go up or down steps with the carrier.
• never use the carrier on escalators.
• Before each journey check that the wheels are fully engaged.
• Before each journey check that the folding auto-lock disk is
fully engaged.
• Before each journey check that the spring buttons of the
handlebar are fully engaged.
. Safety instructions for carrying infants
. Description of the Ready Chassis
• children who cannot as yet sit up without support may only
be carried using the chariot infant sling (accessory).
• the manufacturer accepts no liability for use of other sitting
aids or baby seats.
• Please make sure you follow the safety instructions in the
chariot infant sling owner’s manual
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Cheetah 1, Cheetah , Cougar 1, Cougar . Safety instructions for maintenance and
repairs
• The maintenance work specified (see Section 12) is
absolutely essential for the long-term safe operation of the
carrier.
• only use original spare parts. when replacing safety-related
parts, such as the frame, wheels, hitcharm and fabric, only
have this carried out by an authorized chariot retailer.
• regularly check all safety-related parts, such as the frame,
wheels, hitcharm and fabric, for damage or tearing. at the
first sign of damage have the relevant part replaced by your
authorized chariot retailer.
• tears in the fabric actually represent a high safety risk. Due
to tears in the fabric your child could come into contact with
the wheels or the road surface.
• If you find a tear in the fabric, stop using and contact your
authorized chariot retailer immediately: the fabric can either
be repaired or replaced.
• never try to straighten out bent safety-related parts such
as the frame, wheels or hitcharm. Have the relevant part
replaced by your authorized chariot retailer. there is a risk
of it cracking and subsequently breaking.
• we recommend annual maintenance of the wheels by your
authorized chariot retailer.
carrier with two-in-one weather cover, two 20” wheels, and
handlebar
CX 1, CX 3.6 Warning against unauthorised modifications
and additions
• Unauthorized rebuilds or modifications of the carrier are
not permitted for reasons of safety and render the warranty
invalid.
• installation of a car safety seats, other seats, or seat
supports that do not carry the approval of the manufacturer is
not permitted.
• Do not fit any additional parts, such as a luggage rack, that
do not carry the express of the manufacturer.
• the carrying of pedal cars, which are attached to the
handlebar or some other part of the carrier, is not permitted.
NOTE: All references to orientation (i.e. left or right) is from
the passengers point of view while sitting in the carrier.
carrier with two-in-one weather cover, two 20”/51cm wheels
with drum brakes; handlebar with brake lever, connected to the
passenger compartment by brake cable
(Note: Do not bend!); handlebar bag on handlebar; 2 plastic
caps on the brake drums (keep in a safe place!)
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take care not to bend the brake cable which connects the
handlebar with the passenger compartment on the cx. this
might reduce the braking effect, or the brake may not continue to function.
. Erecting and folding the carrier
Erecting the Ready Chassis
the assembly of the cx requires particular attention. care
needs to be taken here that the brake cable (see section 4.10)
is not bent or damaged in some other way. it must run along the
frame tubes as illustrated.
Push down the axle socket with your left hand, and at the same
time push up the left frame tube using your right hand. then
pull the short lower side tube backwards with your left hand,
pressing against it from above with your right hand. repeat this
procedure on the right-hand side.
When pulling the short lower side tube backwards, the
auto-lock disk must audibly engage in each case.
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take care not to bend the brake cable which connects the
handlebar with the passenger compartment on the cx. this
might reduce the braking effect, or the brake may not continue to function.
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Before each journey make sure that both auto-lock disks
are engaged. if this does not happen, the passenger
compartment may collapse unintentionally in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
auto-lock disk
Folding the Ready Chassis
. Wheel assembly
when folding the cts ready chassis, the procedure is the
reverse of the above: First pull or release the auto-lock disk on
one side and push the short lower side tube slightly forwards.
repeat this procedure on the other side. Push the short lower
side tube fully forwards.
The wheels of the Chariot models described are fitted with
so-called push-button axles. Pressing on the rubber cap in the
wheel centre will loosen the retaining balls which lock the axle
in the axle socket. The wheels can only be fitted and removed
with the plastic cap pushed in.
TiP
The easiest way to fit the wheel is to lay the carrier on its
side.
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On the CX, first remove the plastic protective caps from the
brake drums. Keep the plastic caps safe, so that you can refit
them when you next remove the wheels.
To fit the wheel, press in the rubber cap and insert the wheel
axle into the axle socket until it can go no further. release the
rubber cap. By moving the wheel from side to side, check that it
is locked in the axle socket and cannot be pulled off.
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Do not attempt to fold up the passenger compartment without
disengaging the auto-lock disk.
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when folding up the cx the handlebar cannot be completely
removed because of the brake cable. you can pull it out of
the upper frame tube ends and then store it on the folded
carrier to save space.
TiP
the passenger compartment can only be completely folded
up if the rear storage bag is folded up (see section 4.7),
except on the Cheetah, where the storage bag is fixed in
position.
TiP
the passenger compartment can only be folded up if the hitcharm is removed from the out-of-use storage position in the
click ‘n’ store bracket (located at the top of the short lower
side tube at the rear); see sections 6 and 7.
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Before each journey make sure that the wheels are securely
locked in the axle socket. Failure to do so could result in the
lose of the wheels causing an accident in which you and/or
your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
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if the wheels on the cx cannot be inserted, this may be due
to the adjustment or the cables on the brake system. in this
case, please see section 4.10.
. Installing the handlebar
CX
Cougar and Cheetah
the handlebar of the cx is installed in the same manner as
described in the section above. only one position is possible
however, as the ergonomic five-position CX handlebar allows it to
be gripped in various height positions, depending on use.
Push the handlebar into the upper frame open tube ends.
Depress both spring buttons simultaneously and push both
ends of the handlebar at the same time into the tube ends until
the spring buttons engage.
the handlebar‘s height can be adjusted for two different
positions: remove by depressing the spring buttons together,
pull out the handlebar, rotate it 180° and re-insert the handlebar
into the tube ends.
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always make sure that you do not bend the brake cable of
the cx. this might reduce the braking effect, or the brake
may not continue to function.
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Before each journey make sure that the spring buttons of
the handlebar are fully engaged. Failure to properly install
the handlebars could cause the carrier to become separated
from you resulting in an accident in which your passenger(s)
could suffer serious injury or death.
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warning
Before each journey make sure that the spring buttons of
the handlebar are fully engaged. Failure to properly install
the handlebars could cause the carrier to become separated
from you resulting in an accident in which your passenger(s)
could suffer serious injury or death.
Handlebar bag (CX)
the chariot cx is equipped as standard with a handlebar bag,
which can also be used as a child backpack. For the other
models the handlebar bag can be purchased as an accessory.
the handlebar bag is attached to a specially designed buckle at
the upper rear end of the passenger compartment, as well as to
the handlebar itself by means of two straps with buckles.
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always make sure the safety wrist strap is safely stored in
the mesh pocket when it is not in use. if this is not done it
could get caught in the wheel spokes, and this may result in
an accident.
. Seat and Seatbelts
Cougar and Cheetah
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warning
For the handlebar bag, the maximum cargo load is 1 kg /
2.2 lb. when loading the handlebar bag, care must also be
taken to ensure that there is not too much weight loaded into
the rear storage bags, otherwise the carrier could tip backwards resulting in an accident in which your passenger(s)
could suffer serious injury. in this regard, please make sure
you follow the specifications and descriptions given in Sections 7 and 8.
Safety wrist strap
To fasten the child into the carrier, proceed as follows:
on the rear left upper side frame tube, there is the safety wrist
strap, which is required to secure the carrier to your wrist when
using it as a Jogging stroller or stroller. in all other travelling
situations this safety wrist strap should be stored safely in the
rear mesh pocket (see section 4.7).
1. the shoulder harness should always stay fastened to the
crotch belt by their shared lower buckle.
2. undo both of the top buckles of the padded shoulder
harness on the back rest. take off the shoulder harness
towards the front.
3. open the waist belt.
4. Place the child on the seat.
5. make sure that the crotch belt is between the child’s legs.
6. the shoulder harness’s upper two buckles are attached to
vertical straps. now move both upper buckles until they are
directly above the shoulders of the child.
7. Draw the shoulder harness upwards over the child’s
shoulders and click both of the upper buckles into their
respective buckles on the vertical straps. make sure that
you do not pinch the child’s neck with the buckles.
8. once again make sure that the crotch belt is between the
child’s legs.
9. all belts can be adjusted. the shoulder harness can be
adjusted to fit correctly by pulling tight or loosening the loose
ends of the upper securing straps to equal degrees. the
loose end of the crotch belt can be pulled tight or loosened
like this as well.
warning
Failure to use the wrist strap could cause the carrier to
become separated from you resulting in an accident in which
your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
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10. Adjust the shoulder harness and crotch belt to fit so that all
belts are tight and the lower end of the padded shoulder
harness with the “chariot” logo is level with the child’s lower
chest region.
11. Fasten the waist belt. the waist belt must be on the outside
of the crotch belt.
12. on each side of the buckle, the waist belt has a loose belt
end for adjusting to fit correctly on the child. Adjust the waist
belt until it is tight and the buckle is in the centre in front of
the crotch belt.
13. Finally check that all belts are tight. However, avoid putting
too much pressure on the child’s body.
14. make sure that the padded shoulder harness’s belt position
is correctly adjusted, as described below.
M: sleeve through both webbing loops. this is the default
setting.
padded
shoulder harness
buckle of the
shoulder harness
(under tab)
waist belt
crotch belt
L: sleeve through both webbing loops and the top cord loop.
Adjusting the padded shoulder harness
to achieve the correct size of the padded shoulder harness,
sleeve through or remove the shoulder belts with the plastic
buckle through these adjustment loops, as indicated below:
XS: Do not sleeve through any adjustment loops; thus unsleeve
the shoulder belts from all loops.
S: only sleeve through the lowest webbing loop. when sized for
xs and s, the un-used, upper sections of the shoulder harness
go loose over the children‘s shoulders. smooth them down their
back for comfort.
