BICYCLE MANUAL ROAD BIKE
PURE CYCLING
BICYCLE MANUAL ROAD BIKE
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Attention!
Assembly instructions page 12. Before your first ride please read pages 4-11.
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Your bicycle and this manual comply with the safety requirements of the EN ISO 4210-2 standard.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMPONENTS
1Frame:
a Top tube
b Down tube
c Seat tube
dChainstay
e Rear stay
2Saddle
3 Seat post
4 Seat post clamp
5 Rear brake
6 Cassette sprockets
7 Front derailleur
8 Rear derailleur
9Chain
10Chainring
11 Crank set
12Pedal
13Stem
14Handlebars
15 Brake/shift lever
16Headset
17 Front brake
18Fork
19Drop-out
Wheel:
20 Quick-release/thru axle
21Rim
22Spoke
23Tyre
24Hub
25Valve
GENERAL NOTES ON THIS MANUAL
PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING SYMBOLS:
Please note that the aforementioned consequences
will not be repeated each time the symbols appear in
the manual.
This symbol indicates an imminent risk to
your life or health unless you comply with
the instructions given or take preventive measures.
This symbol warns you about actions that
! could lead to damage to property or the environment.
This symbol signifies information about
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how to handle the product or refers to a
passage in the operating instructions that deserves your special attention.
2Welcome
4 Intended use
7 Before your first ride
10 Before every ride
12 Assembly from the BikeGuard
34 Packing your Canyon road bike
35 How to use quick-­releases and thru axles
35 How to securely mount the wheel with
quick-releases
37 How to securely mount the wheel with thru axles
38 What to bear in mind when adding components
or making changes
39 Special characteristics of carbon
40 Special features of carbon wheels
41 Care instructions
42 Special features of triathlon, track bikes and
time trial machines
44 After an accident
46 Framesets – assembly technical data
51 Adjusting the Canyon road bike to the rider
52 Adjusting the saddle to the correct height
54 Adjusting the height of the handlebars
55Aheadset®-stems or threadless system
57 I-lock system
59 Fore-to-aft-position and saddle tilt
60 Adjusting saddle position and tilt
63 Handlebars and brake lever adjustment
63 Adjusting the handlebar position by turning
the handlebar
65 Adjusting the brake lever reach
66 The pedal systems
66 Different systems at a glance – how they work
68 Adjustment and maintenance
69 The brake system
70 Road bike rim brakes
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Brakes – how they work and what to do
about wear
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Checking and readjusting road bike brakes
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Checking the brake system
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Vertical adjustment of the brake pads
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Readjusting and synchronising the side-pull
brakes
73 Mechanical and hydraulic disc brakes in the
case of cyclocross bikes
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Brakes – how they work and what to do about
wear
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Adjusting the brake lever reach
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Checking and readjusting in the case of
mechanical disc brakes
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Checking and readjusting in the case of
hydraulic disc brakes
77 The gears
78 The gears - How they work and how to use them
80 Checking and readjusting the gears
80 Rear derailleur
81 Adjustment of limit stops
83 Front derailleur
84 Shimano Di2
86 Chain maintenance
87 Chain wear
88 Adjusting the chain tension of single speed
bicycles
89 The wheels - tyres, inner tubes and air pressure
92 Rim trueness, spoke tension
93 Repairing punctures
93 Wheel removal
94 Removing clincher and folding tyres
95 Mounting clincher and folding tyres
97 Removing tubular tyres
97 Mounting tubular tyres
101 Mounting wheels
102 The headset
102 Checking and readjusting
103 Threadless headset: Aheadset®
104 I-lock headset
106 Transport of your Canyon bike
108 General notes on care and inspection
108 Washing and cleaning your Canyon
110 Safekeeping and storing your Canyon
111 Servicing and inspection
113 Service and maintenance schedule
115 Recommended tightening torques
118 Legal requirements for riding on public roads
119Warranty
121Guarantee
122 Crash Replacement
2 WELCOME
DEAR CANYON CUSTOMER,
In this manual we have compiled for you lots of tips
on how to use your Canyon road bike, instructions for
maintenance and care, plus a wealth of things worth
knowing on bicycle technology. Please read this manual thoroughly.
You will find it worth your while; even if you have cycled all your life and feel like a veteran with your new
bike. Bicycle technology has developed tremendously
over the past few years.
For your enjoyment and safety when cycling, please
read the complete first part of this manual thoroughly
and
strictly follow the assembly instructions given in
chapter “Assembly from the BikeGuard“.
read chapter “Before your first ride“ and
see chapter “Intended use“ to read up on how to
use your new road bike and on the permitted overall
weight (rider, clothing and baggage) and
carry out the minimum functional check before
every ride. For more details on how to proceed, read
chapter “Before every ride“ of this manual. Do not
ride your bike unless it has passed the functional
check one hundred per cent!
On the digital data medium enclosed with this manual
you will find a number of maintenance and repair routines in detail. When carrying out these routines, be
aware that the instructions and information provided
in your manual only refer to this Canyon road bike and
that they do not necessarily apply to other bikes. Due
to numerous designs and model changes, it may be
that some of the routines are not described in every
detail. For this reason be sure also to observe the
operating instructions of our component suppliers
enclosed with the BikeGuard.
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Note that the instructions and tips may require further explanation depending on various factors, such
as the experience and skills of the person doing the
work or the tools being used, and some jobs may require additional (special) tools or measures not described in the manual.
Furthermore, you will find plenty of service information on our website www.canyon.com that will help
you carry out small repair and maintenance works.
For your own safety, never do work on your bicycle
unless you feel absolutely sure about it. If you are in
doubt or if you have any questions, please contact
our service hotline +44 (0) 208 5496001!
Please note: This manual cannot teach you all mechanical skills. Even a manual as big as an encyclopaedia could not describe every possible combination
of available bicycles and components. For this reason
this manual focuses on your newly purchased bike
and standard components by drawing your attention
to important notes and warnings. It does, however,
not teach you the basic skills of a bike mechanic or
help you assemble a complete bike from the Canyon
frameset.
Always keep in mind that you have no protection
technique around you, which could avoid injuries,
such as e.g. the bodywork or the airbag of a car.
Therefore, always ride carefully and respect the other
traffic participants. Never ride under the influence of
drugs, medication, alcohol or when you are tired. Do
not ride with a second person on your bike and never
ride without having your hands on the handlebars.
Before you set off please note: Always ride carefully
so as not to endanger yourself or others. Please respect nature when touring through forests and meadows. Make it a habit to only ride with appropriate
equipment. At least you should wear a properly adjusted bike helmet, sturdy shoes and suitable, bright
coloured clothing.
Always with helmet and glasses
Your Canyon team wishes you lots of fun and enjoyment with your bike!
On delivery of the bike, the manufacturer has to attach
additional manuals. Please visit www.canyon.com for
supplementary manuals.
This manual cannot teach you how to ride. For this
reason it focuses on your newly purchased bike by
drawing your attention to the most important notes
and warnings. This manual cannot teach you riding a
bike or make you familiar with the traffic rules.
Editor:
Canyon Bicycles GmbH
Karl-Tesche-Straße 12
D-56073 Koblenz
Please be aware that cycling is a hazardous activity
that requires that the rider stays in control of his or
her bike at all times.
Service hotline: +44 (0) 208 5496001
Order fax: +49 (0)261 40400-50
E-mail: [email protected]
Like any sport, cycling involves risk of injury and
damage. By choosing to ride a bike, you assume the
responsibility for the risk.
Concept, text, photos and graphic design:
Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik
und -Sicherheit GmbH
www.zedler.de
Revised in June 2016, edition 9
© No part of this brochure may be published, reprinted, translated or reproduced in extracts or with electronical systems or used for other business purposes
without prior written permission of the author.
This manual does not help you to assemble
a bicycle from individual parts or to repair
it! Technical details in the text and illustrations of
this manual are subject to change. This manual
complies with the requirements of the EN ISO
4210-2 standard. This manual is subject to European legislation.
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Please visit our website at www.canyon.com.
There you will find the latest news, useful
tips as well as the addresses of our distribution
partners.
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For your own safety, never do any assem ! bly or adjusting work on your bike, unless
you feel absolutely sure about it. If you are unsure
about anything, please call our service hotline
+44 (0) 208 5496001. E-mail: [email protected]
4 INTENDED USE
INTENDED USE
To define the intended purposes for the different types of bicycles, we have classified our bikes in different
categories. The purpose of this classification is to define the test requirements complying with the respective
stress as early as during the development of our bikes. This is to ensure the highest possible level of safety for
the use of our bikes.
It is therefore of major importance that the bikes are not used under conditions beyond the intended use, as this
bears the risk that the bikes’ maximum load is exceeded and the frame or other components are damaged. This
can result in severe crashes.
The rider’s maximum weight incl. baggage should not exceed 120 kg. Under certain circumstances this permissible maximum weight can be further limited by the component manufacturers’ recommendations for use.
The frame of your bike is marked according to one of the following symbols indicating the category your bike
belongs to. If you are not sure about the category your bike belongs to, please contact our service centre.
Condition 1
Bikes of this category are designed for riding on
hard-surface roads where the wheels remain in
permanent contact to the ground. These are in general road racing bicycles with racing handlebars or
straight handlebars, triathlon or time trial bicycles.
The rider’s maximum weight incl. baggage should
not exceed 120 kg. Under certain circumstances this
permissible maximum weight can be further limited
by the component manufacturers’ recommendations
for use.
Proven cyclocross bikes with racing handlebars and
cantilever or disc brakes are a special case in this
category. In addition, these bikes are also suitable
for gravel paths and off-road trails where a short loss
of tyre contact with the ground due to small stairs or
steps at a height of 15 to 20 cm can occur.
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Condition 2
Bikes of category 2 are suitable for well-maintained
hard-surface roads where the wheels remain in
permanent contact to the ground. These bikes are
designed for urban mobility and thus mainly for participation in road traffic and use on public and permitted lanes. This category comprises urban, city and
trekking bikes.
The rider’s maximum weight incl. baggage should
not exceed 120 kg. Under certain circumstances this
permissible maximum weight can be further limited
by the component manufacturers’ recommendations
for use.
Condition 3
Bikes of this category comprise the bicycles of the
categories 1 and 2 and are in addition suitable for
rough and unpaved terrains. Sporadic jumps of a
maximum height of approx. 60 cm are also included
in the field of use of these bicycles. But inexperienced
riders doing jumps of this height may land inappropriately, thus increasing the acting forces significantly
which may result in damage and injuries. This category is represented by MTB hardtails and full suspension bicycles with short suspension travel.
