Owner`s manual | Chariot Carriers CX 2 Stroller User Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
Cheetah 1, Cheetah 2, Cougar 1, Cougar 2, CX 1, CX 2
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You should not use the Chariot child carrier before you have read and understood the contents of this Owner’s Manual.
Failure to follow this warning may result in serious or fatal injury.
Date of issue: 07/2006
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Table of Contents
1.General Items........................................................................ 3
2.Overview of Components...................................................... 4
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 Assembly and folding up................................................... 7
4.3 Wheel assembly................................................................ 8
4.4 Installing the handlebar..................................................... 9
4.5 Seat and Seatbelts............................................................ 10
4.6 Climate control.................................................................. 13
4.7 Storage bags..................................................................... 15
4.8 Adjusting the suspension (Cougar and CX)...................... 16
4.9 Operating the parking brake (Cheetah and Cougar)......... 17
4.10 CX brake system owner’s manual................................... 17
5.The Cycling Kit...................................................................... 24
• Safety instructions for use as a Bicycle Trailer........................... 24
6.The Jogging Kit..................................................................... 34
• Safety instructions for use as a Jogging Stroller.................. 34
7.The Strolling Kit..................................................................... 38
• Safety instructions for use as a Stroller............................... 38
8.The Hiking Kit........................................................................ 41
• Safety instructions for use as a Hiking Carrier,,,,,,,,,,,.......... 41
9.The XC Skiing Kit.................................................................. 43
• Safety instructions for use as an XC Skiing Carrier............. 43
10.The Walking Kit................................................................... 47
• Safety instructions for use as Walker................................... 47
11.Accessories......................................................................... 49
12.Service, Care and Storage.................................................. 49
13.Specifications...................................................................... 50
14.Warranty and Guarantee..................................................... 50
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1. General Items
Intended Use
Congratulations on buying this child transporter!
Use as intended
You have decided to buy a product from the CTS-series (Child
Transport System) of the Canadian manufacturer Chariot
Carriers Inc.
Your new child transporter stands out because of its excellent
quality, user-friendliness, high safety standards and great
versatility.
The Child Transport System enables you go for bike rides,
walks or jogging with your children without having to park a fleet
of special vehicles in the garage or basement.
The carrier is intended for use, within the performance ranges
specified above, for the carrying of children in daylight hours on
sidewalks, light traffic public roads, smooth paths, and beginner
level ski trails. 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 as a Bicycle Trailer in conditions of
poor visibility, at dusk or in the hours of darkness, it is highly
recommended to be retrofitted with a safety approved working
light set.
It consists of a basic unit (passenger compartment with chassis,
parking brake, handlebar and two 20” wheels) and at least one
of the following accessory sets:
As part of the use as intended, you should also follow this
Owner’s Manual and comply with the prescribed maintenance
requirements.
• The Cycling Kit (hitch arm, hitch, front, rear and spoke
reflectors, safety flag) converts the base to a bicycle trailer
• The Jogging Kit (16“ front wheel with two wheel arms)
converts the basic unit to a jogging stroller.
• The Stroller Kit (an 8“ stroller twin wheel) converts the basic
unit to a stroller..
• The Hiking Kit (drawbar with shoulder strap) converts the
basic unit to a hiker.
• The XC skiing Kit (skier and drawbar with waist strap)
converts the basic unit to a sleigh hiker
• The Walking Kit (drawbar with waist strap) converts the
basic unit to a walker.
Use not as intended
Any use that goes beyond the above is not as intended.
Use not as intended 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.
The manufacturer is not liable for damages arising from use that
is not as intended – this is at the risk of the user.
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.
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
Maximum age of the children
34 kg/75 lb, 1 child
45 kg/100 lb,
maximum of 2 children
5 years old
Maximum body height of the children 111 cm in height
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2. Overview of Components
3. Safety
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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.
Here you will find instructions where failure to comply may
result in risk to health, life and limb, both of the user and of
the occupants of the carrier.