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always sleeve or unsleeve the shoulder belts as described above equally on both sides of the padded shoulder
harness, otherwise the shoulder harness will not sit properly,
and correct fit of the seatbelts is not possible.
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Before each journey check all buckles. if this is not done, the
belt system may fail resulting in an accident in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
If only one child is being carried in a two-seater carrier,
then he/she must sit in the centre of the seat.
To fasten the child into the carrier, proceed as follows:
comparison of different adjustments of the padded shoulder
harness for children of different heights.
1. Fasten one of the shoulder harnesses to the middle two
vertical straps buckles on the backrest.
2. use the two middle waist belts.
3. use the additional crotch belt located in the middle of the
seat.
4. the second shoulder harness, the two outer crotch belts,
and the outer two waist belts are not used.
5. adjust the belts as previously described.
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Depending on manufacturing tolerance, the above mentioned loops may turn out to be too narrow to pull the buckles
through them. to make unthreading easier in this situation,
you can unthread the buckles and then rethread them as in
the illustration below.
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warning
always make sure you thread the belt through correctly (see
illustration above). if this is not the case, the belt could slip
out of the buckle resulting in the seatbelt failing in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Whenever you thread the belt through again, always give
it a good pull to check that it cannot be pulled out of the
buckle.
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always make sure the seatbelts are correctly fastened
around your child and are correctly adjusted to the height
of your child. if this is not the case, your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
warning
always make sure the seatbelts are correctly fastened
around your child and are correctly adjusted to the height
of your child. if this is not the case, your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
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always make sure you thread the belt through correctly (see
illustration above). if this is not the case, the belt could slip
out of the buckle resulting in the seatbelt failing in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Whenever you thread the belt through again, always give
it a good pull to check that it cannot be pulled out of the
buckle.
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Before each journey check all buckles. if this is not done, the
belt system may fail resulting in an accident in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
CX
2009 and later cx’s are equipped with a new 3-point harness
system.
To fasten the child into the carrier, proceed as follows:
1.
2.
undo the tri-buckle and open the waist belt.
Place the child on the seat, making sure the crotch pad is
between the child’s legs.
3. the shoulder pad straps are attached to the vertical straps
in the seatback. adjust the height of the shoulder pad
straps on the verticle straps until they are directly above
the shoulders of the child.
4. Draw the shoulder pads over the child’s shoulders and click
the left and right buckles into the tri-buckle on the crotch
pad.
5. once again make sure that the crotch belt is between the
child’s legs.
6. all belts and pads can be adjusted. the shoulder pads can
be adjusted to fit correctly by pulling tight or loosening the
loose ends of the upper securing straps to equal degrees.
the loose end of the crotch pad belt can be pulled tight or
loosened in the same way.
7. Adjust the shoulder pads and crotch pad to fit so that all
belts are tight and the shoulder pads fit comfortably over
the shoulders of the child. The crotch pad should be
adjusted so that the pad rests over the sternum area of
the child.
8. Fasten the waist belt. the waist belt must be on the outside
of the crotch belt.
9. on each side of the buckle, the waist belt has a loose belt
end for adjusting to fit correctly on the child. Adjust the waist belt until it is snug and the buckle is in the centre in front
of the crotch belt.
10. Finally re-check that all belts are tight. However, avoid
putting too much pressure on the child’s body.
vertical straps
shoulder pads
tri-buckle
waist belt
crotch pad
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If only one child is being carried in a two-seater carrier,
then he/she must sit in the centre of the seat. To fasten the
child into the carrier, proceed as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Properly adjusted harness
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always make sure you thread the belt through correctly (see
illustration above). if this is not the case, the belt could slip
out of the buckle resulting in the seatbelt failing in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Whenever you thread the belt through again, always give
it a good pull to check that it cannot be pulled out of the
buckle.
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always make sure the seatbelts are correctly fastened
around your child and are correctly adjusted to the height
of your child. if this is not the case, your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
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Before each journey check all buckles. if this is not done, the
belt system may fail resulting in an accident in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
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8.
First, the two middle shoulder pads must be swapped in
order to provide a proper left and right shoulder pad for the
child in the middle seat.
simply pull the shoulder pads down over the adjusting
buckles and but not off the straps. remove the webbing
from the adjusting buckle.
re-install the shoulder pad into its new position by threading the webbing back through the buckle and pulling the
shoulder pad back up into position.
Do the same for both the left and right sides.
use the additional crotch pad located in the middle of the
seat.
use the two middle waist belts.
the two outer shoulder pads and two outer crotch pads are
not used.
adjust the belts as described previously.
Double seat set up for 2 children
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always make sure you thread the belt through correctly (see
illustration above). if this is not the case, the belt could slip
out of the buckle resulting in the seatbelt failing in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Whenever you thread the belt through again, always give
it a good pull to check that it cannot be pulled out of the
buckle.
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always make sure the seatbelts are correctly fastened
around your child and are correctly adjusted to the height
of your child. if this is not the case, your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
Double seat set up for 1 child
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Before each journey check all buckles. if this is not done, the
belt system may fail resulting in an accident in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
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. Climate control
The two-in-one weather cover
all models are equipped with the chariot two-in-one weather
cover, which consists of a plastic window that can be rolled up
with mesh beneath it.
2009 and later model cougars and cx’s are equipped with a
new two-in-one weather cover attachment method. the two-inone cover is attached to the external 3/8in / 9.5mm aluminum
frame via hooks on the underside of the two-in-one cover. using
the thumb-pulls located on the lower outer corners, pull downwards and outwards, extending the two-in-one cover in such a
manner as to allow the hooks to catch onto the external frame.
to remove, pull down and then out on the thumb-pulls to release
the two-in-one cover.
the two-in-one weather cover is secured at the bottom by a
double velcro fastener. First the velcro tag of the two-in-one
weather cover is pressed onto the velcro surface on the carrier.
then the velcro on the carrier is pressed from the outside
against the velcro tab of the two-in-one weather cover.
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on the cougar and cx, make sure the upper corners rubber
seal of the two-in-one weather cover is properly seated. if
this is not the case, the seal will not effectively prevent water
penetration.
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always make sure that the velcro fastener is properly fastened.
Opening the two-in-one weather cover:
First undo the outer tabs of the assembly at both velcro
fasteners. then lift the two-in-one weather cover upwards,
pulling equally on both of its tabs.
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Sunscreen
Front side air vent on the Cougar
a sunscreen is located under the upper rear of the two-in-one
weather cover.
For additional ventilation of the interior, the cougar is equipped
with a side air vent to the front of each side window. it can be
opened either fully or partly from the inside by means of a fabric
flap.
if it is not being used, it can be rolled up and secured with the
loops located at the top corners. the two-in-one weather cover
is then placed over it and fastened.
Sunscreen on the CX (all covers can be rolled up and
secured with the loops except the CX has an extended
length flap)
On the CX the front extended length tinted flap can be rolled up
and secured with two loops.
Side window on the CX
For additional ventilation of the interior, the cx is equipped with
removable side windows. these are each attached by 2 zippers
and may be removed and stored in the rear storage bag.
there is a tab on the assembly to make it easier to reattach
the lower zipper. the end of the zipper can be pulled outwards
using this tab.
At low temperatures the sunscreen can be unrolled, flipped
back, and inserted in the mesh pocket behind the seat (see
section 4.7). this reduces penetration of cold air through the
mesh parts of the seat backrest.
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warning
On the CX, the front tinted flap must be rolled up or folded
inwards to insert the sunscreen in the mesh pocket behind
the seat. if this is not done, the sunscreen will be too long
and it may get damaged.
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For additional climate control, the cx’s side windows can be
partially opened, similar to the vents on the cougars. to do
this both zippers can be partially undone from the front, and
then the forward portion of the side window can be folded
back and tucked under the rear portion. make sure that the
front portion cannot slip out as you are travelling.
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. Storage bags
the cheetah is equipped with a large rear mesh pocket and an
oversized rear storage pocket.
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if the un-zipped portion of the window cannot be securely inserted under the zipped portion, it may flap – especially when
used as a Bicycle trailer – and could get damaged. it could
even get caught in the wheel spokes and this may result in
an accident.
the cougar and cx have removable seat padding so that the
children do not come into direct contact with the floor of the
carrier.
in the case of the seat padding on the cx, the upper area can
be folded over rearwards for small children and can be secured
in the folded position with the Velcro.
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the cougar and cx are equipped with an adjustable rear lower
storage bag, an upper mesh bag, and a small hidden pocket
inside the mesh bag.
the storage bag may also be used in a turned up position.
the bracket of the adjustable storage bag support bar has two
settings, an upper and a lower one. make sure that the storage
bag engages properly in both positions. Before you change the
position of the storage bag, you must release the quick-release
skewers on each of the side brackets. once you have changed
the position, you must once again tighten the quick-release
skewers.
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Depending on the type of use, the storage bags may only
be loaded to a certain weight. the load of the storage bag
is limited by the manufacturer to 4 kg/8.8lb and that of the
handlebar bag to 1 kg/2.2lb. Please also refer to the instructions relating to load in sections 6 to 10. overloading
the carrier reduces the carrier‘s stability and may lead to an
avoidable accident in which your passenger(s) could suffer
serious injury or death.
. Adjusting the suspension
(Cougar and CX)
the cougar and cx are equipped with adjustable suspension.
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make sure that you always close the quick-release skewers
of the storage bag. Particularly in the case of models with
suspension, this can come into contact with the tires during
travel and cause damage.
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after loosening the knob, it is possible to move the clamp that
surrounds both leaf springs. the more this clamp is moved
in the direction of the wheel axle, the stiffer the suspension
becomes (see the weight scale on the top spring).
when folding up the storage bag, make sure that the lower
two straps under the bag are not tensioned too tightly.