Condition 4
This category includes bikes of the categories 1 to 3.
In addition, bicycles of this category are suitable
for very rough and partly blocked terrain with steep
slopes and higher speeds as a result thereof. Regular, moderate jumps by experienced riders are no
problem for these bicycles. The regular and durable use of the bicycles on North Shore trails and in
bike parks should, however, be excluded. Due to the
higher stresses, these bicycles should be checked
for possible damage after every ride. Full suspension
bikes with medium suspension travel are typical for
this category.
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BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDE 7
BEFORE YOUR
FIRST RIDE
Condition 5
This type of use stands for very challenging, highly
blocked and extremely steep terrains, which can
only be mastered by well-trained riders with technical skills. Rather high jumps at very high speeds as
well as the intensive use of specific, identified bike
parks or downhill trails are typical for this category.
In the case of these bicycles it must be considered
that a thorough check for possible damage is carried
out after every ride. Preliminary damage with clearly
inferior further stress can result in failure. A regular
replacement of safety-relevant components should
also be taken into account. Wearing special protectors is strongly recommended. Full suspension bikes
with long suspension travel as well as dirt bikes are
typical for this category.
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Canyon bikes are not approved for mounting child carriers.
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These bikes are not approved for towing
child trailers.
1. Have you ever ridden a road, time trial, triathlon or
track bicycle? Please note that these are sports
bikes. You need to get used to them and to practise on them. Make yourself gradually familiar
with your new bike in an unfrequented area and
approach the riding characteristics step by step.
Attend a riding technique course. For more information visit www.canyon.com
2.Are you familiar with the brake system? Canyon
bikes are normally delivered with the left brake lever operating the front brake. Check whether the
lever of the front brake is in the position you are
used to. If it is not, you will need to train to get used
to the new configuration, as inadvertent use of the
front brake can throw you off your bike! Have the
lever-to-brake assignment changed by an expert.
Read in any case the supplementary
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Speedmax user manual that you got when
you bought a Speedmax CF SLX.
Note that the assignment of brake lever to
brake caliper can vary from country to
country. Check the brake assignment. If it does
not comply with your habits, we recommend you
having an expert change the lever-to-brake assignment!
Your new bike is equipped with modern brakes
which may be far more powerful than those you are
used to! Be sure to first practise using the brakes
off public roads! Do approach the maximum possible deceleration gradually. For more information
about the brakes, read chapter “The brake system“.
Mounting a pannier rack is not permitted.
! The only way of riding with baggage is by
using a special backpack.
Keep yourself informed by visiting our ali
ways updated website at www.canyon.com.
There you will find an illustration visualising the
intended use of all Canyon bikes.
Full braking; do not imitate
Do not use the Canyon road bike on a bicycle trainer to which it is
attached in any way
Canyon road bikes are intended to be
! only used on free rollers (bicycle rollers
without brake). Do not use the Canyon road bike
on a bicycle trainer to which it is attached in any
way.
3.Are you familiar with the type and functioning of the
gears? If not, make yourself familiar with the gears
in a place clear of traffic. Make sure not to shift
gears on the front and rear derailleur at the same
time and not to pedal with too much force when
shifting. For more information about the gears,
read chapter “The gears“.
Derailleur gears
If you hold your handlebars by aerobars
(triathlon handlebars), you cannot reach
the brake levers as quickly as you would from other positions, and your stopping distance therefore
becomes longer. Look well ahead as you ride and
be prepared for longer stopping distances.
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4.Are frame size, saddle and handlebars properly adjusted? Stand over the top tube of your bike and
check whether there is a clearance of 2 to 3 fingers at least between the top tube and your crotch.
If there is not, contact our service hotline at
+44 (0) 208 5496001. Riding with a too big frame
may cause injuries, when getting off your bike
quickly! The saddle should be set to a height from
which you can just reach the pedal in its lowest
position with your heel. Check whether your toes
reach to the floor when you are sitting on the saddle. For more information about the saddle position, read chapter “Adjusting the Canyon road bike
to the rider”.
5.Have you ever tried clipless or step-in pedals and
the shoes they go with? Before riding with clipless
pedals for the first time, carefully practise locking
one shoe onto a pedal and disengaging it while the
bike is stationary. Lean against a wall when practising so that you do not topple over. Adjust the
locking and release mechanism, if necessary. Be
sure first to read the enclosed operating instructions which you will find enclosed. For more information about the pedals, read chapter “The pedal
systems”.
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6.Note that you should only use your Canyon for its intended purpose! Road and triathlon bikes are only
intended for use on roads and lanes with a smooth,
e.g. tarred or paved surface.
Track bicycles are true-bred sports bikes and only
intended for use on enclosed race tracks. The use
of track bicycles on public roads or lanes is not
permitted.
Checking the clearance between top tube and crotch
In general, Canyon road bikes are designed for an
overall load (rider and baggage) of 120 kg. With
road bikes equipped with Mavic system wheels the
permissible overall load is 100 kg. Make sure not
to exceed these limit values. For more information
about the use, read chapter “Intended use”.
Canyon race machines are designed for riding on tarred roads
7. Are parts of your Canyon bike made of carbon?
Please note that this material requires special care
and particular use. In any case, be sure to read
chapter “Special characteristics of carbon”.
Shoes for step-in pedals
Track bike V-Drome
Step-in pedal
Carbon
Especially in the case of small frame sizes
there is the risk that the foot collides with
the front wheel. Therefore, be sure to use step-in
pedals, if possible. In addition, make sure the
cleats are accurately adjusted.
A lack of practice when using clipless
pedals or too much spring tension in the
mechanism can lead to a very firm connection,
from which you cannot quickly step out! Risk of an
accident!
Canyon road, time trial, triathlon or track
bikes are high-end sports equipment, representing lightweight construction as pinnacle of
engineering. Also be a professional when it comes
to handling of the material. Misuse, unprofessional assembly or insufficient servicing can render
the racing machine unsafe. Risk of an accident!
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BEFORE EVERY RIDE
4.If you intend to ride on public roads or in the dark,
check the lighting set, see chapter “Legal requirements”.
CHECK THE FOLLOWING POINTS BEFORE EVERY
RIDE:
5.Let your Canyon bounce on the ground from a
small height. If there is any rattling, see where it
comes from. Check the bearings and bolted connections, if necessary.
1. Are the quick-release levers of the front and rear
wheel, seat post and other components properly
closed? For more information, read chapter “How
to use quick-releases and thru axles”.
6. The major accessory for a successful cycling tour
is a small tool bag fitted underneath the saddle.
The tool kit should include two plastic tyre levers,
the most commonly used Allen keys, a spare tube,
a tyre repair kit, your mobile phone and a little
cash. Do not forget a tyre pump mounted to the
frame.
2.Are the tyres in good condition and do they have
sufficient pressure? Spin the wheels to check
whether the rims are true. Also look out for tyres
with ruptured sides or broken axles or spokes
while you do this. For more information, read chapter “The wheels - tyres, inner tubes and air pressure”.
3.Test the brakes while standing by firmly pulling the
brake levers towards the handlebars. A pressure
point should be reached after the lever has only
travelled a short distance; the lever must, however,
not touch the handlebars! The brake pads of rim
brakes must hit the rim with their entire surface.
They must not touch the tyres. For more information about the brakes, read chapter “The brake system“.
7. Take a sturdy lock with you, if you intend to leave
your Canyon in a public area. The only way to protect your Canyon against theft in a public area is to
lock it to an immovable object!
Never ride without lighting in the dark
Emergency kit
Check the tyre pressure
You should not be able to pull the brake lever all the way to the
handlebars
Improperly closed quick-releases can
cause bicycle components to come loose.
Risk of an accident!
Do not use your Canyon, if it fails on one of
these points!
To safe your Canyon from damage, please
! observe the maximum overall load and the
regulations regarding the transport of baggage
and children given in chapter “Intended use”. Furthermore, we recommend reading chapter “Transport of your Canyon bike” before transporting your
Canyon road bike by car or plane.
During use your Canyon is undergoing
stress resulting from the surface of the
road and the rider’s action. Due to these dynamic
loads, the different parts of your bike react with
wear. Please check your Canyon regularly for
wear marks as well as for scratches, dents, bent
parts and incipient cracking. Components that
have passed their normal service life may suddenly fail. Have your Canyon inspected regularly
so that components can be replaced, if necessary.
For more information on maintenance and operational safety, read chapters “General notes on care
and inspection”, “Recommended tightening torques” and “Service and maintenance schedule”.
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ASSEMBLY FROM THE
BIKEGUARD
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CHECKING THE CONTENTS OF THE BIKEGUARD
First we should like to make you familiar with the various components of your Canyon.
The illustration shows an arbitrary Canyon road bike
– this is not what every bike will look like.
USING THE CANYON TORQUE WRENCH
Your Canyon had been fully assembled at the factory
and given a test run. The bicycle should be fully functional without any further adjustments being made
once the assembly steps explained below have been
completed.
Assembling the bike from the BikeGuard is no witchcraft, but you should proceed with care and deliberation. Unprofessional assembly can render the bike
unsafe.
Unfold the front cover of your bicycle manual road
bike. Here you will find the illustration of a Canyon
road bike showing all the essential components.
Keep this page folded out while you are reading. This
means that you can quickly find in the text the component that is being referred to.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON ROAD BIKE ASSEMBLY
The BikeGuard contains the assembled frameset with
the rear wheel mounted and all add-on parts as well
as the front wheel that is sometimes packed separately in a wheel bag, the saddle with seat post, a box
with small parts (e.g. quick-releases, reflectors and
pedals, as the case may be) and the toolcase with
Canyon Torque Wrench incl. bits, Canyon mounting
paste as well as the bicycle manual road bike with
enclosed CD.
The following section gives you a concise description
of the assembly. In the event that you are neither
skilled nor experienced in that kind of work, please
read the more detailed chapters in your bicycle manual road bike; also observe the instructions of the
component manufacturers on the enclosed CD. Before your first ride, carry out the checks described in
chapter “Before every ride”.
We regard the use of a torque wrench as essential so
as to ensure the two parts can be fixed together securely and safely.
LIST OF TOOLS REQUIRED
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For the assembly of your new Canyon bike you need
the following tools supplied in the toolcase:
Canyon torque wrench incl. bits (1)
optional: specific Canyon torque wrench for seat
post fixing (2)
Canyon assembly paste (3)
First, open the BikeGuard.
To do this, only use a box cutter or a similar knife with
a very short blade. Never use any kind of knife on the
bicycle itself.