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.
Instructions introduced with this symbol indicate possible risk
of material damage. Failure to heed this warning may result
in material damage.
3.1 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 that will make using the product easier for you.
3.2 General safety instructions
As regards the children in the carrier
Basics
• 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.
• 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.
3.3 Safety information for all travelling situations
As regards the children carried
• Never carry items of luggage on the seat next to your child.
• Never carry animals together with your children.
As regards the children carried
As regards the carrier
• Never leave your child unsupervised 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 can sit up without support may be carried,
unless the Chariot Infant Sling is used.
• The maximum height of children who may be carried
is 111 cm.
• 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.
• 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.
• In the event of the carrier tipping over, the handlebar acts as
a safety bar. For this reason keep it permanently fitted.
• 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. Air pressure that is too high
can also cause the plastic wheels on the Cheetah model to
fail.
• 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.
• 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.
As regards 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.
As regards the children in the carrier
• Never carry your children without fastening all the seatbelts
in the proper manner, otherwise your child could be seriously
or even fatally injured in the event of an accident. Always
make sure the seatbelts are properly adjusted to the height
of your child.
• 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, the parking brake must be on
to prevent the carrier from accidentally rolling away.
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3.4 Safety instructions for carrying infants
4. 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
4.1 Supplied as standard
Cheetah 1, Cheetah 2, Cougar 1, Cougar 2
3.5 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.
Passenger compartment with two-in-one weather cover, two 20”
wheels, and handlebar
CX 1, CX 2
3.6 Warning against unauthorised modifications
and additions
• Unauthorised rebuilds or modifications of the carrier are
not permitted for reasons of safety and render the warranty
invalid.
• The fitting of a car safety seat or other seats or seat supports
that do not carry the express approval of the Manufacturer is
not permitted.
• Do not fit any additional parts, such as a luggage rack,
for instance, that do not carry the express approval of the
Manufacturer.
• The carrying of pedal cars, which are attached to the
handlebar or some other part of the carrier, is not permitted.
Passenger compartment with two-in-one weather cover, two
20” wheels with drum brakes; handlebar with brake lever,
connected to the passenger compartment by brake cable
(NB: 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 even
continue to function.
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4.2 Assembly and folding up
Assembling the Ready Chassis
The assembly of the CX requires particular attention. Care
needs to be taken here that the brake cable (see Section 3.10)
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 even
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 and injure your child
and/or cause you to lose control of the carrier.
Auto-lock disk
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Folding up the Ready Chassis
4.3 Wheel assembly
When folding the CTS Ready Chassis up, 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.
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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.
WARNING
Do not attempt to fold up the passenger compartment without
disengaging the auto-lock disk.
WARNING
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.
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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.
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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 5 and 6.
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Always 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, and make sure that the fitted
wheel cannot be pulled off, by giving it a few good shakes on
each side.
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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.
4.4 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 can be height 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
even continue to function.
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Before each journey make sure that the spring buttons of the
handlebar are fully engaged. A handlebar that works loose
may have serious safety consequences especially when the
carrier is used as a Jogging Stroller or Stroller.
DANGER
Before each journey make sure that the spring buttons of the
handlebar are fully engaged. A handlebar that works loose
may have serious safety consequences, especially when the
carrier is used as a Jogging Stroller or Stroller.
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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.
4.5 Seat and Seatbelts
The frames of all Chariot models are stiffened by an additional
cross brace, which also serves as an anchor point for the waist
belts and for bracing the seat.
With the tried and tested 5-point seatbelt system, your children
are securely and comfortably strapped into the Chariot.
WARNING
For the handlebar bag, the maximum cargo load is 1 kg.
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. In
this regard, please make sure you follow the specifications
and descriptions given in Sections 6 and 7.
Safety wrist strap
On the rear left upper side frame tube, there is the safety wrist
strap, which is required to secure the carrier to the 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).
DANGER
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.
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To fasten the child into the carrier, proceed as follows:
1. The shoulder harness always stays fastened to the crotch
belt by their shared middle 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.