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warning
never carry any heavy or protruding items in the storage
bags of the carrier if you are also carrying children at the
same time. This applies particularly to the upper mesh
bag! if this is not the case, your passenger(s) could suffer
serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
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warning
items of luggage should be well secured so that they cannot
move around during the journey. unsecured items of luggage and overloading reduce riding stability and make the
carrier more difficult to handle. If this is not the case, your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death in the event
of an accident.
the weight indications on the scale are calculated from the
weight of the child(ren) and cargo (ie. you do not need to add
the weight of the carrier).
The weight indications on the scale relate first and foremost to
use as a Bicycle trailer. For other uses it may be a good idea
to set the suspension softer. if you discover that when riding
over bumps the suspension can be felt and likely heard , then
the suspension is set too soft and you need to move the knob
rearwards.
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make sure that you retighten the knobs once you have adjusted the them.
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. Operating the parking brake
(Cheetah and Cougar)
.10 CX brake system owner’s manual
the parking brake of the cheetah and cougar is in the centre of
the long cross axle under the rear lower storage bag.
the brake system is in the form of a cable-operated drum brake
working on both rear wheels.
lock the brake by depressing the brake lever with your foot.
the brake system consists of:
brake lever (a), top brake cable (B), brake force distributor (c),
two bottom brake cables (D) and the drum brakes (e).
release the brake by pulling the lever upwards with your foot.
the brake force distributor is surrounded by a protective cover.
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if the lever cannot be pushed down smoothly and easily,
move the carrier backwards or forwards slightly or lift it slightly by the handlebar. Do not forcibly kick the lever downwards,
as the brake components may get bent or damaged.
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the parking brake on the cheetah and cougar is not suitable
for deceleration of a moving carrier.
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warning
never leave the carrier unattended, otherwise the carrier
could become separated from you resulting in an accident in
which your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
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to completely detach the handlebar (s) from the carrier, the
entire brake lever and right handlebar grip assembly (s1) with
brake lever (a) can be removed by depressing a spring button
located in the right plastic bracket (s2) and pulling outward.
the handlebar grip and brake lever assembly (s1) can then
be stored in the upper mesh pocket, allowing the rest of the
handlebar to be stored separate from the carrier. to re-install,
simply push the handlebar grip/brake lever assembly (s1) back
into place, making sure the spring button fully engages. check
by pulling outwards to ensure that the grip is securely attached.
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warning
always ensure that the handlebar grip/ brake lever assembly
(s1) is securely fastened to the handlebar (s). Failure to
do so could result in an accident in which you and/or your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Warning against unauthorised modifications
• For reasons of safety, unauthorised rebuilds of and/or
modifications to the brake system are not permitted.
• the brake system is only to be used as supplied by the
manufacturer, permanently attached to the chariot cx.
• conversion of the brake system to other carriers is not
permitted.
• Retrofitting of the brake system to an older Chariot CX model
or other carrier is not permitted.
• Unauthorised rebuilds and modifications render the warranty
invalid.
Use as a wheel brake
During travel the carrier can be decelerated and brought to a
stop by operating the brake from the brake lever. the brake
allows you to counteract unintended acceleration on inclines.
Use as intended
the brake system of the chariot cx is intended to be used as
follows:
Before using the brake system for the first time, acquaint
yourself with its braking effect in a safe place and away from
road traffic.
a) as a parking brake for parking the carrier
b) as a deceleration device for the carrier for the following
motive states:
• walking
• speed walking
• Jogging
on inclines a maximum speed of 5 km/h / 3 mph is prescribed,
otherwise there is a risk of the brakes overheating leading to
possible brake failure.
the maximum permissible speed for using the brake system
with the carrier on level stretches is 15 km/h / 9 mph.
as part of the use as intended, you should also follow this
owner’s manual and comply with the prescribed maintenance
requirements.
Use not recommended
any use that goes beyond the above is not recommended.
use not recommended arises from overloading the
carrier, excessive speed and improper repair of defects or
modifications.
the manufacturer is not liable for damages arising from use that
is not as intended – this is at the risk of the user.
Brakes transform kinetic energy into heat and for this reason
heat up.
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Do not touch the brake drum at the wheel centre after a long
period of use, as the brake drums can become hot and there
is a risk of getting burnt.
in the event of use not as intended the brake may overheat.
this may lead to reduction in braking force or even brake
failure.
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on inclines a maximum speed of 5 km/h / 3 mph is higly recommended, otherwise there is a risk of the brakes overheating, leading to possible brake failure resulting in an accident
in which your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or
death.
Please note that the brake system is only designed to
decelerate the carrier with its permissible maximum weight.
Safety Instructions
General safety instructions
• Before use, please read the safety instructions in
Sections and .
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Use as a parking brake
the brake system can also be used to secure the carrier
against running away when it is parked.
For this, the brake lever has to be operated and blocked with
the locking pushbutton (F).
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Please ensure that the locking pushbutton is fully pushed
down. if this is not done, the brake lever could be released
and the parked carrier could roll away resulting in an accident in which your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or
death.
to release the brake lever, squeeze the brake hard in the
direction of the handlebar grip: a spring mechanism will make
the locking pushbutton pop out and the brake lever will spring
back into its released position.
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squeeze the brake lever hard in the direction of the handlebar
grip until the locking pushbutton can be pushed in without
encountering any appreciable resistance. Push it in until it locks.
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when parking the carrier, make sure it cannot tip over. always check that the carrier cannot run away. if the carrier is
given a push, it must immediately come to a stop once it has
been released. when parking on an incline, always be ready
to hold the carrier in position if need be. wear a wrist strap at
all times. if this is not done, the parked carrier could roll away
resulting in an accident in which your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death.
Adjusting the brake system
your authorized chariot carriers will hand the carrier over to
you with a fully adjusted brake system.
inevitable wear on the brake pads eventually leads to the brake
lever having to be pulled closer and closer to the hand grip
so as to obtain the braking force required. at the same time
the braking force that can be obtained via the parking brake is
reduced.
once there has been a noticable increase in the amount of play
when operating the brake lever, the brake system has to be
re-adjusted.
unequal wear of the brake pads, or other factors, can also lead
to the brakes not operating with equal force making the carrier
pull to one side on braking. Here too it would be a good idea to
re-adjust the brake system.
Brake lever in the parked position
we recommend that, where possible, brake adjustment be left
to your authorized chariot retailer.
However the description that follows will allow you to adjust the
brake system yourself if no authorized chariot retailer can be
reached. when adjusting, proceed with care, as safe braking
depends on correct brake adjustment.
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we recommend that you always take the owner’s manual
with you on your first journeys in case brake adjustments
need to be made.
the brake system involves the use of 3 adjusting screws:
Case 1: Too much increase in brake lever play:
First check that all brake cables with their end caps are properly
located in the relevant hole of the adjusting screws. if necessary
do the same for the adjusting screw on the brake lever (the one
that you are not to adjust).
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one on the brake force distributor (G1), and one on each of the
drum brakes (G2, G3). By unscrewing G1, the inner cable in the
top brake cable is tightened. By unscrewing G2 or G3, the inner
cable in the bottom brake cable is tightened.
1. Prop up the carrier so that the wheels turn freely.
2. use a 10mm wrench to loosen the lock nut of the adjusting
screw G1 on the brake force distributor.
3. set both wheels turning very slowly.
4. unscrew the adjusting screw G1 (anti clockwise) until there
is light braking of at least one of the wheels without having
to operate the brake lever.
5. screw the adjusting screw G1 back in for one full turn
(clockwise).
6. using a 10mm wrench, tighten the lock nut, but without
moving the adjusting screw.
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warning
Do not use any adjusting screw that might be present on the
brake lever. unscrewing it would result in inadmissible limitation of the free room needed for the brake cable nipple in the
brake force distributor, and this may result in an accident in
which you/and your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury
or death.
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as you do this, please note that the adjusting screw G1 may
only be unscrewed to a maximum of 3 mm (1/8“), measured
between the tightened lock nut and screw head. if this is not
the case, there is the risk that the screw will shear with potential loss of braking force resulting in an accident in which
your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
there are lock nuts on all adjusting screws to stop them from
changing their position.
if the possible extent of adjustment of the adjusting screw G1 is
insufficient, the adjusting screws G2 and G3 can be adjusted as
described in the following section.
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always make sure that the lock nuts are tightly fastened.
Case : Brakes pull unequally
Fine adjusting
Basic adjustment
with a loaded carrier, check that the breaks now work with
equal force and the carrier does not pull to one side on braking.
First check that all brake cables with their end caps are properly
located in the relevant hole of the adjusting screws. if necessary
do the same for the adjusting screw on the brake lever (the one
that you are not to adjust). (see illustration in the preceding
section).
1. Prop up the carrier so that the wheels turn freely.
2. Start by adjusting one of the wheels.
3. use a 10mm wrench to loosen the lock nut of the adjusting
screw G2 on the brake backplate of the drum brake.
4. set the wheel turning very slowly.
5. unscrew the adjusting screw G2 (anti-clockwise) until there
is light braking of the wheel without having to operate the
brake lever.
6. screw the adjusting screw G2 back in for one full turn
(clockwise).
7. using a 10mm wrench, tighten the lock nut, but without
moving the adjusting screw.
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warning
if the brakes still pull to one side, readjust on the side that the
carrier pulls to when the brake is applied:
1. use a 10mm wrench to loosen the lock nut of the adjusting
screw G2/G3 on the brake backplate of the drum brake.
2. screw the adjusting screw in one half turn (clockwise).
3. check again to see if braking force is equal.
4. repeat the procedure until equal braking has been
achieved.
5. using a 10mm wrench, tighten the lock nut, but without
moving the adjusting screw.
6. check that the parking brake works properly. with the
locking pushbutton pushed in, check that the carrier does
not roll away and that it comes to a stop again immediately
it is released.