When using a box cutter make sure neitherto damage the component nor to hurt
yourself. Make it a rule to cut away from you and
the component!
Share the pleasure that your new Canyon
brings and ask a helper to assist you in unpacking it from the BikeGuard and in assembling
it.
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The easiest and safest way to assemble
the bike is when you use a workstand or
ask someone to help you.
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Do not clamp a frame tube or a carbon seat
post of your Canyon in the holding jaws of
the workstand! Be sure to only use a suitable aluminium seat post for clamping. It is best to use a
workstand that holds the frame from inside at
three points or else ask someone to help while you
assemble your bike.
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Exceeding the maximum torque at the clamping bolts
(e.g. at the stem, steerer tube, handlebars or seat
post) leads to an excessively high clamping force.
This can cause the component to fail and hence there
is a high associated risk of accidents. In addition, the
product guarantee would be null and void in such a
case. Screws or bolts that are too loose or are done
up too tightly can cause a failure and hence lead to an
accident. Always follow exactly the tightening torque
details from Canyon.
Assemble your Canyon using the Canyon
torque wrench enclosed with the
BikeGuard.
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UNPACKING
USING THE CANYON ASSEMBLY PASTE
Put the matching bit into the holder of the Canyon
torque wrench.
Insert the Allen key fully into the screw head.
Slowly turn the handle of the Canyon torque wrench.
Once the bolt is getting tight, the pointer moves over
the scale. Stop the turning movement as soon as the
pointer reaches the number for the specified torque.
Be sure to only use the specific Canyon
torque wrench supplied to fix the seat post
of the Ultimate SLX. It works like the general
torque wrench.
Carbon fibre components are particularly vulnerable to damage caused by excessive clamping force.
Canyon assembly paste creates extra friction between two surfaces, allowing the necessary tightening torque to be reduced by up to 30 %.
It also retains its effectiveness in wet conditions and
provides maximum protection against corrosion.
Canyon assembly paste can be used for all carbon
and aluminium connections. It’s ideal for this purpose, as it does not harden.
Remove the protective cardboard at one end and the
box with small parts.
This is especially useful in the clamping areas of
handlebars and stem, steerer tube and stem and
seat post and seat tube, i.e. three areas where too
much clamping force can damage either component,
causing component failure or voiding the warranty.
By reducing the clamping force, Canyon assembly
paste relieves stress on sensitive carbon surfaces,
preventing damage to fibres or the cracking of the
carbon substructure.
Prior to applying Canyon assembly paste, remove dirt
particles and lubricant residues from the surfaces to
be treated. Apply a thin and even film of Canyon assembly paste to the cleaned surfaces using a brush
or a chamois.
Please note that the saddle and the seat post are
fixed to the front wheel. Put the cardboard box carefully aside.
Mount the components, as specified. Use the Canyon
torque wrench and never exceed the prescribed maximum tightening torque! Remove excessive Canyon
assembly paste and re-seal the small sachet after
use.
Take out the cardboard box with the front wheel
stowed in parallel to the bike frame in the BikeGuard.
The front wheel may be packed additionally in a wheel
bag.
Keep the entire packaging material as well
as the BikeGuard in a dry place. If you intend to ship your Canyon or to take it with you on
a trip, you will have everything at hand.
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You will not find the wheels packed in
wheel bags in every BikeGuard.
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MOUNTING THE HANDLEBARS OR THE CANYON HANDLEBAR-STEM-COMBINATION
MOUNTING THE CANYON HANDLEBAR-STEM-COMBINATION
Canyon road bikes are delivered with different systems.
Remove the toolcase with the bicycle manual road
bike and the tools from the small parts box.
Lift the frame including add-on parts and rear wheel
carefully off the BikeGuard and make sure it stands
safe. Ask your helper, if necessary, to hold the bike.
Keep hold of the handlebar-stem-combination and
undo the band with Velcro fastener in the top fixing
the handlebars.
There is on the one hand the proven Aheadset®-stem
and handlebar system.
The fork is fixed by means of the headset itself and
cannot slip out.
And on the other hand the Canyon handlebar-stem-combination which is also suitable for the
Aheadset®-headset system.
Remove the protective film and sleeves from the
handlebar-stem-combination. It is recommended
that you remove the protective material in general by
hand. If that is not possible, it is best to use scissors,
and if it is really necessary, use a box cutter.
The assembly of the Canyon road bike differs according to the system your Canyon road bike has. For this
reason both systems are described in the following.
Hold the handlebars tightly while lifting
! the frame out so that they are not twisted,
cannot drop and get damaged.
Let the handlebar-stem-combination carefully hang
down.
When using a box cutter make sure you do
not damage the component or injure yourself. Make it a rule to cut away from you and the
component!
Release the bolt in the top area of the stem and remove it with the cap. Open the Canyon assembly
paste. Squeeze out some assembly paste and apply a
thin layer of carbon assembly paste on the inner side
of the stem clamp as well as in the clamping area of
the fork steerer tube.
Slide the handlebar-stem-combination on the fork
steerer tube. Make sure the bowden cables and the
lines are not twisted or bent, but run in a smooth
curve to the cable stops or brakes.
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MOUNTING THE HANDLEBARS
Alternative 1: Screwing in Canyon Aheadset®-stems
with faceplate.
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Place the cap on top and tighten the bolt to a tightening torque of 2 Nm by using the Canyon torque
wrench.
Keep hold of the handlebars and undo the band with
Velcro fastener in the top at the stem fixing the handlebars.
Position the handlebar-stem-combination in the middle. Check the alignment of the handlebar-stem-combination; the handlebars should be at right angle to
the front wheel and/or the stem should be in parallel
to it.
Keep hold of the handlebars to prevent any twisting,
dropping and damage of them. Undo the band with
Velcro fastener fixing the handlebars in the bottom
to the fork.
Open the Canyon assembly paste. Squeeze out some
assembly paste and apply a thin layer of carbon assembly paste on the inner side of the faceplate as well
as in the clamping area of the stem body.
Screw in both upper bolts (pos. 1+2) without tightening them (1 Nm). The slot should be fully closed in
the end, the faceplate should be flush with the body.
To do so, you may have to release both lower bolts
(pos. 3+4).
Continue by tightening both lower bolts (pos. 3+4)
according to the tightening torques on the stem (5
or 8 Nm).
Finish by re-tightening both upper bolts (pos. 1+2)
according to the tightening torques on the stem (5
or 8 Nm).
Alternative 2: Screwing in conventional Aheadset®stems with faceplate.
Put the matching bit into the holder of the Canyon
torque wrench. Start by tightening slightly the clamping bolts of the stem evenly. Make sure the clamping
slot is identical in width. Finish by tightening the bolts
to the marked tightening torque (5 Nm).
Remove the protective film and sleeves from the
handlebars. It is recommended that you remove the
protective material in general by hand. If that is not
possible, it is best to use scissors, and if it is really
necessary, use a box cutter.
Let the handlebars carefully hang down.
When using a box cutter make sure you do
not damage the component or injure yourself. Make it a rule to cut away from you and the
component!
Put the matching bit into the holder of the Canyon
torque wrench. Release the clamping bolts of the
stem face plate and remove the face plate.
Position the handlebars by means of the marking
accurately centred in the stem clamp. Make sure
the bowden cables and the lines are not twisted or
bent, but run in a smooth curve to the cable stops or
brakes.
Retighten the clamping bolts of the faceplate evenly
in a cross pattern until they lightly hold the handlebars in place.
Make sure the upper and lower clamping slots between faceplate and stem body are parallel and identical in width. Release the clamping bolts once again,
if necessary, and re-tighten them slightly and evenly.
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ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD 21
MOUNTING THE FRONT WHEEL
Verify that the upper grip areas of the shift/brake levers are in horizontal position. The ends of the drops
are then in parallel to the ground or point slightly
downwards.
Remove the front wheel from the protective cardboard and from the wheel bag, if available.
Saddle and seat post are fixed to the front wheel with
a band with Velcro fastener and protective film. Carefully undo the band and put the saddle and the seat
post aside.
Make sure there is one spring on either side of the
hub. When mounting the springs on either side of the
quick-release, make sure their small-diameter ends
face the hub.
The quick-release lever is mounted to the left side,
i.e. opposite the chain drive.
Remove the protective film from the shift/brake levers.
Open the front brake by releasing the release lever at
the brake (Shimano, SRAM) or by displacing the pin
in the shifter/brake lever (Campagnolo) to allow the
lever to tilt back a little.
Front wheel with quick-release
Finish by tightening the bolts evenly and in a cross
pattern to the marked tightening torque.
Take the quick-release for the front wheel out of the
small parts box. Release the counternut and remove
one of the springs from the quick-release.
Insert the quick-release into the hollow front wheel
axle.
Tighten the counternut of the quick-release by no
more than two full turns. Read up on quick-releases
in chapter “How to use quick-releases and thru axles”
in your bicycle manual road bike; also observe the
instructions of the component manufacturer on the
enclosed CD.
Mount the front wheel by sliding the hub together
with the quick-release into the drop-outs.
Make sure the rim including front wheel tyre is accurately centred in the fork blades.
Read beforehand chapter “How to use quick-releases
and thru axles” in your bicycle manual road bike and
on the enclosed CD.
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ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD 23
Front wheel with thru axle
If you have disc brakes, check before mounting the
wheel whether the brake pads rest snugly in their
seats in the brake calliper. The gaps between the
brake pads and the wheel should be parallel and the
wear indicators in their correct position. Make sure
you guide the rotor between the brake pads carefully.
Take the thru axle for the front wheel out of the small
parts box.
Tighten up the counternut with the quick-release lever open until the quick-release lever builds up force
when closed. Make sure the closed lever is close to
the fork and does not stand out to the side or the
front.
Re-close the release lever of the brake (Shimano,
SRAM) immediately or move the bolt at the shift/
brake lever back to its original position (Campagnolo)
with the brake lever slightly activated.
Do not pull the (disc) brake lever with a
removed wheel and make sure to mount
the safety locks when removing the wheel.
!
You can find more on mounting in chapter
i “The wheels - tyres, inner tubes and air
pressure” in your bicycle manual road bike on the
enclosed CD.
Verify that the brake is accurately centred with regard to the rim.
You can find further information in chapter “The
brake system” in your bicycle manual road bike on the
enclosed CD.
Check whether the front wheel is properly seated in
the drop-outs and whether it runs accurately in the
centre between the fork arms.
After mounting the wheel and tightening the quick-release pull the brake lever (several times, if you have
disc brakes). Check the braking response of both
brakes. It must be reached after the same travel and
be stable at once.