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)
L: Sleeve through both webbing loops and the top cord loop.
lap belt
crotch harness
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 in the event of an emergency, with the
serious consequences mentioned above.
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Always take particular care that the shoulder harness is correctly adjusted for height, as described above. In the event of
an emergency, incorrect adjustment of the shoulder harness
can result in the child getting strangled.
Comparison of different adjustments of the padded shoulder
harness for children of different heights.
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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.
If only one child is being carried in a two-seater carrier, the
manufacturer recommends that the child be placed in the
centre of the seat.
If you want to use the central sitting position, then strap
the child in as follows:
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.
DANGER
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. This would result in the seatbelt failing, with
potentially serious or fatal consequences for your child in the
event of an accident.
Whenever you thread the belt through again, always give
it a good pull to check that it cannot be pulled out of the
buckle.
DANGER
Always make sure the seatbelts are correctly fastened
around your child. If this is not the case, your child could be
seriously or even fatally injured in the event of an accident.
Always make sure the seatbelts are correctly adjusted to the
height of your child.
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In this case too, all the hazard warnings given above apply!
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Any other use of the belt system apart from that described is
not permitted and may result in your child being seriously or
even fatally injured in the event of an accident.
4.6 Climate control
Opening the two-in-one weather cover:
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.
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.
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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.
Sunscreen
A sunscreen is located under the upper rear of the two-in-one
weather cover.
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The mesh provides limited UV protection.
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.
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.
WARNING
Always make sure that the velcro fastener is properly fastened.
Sunscreen on the CX
On the CX the front extended length tinted flap can be rolled up
and secured with two loops.
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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.
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.
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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Front side air vent on the Cougar
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.
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.
DANGE R
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.
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Note:
The floor covering of the Chariot Sport models Cheetah,
Cougar, and CX forms the seat cover too. This special
construction allows there to be a particularly low centre of
gravity and generous head room.
Using the Chariot in protracted heavy rain, and/or
during longer journeys in the rain, causes saturation
of the external skin. In unfavourable cases, moisture
can penetrate the seat area, making it necessary for the
children to wear suitable clothing.
4.7 Storage bags
The Cheetah is equipped with a rear lower storage bag and an
upper mesh bag.
The Cougar and CX have removable seat padding so that the
children do not come into direct contact with the floor of the
carrier.
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.
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.
The storage bag may also be used in a turned up position.
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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.
4.8 Adjusting the suspension
(Cougar and CX)
The Cougar and CX are equipped with adjustable suspension.
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).
DANGER
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. This may result in serious accidents.
TIP
When folding up the storage bag, make sure that the lower
two straps under the bag are not tensioned too tightly.
DANGER
Never carry any heavy or protruding items in the storage
bags of the carrier if you are also carrying children at the
same time (risk of injury on braking). This applies particularly to the upper mesh bag!
DANGER
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.
DANGER
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 5 to 10.
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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.
W ARNING
Make sure that you retighten the knobs once you have adjusted the clamp.
T IP
Where there are different weights on each of the two sides of
the carrier, or where only one side is loaded, we recommend
that the spring stiffness on each side be adjusted to the
weight of the side in question.
4.9 Operating the parking brake
(Cheetah and Cougar)
4.10 1.1 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.
WARNING
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.
Use as intended
WARNING
The parking brake on the Cheetah and Cougar is not suitable
for deceleration of a moving carrier.
The brake system of the Chariot CX is intended to be used as
follows:
a) As a parking brake for parking the carrier
b) As a deceleration device for the masses relating to the carrier
for the following motive states:
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Walking
Speed walking
Jogging
Inline skating
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DANGE R
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.
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.
As part of the use as intended, you should also follow this
Owner’s Manual and comply with the prescribed maintenance
requirements.
In the even of use not as intended the brake may overheat. This
may lead to reduction in braking force or even brake failure.
Use not as intended
Any use that goes beyond the above is not as intended.