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Please note: Adjusting screws G and G must not be
fully unscrewed from the brake backplate. Make sure
that they extend through the brake backplate with at
least mm / /“ protruding on the opposite side.
if this is not the case, there is a risk that the screw will shear
with potential sudden loss of braking force resulting in an
accident in which your passenger(s) could suffer serious
injury or death.
always make sure that the lock nuts are tightly fastened.
If you cannot obtain satisfactory adjustment, please
consult your Authorized Chariot Retailer.
Wear limit of the brake pads in the drum brake
the brake pads on your chariot cx are designed to have a
long life, but will wear over time. with frequent use their wear
limit can eventually be reached. this requires replacement of
the brake pads, which is something that your authorized chariot
retailer will carry out.
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the wear limit is reached when
Front view
Proceed in exactly the same way for the wheel on the other
side.
• no further adjustment are possible because the adjusting
screws are unscrewed to their maximum as described above.
• on release of the brake lever, the springs longer spring back
to its released position
• after releasing the brake lever, the wheels do not move
freely, in spite of the basic adjustment being correct.
Wheel removal
Fitting this cap is particularly important when you are using the
xc skiing kit.
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when removing the wheels, the parking brake must be off.
ensure too that all brake cables with their end caps are properly located in the relevant hole of the adjusting screws. if
necessary do the same for the adjusting screw on the brake
lever (the one that you are not to adjust).
to remove the wheel press the unlocking button in the centre of
the wheel and pull the wheel off to the side.
Wheel fitting
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When fitting the wheels, the parking brake must be off. Ensure too that all brake cables with their end caps are properly
located in the relevant hole of the adjusting screws. if necessary do the same for the adjusting screw on the brake lever
(the one that you are not to adjust).
To fit the wheel, press the unlocking button in the centre of the
wheel and push the axle into the wheel mount socket until it can
go no further. release the unlocking button. the axle will now
click in.
the brake mechanism that is now exposed is sensitive to dirt.
to protect it from dirt, chariot supplies two protective caps. we
recommend that each time the wheels are removed these caps
be inserted on the brake callipers.
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make sure that you check that both wheels are properly
seated by pulling the wheel hard to one side without pressing the unlocking button. to do this lift the carrier slightly
and hold it firm with one hand. Check a number of times that
the wheel cannot be pulled off, and give it a good shake. Failure to do so could result in the lose of the wheels causing an
accident in which you and/or your passenger(s) could suffer
serious injury or death.
Care and maintenance
Cleaning
the brake internal areas must be dry and free of dirt. if the
wheels are removed, the protective cap prevents dirt entering
from outside.
wear of the brake callipers, however, also gives rise to dust that
clogs the inside.
if necessary, please clean using a dry and grease-free brush.
if you want to wash your chariot with water, please leave the
wheels in place, so that as little water as possible gets into the
drum brakes. nevertheless, after washing with water you should
carry out a brake test, since contact with water cannot always
be prevented and moisture reduces braking efficiency.
Brake cables
Before each journey check that there are no kinks in or other
damage to the brake cables.
Screw connections
• After the first 100 km (63 miles), check that all screws and
nuts are tight. if necessary, retighten.
• after this, carry out a check that the screws and nuts are tight
at regular intervals.
. Parts lists and exploded views
Parts list Cheetah 1
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1
lower Frame
2
axle Hangar Bracket
2
Back Frame – left
1
Back Frame – right
1
Back tube
2
seat Frame
1
Versa wing 2.0 - left
1
Versa wing 2.0 - right
1
autolock Back Bracket – left
1 set
autolock Back Bracket – right
1 set
shoulder Harness
1
wheel
2
weather cover
1
Fabric Body
1
axle adapter
2
Handlebar
1
wrist safety strap
1
Parking Brake assembly with axle 1
cargo Bag (not shown)
1
Parking Brake Hub (not shown)
2
Parts list Cheetah a/B
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1
lower Frame
2
axle Hangar Bracket
2
Back Frame – left
1
Back Frame – right
1
Back tube
2
seat Frame
1
Versa wing 2.0 – left
1
Versa wing 2.0– right
1
autolock Back Bracket – left
1 set
autolock Back Bracket – right
1 set
shoulder Harness
2
wheel
2
weather cover
1
Fabric Body
1
axle adapter
2
lower seat Bar
1
Handlebar
1
wrist safety strap
1
Parking Brake assembly with axle 1
cargo Bag (not shown)
1
Parking Brake Hub (not shown)
2
Parts list Cougar 1
a
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Quantity
upper Frame
1
lower Frame
2
axle Hangar Bracket
2
Back Frame – left
1
Back Frame – right
1
Back tube
2
seat Frame
1
cargo Bag Frame
1
Versa wing 2.0 – left
1
Versa wing 2.0 – right
1
autolock Back Bracket – left
1 set
autolock Back Bracket – right
1 set
shoulder Harness
1
spoked wheel
2
weather cover
1
Fabric Body
1
axle adapter
2
Handlebar
1
wrist safety strap
1
Parking Brake assembly with axle 1
cargo Bag (not shown)
1
Parking Brake Hub (not shown)
2
click n’ store left
1
click n’ store right
1
cargo Bag Brackets left
1
cargo Bag Brackets right
1
Quick release skewers
2
Parts list Cougar a
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upper Frame
1
lower Frame
2
axle Hangar Bracket
2
Back Frame – left
1
Back Frame – right
1
Back tube
2
seat Frame
1
cargo Frame Bag
1
Versa wing 2.0 – left
1
Versa wing 2.0 – right
1
autolock Back Bracket – left
1 set
autolock Back Bracket – right
1 set
shoulder Harness
2
spoked wheel
2
weather cover
1
Fabric Body
1
axle adapter
2
lower seat Bar
1
Handlebar
1
wrist safety strap
1
Parking Brake assembly with axle 1
cargo Bag (not shown)
1
Parking Brake Hub (not shown)
2
click n’ store left
1
click n’ store right
1
cargo Bag Brackets left
1
cargo Bag Brackets right
1
Quick release skewers
2
Parts list CX 1
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upper Frame
lower Frame
axle Hangar Bracket
Back Frame – left
Back Frame – right
Back tube
seat Frame
cargo Bag Frame
Versa wing 2.0 – left
Versa wing 2.0 – right
autolock Back Bracket – left
autolock Back Bracket – right
shoulder Harness
spoked wheel
clevis axle
weather cover
Fabric Body
axle adapter
Handlebar
wrist safety strap
left Brake
right Brake
cargo Bag (not shown)
click n’ store left
click n’ store right
cargo Bag Brackets left
cargo Bag Brackets right
Quick release skewers
Quantity
1
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1 set
1 set
1
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
Part
upper Frame
lower Frame
axle Hangar Bracket
Back Frame – left
Back Frame – right
Back tube
seat Frame
cargo Frame Bag
Versa wing 2.0 – left
Versa wing 2.0 – right
autolock Back Bracket – left
autolock Back Bracket – right
shoulder Harness
spoked wheel
clevis axle
weather cover
Fabric Body
axle adapter
lower seat Bar
Handlebar
wrist safety strap
left Brake
right Brake
cargo Bag (not shown)
click n’ store left
click n’ store right
cargo Bag Brackets left
cargo Bag Brackets right
Quick release skewers
Quantity
1
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1 set
1 set
2
2
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Parts list CX a
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. The Cycling Kit
Safety instructions for use as a Bicycle Trailer
General safety instructions for operation as a bicycle
trailer:
Basics
the assembled bicycle trailer (cts ready chassis +
cycling Kit)
• Please make sure you read the safety instructions in the
“safety” section at the beginning of this owner’s manual.
• only cyclists who are experienced and strong enough may
tow bicycle trailers. if you wish to carry children in the bicycle
trailer, you must be 16 years old or over.
• make sure that your bicycle is in good and safe condition.
we recommend you have your bicycle regularly serviced by
a bicycle retailer.
• if you are not sure whether your bicycle is suitable for towing
a trailer, please ask your bicycle retailer.
• General warning: travelling by bicycle with a child is an
activity that is potentially hazardous
• we recommend that especially long rear wheel mudguards
and rear-view mirrors be fitted to the bicycle.
• when using this trailer, please also follow the owner’s
manual of the bicycle used for towing. Find out whether your
bicycle is permitted for use in towing bicycle trailers and the
permitted overall weight of the bicycle/trailer vehicle.
• Do not use a kickstand or other parking device to support the
bicycle with a trailer attached. attaching a trailer can change
the balance of the bicycle making kickstands ineffective. the
bicycle can fall over, damaging it and the trailer.
With regards to transporting children
Supplied as standard
• children carried in the bicycle trailer must be at least 1 year
old and be able to sit up without support.
• the rider and the children being carried must wear suitable
cPsc or ce approved helmets.
• if only one child is being carried in a two-seater trailer, then,
in the interests of safety, the central sitting position must
be used. the trailer might otherwise tip over, with serious
consequences for the child.
• Please remember that the trailer should only be connected or
unconnected provided there is no child in the trailer.
• never cycle without closing the two-in-one weather cover
otherwise your child may be injured by insects, dirt or grit
thrown up from the road.
With regards to the trailer
Cycling Kit
chariot hitcharm with axle-mount ezHitch (including quickrelease skewer), rear reflector, spoke reflectors and safety flag
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• when the trailer is towed behind a bicycle, the stroller wheels
must never be fixed in their use position (wheels down). They
may only be carried in their out-of-use position (wheels up).
• remember that on right-hand turns the radius of the turn is
restricted. if the rear wheel of the bicycle comes into contact
with the hitcharm, there is a risk of the cyclist falling and
injury.
• Please ensure that when manoeuvring, the trailer is not set
at an angle of more than 90° to the bicycle, otherwise the
hitch may be damaged.
• Reflectors that comply with CPSC regulations shall be visible
on the rear of the trailer and on the side of the wheels.
Please ensure the following before each journey:
Legal requirements
• Make sure that the hitcharm is correctly fitted and secured to
the trailer: see pages 30 and 31.