Spin both wheels to make sure they run true.
You can find further information in chapter “The
wheels - tyres, inner tubes and air pressure” in your
bicycle manual road bike on the enclosed CD.
For more information on road bike brakes
read chapter “The brake system” in your
bicycle manual road bike on the enclosed CD.
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Check whether the brake pads hit the
braking surfaces of the rims with their entire surface.
After the wheel mounting do a brake test
when stationary. Actuating the brake lever
should generate a clear-cut braking response before the lever touches the handlebars.
Put the wheel into the fork and mount the rotor at the
same time into the brake calliper, if necessary.
Bring the front wheel into the right position between
the drop-outs and slide the thru axle with open
quick-release lever from the left side through the
drop-out and the hub.
Improperly mounted wheels may throw you
off your bicycle or result in serious accidents! If you have the slightest doubt or in case of
any inquiries, contact our service hotline at
+44 (0) 208 5496001.
Manufacturers of thru-axle systems deliver their products usually with detailed operating instructions. Read them carefully before
removing the wheel or doing any maintenance
work.
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ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD 25
MOUNTING THE SADDLE AND THE SEAT POST
Once you have reached the opposite side turn the
thru axle clockwise into the nut on the right side. Do
not apply force, but make sure the axle thread engages properly with the nut on the other side.
Open the RWS quick-release lever a little to bring it
into a favourable position. Turn the RWS quick-release lever then into the desired position and re-close
it towards the hub.
During the first turn you should be able to turn the
RWS quick-release lever of the thru axle nearly
without resistance. If everything fits, turn the RWS
quick-release lever all in all two and a half turns
clockwise to pre-tighten the RWS system.
You will feel an increasing resistance at the lever.
Only turn the axle until it is hand-tight.
Make sure the RWS quick-release lever does not
stand out to the front.
To remove the lever take hold of the lever and pull it
out by applying little force. Keep hold of the fork with
one hand. Pull the quick-release lever forcefully with
the other hand until it can be removed.
Actuate the brake lever several times to make the
brake work. There must be a pressure point after
maximum one third of the lever travel. Lift the wheel
and give it a strong tap from above. The wheel must
be securely fixed and must not rattle.
Check the proper functioning of the gears.
You can find further information on adjusting the
gears in chapter “The gears” in your bicycle manual
road bike on the enclosed CD.
Remove the protective cap from the top end of the
seat tube. Release the seat post binder bolt at the
seat tube. Read beforehand chapter “Adjusting the
Canyon road bike to the rider” in your bicycle manual
road bike and on the enclosed CD.
Shift through all gears and make sure the rear derailleur does not collide with the spokes when the chain
runs on the largest sprocket.
You should be able to insert the seat post easily into
the frame without pressing or turning. If you are not,
loosen the seat post binder bolt a little more.
Pull the seat post out again. Apply a little Canyon
assembly paste to the bottom part of the seat post
and inside the seat tube or in the clamping area of
the seat post.
After the wheel mounting do a brake test
when stationary. You should reach the
pressure point of the brake before the brake lever
reaches the handlebars. In the case of hydraulic
brakes pump them, if necessary, until you reach a
precise pressure point.
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ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD 27
SPECIAL CASE SEAT POST CLAMP SLX
Slide the seat post into the seat tube to the desired
saddle height.
Remove the protective film from the saddle, if available.
Never ride your Canyon if the MAX marking
of the seat post is visible.
Remove the protection cap or the rubber plug from
the seat tube in the area where the rear stays meet
the tube. Release the seat post binder bolt at the seat
tube by a few turns without unscrewing it entirely.
You should be able to insert the seat post easily into
the frame without pressing or turning. If you are not,
loosen the seat post binder bolt a little more.
Slide the seat post into the seat tube to the desired
saddle height. Your seat post must go into the frame
as a minimum to as far as underneath the top tube
and up to the MAX marking of the seat post. The seat
post must be clamped in the area marked on the seat
post. Bring the saddle including seat post in the desired position and slightly tighten the bolt of the seat
tube clamping by using the Canyon torque wrench.
Never apply any grease or oil to clamping
areas made of carbon!
Do not exceed the maximum tightening
torques! You will find the prescribed values
in chapter “Recommended tightening torques”,
directly on the components and/or in the manuals
of the component manufacturers.
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Bring the saddle into alignment and do not overtighten the seat post binder bolt, i.e. do not exceed the
permissible maximum torque. Use the Canyon torque
wrench.
Measure the saddle height of your previous bicycle from the middle of the bottom
bracket up to the top edge of the saddle in the
middle of the saddle. Then transfer the saddle
height to your new Canyon.
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Be sure to read the notes given in chapter
“Adjusting the saddle to the correct height”
as well as the permitted torques in chapter “General notes on care and inspection” in your bicycle
manual road bike and on the enclosed CD and
also follow the operating instructions of the component manufacturer.
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The Canyon Perfect Position System
(PPS) offers you the possibility to select
your Canyon perfectly tuned to your body without
a test ride. For more details on the PPS visit our
website at www.canyon.com
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Pull the seat post out again. Apply a little Canyon
assembly paste to the bottom part of the seat post
and inside the seat tube or in the clamping area of
the seat post.
Never apply any grease or oil to clamping
areas made of carbon!
Measure the saddle height of your previous bicycle from the middle of the bottom
bracket up to the top edge of the saddle in the
middle of the saddle. Then transfer the saddle
height to your new Canyon.
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Be sure to use the torque wrench supplied and tighten to the necessary torque value. Do not exceed the
maximum permissible torque of 5 Nm. Check the tight
fit of the seat post in the frame by taking hold of the
saddle at both ends and trying to turn it. Remount the
rubber plug on the head of the Allen bolt in the seat
tube.
Before adjusting the saddle height accurately, read chapter “Adjusting the Canyon
road bike to the rider” in your bicycle manual road
bike and on the enclosed CD.
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ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD 29
MOUNTING THE PEDALS
SPECIAL CASE CANYON SPEEDMAX CF AND AEROAD
Some Canyon models (e.g. Speedmax CF) have an
aerodynamically shaped seat post. Mounting another
seat post than the standard one is therefore impossible.
Lift the frame cover a little in the rear in direction of
motion and remove it from the guide at the front.
Put your finger inside the seat tube, apply pressure
on the clamping mechanism and unscrew the upper
screw a little. Stop unscrewing until the upper part
of the clamping is flush with the upper edge of the
top tube or standing higher by a maximum of one millimetre.
Do not clamp a frame tube or a carbon seat
post of your Canyon in the holding jaws of
the workstand! This could crush the tubes! It is
recommended that you use a workstand which
holds the frame at three points from inside or
which holds the fork and bottom bracket shell.
Apply a little Canyon assembly paste on the bottom
part of the seat post and inside the seat tube. Slide
the seat post into the seat tube to the desired saddle
height.
Your seat post must go into the frame as a minimum
to as far as underneath the top tube and up to the
MAX marking of the seat post. The seat post must be
clamped in the area marked on the seat post.
Canyon road bikes can be fitted with standard race
pedals of the major brands.
Apply a thin layer of standard assembly grease on the
pedal threads before screwing in the pedals.
Tighten the Allen bolt of the seat post clamp to the
prescribed torque of 4 Nm up to a maximum of 6 Nm.
Before mounting the pedals, check the marking on
the pedal axles first. “R” stands for right pedal and
“L” for left pedal.
Screw each pedal manually into the thread of its
crank by two to three full turns.
Slide the frame cover with the holding clamp from
the front on the frame and remount it cautiously with
a click in the rear. The cover must be flush with the
frame.
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Before adjusting the saddle height accui rately, read chapter “Adjusting the Canyon
road bike to the rider” in your bicycle manual road
bike and on the enclosed CD.
Note that the left pedal has a left-handed thread that
has to be tightened contrary to the direction you are
accustomed to, i.e. anticlockwise.
Do not exceed the maximum tightening
torques! You will find the prescribed values
in chapter “Recommended tightening torques”,
directly on the components and/or in the manuals
of the component manufacturers.
!
Continue by using a pedal spanner to tighten the pedals firmly. Some pedal types have to be tightened with
an Allen key.
Check the reliable fit of the pedals after
about 100 km (60 miles). The pedals can
come loose, and this can destroy the thread and
throw the rider off his bike.
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ADD-ON PARTS MAKING YOUR CANYON FIT FOR PUBLIC ROADS
ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD 31
CHECKING AND ADJUSTING
Fix the white reflector to the handlebars and the red
reflector to the seat post, the spoke reflectors as well
as a bell.
Inflate both tyres to the maximum pressure indicated
on the side of the tyres. You can find more information on tyres and inner tubes in chapter “The wheels
- tyres, inner tubes and air pressure” in your bicycle
manual road bike on the enclosed CD.
Verify that the upper grip areas of the shift/brake levers are in horizontal position. The ends of the drops
are then in parallel to the ground or point slightly
downwards.
In the case of Canyon stems the upper clamping slot
is completely closed, the slot on the bottom side is
visible.
Finish by mounting the spoke reflectors. Make sure
you mount two reflectors opposite of each other to
the spokes of the front wheel and two reflectors opposite of each other to the spokes of the rear wheel.
Adjust the position of the saddle and the handlebars,
as described in chapter ”Adjusting the Canyon road
bike to the rider” in your bicycle manual road bike.
Make sure that in the case of the general Aheadset®-stems with faceplate the upper and lower
clamping slots between faceplate and stem body are
parallel and identical in width. Release the clamping
bolts, if necessary, and re-tighten them slightly and
evenly.
Check whether the saddle is in horizontal position,
when the bike is standing on a level ground.
Read up on the road traffic regulations in
the country where you use the road bike.
You can find further information in chapter “Legal
requirements for riding on public roads” in your
bicycle manual road bike on the enclosed CD.
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Use the Canyon torque wrench and finish by tightening the clamping bolts. Do not exceed the maximum
tightening torques!
Use the Canyon torque wrench and finish by tightening the clamping bolts. Do not exceed the maximum
tightening torques!
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Your seat post must go into the frame as a minimum
to as far as underneath the top tube and up to the
MAX marking of the seat post.
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Check the proper functioning of the gears. Shift
through all the gears.
Check the tight fit of the seat post. Try to turn the
components.
Finish the assembly by carrying out thoroughly the tests described in chapters
“Before your first ride” and “Before every ride”.
Check that the saddle is aligned centrally. Check the
alignment of the saddle along the top and the down
tube.