Use not as intended 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.
DANGE R
On inclines a maximum speed of 5 km/h / 3 mph is therefore
highly recommended, otherwise there is a risk of the brakes
overheating, leading to possible brake failure.
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 6 and 7.
DANGE R
During inline skating, for instance, the brake system is not
suitable for decelerating the transporter weight as well as
your own weight. You will need to also apply the deceleration
procedures that are possible in inline skating.
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.
Before using the brake system for the first time, acquaint
yourself with its braking effect in a safe place and away from
road traffic.
Brakes transform kinetic energy into heat and for this reason
heat up.
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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).
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.
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.
We recommend that, where possible, brake adjustment be left
to your Authorized Chariot Retailer.
Brake lever in the parked position
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.
T IP
We recommend that you always take the Owner’s Manual
with you on your first journeys in case brake adjustments
need to be made.
DANGER
Please ensure that the locking pushbutton is fully pushed in.
If this is not done, the brake lever could be released and the
parked carrier could roll away.
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.
DANGER
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 if
possible.
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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).
wrong
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.
DANGER
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 brake failure.
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1. Prop up the carrier so that the wheels turn freely.
2. Use a 8 mm 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 8mm wrench, tighten the lock nut, but without
moving the adjusting screw.
DANGE R
As you do this, please note that the adjusting screw G1
may only be unscrewed to a maximum of 3 mm, 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 as a result.
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.
DANGE R
Always make sure that the lock nuts are tightly fastened.
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Case 2: 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 8 mm 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 8 mm wrench, tighten the lock nut, but without
moving the adjusting screw.
DANGER
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 8 mm 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 8 mm 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.
DANGE R
Please note: Adjusting screws G2 and G3 must not be
fully unscrewed from the brake backplate. Make sure
that they extend through the brake backplate with at
least 2 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 as a result.
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.
The wear limit is reached when
Front view
• No further readjustment is possible because the adjusting
screws are unscrewed to their maximum as described above,
or
• on release, the brake lever no longer springs back to its
released position, or
• after releasing the brake lever, the wheels do not move
freely, in spite of the basic adjustment being correct.
Proceed in exactly the same way for the wheel on the other
side.
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Wheel removal
Fitting this cap is particularly important when you are using the
XC skiing kit.
TIP
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
T IP
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.
DANGE R
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 as
well to make sure.
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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, 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.
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5. The Cycling Kit
As an alternative to the “Chariot” Cycling Kit, the Cycling Kit can
be supplied with the Weber hitcharm and hitch.
“Weber” Cycling Kit:
Weber hitcharm without hitch, front, rear and spoke reflectors,
safety flag. You can either choose the Weber hitch with
adjustable kickstand (Weber B) or the Weber hitch for rear-axle
attachment (Weber E).
The assembled bicycle trailer (CTS Ready Chassis +
Cycling Kit)
Safety instructions for use as a Bicycle Trailer
Supplied as standard
General safety instructions for operation as a bicycle
trailer:
Basics
“Chariot” Cycling Kit
Chariot hitcharm with Axle-Mount ezHitch (including
quick-release skewer) and ezClick attachment, front,
rear and spoke reflectors and safety flag
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• 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.
• We recommend that especially long rear wheel mudguards
and rear-view mirrors be fitted to the bicycle that is to tow.
• 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.
• When parking the vehicle, make sure it cannot tip over.
Attaching the trailer changes the bicycle’s centre of gravity,
so that certain types of kickstands cannot be used in
connection with a trailer. The bicycle may tip over. The trailer
and bicycle may get damaged. If in doubt ask your specialist
dealer.
As regards the children carried
Performance characteristics when used as a
Bicycle Trailer
• For riders of bicycles and children being carried who can sit
without support, we recommend wearing a suitable approved
helmet.
Top speed
25 km/h / 15 mph
As regards the trailer
Top speed on corners
walking pace
• 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.