• Make sure the hitch is firmly attached on the bicycle. A hitch
that is not securely attached may work loose from the rear
axle and result in losing the trailer: see pages 31 and 32.
• make sure that the hitcharm is correctly coupled up and
secured to the bicycle: see pages 32 and 33.
• Before each journey, check the full function of the warning
devices: spoke reflectors, rear reflector, safety flag, and lights
if necessary.
• avoid riding at night. your ability to see and be seen is
greatly reduced. if you must ride at night, use proper lighting
and reflectors on your bicycle and wear bright and reflective
clothing.
• Before each journey make sure that the maximum trailer
cargo load is not being exceeded and the specified
permissible hitcharm load (nose weight) is maintained.
The rider and the children being carried must wear suitable
CPSC or CE approved helmets
remember that at dusk and in the dark, the bicycle and carrier
must be equipped with regulation working lighting. rear batterypowered lights for instance are suitable as working lighting.
these can, for instance, be installed on the top of the rear
side frame tubes or clipped onto the fabric sleeve in the same
location.
Pay attention to the following when travelling:
• always cycle with care and look well ahead. avoid applying
emergency braking. when applying emergency braking,
there is the risk that the rear wheel of the bicycle may pull to
one side and you lose control of the bicycle/trailer vehicle.
• Always obey all traffic regulations and use proper hand
signals.
• Do not assume that you have the right of way. Do not cycle
with the trailer in heavy traffic areas such as busy streets, on
highways or anywhere it may be unsafe to ride with children.
• the maximum permissible speed for towing this trailer is
25 km/h / 15 mph. take corners/turns at walking pace, as
there is a risk of tipping over.
• remember that the steering and braking characteristics of
your bicycle are different when towing a trailer.
• always avoid going over obstacles with one wheel of the
trailer only, especially on corners – the trailer might tip over,
even at walking pace!
ask your authorized chariot retailer for suitable lights and the
correct method to attach the lights.
Assembly
Assembling the reflectors and safety flag
If you want to use your Chariot as a Bicycle Trailer, all reflectors
and safety flags must be installed.
Performance characteristics when used as a
Bicycle Trailer
top speed
25 km/h / 15 mph
top speed on corners or rough roads
walking pace
(10 km/h / 6 mph)
Permitted hitcharm load
(tongue or nose weight, to be
ensured by good load distribution,
see pages 34 and 35)
1 - 6 kg/2.2-13.2lb
Permissible rear wheel size
on the towing bicycle
26 or 28 inches/700cc
Position a spoke reflector between two outer spokes and an
inner spoke in such a way that the inner spoke lies in the guide
slot of the reflector.
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Guide the plastic clip with its slot over the inner spoke and into
the hole of the reflector. Secure it by tightening it a quarter turn
using a screwdriver.
For fastening the rear reflector you need a Philips screwdriver.
Spoked wheels on the Cougar, CX and Cheetah.
Attach a reflector on each wheel.
Screw the red reflector into the left grommet on the storage bag.
Push the two safety flag rods together and guide the bottom
end into the hole located in the plastic end cap in the upper left
rear frame tube. Push the rod in until it stops.
Attaching the hitcharm to the
CTS Ready Chassis
the hitcharm should now protrude about 2 cm / 3/4 inch out of
the rear side of the Versawing 2.0, and the rear vertical holes in
the Versawing 2.0 and hitcharm must align with each other.
the hitcharm is attached to the cts ready chassis into the left
“Versawing 2.0” bracket.
The hitcharm must always be attached into the left-hand
side of the carrier (as seen in the direction of travel). The
hitcharm must always be attached with both spring buttons
pointing upwards.
Press down the small button and slide the hitcharm into the
Versawing 2.0 until the large button engages in the Versawing
2.0 (Figures 1 to 3).
insert the security pin into the rear vertical hole of the
Versawing 2.0 and push it down completely through the
hitcharm until the retaining ring is touching the top of the
Versawing 2.0.
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the security pin must always be inserted, in addition to
the large spring button in the bicycle hitcharm! a hitcharm
that has not been secured properly may come loose during travel resulting in an accident in which you and/or your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Attaching the hitcharm to the bicycle
(Chariot Axle-Mount ezHitch)
correctly installed hitcharm.
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warning
make sure that the hitcharm is correctly attached and secured to the carrier. any kind of incorrect assembly may lead
to loss of the carrier during travel resulting in an accident
in which you and/or your passenger(s) could suffer serious
injury or death.
axle-mount ezHitch and accompanying quick-release skewer.
Attaching the Axle-Mount ezHitch
The Axle-Mount ezHitch must always be attached to the
left-hand side of the bicycle.
Bicycle with quick-release axle
remove the existing quick-release. loosen the nut of the
chariot quick-release.
Push the quick-release axle through the hitch and then through
the axle of the wheel.
The opening for the hitch ball and the vertical hole for the
security pin must point forward.
Fit the quick-release nut on the right-hand side. Both skewer
springs must be located in such a way that the narrow side of
each spring points towards the centre of the hub.
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the quick-release nut must be tightened on the axle thread
by at least 5 full turns, so that adequate clamping force is
ensured. a thread which is too short can lead to accidental
loosening of the rear wheel which may lead to an otherwise
avoidable accident in which you and/or your passenger(s)
could suffer serious injury or death
close the quick-release lever with the end of the lever pointing
upwards. in this position there is enough space to insert the
security pin.
screw the wheels axle nut and the spacer or plain washer back
on and tighten them securely.
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Depending on the hub type, the existing torque support
washer for the hub must stay on the frame. Please follow the
assembly instructions for the hub and the manufacturer’s torque specifications when fastening the axle nut. Failure to do
so may lead to an otherwise avoidable accident in which you
and/or your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
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In order to ensure that the hub is clamped sufficiently in the
dropouts, the quick-release lever must begin gripping as it
moves from the open to the middle position, and approaching
the closed position you should clearly feel resistance as you
tighten.
If it is too easy or too difficult to move the quick-release, tighten
or loosen the lock nut on the other side of the hub to adjust.
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the rear wheels axle nut must be tightened on the axle
thread by at least 5 full turns, so that adequate clamping
force is ensured. a thread which is too short can lead to
accidental loosening of the rear wheel which may lead to
an otherwise avoidable accident in which you and/or your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Attaching the carrier
From the front, insert the elastomer ball, which is attached to
the hitcharm, into the axle-mount ezHitch.
Pull the hitch ball rearward to the end of the socket in the axle
mounted hitch cup.
If you don’t feel confident operating the quick-release,
please ask your specialized retailer for assistance.
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warning
always make sure that the quick-release is correctly attached. an incorrectly tensioned quick-release may lead to
an otherwise avoidable accident in which you and/or your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Bicycle with solid axle
unscrew the rear wheels left-hand axle nut and the spacer or
plane washer.
install the axle-mount ezHitch on the axle.
The opening for the hitch ball and the vertical hole for the
security pin must point forward.
Push the security pin from the top through both holes of the
axle-mount ezHitch.
Finally, always attach the hitch’s back-up safety strap around the
bicycle frame. to do this, from above, put the hitch back-up safety
strap around the chain stay, and attach the hook of the hitch backup safety strap to the hitcharm D-ring located on the underside of
the hitcharm.
secure the pin by pulling the rubber tab over the protruding end
of the pin.
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always attach the hitch’s back-up safety strap in the manner
described above. it serves as additional protection against losing the carrier during operation. Do not use the Bicycle trailer
if you cannot attach the hitch’s back-up safety strap around your
bicycle frame for any reason!
Failure to install the hitch‘s back up safety strap may lead to
an otherwise avoidable accident in which you and/or your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
to safely remove the carrier from the bicycle follow these simple
steps:
1. remove any passengers from the carrier.
2. Unhitch the carrier from the bicycle first by detaching the
back-up safety strap from the chain stay.
3. remove the rubber tab from the protruding end of the security pin.
4. remove the security pin from the axle-mount ezHitch.
5. Pull the hitch ball forward to remove it from the axle mounted
hitch cup.
6. you can now place the hitcharm on the ground and lock the
parking brake.
7. if desired, the hitcharm can now be safely and easily removed from the carrier by removing the security pin from the
Versawing 2.0, pushing down the push-button on the hitch
arm and sliding the hitcharm out of the Versawing 2.0.
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if you want to convert the carrier from a Bicycle trailer to
another cts conversion Kit, or if you want to store the carrier,
the hitcharm on the cougar and cx can be stored to the side of
the carrier.
For this, the carrier must be upright or erected.
always attach the snap hook of the hitch back-up safety
strap to its accompanying D-ring on the hitcharm end that
now points upwards. if you do not do this, it could get caught
in the wheel spokes and cause an accident.
insert the front end of the hitcharm in the groove provided for
it in the click ‘n’ store bracket located on the rear side of the
carrier. the rear end of the hitcharm will point forward. Push the
hitcharm in the click ‘n’ store bracket down until the end of the
hitcharm catches in the recess of the Versawing 2.0, and the
horizontal holes of the hitcharm and Versawing 2.0 are aligned
with each other.
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always store the hitcharm on the left-hand side of the carrier.
use the security pin at the end of the hitcharm for attaching the
hitcharm to the Versawing 2.0. For this, insert the pin through
the horizontal hole in the Versawing 2.0 and hitcharm until it will
go no further.
the exact position of the seat in the chariot has been specially
chosen so as to give optimum weight distribution if there are
only children sitting in the carrier.
the only other factor in weight distribution is the weight of
luggage items. the storage bags described in section 4.7
are intended for the carrying of luggage items. the carrying
of luggage items next to the child on the seat is prohibited.
we would also urge against carrying luggage items in the foot
space.
checking of the hitcharm load (tongue or nose weight) is
important if you want to carry a heavy load in the storage bags
along with a light child, or if you are using your chariot as a
Bicycle trailer.
the hitcharm load (tongue or nose weight) on the carrier hitch
needs to be 1 - 6 kg / 2.2 – 13.2 lb for safe road handling.
the hitcharm load (tongue or nose weight) is the weight that
you lift on the hitch when the carrier is loaded up.