Make sure that the rear derailleur does not collide
with the spokes when the chain runs on the largest
sprocket. Apply pressure on the rear derailleur in order to exclude a collision and gently spin the wheel.
You can find further information on adjusting the
gears in chapter “The gears” in your bicycle manual
road bike on the enclosed CD.
Never ride your Canyon if the MAX marking
of the seat post is visible.
Check the tight fit of the handlebars and of the shift/
brake levers. Try to turn the components. The handlebars must be tight and withstand any downward jerk.
Gently retighten the clamping bolt(s), if necessary.
Check the reliable fit of all bolts once again
according to the prescribed tightening torques after 100 to 300 km (60 to 180 miles). For
more information, read chapters “General notes
on care and inspection”, “Recommended tightening torques” and “Service and maintenance schedule” in your bicycle manual road bike on the enclosed CD.
After completing the assembly and checks
it is essential to give your Canyon a test
ride in a level, unfrequented area (e.g. in a parking lot)! Wrong assembly or improper adjustments
that become apparent in road traffic or during use
of your bike can make you lose control of your
Canyon!
34 PACKING
QUICK-RELEASES AND THRU AXLES 35
PACKING YOUR
CANYON ROAD BIKE
HOW TO USE QUICK-­
RELEASES AND THRU
AXLES
If you have to pack your Canyon, e.g. to send it in for
servicing to our workshop, or if you want to take it
with you on holidays, you must bear in mind a few
things to bring your bike safe and sound to destination.
Although the use of quick-releases is very easy, they
have repeatedly been the cause of accidents as a result of a wrong handling.
Hand lever and locknut
Your BikeGuard contains the packing instructions
„How to pack your road bike“. Strictly follow these instructions, whenever you pack your road bike.
Our packing instructions that will help you pack your
Canyon step-by-step are also posted at our website
www.canyon.com
The Canyon BikeShuttle
HOW TO SECURELY MOUNT THE WHEEL WITH
QUICK-RELEASES
For travelling with your road bike by plane pack your
bike either into the Canyon BikeGuard or use a suitable bike case, e.g. the Canyon BikeShuttle.
For a transport by car be sure to secure your bike
appropriately in order to avoid any shifting inside the
car. If you are in doubt or if you have any questions,
read the more detailed chapter of the manual further
below or on the enclosed CD or contact our service
hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
The Canyon BikeGuard
ponents when putting it/them into the interior of your car. Parts shifting around can impair
your safety.
Most clamps of bike carrier systems are
! potential sources of damage to large-diameter frame tubes! As a result thereof carbon
frames may fail abruptly during use, aluminium
frames are susceptible to dents. Suitable, special-purpose models are, however, available in the
car accessory trade.
In the event your Canyon has not been
! packed for dispatch according to the enclosed packing instructions, you have no right to
claim refund of repair costs for possibly occurring
transport damage from Canyon Bicycles GmbH.
When taking your bike by car, make sure
to remove all parts from your bike (tools,
pannier bags, child carriers etc.) which might
come loose during transport and cause an accident.
Always secure the bicycle or bicycle com-
Quick-release retention mechanisms essentially consist of two manipulable parts:
The hand lever on one side of the hub which creates
a clamping force via a cam when you close it.
The tightening nut on the other side of the hub with
which to set the initial tension on the threaded rod.
Open the quick-release. You should now be able to
read “OPEN” on the lever.
Move the lever back, as if to close it. Now you
should be able to read “CLOSE” on the outside of
the lever. From the start of the closing movement up
to about the first half of its travel the lever should
move very easily, i.e. without clamping the wheel.
Over the second half of its travel, the force you need
to move it, should increase considerably. Towards
the end of its travel the lever should be very hard to
move. Use the ball of your thumb while your fingers
pull on an immovable part such as the fork or frame.
Open the quick-release lever
Close the quick-release lever
Improperly mounted wheels may throw you
off your bicycle or result in serious accidents!
Make sure the levers of both quick
releases are always on the left side of your
Canyon (i.e. opposite the chain drive). This will
help you to avoid mounting the front wheel the
wrong way round.
If your bicycle is equipped with quicki
releases, be sure to lock the frame to an
immovable object together with the wheels when
you leave it outside.
36 QUICK-RELEASES AND THRU AXLES
In its end position the lever should be parallel to the
bike, i.e. it should not stick out to the side. The lever must lie close to the frame so that it cannot be
opened accidentally.
To check whether the lever is securely locked try to
turn it while it is closed.
If you can turn the lever around, the wheel is not securely fastened. Open the lever again and screw the
tightening nut clockwise by half a turn to increase
the initial tension.
Close the lever again and check it again for tightness. If the lever can no longer be turned, it is properly fastened.
Finally lift the bike a few centimetres from the
ground so that the wheel is suspended and hit
the tyre from above. If it is properly fastened, the
wheel will remain firmly fixed in the drop-outs of the
frame.
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HOW TO SECURELY MOUNT THE WHEEL WITH THRU
AXLES
The RWS system from DT Swiss for road racing bikes
includes thru axles which provide the forks and the
rear frames with a higher stiffness. Whenever your
road bike is exposed to high loads, it remains directionally stable.
To check whether the lever is securely locked try to turn it while it
is closed
To remove the wheel put the thru-axle lever into the
axle. Make sure that the thru-axle lever (with pentagonal pin) is accurately in the axle.
The quick-release lever ought to be nearly parallel to the wheel and
must not stick out
releases are always on the left side of your
Canyon (i.e. opposite the chain drive). This will
help you to avoid mounting the front wheel the
wrong way round.
With insufficiently closed quick-releases
the wheels can come loose, thus creating a
serious risk of accident!
RWS system from DT Swiss for road bikes
The rear wheel is mounted in the same way.
If your seat post is equipped with a quick-release
mechanism, check whether the saddle is firmly fixed
by trying to twist it relative to the frame.
Make sure the levers of both quick-
For detailed information on how to mount a front
wheel with RWS system from DT Swiss, read chapter
“Assembly from the BikeGuard“ further above in this
manual.
In its end position the lever should be at right angle to the quick-release axle
As an anti-theft measure you can replace
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the quick-releases by special locks. They
can only be opened and closed with a special,
coded key or an Allen key. If you are in doubt or
if you have any questions, please contact our service hotline +44 (0) 208 5496001!
Turn the thru-axle lever anticlockwise. Release the
thru axle completely by about two and a half turns,
hold the wheel in its position and remove the axle
from the hub.
Improperly mounted wheels may throw you
off your bicycle or result in serious accidents! If you have the slightest doubt or in case of
any inquiries, contact our service hotline at +44
(0) 208 5496001.
After the wheel mounting do a brake test
when stationary. You should reach the
pressure point of the brake before the brake lever
reaches the handlebars. In the case of hydraulic
brakes pump them, if necessary, until you reach a
precise pressure point.
Rear wheel thru axle
Removable thru-axle lever
Manufacturers of thru-axle systems deliver their products usually with detailed operating instructions. Read them carefully before
removing the wheel or doing any maintenance
work.
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38 ADD-ON PARTS AND CHANGES
CARBON 39
WHAT TO BEAR IN
MIND WHEN ADDING
COMPONENTS OR
MAKING CHANGES
Canyon bikes are sport machines which are fitted according to the respective usage. Please note that the
mounting of mudguards or such like may impair the
functioning and hence the safety whilst riding. Before
buying and mounting any accessory, please check
whether this particular accessory part matches with
your Canyon.
With additional bells, horns or lighting accessories,
inform yourself thoroughly whether they are permitted and tested and accordingly approved for use on
public roads. Battery/accumulator-operated lights
have to be marked with the wavy line and the letter
“K” (see chapter “Legal requirements”).
If you want to mount a pannier rack or a child seat
or trailer, please read chapter “Intended use” beforehand to make sure it is permitted. If a mounting
is permitted, in general, please contact our service
hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001 and ask for suitable
models.
Only perform jobs you are absolutely sure of.
Handlebars, stems and forks should only be replaced
by a skilled mechanic. Be sure to follow the operating of the accessory manufacturer in any case. When
mounting other components and accessories, it is
your responsibility to mount the components appropriately. Bring your Canyon to our service workshop,
if you have the slightest doubt.
SPECIAL
CHARACTERISTICS
OF CARBON
Mudguards/wheel protections
Pannier rack
Retrofitted accessories, such as mud
guards, carriers etc., can impair the functioning of your Canyon. We therefore advise you
to use accessories from our product range. This
will ensure you use matching components.
Components that come loose or break off
as a result of improper mounting can
cause serious accidents. Safety relevant bolts
must be tightened to their specified torques.
In case of any questions regarding comi
ponent assembly, compatibility or if you
want to make any changes, read the more detailed chapter of the manual further below or on
the enclosed CD or contact our service hotline at
+44 (0) 208 5496001.
Carbon fibre reinforced plastic, also referred to as
carbon (or CRP), has a number of special characteristics compared to conventional lightweight materials. Having some knowledge of these characteristics
is important so that you can enjoy your high-quality
Canyon for many years and have full confidence in its
material.
Carbon fibre reinforced plastic has proved its value in
road racing with numerous wins. Components made
of this material are extremely lightweight and - presupposing proper design, processing and treatment
- of outstanding strength and stress resistance.
However, there is one particular drawback of this
material – its brittleness. Therefore, when subjected
to stress it does not undergo permanent deformation,
even though its inner structure may have sustained
damage. In the extreme case, the fibres may separate, thus resulting in the so-called delamination and
reducing the strength properties of the component.
In contrast to steel or aluminium, carbon components
that have sustained damage to their inner fibres as
a result of excessive stress will show no outwardly
visible deformation.
Carbon components that have been subjected to
overstress are therefore liable to fail during use, possibly causing an accident with unforeseeable consequences. If you have had a critical incident with your
bike, we advise you to have the relevant component
inspected by our service workshop, or better still, the
whole Canyon.
Always park your Canyon carefully and make sure it
does not topple over. Carbon frames and parts may
already sustain damage by simply toppling over.
Carbon
Be attentive during riding. If your carbon
component produces any creaking, this
may indicate a material defect. Stop using your
bike and contact our service hotline to discuss
the steps to be taken. For your own safety, never
ask for CRP components to be repaired! Damaged
carbon components should be replaced immediately and prevented from being used by anyone
else.
Carbon components should never be ex
posed to high temperatures, as occurring
during powder coating or enamelling. The heat
generated by these processes may destroy the
component. Do not leave carbon components in
a car in direct sunlight for prolonged periods or
near sources of heat.