Permitted hitcharm load
(tongue or nose weight, to be ensured
by good load distribution, see page 32)
1 - 6 kg/2.2-13.2lb
Permissible rear wheel size
on the towing bicycle
26 or 28 inches/700cc
As regards the children in the trailer
• 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.
Legal requirements
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.
Please ensure the following before each journey:
• Make sure that the hitcharm is correctly fitted and secured to
the trailer: see pages 27 and 28.
• 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.
• Make sure that the hitcharm is correctly coupled up and
secured to the bicycle: see pages 29 - 31.
• Before each journey, check the full function of the warning
devices: spoke reflectors, front and rear reflectors, safety
flag, and lights if necessary.
• Remember that at dusk and in the dark, the bicycle and
trailer must be equipped with regulation working lighting.
• 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.
Pay attention to the following when travelling:
Ask your specialist retailer for suitable lights and the correct
method to attach the lights.
• 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.
• 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!
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Assembly
For the plastic wheels used on theCheetah.
Assembling the reflectors and safety flag
Screw two reflectors onto each wheel on the brackets provided.
If you want to use your Chariot as a Bicycle Trailer, all reflectors
and safety flags must be installed.
Exception: If you use tires with reflective strips, the spoke
reflectors can be left off.
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.
Guide the plastic clip with its slot over the inner spoke into the
hole of the reflector and secure by tightening it a quarter turn
using a screwdriver.
For fastening the front and rear reflectors you need a Philips
screwdriver.
Spoked wheels
on the Cougar
and the CX.
Attach two
reflectors on each
wheel (as shown,
opposite each
other to the right
and left of the
valve).
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Screw the red reflectors into the rear grommets on the storage
bag.
Attaching the hitcharm to the
CTS Ready Chassis
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).
Screw the white reflectors into the front grommets on the
passenger compartment.
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.
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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.
Correctly installed hitcharm.
DANGE R
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.
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, with serious consequences
for your child, possibly even fatal injuries.
Attaching the hitcharm to the bicycle
(Chariot Axle-Mount ezHitch)
Your specialist dealer fits the Chariot Axle-Mount ezHitch to
your bicycle on delivery of the carrier.
In certain special cases, however, you may have to fit it
yourself, e.g. after removing the rear wheel or when fitting the
Axle-Mount ezHitch to a second bicycle. Assembly for such
cases is described below.
In all cases, we recommend that you have the Axle-Mount
ezHitch fitted by your specialist dealer.
DANGER
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,
with serious consequences for your child, possibly even fatal
injuries.
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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 (as seen in the direction of
travel).
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.
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.
If you don’t feel confident operating the quick-release,
please ask your specialist retailer for assistance.
DANGE R
Always make sure that the quick-release is correctly attached. An incorrectly tensioned quick-release may result in
the rear wheel coming loose and lead to accidents.
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.
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.
DANGER
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, with damage and accidents as a
result.
If in doubt ask your specialist retailer!
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.
DANGE R
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. If in doubt
always ask your specialist retailer.
DANGE R
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, with damage and
accidents as a result.
If in doubt ask your specialist retailer!
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Attaching the carrier
Secure the pin by pulling the hole of the rubber tab over the
protruding end of the pin.
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.
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4
2
5
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.
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3
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DANGER
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.
DANGER
Do not use the Bicycle Trailer if you cannot attach the hitch’s
back-up safety strap around your bicycle frame for any reason!
Contact your specialist retailer for assistance if this occurs.
Special features of the VersaWing 2.0
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 not be folded.
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.
Fixing the Weber hitch to the bicycle
In this connection, please read carefully the comprehensive
manufacturer’s instructions which are supplied by Weber both
for the hitch with adjustable kickstand (Weber B) and for the
Weber Axle-Mount Hitch (Weber E).
T IP
Always store the hitcharm on the left-hand side of the carrier
(as seen in the direction of travel).
Weber B
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.
Weber E
DANGE R
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.
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DANGER
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.
Suitability of the bicycle used for towing
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.