If you are not confident about estimating the hitcharm load
(tongue or nose weight), use a bathroom scale to help you:
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always secure the stored hitcharm to the Versawing 2.0.
if you do not do this, it could work loose, get caught in the
wheel spokes and cause an accident.
1. Put the bathroom scales next to the hitcharm of the loaded
carrier.
2. stand on the scales and note your own weight.
3. lift up the hitcharm at the hitch to around 30 cm/12 inches
above the ground.
the weight as displayed should now be 1 - 6 kg/2.2 – 13.2 lb
above your own weight.
Suitability of the bicycle used for towing
Pay attention to the following when travelling:
Always make sure you follow the manufacturer’s specifications
in the owner’s manual of the bicycle used for towing, where the
suitability specifications of the bicycle are to be found.
Follow all safety instructions at the beginning of this
section and the general safety instructions at the beginning
of the Owner’s Manual.
Example 1: if the manufacturer states, this bicycle is suitable
for pulling an unbraked trailer of overall weight 40 kg, then
you may add a maximum load of 30 kg since the carrier itself
weighs approximately 10 kg/22 lb (e.g. cheetah 1).
Example : if the manufacturer states, the permissible bicycle
full load of 120 kg/ 265 lb may not be exceeded, then please
note that the permissible full load may also not be exceeded if
you attach a trailer. in order to determine the cargo load, you
need to subtract the weight of the bicycle, your own weight and
the carrier unloaded weight from the permissible full load.
For instance, if the bicycle weighs 15 kg/ 33 lb and the cyclist
weighs 72 kg/ 159 lb, then a maximum of 22 kg/ 49 lb additional
cargo load may be carried (120 - 15 - 72 - 11 = 22)/(265 – 33
– 159 – 24 = 49).
You will find the weight specifications for your carrier in Section
13 “Specifications”.
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If there is nothing specified in the owner’s manual of your bicycle regarding towing a trailer, this does not mean that there
are no limitations. in such a case, always ask your specialist
retailer.
Travelling
Please ensure the following before each journey:
Follow all safety instructions at the beginning of this
section and the general safety instructions at the beginning
of the Owner’s Manual.
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when used as a Bicycle trailer, the stroller wheels must
never be installed in their use position (wheels down). they
may only be carried in their out-of-use position (wheels up).
For a description of the positions of the stroller wheels, see
section 7. Failure to do so may lead to an otherwise avoidable accident in which you and/or your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death .
correct assembly of the stroller
wheels for carrying them
out-of-use when used as a
Bicycle trailer.
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when turning round or manoeuvring the vehicle, the angle
between the towing bicycle and the carrier must not exceed
90°. the hitch ball may get damaged (overstretched) and
lose its stiffness which may lead to an otherwise avoidable
accident in which you and/or your passengers could suffer
serious injury or death.
Use as a pull wagon
on short stretches and level surfaces, the carrier may be used
as a pull wagon.
For this, insert the hitcharm rotated at 90° counterclockwise in
the left-hand (in direction of travel) Versawing 2.0 (the same
wing as the hitcharm is used for trailering). the front end of the
hitcharm must point upwards.
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any assembly of the hitcharm other than the one described
is not permitted. any kind of incorrect assembly may lead
to loss of the carrier during travel resulting in an accident
in which you and/or your passenger(s) could suffer serious
injury or death.
Push the hitcharm in until the spring buttons, which is now on
the outside side, come up against the Versawing 2.0.
then press the smaller button in and slide the hitcharm into the
Versawing 2.0 until the large spring button audibly engages.
on this type of assembly, engagement of the spring button is
not visible, however you should be able to see the small spring
button returned to its normal “out” position.
insert the security pin through the horizontal hole at the back of
the Versawing 2.0.
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make sure the spring button engages correctly. Before use,
ensure that the hitcharm is securely locked by giving it a
good forward pull. if this is not the case, the hitcharm might
work loose during travel resulting in an accident in which
your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
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Only park the carrier on flat surfaces and secure it with the
parking brake, otherwise the carrier could role away in which
your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
. The Jogging Kit
• the parking brake on the cheetah 1, cheetah 2, cougar 1
and cougar 2 models is not suitable for deceleration of a
moving carrier.
• so as to prevent it from tipping backwards, the storage
bags at the rear of the carrier may not be loaded with
excessive weight. carry out the following check: Depress the
handlebar by about 6”/15
”/15
/15 cm. the carrier should return to
its original standing position and should not tip backwards.
manufacturer’s recommendation: maximum load in the
storage bags together if no handlebar bag is being used.
the maximum load of the handlebar bag is 1 kg/2.2lb. the
maximum load of the other storage bags is reduced to 2
kg/4.4lb if the handlebar bag is loaded with 1 kg/2.2lb.
Safety instructions for using the brake system on the
CX 1 and CX models:
the assembled Jogging stroller
(cts ready chassis + Jogging Kit)
Supplied as standard
Jogging Kit: 1�
wheel with quick-release skewer, and 2 wheel arms with
ezclick attachment
Safety instructions for use as a Jogging Stroller
• Please make sure you read the safety instructions in the
“safety” section at the beginning of this owner’s manual.
• Before each journey check that all components are properly
fitted, particularly the front quick-release wheel, the rear
wheels, and the handlebar.
• Do not park the carrier on roads or other places which are on
an incline.
• if you leave the jogging stroller standing, always secure it
with the parking brake.
• when parking the carrier, make sure it cannot tip over.
• when pushing the jogging stroller, always put the wrist safety
strap around your wrist.
• inline skating with the jogging stroller is not permitted.
• To get used to the specific handling characteristics, first carry
out a practice run without children, but with maximum load,
and away from road traffic.
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• Before using the brake system for the first time, acquaint
yourself with its braking effect away from road traffic.
• On your first journeys always take the Owner’s Manual
with you in case adjustments need to be made to the brake
system.
• check the braking effect before each journey.
• Before each journey check that both brakes operate with the
same force.
• Before each journey check that the lock nuts are tight on the
adjusting screws.
• Before each journey check that there are no kinks in or other
damage to the brake cables.
• always ensure that when the parking brake is applied the
spring button is fully pressed in. if this is not done, the brake
lever could be released and the parked carrier could roll
away.
• Only park the carrier on flat surfaces.
• check that the parking brake is working properly. always
check that the carrier cannot roll away. if the carrier is given
a push, it should immediately come to a halt once it has been
released.
• if the carrier is not held securely by the parking brake, the
brake must be readjusted.
• remember that the brake drums heat up when used, so
there is a risk of burning yourself if you touch them.
• Before each journey make sure that the brake system
adjusting screws are secured and not unscrewed too far.
• if you need to replace brake system components due to wear
or for other reasons, only have replacement carried out by an
authorized chariot retailer.
• Keep the insides of the drum brake dry and free of dirt.
Performance characteristics when used as a
Jogging Stroller
top speed on straight aways
15 km/h / 9 mph
top speed on corners
walking pace
(10km/h / 6 mph)
top speed on hills/inclines
walking pace
(10km/h / 6 mph)
Assembly
the wheel arm should nowprotrude about 2 cm / 3/4 inch out of
the rear side of the Versawing 2.0.
Push the wheel arms, with the bend toward the centre of the
carrier and wheel dropouts pointing downwards, into each
Versawing 2.0.
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make sure that the wheel arms are correctly attached to the
carrier. incorrect attachment may lead to loss of the front
wheel resulting in an otherwise avoidable accident in which
you and/or your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or
death.
Press the small button in for each and push the wheel arms into
the Versawing 2.0 until the large button engages
(Figures 1 to 3).
Guide the quick-release axle through the wheel axle and screw
on the nut. Both skewer springs must be located on each side
so that the narrow side points towards the centre of the hub.
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tip the carrier backwards and put it down on the handlebar.
insert the wheel in the axle dropouts.
to correct
directional trueness
(ie. the carrier not
rolling straight):
the dropouts of the wheel arms are bolted on and their holes
are slotted. after loosening both bolts, the dropout can be
moved. this is possible on both the right-hand and the left-hand
side dropout. if the Jogging stroller is pulling to the right, the
dropout on the right-hand side must be moved forwards, and
the one on the left-hand side backwards (or vice versa).
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close the quickrelease lever.
Please ensure that your child does not stand on the wheel
arms when entering or leaving the carrier. if at any time you
stop, do not allow anyone to sit on the wheel arms.
Storing the wheels arms and 1� wheel
3 straps are provided at the rear on the storage bag for attaching
the 16”/40cm wheel. First of all thread correctly and then pull the
top webbing strap tight. then secure the wheel using the right
and left-hand Velcro straps.
In order to ensure that the hub is clamped sufficiently in the
axle dropouts, the quick-release lever must begin gripping as it
moves from the open to the middle position, and approaching
the closed position you should clearly feel resistance as you
tighten.
If it is too easy or too difficult to move the quick-release, tighten
or loosen the lock nut on the other side of the hub to adjust.
If you don’t feel confident operating the quick-release
skewer, please ask your specialist retailer for assistance.
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always make sure that the quick-release is correctly installed. an incorrectly tensioned quick-release may lead to the
front wheel coming loose, resulting in an otherwise avoidable
accident in which you and/or your passenger(s) could suffer
serious injury or death.
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always make sure, that the 16“ wheel is attached securely.
if you want to convert the carrier from Jogging stroller to
another cts conversion Kit, or if you want to store the carrier,
the wheel arms can be attached to the rear side of the carrier.
the 16”/40cm wheel can be attached at the back of the rear
storage bag.
For this, the carrier must upright or erected.
the wheel arm can be attached to a click ‘n’ store bracket on
the rear side of the carrier. Press the small spring button in and
insert the wheel arm in the groove provided for it in the click ‘n’
store bracket. Position the wheel arms to that the large spring
button engages in the hole of the click ‘n’ store bracket.
always attach the right-hand wheel arm (as seen in the
direction of travel) to the right-hand side of the carrier (as seen
in the direction of travel) and the left-hand one to the left-hand
side. the axle dropouts will then protrude inwards below the
carrier.