Most clamps of bike carrier systems are
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potential sources of damage to large-diameter frame tubes! As a result thereof carbon
frames may suddenly fail during use. Suitable,
special-purpose models are available in the car
accessory trade.
Make sure the maximum overall weight of
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rider, baggage (rucksack) and bicycle
does not exceed 100 kg. Carbon wheels are generally not approved for trailer towing!
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CARBON 41
SPECIAL FEATURES OF CARBON WHEELS
CARE INSTRUCTIONS
As carbon wheels are made of carbon fibre reinforced
plastic they come with particular aerodynamic properties and low weight.
Components made of carbon reinforced fibre should
be cleaned with a soft rag and clear water, to which
a little dish liquid may be added, if necessary. Tough
stains of oil or grease can be removed with a petroleum-based cleaning agent. Never use degreasing
agents containing acetone, trichloroethlyene, methyl
chloride etc., solvents or non-neutral, chemical or
solvent-containing cleaning agents that could attack
the surface!
WHAT TO BEAR IN MIND WHEN BRAKING WITH CARBON WHEELS
As the braking surfaces are made of carbon, there are
some things to keep in mind. Only use brake pads that
are suitable for carbon wheels. We recommend that
you always use the brake pads of the wheel manufacturer!
Shimano and Campagnolo offer carbon brake pads,
as well. These are, however, designed to match
Shimano and Campagnolo rims. Carbon brake pads
usually wear down faster than conventional brake
pads. Keep in mind that the braking response of the
rims needs getting used to, in particular in wet conditions. Therefore, test your brakes in a place free of
traffic until you have full control of your bicycle.
The brake surfaces of the carbon rims are sensitive to
heat. Therefore, when you are riding in the mountains,
avoid any drag braking. Riding downhill e.g. with a
permanently activated rear wheel brake may heat up
the material and result in a deformation. The rim may
sustain damage and the inner tube may burst, thus
causing an accident. Always use both brakes simultaneously and release them intermittently to allow the
material to cool off.
Wheels with carbon rims have a particular brake behaviour
Use car wax to protect the surface
You can use car wax to protect the surface and make
it shine. Polishing agents or varnish cleaner contain
solid constituents that might attack the surface.
Keep the braking surfaces of carbon wheels free of
maintenance agents and lubricants!
Do not clamp a carbon frame or seat post
! in the holding jaws of a workstand! The
parts may sustain damage. Mount a sturdy (aluminium) seat post instead and use this to clamp
the frame, or use a workstand that holds the
frame at three points inside the frame triangle or
that clamps the fork and bottom bracket shell.
Check the condition of the brakes and
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make sure you only ride with brake pads
that are suitable for carbon rims!
Check the condition of the brake pads at
short intervals, as they might wear down
faster than with aluminium rims.
Note that your bike’s braking power is
greatly reduced in wet conditions. Do not
go for a ride, when it is about to rain or in wet conditions. Nevertheless, if you will find yourself with
your Canyon on a wet or moist road, ride particularly carefully and at clearly reduced speed.
Do not clamp a carbon frame or seat post
! in the holding jaws of a workstand! The
parts may sustain damage. Mount a sturdy (aluminium) seat post instead and use this to clamp
the frame, or use a work stand that holds the
frame at three points inside the frame triangle or
that clamps the fork and bottom bracket shell.
Like all extremely lightweight components,
carbon components have a limited service
life. The handlebars, the seat post, the carbon
wheels and the stem should therefore be replaced
at regular intervals – e.g. every 3 years or after
15,000 km (9,300 miles), depending on frequency and intensity of use – even if they have not
been involved in accidents or similar incidents.
Protect the exposed areas of your carbon
! frame (e.g. the underside of the down
tube) with special pads against rubbing cables or
stone chips.
Special pads protect carbon from damage
Avoid greasing carbon components, in
! general. Grease would penetrate the surface of the carbon material, reducing the coefficient of friction and hence impairing the stability
of the clamping joint when tightened within the
permissible torque range. Once greased carbon
fibre may never ever be fixed in a secure and safe
way again!
Check your carbon component regularly,
e.g. when cleaning your bike, for external
damage, such as notches, cracks, dents, discolourations etc. If the cloth gets caught on something, this area must be examined. Stop using
your Canyon. Contact immediately our service
hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
42 SPECIAL FEATURES OF TRIATHLON, TRACK BIKES AND TIME TRIAL MACHINES
SPECIAL FEATURES
OF TRIATHLON, TRACK
BIKES AND TIME TRIAL
MACHINES
TIME TRIAL BAR END SHIFTERS
With Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo bar end
shifters for triathlon and time trial use the shifter is
pressed downwards to move the chain to the smaller
sprockets in the rear, i.e. to achieve a higher gear, and
to the smaller chainrings in the front, i.e. to achieve a
smaller gear. By pulling the shifter upwards the chain
can be moved to the bigger sprockets and chainrings.
TIME TRIAL HANDLEBARS
In triathlon sport and time trial, where a particularly
aerodynamic seating position is important, so called
aero handlebars are used. With these aero models
the shift levers are often positioned at the handlebar
ends, the brake levers at the ends of bull-horn handlebars. When you ride with your back in horizontal
position, the brake levers are out of reach and the
reaction time extends which makes your stopping
distance longer. For this reason it is very important
for you to ride particularly anticipatory.
Within certain limits the position of the handlebars
can be adjusted according to your personal preferences. That is to say the straight part of the handlebars should point slightly downwards or upwards,
whereas the upward inclination should not exceed 30
degrees.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF TRIATHLON, TRACK BIKES AND TIME TRIAL MACHINES 43
The riding behaviour of time trial machines needs getting used to
The elbows should protrude a little to the rear beyond the arm rests
The shifting of a gear lever is communicated to the
rear derailleur via bowden cable. Then the rear derailleur swivels, causing the chain to climb onto the next
sprocket. It is therefore important when changing
gears to continue pedalling smoothly without force
as long as the chain is moving between sprockets or
chainrings! There are, however, special guides in the
chainrings of today’s bikes which allow for switching
gears under force. Changing gears under load shortens, however, the service life of your chain considerably.
Furthermore, this may cause the chain to jam between chainstay and chainrings (also referred to as
“chain-suck”). Therefore, avoid changing gears while
pedalling with force, in particular when changing
gears with the front derailleur.
Bar end shifters operate rear and front derailleur
Rear derailleur
TRACK BIKES
Make sure your forearms are always comfortably
rested, i.e. the elbows should project the armrests a
little towards the rear.
Track bikes do not have brakes. The rear wheel hub is
without freewheel. The cranks always rotate with the
wheels. Therefore, when you start riding a track bike,
let yourself help by an experienced trainer.
Triathlon bikes and time trial machines are
! specific in terms of riding characteristics.
Make yourself gradually familiar with your new
bike in an unfrequented area and approach the
riding characteristics step by step.
Track bike
Note that the distance you need to stop
your bicycle increases, while riding with
your hands on aerobars. The brake levers are not
within easy reach.
Track bikes differ completely from usual
road racing bicycles. Carefully approach
riding without freewheel and without brakes.
44 AFTER AN ACCIDENT
AFTER AN ACCIDENT 45
AFTER AN ACCIDENT
1. Check whether the wheels are still firmly fixed in
the drop-outs and whether the rims are still centred with respect to the frame or fork. Spin the
wheels and watch the clearance between brake
pads and rims. If the width of the clearance changes markedly and you have no way to true the rim
where you are, you will need to open the brakes a
little, if necessary, so that the rim can run between
the brake pads without touching them. In this case
remember that the brakes will not act as powerfully as you are used to. For more information, read
chapters “The brake system“ and “The wheels“.
2.Check whether the handlebars and stem are neither bent nor ruptured and whether they are level
and upright. Check whether the stem is firmly fixed
in the fork by trying to twist the handlebars relative
to the front wheel. Also, briefly lean on the brake
levers to make sure the handlebars are firmly fixed
in the stem. For more information, see chapters
“Adjusting the Canyon road bike to the rider“ and
“The headset“.
3.See whether the chain still runs on the chainring
and sprockets. If your bike fell over to the chain
side, check that the gears still function properly.
Ask somebody to lift the bicycle by the saddle and
gently shift through all the gears. Pay particular
attention when switching to the small gears, making sure the rear derailleur does not get too close
to the spokes as the chain climbs onto the larger
sprockets. If the derailleur or the drop-outs have
been bent, this can cause the rear derailleur to collide with the spokes – risk of accident! This in turn
can destroy the rear derailleur, the rear wheel or
the frame. Check the front derailleur, as a damaged
front derailleur can throw off the chain, thus interrupting the power train of the bicycle (see chapter
“The gears”).
4.Make sure the saddle is not twisted using the top
tube or the bottom bracket shell as a reference.
5.Lift your bike up a few centimetres and let it
bounce onto the ground. If this causes any sort of
noise, search for loosened bolts.
6.Finally, take a good look at the whole bike to detect
any deformation, discolouration or cracks.
Check the reliable clamping of both wheels between the drop-outs
Only ride back very carefully by taking the shortest
possible way, if your bike went through this check
without any doubt. Do not accelerate or brake hard
and do not ride your bike out of the saddle.
Make sure the saddle is not twisted using the top tube as a reference
If you are in doubt about the performance of your
bike, have yourself picked up by car, instead of risking anything. Back home the bike must be examined
thoroughly. Please read the more detailed chapters of
the manual further below or on the enclosed CD or
contact our service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
Check carbon components with particular attention and replace the
parts for your safety, if you have the slightest doubt
Try twisting the handlebars relative to the front wheel
Verify that the chain still runs on the chainring and sprockets
Replace lightweight components after an accident for you own safety
Please note the particulars given in chapi
ter “Special characteristics of carbon”, as
well.
Carbon components which have suffered
from an impact force as well as bent parts
made of aluminium may brake without previous
warning. They must not be repaired, i.e. straightened, as the risk of breakage would still remain
imminent. This applies in particular to forks, handlebars, stems, crank sets, seat posts and pedals.
If in doubt, it is always the better choice to have
these parts replaced, as your safety comes first.
46 FRAMESETS – ASSEMBLY
FRAMESETS – ASSEMBLY 47
FRAMESETS –
ASSEMBLY TECHNICAL
DATA
Frames are delivered ready for assembly, i.e. with
threads cut and bearing seats and seat tube faced.
There is no need for any machining on the frame. Do
not modify the frame or any of its attachments, e.g.
the adjustable cable guides etc., by filing, boring or
the like.
Canyon offers the high-quality carbon and aluminium frames as bare frames for individual fitting with
components.