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 2: If the manufacturer states »The permissible
bicycle full load of 120 kg/ 265 lb may not be exceeded. Please
note that the permissible full load may also not be exceeded if
you attach a trailer,« then, 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 23 kg/ 51 lb additional
cargo load may be carried (120 - 15 - 72 - 10 = 23)/(265 – 33
– 159 – 22 = 51).
You will find the weight specifications for your carrier in Section
13 “Specifications”.
DANGE R
Use
Weight distribution and hitcharm load (tongue or nose
weight) on the hitch
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 3.7
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 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.
DANGE R
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.
If you are not confident about estimating the hitcharm load
(tongue or nose weight), use a bathroom scale to help you:
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.
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Correct assembly of the stroller
wheels for carrying them
out-of-use when used as a
Bicycle Trailer.
Wrong!!!
Pay attention to the following when travelling:
Follow all safety instructions at the beginning of this
section and the general safety instructions at the beginning
of the Owner’s Manual.
DANGER
When turning round or manoeuvring the outfit, the angle
between the towing bicycle and the carrier must not exceed
90°, The hitch ball may get damaged (overstretched) and
lose its stiffness as a result.
DANGE R
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 lose during travel and you could lose the carrier.
DANGE R
Only park the carrier on flat surfaces and secure it with the
parking brake.
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 through 90° 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.
Push the hitcharm in until the spring buttons, which is now on
the outside side, come up against the VersaWing 2.0.
DANGE R
Inline skating with the pull wagon is not permitted.
DANGE R
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, with serious consequences
for your child, possibly even fatal injuries.
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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6. The Jogging Kit
The assembled Jogging Stroller
(CTS Ready Chassis + Jogging Kit)
Supplied as standard
Jogging Kit: 16”
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 is only permitted with models CX 1 and CX 2.
The maximum speed on the level is 15 km/h, in other words
moderate inline skating speed. Take turns and inclines at
walking pace!
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• Please remember that controlling a jogger when inline
skating, especially if it is fully loaded, requires particular
experience and sure mastery of inline skating technique.
• During the journey do not put your weight on the handlebar.
There is a risk of falling!
• 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.
• 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 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. The maximum
load of the other storage bags is reduced to 2 kg if the
handlebar bag is loaded with 1 kg.
Safety instructions for using the brake system on the
CX 1 and CX 2 models:
• 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.
• The braking system is only suitable for decelerating the
carrier weight, not the additional weight of the inline skater.
You will also need to apply the deceleration procedures that
are possible in inline skating.
• 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
Top speed on hills/inclines
walking pace
Assembly
Push the wheel arms, with the bend toward the centre of the
carrier and wheel dropouts pointing downwards, into each
VersaWing 2.0.
The wheel arm should nowprotrude about 2 cm / 3/4 inch out of
the rear side of the VersaWing 2.0.
DANGE R
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).
Make sure that the wheel arms are correctly attached to the
carrier. Incorrect attachment may lead to loss of the front
wheel during travel and this may lead to an accident.
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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.
Close the quickrelease lever.
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.
DANGE R
Always make sure that the quick-release is correctly installed. An incorrectly tensioned quick-release may lead to the
rear wheel coming loose, resulting in accidents.
DANGE R
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. This prevents the carrier
from accidentally rolling away.
Tip the carrier backwards and put it down on the handlebar.
Insert the wheel in the axle dropouts.
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DANGE R
To correct
directional trueness
(ie. The carrier not
rolling straight):
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!
The dropouts of the wheel arms are screwed on and their holes
are slotted. After loosening both screws, 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).
3 straps are provided at the rear on the storage bag for attaching
the 16” 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.
WARNING
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. Applying
a load on either wheel arm may result in the aluminium axle
sockets working loose.
Storing the wheels arms and 16” wheel
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” wheel can be attached at the back of the rear storage
bag.
For this the carrier must not be folded.
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 arm 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.
DANGE R
Always make sure that the wheel is attached securely.