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so as to prevent it from tipping backwards, the storage bags
at the rear of the carrier may not be loaded with excessive
weight. carry out the following check while the carrier is standing on a flat surface:
Push downwards on the handlebar by about 15cm / 6“. the
carrier should return to its original standing position and
should not tip backwards. manufacturer’s recommendation:
there should be a maximum load of 4 kg in all the rear storage bags together if no handlebar bag is being used.
the maximum load of the handlebar bag is 1 kg/2.2lb. the
maximum load of the other rear storage bags is reduced to 2
kg/4.4lb if the handlebar bag is loaded with 1 kg/2.2lb.
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always make sure that the large spring button of each
wheel arm engages in the hole of the relevant click ‘n’ store
bracket. if this is not done, the wheel arm might work loose
and get caught in the wheel spokes. you run the risk of an
accident!
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when using the carrier as a Jogging stroller, always put the
safety wrist strap, which is fastened securely on the left rear
upper frame tube, around your wrist. Failure to use the wrist
strap could cause the carrier to become separated from you
resulting in an accident in which your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death.
Travelling
Always make sure you follow the Owner’s Manual for the
brake system on the CX – please see Section .10.
. The Strolling Kit
the assembled stroller (cts ready chassis + strolling Kit)
Supplied as
standard
Strolling Kit:
2 x 8” stroller wheels
Safety instructions for use as a Stroller
• Please make sure you read the safety instructions in the
“safety” section at the beginning of this owner’s manual.
• Before each journey check that all components are properly
fitted, particularly the stroller casters and the handlebar.
• Do not park the carrier on roads or other places which are on
an incline.
• if you leave the stroller stationary, always secure it with the
parking brake.
• when pushing the stroller, always put the wrist safety strap
around your wrist.
• inline skating with the stroller is not permitted.
• the foot activated parking brake on the cheetah 1, cheetah
2, cougar 1 and cougar 2 models is not suitable for
deceleration of a moving carrier.
• so as to prevent it from tipping backwards, the storage
bags at the rear of the carrier may not be loaded with
excessive weight. carry out the following check: Depress the
handlebar by about 6”/15
”/15
/15 cm. the carrier should return to
its original standing position and should not tip backwards.
manufacturer’s recommendation: maximum load in the
storage bags together if no handlebar bag is being used.
the maximum load of the handlebar bag is 1 kg/2.2lb. the
maximum load of the other storage bags is reduced to 2kg
/4.4lb if the handlebar bag is loaded with 1 kg/2.2lb.
Safety instructions for using the brake system
on the CX 1 and CX models:
• Before using the brake system for the first time, acquaint
yourself with its braking effect.
• On your first journeys always take the Owner’s Manual
with you in case adjustments need to be made to the brake
system.
• check the braking effect before each journey.
• Before each journey check that both brakes operate with the
same force.
• Before each journey check that the lock nuts are tight on the
adjusting screws.
• Before each journey check that there are no kinks in or other
damage to the brake cables.
• always ensure that when the parking brake is applied the
spring button is fully pressed in. if this is not done, the brake
lever could be released and the parked carrier could roll
away.
• Only park the carrier on flat surfaces.
• check that the parking brake is working properly. always
check that the carrier cannot roll away. if the carrier is given
a push, it should immediately come to a stop once it has
been released.
• if the carrier is not held securely by the parking brake, the
brake must be readjusted.
• remember that the brake drums heat up when used, so
there is a risk of burning yourself if you touch them.
• Before each journey make sure that the brake system
adjusting screws are secured and not unscrewed too far.
• if you need to replace brake system components due to wear
or for other reasons, only have replacement carried out by a
authorized chariot retailer.
• Keep the insides of the drum brake dry and free of dirt.
Assembly
to attach the stroller wheel, press the plastic button on the
side of the Versawing 2.0 until it can go no further. then, from
below, insert the upward pointing caster shaft of the stroller
wheel into the vertical hole of the Versawing 2.0 until it can go
no further.
if you want to convert the carrier from stroller to another cts
conversion Kit, you can store the stroller wheels on the top of
the Versawing 2.0 .
to attach them proceed as described above.
the caster fork arms should point backwards.
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always make sure that the stroller wheels are fully engaged
and locked. Failure to do so could result in loosening of the
stroller wheels causing an accident in which you and/or your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
release the plastic button. this now clicks back towards the
outside, resulting in locking of the attachment axle of the stroller
wheel.
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when used as a Bicycle trailer, the stroller wheels must
never be installed in their use position (wheels down). they
may only be carried in their out-of-use position (wheels up)
Failure to do so may lead to an otherwise avoidable accident
in which you and/or your passenger(s) could suffer serious
injury or death.
!
warning
always make sure that the stroller wheels are properly and
fully engaged and locked. to check this pull the stroller
wheels up and down in a vertical direction. make sure that the
plastic locking button has fully clicked back. Failure to do so
could result in loosening of the wheels causing an accident
in which you and/or your passenger(s) could suffer serious
injury or death.
correct assembly of the stroller
wheels for carrying them
out-of-use when used as a
Bicycle trailer.
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Travelling
Always make sure you follow the Owner’s Manual for the
brake system on the CX – please see Section .10.
. The Hiking Kit
Weight distribution
!
warning
so as to prevent it from tipping backwards, the storage bags
at the rear of the carrier may not be loaded with excessive
weight. carry out the following check while the carrier is standing on a flat surface:
Push downwards on the handlebar by about 6“/15cm. the
carrier should return to its original standing position and
should not tip backwards. manufacturer’s recommendation:
there should be a maximum load of 4 kg in all the rear storage bags together if no handlebar bag is being used.
the maximum load of the handlebar bag is 1 kg/2.2lb. the
maximum load of the other rear storage bags is reduced to 2
kg/4.4lb if the handlebar bag is loaded with 1 kg/2.2lb.
Supplied as standard
1 cm / ��
!
warning
when using the carrier as a Jogging stroller, always put the
safety wrist strap, which is fastened securely on the left rear
upper frame tube, around your wrist. Failure to use the wrist
strap could cause the carrier to become separated from you
resulting in an accident in which your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death.
2 hiking arms with shoulder harness and waist strap
Safety instructions for use as a Hiking Carrier
• Please make sure you read the safety instructions in the
“safety” section at the beginning of this owner’s manual.
• Before each journey check that all components are properly
fitted, particularly the wheels and the hiker arms.
• always make sure that the security pin of the hiker arms
is properly installed so as to prevent the carrier from
accidentally separating from the arms.
• Be mindful of the space needed due to the width and length
of the carrier. Take care in oncoming traffic on narrow paths!
• Please remember that controlling a fully loaded hiker
requires experience and good physical fitness.
• Particular care is needed on slopes, uneven terrain and
when stopping. Do not use on steep or difficult hiking trails.
• First take the hiker for a practice run without children, but
with the maximum load. Perform the practice run on terrain
that is more difficult to cover than that which you want to
travel later with children.
Assembly
lay both the hiking arms with shoulder harness and waist strap
as shown in the “supplied as standard” illustration in front of the
carrier. the waist strap must be attached to the insides of both
arms.
the shoulder strap, which is attached in a similar way to that
of a backpack, can be adjusted in three positions: at the chest
strap at the front,
insert each arms into the Versawing 2.0 until the vertical holes
in the arms and Versawing 2.0 are aligned with each other.
the arms should now protrude about 2 cm / 3/4 inch out of the
rear side of the Versawing 2.0.
at the back strap on top for adjusting the height of the waist strap,
now secure the arms by inserting the security pin from above
through the vertical hole in the arm and Versawing 2.0 until it
stops. lock the security pin by looping the spring clip over the
pins end that protrudes underneath the Versawing 2.0.
and at the waist strap itself.
!
warning
always make sure that the security pin of the hiking arms are
properly inserted to prevent the carrier from accidentally rolling away resulting in an accident in which your passenger(s)
could suffer serious injury or death.
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the holes in the hiking arms are larger than the security pins,
so that the arms can rotate slightly around their longitudinal
axes (in order to adapt to narrow or wide hips, and single and
double width carriers).
10. The XC-Skiing
Kit
Supplied as standard
skis with frames, ski arms with waist belt,
additional self-locking nuts
Safety instructions for use as an
XC Skiing Carrier
• Please note: For the CX 1 and CX models there
is a special XC Skiing Kit axle adapter required.
The XC Skiing Kit does not fit because the axle is too
short. The short axle will not engage fully in the CX1 and
CX models, with the result that the skis would not be
held securely.
• Please make sure you read the safety instructions in the
“safety” section at the beginning of this owner’s manual.
• Before each journey check that all components are properly
fitted, particularly the skis and the tow bars.
• always make sure that the security pin of the tow bars
are properly installed, so as to prevent the carrier from
accidentally separating from the arms.
• always make sure the buckle on the strap is securely closed
and the strap fits tightly. If this is not done, the XC Skiing
carrier might get separated from you resulting in an accident
in which your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or
death.
• make sure the length of the tow bars are adjusted correctly,
to ensure that your skis or poles will not come into contact
with the carrier.
• remember that the additional weight of the carrier with
the xc skiing kit considerably changes the way you ski,
particularly going up or down hills. For this reason, only an
experienced skier should use the carrier with the xc skiing
kit.
• First take the carrier with the xc skiing kit for a practice run
without children, but with the maximum load. Perform the
practice run on terrain that is more difficult to ski than that
which you want to travel later with children.
• Be mindful of the increased space needed when crosscountry skiing, due to the width and length of the carrier.
Take care in oncoming traffic!
• never use the carrier with the xc skiing kit for downhill
skiing.
• never tow the carrier with the xc skiing kit behind a
snowmobile, quad or any motorized vehicle
• use extreme caution on hills, challenging trails, and when
stopping.