Mount all components onto the frame by using highgrade assembly grease (except for carbon seat posts,
stems on forks with a carbon steerer tube and all seat
posts on carbon frames). This helps to avoid corrosion. If you omit the grease, you may find it impossible
to disassemble your Canyon at a later date.
The person completing and mounting the add-on
parts must therefore ensure that all components are
compatible and properly mounted. There is a vast variety of available add-on parts, making it impossible
for Canyon to cover every conceivable option in this
manual. Canyon cannot be held responsible for any
component combination possible.
Canyon Ultimate CF frameset
Always observe the tightening torques indicated
Canyon road bike frames are delivered with the headset and fork already mounted.
Tighten the bolts carefully by approaching the maximum permissible torque in small steps. Check the
secure seat of the component, as described in the
relevant chapters.
We strongly advise you to carefully read the component manufacturers’ operating instructions, as well.
Failures in selecting bike components can, in principle, result in your Canyon being unsafe. We therefore
advise you to have your bike assembled by a skilled
mechanic or by our service centre. For your own safety, never do any work unless you feel absolutely sure
about it.
For parts with no torque range given, tighten the
bolts gradually to the maximum torque and check in
between regularly the reliable fit of the component.
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Have your Canyon assembled in our serv-
ice centre!
These instructions may require further
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explanations, depending on the experience and/or skills of the person doing the work,
and some jobs may require additional (special)
tools, such as special dismantling tools or additional instructions.
Do not clamp the frame into an assembly
! stand by its tubes! This could cause damage to the thin-walled tubes. First mount a sturdy
aluminium seat post and use this to clamp the
frame, or use an assembly stand which holds the
frame at three points from inside or which holds
the fork and bottom bracket shell.
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The stem included in the delivery is the
only stem approved for assembly.
Whoever assembles a Canyon bike frame
from a bare frame carries the responsibility for ensuring that the components are selected
and mounted in accordance with the manufacturers’ guidelines, generally accepted standards and
the state of the art in science and technology. In
case there are any questions regarding compatibility of individual parts, please contact our service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
Make it a rule to use a torque wrench
All carbon fibres of the Canyon F10 frame
! were arranged in a way to meet the
strength specifications for those directions of
force to which they are normally subjected. For
this reason the riveted cable stops must only be
subjected to forces as they are exerted by the
gear or brake cable. Do not pull on them at an
oblique angle or against the direction of the cable,
i.e. away from the frame, e.g. in an attempt to alter
the effective cable length. This could otherwise
cause damage to the frame.
Some components have torque specificai
tions printed or labelled on them. Be sure
to observe these specifications. Also follow the
component manufacturers’ operating instructions enclosed with the delivery!
48 FRAMESETS – ASSEMBLY
FRAMESETS – ASSEMBLY 49
HEADSET
REPLACEABLE DERAILLEUR HANGER
All frames are delivered with fully mounted bearing
cups and an integrated headset.
All frame models have a sufficiently fastened replaceable derailleur hanger. Observe a tightening torque of
1.5 Nm. Do not exceed the maximum torque of 1.5 Nm.
Canyon road bike framesets are delivered with the
stem and fork mounted and the headset already adjusted.
BOTTOM BRACKET BEARINGS
BOTTLE CAGE
Fully mounted and adjusted headset with stem and fork
Use a maximum torque of 5 Nm. Do not exceed the
maximum torque of 5 Nm.
CABLE STOPS
All frames (except Aeroad CF): BSA/BSC 1.370x24T,
(right cup left hand threading!)
Aeroad CF: Pressfit BB 91 with 86.5 mm
Do not exceed the maximum torque of 1.5 Nm when replacing the replaceable derailleur hanger
The cable stops riveted onto the Canyon Ultimate CF
frame must only be subjected to forces acting in the
same direction as the gear or brake cables. Forces
acting at an oblique angle or against the direction of
the cable can cause damage to the frame.
Common cartridge bearings can be mounted directly
into the bottom bracket shell of all models with highgrade grease. Observe the torque specifications of
the bottom bracket manufacturer.
REAR FRAME WIDTH
All road bike frames: 130 mm
Track bike V-Drome: 120 mm
Bottom bracket bearing
Do not exceed the maximum torque of 5 Nm when tightening the
bottle cage
When replacing the derailleur hanger,
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make sure to apply a little grease between
derailleur hanger and frame!
50 FRAMESETS – ASSEMBLY
ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER 51
ADJUSTING THE
CANYON ROAD BIKE TO
THE RIDER
SEAT POST
When selecting a new seat post make sure it has the
same nominal diameter as the frame’s seat tube. You
should be able to slide it in easily without pressing or
turning. A mismatch between frame and seat post can
cause failure of the seat post.
Before mounting the seat post on the frame make
sure the seat tube is absolutely free of sharp edges
and burrs. If either the seat post or the frame is made
of carbon, then both parts have to be free of oil and
grease. Clean and deburr the seat tube, if necessary.
Make sure the seat post matches accurately the frame
Take care not to overtighten the seat post binder bolt
or quick-release. Be sure to read the notes given in
chapter “Adjusting the saddle to the correct height”
as well as the permitted torques in chapter “General
notes on care and inspection” and follow the operating instructions of the component manufacturers, as
well. Overtightening may cause a seat post failure,
resulting in a crash and/or injury of the rider.
Even a slight mismatch between seat post
and seat tube diameter can lead to a rupture of frame or carbon seat post. This can result
in an accident or injury to the rider.
Never grease a carbon seat post or the
seat tube of a carbon frame.
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Use Canyon carbon assembly paste to
achieve a firm seat of the seat post.
Be sure there is enough clearance between crotch and top tube
In principle, road racing bicycles are sports bikes designed for speed. For this reason alone riding a road
racing bicycle requires certain basic preconditions of
the trunk, shoulder and neck muscles.
Take care not to overtighten the seat post binder bolt
Observe the information on seat post
diameters given under www.canyon.com/
service
No matter whether you want to ride in streamlined
position or relaxed on a Canyon racing machine. The
(seating) position is crucial for your well-being and
the development of your riding performance on your
Canyon. Therefore, be sure to adjust both saddle and
handlebars of your Canyon as accurately as possible
to your needs.
Slide your seat post into the seat tube
beyond its minimum mark and make sure
its end reaches beyond the top tube. Never ride
your Canyon with the minimum mark of the seat
post being visible.
Your body height is the decisive criterion when
choosing the frame size of your Canyon. By choosing
a specific type of bike you already roughly determine
the posture you will be riding in. However, some components of your Canyon are designed in a way that
you can adjust them to your proportions up to a certain degree. These include the seat post, the stem and
the brake levers.
Typical position of a road racing cyclist
Never ride a bike with a too high frame, resulting in a
low crotch clearance when you stand over the bike.
The Canyon Perfect Position System system (PPS) offers you the possibility to select your Canyon perfectly
tuned to your body without test ride. For more details
on the PPS visit our website at www.canyon.com
All the tasks described in the following
require some experience, appropriate
tools and manual skills. After carrying out assembly work, always make a short check (see chapter
“Before every ride”) and do a test ride in an unfrequented place or on a quiet road. This will allow
you to safely check whether everything is in good
order. If you are unsure about how to do something, it will be better just to check your seating
position. If in doubt, ask an expert to adjust your
Canyon.
52 ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER SADDLE HEIGHT
SADDLE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER 53
ADJUSTING THE
SADDLE TO THE
CORRECT HEIGHT
The correct saddle height is all a matter of how it allows you to pedal.
Attention: When pedalling, the ball of your big toe
should be positioned above the centre of the pedal
spindle. With your feet in this position you should not
be able to stretch your legs completely at the lowest
point. If the saddle is too high, you will have trouble
passing through the lowest point and your pedalling
will become awkward. If the saddle is too low, you
may soon find your knees aching. You can check the
height of your saddle in the following simple way. This
is best done wearing flat-soled shoes.
Sit on the saddle and put one heel on the pedal at
its lowest point. In this position your leg should be
fully stretched and your hips should not be tilted to
either side.
To adjust the saddle height loosen the binder bolt
or quick-release lever (read chapter “How to use
quick-releases and thru axles“ beforehand). Use a
suitable tool to release the seat post binder bolt by
turning it anticlockwise.
Do not pull the seat post out as far as to let the mark
on the shaft come into view. In the case of frames with
long seat tubes which continue beyond the top tube,
the seat post should at least reach below the height
of the top tube! This can mean a minimum insertion
length of 10 centimetres (4.5 in.) or more.
To adjust the saddle height loosen the seat post binder bolt
The leg must be fully stretched with the heel on the pedal at its lowest
point
The minimum insertion depths marked on
! seat post and frame may differ. Be sure
to insert the seat post to the deepest insertion
depth.
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Now you can adjust the saddle height to the desired position. Make sure the part of the seat post
inside the seat tube is always well greased. (Except:
frames and seat posts made of carbon). Do not use
brute force, if the seat post does not move easily
inside the seat tube. Contact, if necessary, our service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
Align the saddle with the frame using the saddle
nose and the bottom bracket or top tube as references.
Clamp the seat post tight again by turning the seat
post binder bolt clockwise. You should not need
much strength in your hands to clamp the seat
post sufficiently tight. Otherwise the seat post
may be the wrong size for the frame. If you are in
doubt, please call our service hotline at +44 (0) 208
5496001.
Verify that the seat clamp is sufficiently tight by
taking hold of the saddle at both ends and trying to
turn the seat post inside the seat tube. If it does not
move, the seat post is firmly seated.
Does the leg stretch test now produce the right result? Check by moving your foot and pedal to the
lowest point. If the ball of your big toe is exactly
above the pedal centre (ideal pedalling position)
your knee should be slightly bent. If this is the case,
the saddle height is adjusted to the correct height.
Check whether you can balance safely on your bike
while sitting on the saddle by stretching your feet to
the floor. If not, you should lower the saddle a little.
Try twisting the saddle relative to the frame
Do not overtighten the binder bolt of the
seat post clamp. Otherwise the seat post
or the frame can be damaged. Risk of an accident!
With children who are still growing it is ad-
visable to check the seating position every
two to three months.
Never apply grease or oil into a seat tube
of a frame made of carbon, unless an aluminium sleeve is inside the frame. If you mount
a carbon seat post, do not put any grease on it,
even if the frame is made of metal. Once greased
carbon fibre components may never again ensure
reliable clamping!