Travelling
Always make sure you follow the Owner’s Manual for the
brake system on the CX – please see Section 4.10.
DANGE R
Your safety and the safety of your child in a dangerous situation may depend on correct use of the brake.
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Weight distribution
7. The Strolling Kit
DANGER
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: Push downwards on
the handlebar by about 150 mm. 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. The maximum load of the other rear storage bags is reduced to 2 kg if
the handlebar bag is loaded with 1 kg.
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 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. The maximum
load of the other storage bags is reduced to 2 kg if the
handlebar bag is loaded with 1 kg.
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Safety instructions for using the brake system
on the CX 1 and CX 2 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.
Release the plastic button. This now clicks back towards the
outside, resulting in locking of the attachment axle of the stroller
wheel.
Performance characteristics
Inline skating with the Stroller is not permitted.
DANGE R
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. Incorrect
assembly may lead to accidents.
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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.
Weight distribution
DANGE R
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: Push downwards on
the handlebar by about 150 mm. 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. The maximum load of the other rear storage bags is reduced to 2 kg if
the handlebar bag is loaded with 1 kg.
DANGER
Always make sure that the stroller wheels are fully engaged
and locked.
DANGER
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).
Serious accidents may otherwise result.
DANGE R
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. This prevents the carrier
from accidentally rolling away.
Correct assembly of the stroller
wheels for carrying them
out-of-use when used as a
Bicycle Trailer.
Wrong!!!
Travelling
Always make sure you follow the Owner’s Manual for the
brake system on the CX – please see Section 4.10.
DANGER
Your safety and the safety of your child in a dangerous situation may depend on correct use of the brake.
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8. The Hiking Kit
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.
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.
Supplied as standard
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.
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.
DANGE R
Always make sure that the security pin of the hiking arms
are properly inserted to prevent the carrier from accidentally
rolling away. You run the risk of an accident!
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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,
at the back strap on top for adjusting the height of the waist strap
and at the waist strap itself.
TIP
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).
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9. The XC Skiing
Kit
The assembled
XC Skiing Carrier
(CTS Ready Chassis +
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 2 models there is a
special XC Skiing Kit.
• The XC Skiing Kit of the other models does not fit
because the axle is too short. The short axle will not
engage fully in the CX1 and CX2 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 and slide away. You run
the risk of an accident!
• 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.
T IP
Check that use of the XC Skiing Carrier is allowed in the
skiing region where you intend to use it.
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Assembly
CX
Attaching the skis to the carrier
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.
Cheetah und 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 axle’s locking button, pull the axle all the
way out of the wheel hub.
DANGER
Always make sure that the ski tips point towards the front.
DANGER
Before each journey make sure that the skis are securely
locked in the axle socket.
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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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.
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.
DANGER
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, by giving it a few good shakes.
DANGE R
Always make sure that the security pins of the ski arms are
properly inserted to prevent the carrier from accidentally
sliding away. You run the risk of an accident!
T IP
Fitting the ski arms to the carrier
Identical for all models.
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).
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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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.
DANGER
Always make sure that the security pins which connect both
tubes of the drawbar are properly inserted in to prevent the
carrier from accidentally sliding away. You run the risk of an
accident!
Putting on the waist belt
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.
DANGER
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 and slide away. You run
the risk of an accident!
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DANGE R
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.
10. The Walking Kit
The assembled Walker
(Ready Chassis + Walking Kit)
Supplied as standard
Fitting the drawbars to the carrier
Identical for all models.
Insert each drawbar into the VersaWing 2.0 until the vertical
holes in the arms and VersaWing 2.0 are aligned with each
other. The drawbars should now, at the back in the slot of the
VersaWing 2.0, protrude about 2 cm / 3/4“ over the plastic edge.
Drawbars with hip strap, additional self-locking nuts
Safety instructions for use as Walker
• 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 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 bars.
• Make sure the length of the tow bars is adjusted correctly,
to ensure that your poles cannot come into contact with the
carrier.