• regularly check on your children to ensure they are
comfortable and are warm enough.
TiP
check that use of the xc skiing carrier is allowed in the
skiing region where you intend to use it.
Assembly
CX
Fitting the CX Axle Adapter Kit to the skis
If you want to use the XC Skiing Kit on the CX, you must
first convert the ski frames. For this you will need to get a
special CX Axle Adapter Kit from your authorized Chariot
retailer. Install this Adapter Kit to the skis according to the
installation instructions supplied with the kit.
!
To attach the XC Skiing Kit to the carrier, first remove the carrier
wheels.
then attach the clear protective caps over the exposed drum
brake calipers.
warning
without conversion using the cx axle adapter Kit, the xc
skiing Kit must no be used on the cx. the standard xc ski
Kit axles will not engage fully on the cx1 and cx2, with the
result that the skis would not be held securely resulting in
an accident in which your passenger(s) could suffer serious
injury or death.
Attaching the skis to the carrier
Pressing down the axle’s locking button, pull the axle all the
way out of the wheel hub.
Cheetah and Cougar
remove the wheels (for this, press the rubber cap in the centre
of the wheel).
to attach the skis, press the spring button in and insert the
attachment axle into the axle socket until it can go no further.
release the spring button. By moving the skis from side to side,
check that they are locked in the axle socket and cannot be
pulled off.
Pressing down the locking button, insert the axle through the
socket at the top end of the ski frame.
make sure that you insert the axle from the outside inwards,
looking in the direction of the ski tip.
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always make sure that the ski tips point towards the front.
!
warning
Before each journey make sure that the skis are securely
locked in the axle socket to prevent the carrier from accidentally sliding away resulting in an accident in which your
passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Pressing down the locking button on the axle, insert the xc
skiing Kit into the axle socket on the chariot cx until it can go
no further. release the locking button. the axle will now click if
installed fully.
make sure the skis are inserted correctly with the ski tips
towards the front of the carrier.
!
warning
always check that both ski frames are properly attached
by pulling the ski frame outwards hard without pressing the
axle’s locking button. to do this, lift the carrier slightly and
hold it firm with one hand. Make sure that the ski cannot be
pulled off. Failure to do so could result in the lose of the skis
causing an accident in which your passenger(s) could suffer
serious injury or death.
Fitting the ski arms to the carrier
Identical for all models.
insert each arm into the Versawing 2.0 until the vertical holes
in the arms and Versawing 2.0 are aligned with each other. the
arms should now, at the back in the slot of the Versawing 2.0,
protrude about 2 cm / 3/4“ over the plastic edge.
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now secure the arms by inserting the security pin from above
down through the vertical hole in the arm and Versawing 2.0
until it stops. lock the security pin by looping the spring clip
over the pins end that protrudes underneath the Versawing 2.0.
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always make sure that the security pin of the ski arms are
properly inserted to prevent the carrier from accidentally sliding away resulting in an accident in which your passenger(s)
could suffer serious injury or death.
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the holes in the ski arms are larger than the security pins,
so that the arms can rotate slightly around their longitudinal
axes (in order to adapt to narrow or wide hips, and single and
double width carriers).
Length adjustment of the ski arms
the ski arms are adjustable for length. to do this, withdraw the
security pin which connects the two ski arm tubes.
if required, the waist belt can be adjusted for larger and smaller
hips. to do this, undo both attachment screws and reinstall
them into the appropriate grommets. When refitting the screws,
always use the additional self-locking nuts supplied.
move both tubes towards each other until the desired holes in
both tubes align with each other.
Reinsert the security pin, pushing it in until it goes no
further.
!
warning
always make sure that the security pins which connect both
tubes of the drawbars are properly inserted in to prevent the
carrier from accidentally sliding away resulting in an accident
in which your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
Putting on the waist belt
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once self-locking nuts have been loosened they cannot be
reused. once they have been loosened, they lose their securing function, and this can lead to unexpected loosening of
the screw connection with potentially serious consequences.
always put the waist belt on so that the padded area is at the
back and the strap with its side-release buckle is at the front.
always close the buckle with care!
adjust the 2 straps on either side of the buckle to that it is a tight
fit around your hips, and so that the buckle is centered.
!
warning
always make sure the buckle on the strap is securely closed
and the strap fits tightly. If this is not done, the XC Skiing Carrier might get separated from you resulting in an accident in
which your passenger(s) could suffer serious injury or death.
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11. Accessories
Fabric
Axle-Mount ez-Hitch for additional bike
Baby Bivy
Baby Supporter
Bunting Bag
Hydration Kit
Handlebar Bag
Infant Sling
Jogging Brake Kit .0
Rain Cover
Side Fenders .0
Storage Cover
Travel Bag
X-Country Cargo Rack
Cup Holder
check the fabric regularly for signs of damage (e.g. tears).
1. Service, Care and Storage
Contact your authorized Chariot retailer immediately if you find
a tear in the fabric. the fabric can be repaired or replaced.
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tears in the fabric actually represent a high safety risk. Due
to tears in the fabric, your child could come into contact with
the wheels or the road surface and be seriously injured.
clean the fabric regularly with domestic soap or a mild
cleansing agent and warm water. never use thinners or
cleaning solvent.
Hitcharm
Storage
check the hitcharm regularly for signs of damage (e.g. cracks).
!
warning
if there is any kind of damage whatsoever to the hitcharm,
then it must be replaced so as to prevent breakage which
could result in an accident in which your passenger(s) could
suffer serious injury or death.
store your chariot cts in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Before storing your carrier, it should be dry to prevent the
growth of mould and the formation of mildew. expose your
carrier as little as possible to direct sunlight to prevent fabric
colours from fading. Do not store the Bicycle trailer coupled to
the bicycle over a long period of time.
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Wheels
clean the wheel axles,
the retaining balls and the
push-button pin regularly.
apply some grease or oil
to the retaining balls and
push-button pin.
as well as rubber, tires contain many chemical substances
which improve their physical characteristics. in unfavourable
circumstances, these substances may lead to staining of the
transparent side and front windows on the carrier. For this
reason, always store wheels in such a way that they do not
come into contact with these windows.
General Maintenance
!
warning
if the retaining balls and push-button pin are not regularly maintained, they may lose their securing function. this
could result could result in the loss of the wheels causing an
accident in which you and/or your passenger(s) could suffer
serious injury or death.
Have the wheels (tires, rims, tension of spokes, axle bearing)
checked by your specialist retailer at least once every year.
clean the wheels regularly and give them a protective wax,
particularly just before the onset of winter.
look after your carrier. all painted, chrome or galvanised parts
(including screw connectors) should be regularly cleaned and
protected using standard products for this purpose. ask your
specialist retailer about suitable products for protecting your
carrier.
13. Specifications
Maintenance and care of bicycle trailers and
jogging strollers:
l x w x H, without hitcharm & handlebars
(cheetah 1, cougar 1)
(35“ x 27“ x 34“) 89 x 69 x 86 cm
l x w x H, without hitcharm & handle bars
(cx 1)
(35“ x 27.5“ x 34“) 89 x 70 x 86 cm
l x w x H, without hitcharm & handlebars
(cheetah 2, cougar 2)
(35.5“ x 32“ x 34“) 90 x 82 x 86 cm
l x w x H, without hitcharm & handlebars
(cx 1)
(35.5“ x 32.5“ x 34“) 90 x 83 x 86 cm
l x w x H, folded
(cheetah 1, cougar 1)
l x w x H, folded
(cx 1)
l x w x H, folded
(cheetah 2, cougar 2)
l x w x H, folded
(cx 2)
irrespective of
• type of use
• intensity of use
• care and maintenance
(41.9“ x 23.8“ x 10.5“) 107 x 61 x 27 cm
functional-related wear occurs in bicycle trailers or jogging
strollers in the components and parts listed in the following
table. reaching the wear limit very much depends on how well
the users have looked after and maintained the product as well
as the particular type and intensity of use such as:
(41.7“ x 24“ x 11.8“) 106 x 61 x 30 cm
• Mileage
(41.9“ x 31.3“ x 10.5“) 107 x 80 x 27 cm
• Loading of:
Passengers
Baggage
(42.5“ x 31.3“ x 12“) 108 x 80 x 31 cm
unladen weight of the ready chassis
model cheetah 1
model cheetah 2
model cougar 1
model cougar 2
model cx 1
model cx 2
9 kg / 19.7 lb
9.7 kg / 21.3 lb
10,2 kg / 22,4 lb
12.5 kg / 27.6 lb
12,3 kg / 27.1 lb
13.9 kg / 30.5 lb
cargo load single-seater
cargo load two-seater
34 kg / 75 lb
45 kg / 100 lb
wheel size for ready chassis
wheel size for Jogger Kit
20“/51cm
16“/41cm
• Type of ride:
Degree of acceleration and braking
• Fast cornering
• effects of the weather:
uV rays
Humidity
Dirt
temperature
salty air
contact with salt water
roads gritted with salt
• Storage
1. Wear and Tear
our products have components or parts which are also subject
to natural wear and tear arising from normal use, depending
very much on the type and degree of use and also how well the
individual product has been serviced and maintained.
in particular where there has been a lot of use (day in day out
and in all kinds of weather), individual parts or components
can reach their wear limit before the warranty has expired. Just
because a product has become prematurely worn because of
use, it does not generally mean the product is defective.
• level of maintenance:
service intervals
means of maintenance
storage
servicing and inspection work
Please look at the following table: ‘Wear factors’.
You can see from this table which factors particularly affect
the wear and tear on individual parts.
For your information we have therefore listed in the following
table the important parts affected by wear and tear, and have
named typical contributing factors relating to use, which may
considerably influence wear limit.
15. Warranty
To validate your warranty and for contacting you for any future potential safety notices, please complete the following information and send to:
Chariot Carriers Inc., #105 - 5760, 9th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1Z9, CANADA
CTS Conversion Kits
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