• 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 laden walker
requires experience and good physical fitness.
• Particular care is needed on slopes, uneven terrain and
when stopping.
• First take the walker 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.
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Now secure the drawbars 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.
Putting on the waist belt
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!
DANGER
Always make sure that the security pins of the drawbars are
properly inserted to prevent the carrier from accidentally
running away. You run the risk of an accident!
TIP
The holes in the drawbars 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 drawbars
The drawbars are adjustable for length. To do this, withdraw the
security pin which connects the two drawbar tubes.
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.
DANGE R
Always make sure the buckle on the strap is securely closed
and the strap fits tightly. If this is not done, the Carrier might
get separated from you and run away. You run the risk of an
accident!
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.
DANGER
Always make sure that the security pins which connect both
tubes of the drawbar are properly inserted in to prevent the
carrier from accidentally running away. You run the risk of an
accident!
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DANGE R
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.
11. Accessories
Fabric
Travel Bag
Axle-Mount ez-Hitch for additional bike
Storage Cover
Rain Cover
Infant Sling
Baby Bivy
Baby Supporter
Bunting Bag
X-Country Cargo Rack
Check the fabric regularly for signs of damage (e.g. tears).
DANGE R
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.
Contact your authorized Chariot retailer immediately if
you find a tear in the fabric. The fabric can be repaired or
replaced.
12. Service, Care and Storage
Clean the fabric regularly with domestic soap or a mild
cleansing agent and warm water. Never use thinners or
cleaning solvent.
Hitcharm
Check the hitcharm regularly for signs of damage (e.g. cracks).
Storage
DANGER
If there is any kind of damage whatsoever to the hitcharm,
then it must be replaced so as to prevent breakage and the
resulting risk of accident.
If in doubt ask your authorized Chariot retailer.
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.
W ARNING
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
DANGER
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.
If the retaining balls and push-button pin are not regularly
maintained, they may lose their securing function. This may
result in the wheel being lost and lead to serious accidents.
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.
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13. Specifications
L x W x H, without hitcharm
(Cheetah 1, Cougar 1)
L x W x H, without hitcharm (CX 1)
L x W x H, without hitcharm
(Cheetah 2, Cougar 2)
L x W x H, without hitcharm (CX 1)
L x W x H, folded up
(Cheetah 1, Cougar 1)
L x W x H, folded up (CX 1)
L x W x H, folded up
(Cheetah 2, Cougar 2)
L x W x H, folded up (CX 2)
Maintenance and care of bicycle trailers and
jogging strollers:
89 x 69 x 86 cm
89 x 70 x 86 cm
90 x 82 x 86 cm
90 x 83 x 86 cm
105 x 60 x 31 cm
107 x 60 x 31 cm
107 x 79 x 26 cm
109 x 79 x 26 cm
Unladen weight of the Ready Chassis
Modell Cheetah 1
Modell Cheetah 2
Modell Cougar 1
Modell Cougar 2
Modell CX 1
Modell CX 2
10 kg / 22 lb
11 kg / 24,2 lb
10,2 kg / 22,4 lb
11,9 kg / 26,2 lb
12,7 kg / 28 lb
14,8 kg / 32,6 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“
16“
Irrespective of
• Type of use
• Intensity of use
• Care and maintenance
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:
• Mileage in km
• Loading of:
Passengers
Baggage
• Type of ride:
Degree of acceleration and braking
• Fast cornering
14. Warranty and Guarantee
• Effects of the weather:
UV rays
Humidity
Dirt
Temperature
Salty air
Contact with salt water
Roads gritted with salt
• Storage
The statutory warranty covers defects. Damage resulting from
improper use, use of force, lack of maintenance, or normal wear
and tear, is excluded from such a statutory defect warranty.
The period of statutory warranty depends on the law of the
country in question.
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 statutory guarantee period
has expired. Just because a product has become prematurely
worn because of use, it does not generally mean the product is
defective.
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.
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• 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.
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