Check alignment of saddle along top tube to make sure it is not
twisted
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Tighten carefully by approaching the pre-
scribed maximum torque in small steps
(0.5 Nm increments) whilst constantly checking
the proper fit of the component. Never exceed the
maximum tightening torque indicated by the manufacturer!
Never ride your bicycle with the seat post
drawn out beyond the limit, maximum, or
stop mark! The seat post might break or cause
severe damage to the frame. If your bicycle has
a long seat tube continuing beyond the top tube,
the seat post should at least reach below the level
of the top tube and the tip of the rear stays!
54 ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
ADJUSTING THE
HEIGHT OF THE
HANDLEBARS
The height of the handlebars determines the inclination of the upper body. The deeper the handlebars,
the more inclined the upper body. This means a more
streamlined position for the rider and more weight to
bear on the front wheel, but the extremely inclined
position proves less comfortable, as the strain on
wrists, arms, upper body and neck will increase.
HANDLEBAR HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER 55
AHEADSET®-STEMS OR THREADLESS SYSTEM
(Aheadset® is a registered trademark of the Dia-Compe company)
The height of the handlebars determines the inclination of the upper
body
The riding behaviour of time trial machines needs getting used to
On bikes with an Aheadset®, the stem also serves to
adjust the headset bearing pressure. If you change
the position of the stem, you have to readjust the
bearings (see chapter “The headset”). The vertical
setting range is determined by the intermediate rings,
also referred to as spacers. With flip-flop stem models it is also possible to mount the stem the other way
round to alter the handlebar height.
Release the bolt at the top of the fork steerer tube
which serves to adjust the initial bearing pressure
and remove the Ahead cap.
Release the stem clamping bolts on either side of
the stem and pull the stem off the fork.
Now you can remove the spacers.
Apply a litte Canyon carbon assembly paste in the
stem clamping area.
Remount the stem entirely on the fork steerer tube
and slip the spacers you have removed above the
stem.
When removing the spacers you will have
to shorten the steerer tube. This adjustment is irreversible. For this reason, a shortening
should not be carried out until you are absolutely
sure about the seating position. Have this job carried out by an experienced mechanic. Wrong handling or using a wrong tool when shortening the
steerer tube leads to irreparable material damage
which may be dangerous under certain circumstances. Canyon does not assume any liability for
damage to the steerer tube caused by inappropriate handling. This shall render the warranty null
and void. We recommend that you contact our
Canyon workshop through our service hotline at
+44 (0) 208 5496001.
Release the bolts on the side of the stem
Remove the spacers under the stem and place them above the stem
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Track bikes are puristic and uncompromising sports equipment
Stems come in very different lengths and
shaft and binder tube diameters. A stem of
inappropriate dimensions can become a source of
danger: Handlebars and stem may break, causing
an accident in the process. When replacing any
parts be sure to only use parts that bear the appropriate mark and, to be on the safe side, original
spare parts.
Make sure the handlebar-stem-combina
tion is approved by the handlebar and/or
stem manufacturer.
Also observe the enclosed operating
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turers.
Apply some carbon assembly paste on the steerer tube
The stem is one of the load bearing parts of
your bike and changes to it can impair
your safety. Note that the bolted connections of
the stem and the handlebars have to be tightened
to specified torques. For the prescribed values,
see chapter “Recommended tightening torques“.
If you intend to make any changes, contact our
service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
56 ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
I-LOCK SYSTEM
If you want to turn around the stem, you have to additionally remove the handlebars.
To do so release the bolts of the stem front plate
clamping the handlebars and remove them carefully.
Apply a little Canyon carbon assembly paste in this
clamping area and retighten the handlebars after
having turned around the stem.
Centre the handlebars accurately in the stem
clamp.
Retighten all bolts of the stem clamp with a torque
wrench by observing the correct tightening torques.
Please note that when using carbon assembly paste
you normally need not use the maximum tightening
torque. It will do already to tighten the bolts with
tightening torques that are 20 to 25 % below the
maximum tightening torques, i.e. 6 Nm instead of 8
Nm. That will prevent the material from damage.
Readjust the bearing.
Realign the stem by making sure it is in alignment
with the front wheel and at right angle relative to
the handlebars and the direction of motion. After
realignment of the stem retighten it and check
whether the handlebars resist twisting and turning
(see chapter “The headset”).
Verify that the handlebar clamping area
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is free of sharp edges. If you intend to
make any changes, contact our service hotline at
+44 (0) 208 5496001.
If you have a Canyon road bike with a
carbon steerer tube (which you can tell by
the black or black shining colour in the stem slit),
you have to be extremely careful when tightening
the stem. This is a job for experts only!
HANDLEBAR HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER 57
In the case of bikes with “I-Lock” system the headset
is also fixed by the stem. If you modify the stem position, you have to readjust the headset (see chapter
“The headset”, as well).
Readjust the bearing
Retighten the stem to the prescribed torque
Changing the height of the handlebars can only be
achieved by removing the spacers from beneath the
stem and by slipping them on top of it or, with socalled flip-flop models, by turning the stem around.
Release the bolts at the side of the stem by two to
three turns. Turn back the bolts of the headset adjusting device, i.e. anticlockwise.
Remove the cap at the stem top.
Keep hold of the fork and slip the stem off the steerer tube.
Now you can remove the spacers.
Apply a litte Canyon carbon assembly paste in the
stem clamping area.
Remount the stem entirely on the fork steerer tube
and slip the spacers you have removed above the
stem.
Release the bolts on the side of the stem
Turn back the counted rotations of the headset adjusting device
This is a rough-and-ready adjustment
to check the handlebar position, as the
spacers might rattle during riding. When you are
sure you have found the adequate handlebar
height, have the steerer tube shortened by a
skilled mechanic.
!
Note that the bolted connections of stem
and handlebars have to be tightened to the
specified tightening torques. You will find the prescribed values in chapter “Recommended tightening torques” or in the enclosed manuals of the
component manufacturers. Contact, if necessary,
our service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001. If you
disregard the prescribed values, the handlebars
or stem may come loose or break. This can lead to
a severe crash.
Your Canyon road bike has a steerer tube
made of carbon, which you can tell by the
black or shining black colour in the stem slit. Be
sure to be very carefully when doing any work in
the cockpit area of your Canyon. This is a job for
skilled mechanics only! Wrong handling or using a
wrong tool when shortening the steerer tube
leads to irreparable material damage which may
be dangerous under certain circumstances.
Canyon does not assume any liability for damage
to the steerer tube caused by inappropriate handling. This shall render the warranty null and void.
If you are not sure, please contact our Canyon
workshop to have the adjustments made. Contact,
if necessary, our service hotline at +44 (0) 208
5496001.
Remove the cap
When replacing the stem be sure to only
use parts that bear the appropriate mark
and, to be on the safe side, original spare parts.
Due to this special type of clamping, the usage
of other models may cause damage, in particular
in the case of carbon forks. Risk of an accident!
Canyon denies any liability for combinations with
other stem models. This shall render the warranty
null and void.
58 ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
FORE-TO-AFT-POSITION
AND SADDLE TILT
If you want to turn around the stem, you have to additionally remove the handlebars.
To do so release the bolts of the stem front plate
clamping the handlebars and remove them carefully.
Apply some carbon assembly paste in this clamping area, as well, and re-mount the handlebar after
having turned around the stem.
Slide the cap on top of the steerer tube, keep hold
of the fork and press stem and cap downwards to
eliminate any play.
Realign the stem by making sure it is in alignment
with the front wheel and at right angle relative to
the handlebars and the direction of motion.
Continue by aligning the handlebars in the stem
clamp, i.e. the drops should be in horizontal position or, at the most, slant slightly downwards towards the rear.
Retighten all bolts of the stem clamp with a torque
wrench by observing the correct tightening torques.
Please note that when using carbon assembly paste
you normally need not use the maximum tightening
torque. It will do already to tighten the bolts with
tightening torques that are 20 to 25 % below the
maximum tightening torques, i.e. 6 Nm instead of 8
Nm. That will prevent the material from damage.
Adjust the bearing play and make a strength test, as
described further below.
FORE-TO-AFT POSITION AND SADDLE ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER 59
The inclination of your upper body and hence your
riding comfort and pedalling power are also influenced by the distance between the grips of the handlebars and the saddle as well as by the saddle tilt.
Slip off the spacers
Apply some carbon assembly paste on the steerer tube
This distance can be altered slightly by changing the
position of the saddle rails on the seat post. However, this also influences your pedalling. Depending on
whether the saddle is positioned more to the front or
more rearwards, your legs will reach the pedals to a
greater or lesser extent from behind.
You need to have the saddle horizontal in order to
pedal in a relaxed manner. If it is tilted, you will constantly have to lean against the handlebars to prevent
yourself from slipping off the saddle.
Do avoid a rearward tilt of the saddle
Never clamp the saddle in the curved
sections of the saddle rail, but always in
the straight area.
Remount the cap and press it downwards to the fork you keep hold
of and retighten the aligned stem to the prescribed tightening torque
Note that the bolted connections of stem
and handlebars have to be tightened to
the specified torques. You will find the prescribed
values on the components themselves or in the
enclosed manuals of the component manufacturers. If you disregard the prescribed values, the
handlebars or stem may come loose or break. This
can lead to a severe crash.
The inclination of your upper body is influenced by the distance between the grips of the handlebars and the saddle
Retighten all bolts of the stem clamp with a torque wrench by observing the correct tightening torques
Note that the bolted connections of the
seat post have to be tightened to the specified tightening torques. Use a torque wrench and
never exceed the maximum tightening torque! You
will find the prescribed values in chapter “Recommended tightening torques”, directly on the components and/or in the manuals of the component
manufacturers.
The setting range of the saddle is very
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small. Replacing the stem allows you to
make far larger changes to the fore-to-aft position, because stems come in lengths differing by
more than ten centimetres. In most of the cases
the length of the cables must be adjusted. Be sure
to have this job done by a specialist workshop.
If you have any questions or in case you want to
make an appointment, please call our service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
60 ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER FORE-TO-AFT POSITION AND SADDLE
FORE-TO-AFT POSITION AND SADDLE ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER 61
ADJUSTING SADDLE POSITION AND TILT
Clamping with two bolts in line
Patent clamping with two parallel bolts
Release both bolts by two to three turns at the most,
otherwise the whole assembly can come apart. Move
the saddle forth or back, as desired, to adjust the
horizontal position. Tighten both bolts evenly so the
saddle remains at the same angle.
With so called patent seat posts two bolts fix the
clamping mechanism, which ensures the tilt and the
vertical position of the saddle. Release both seat
clamp bolts at the top of the seat post. Turn the bolts
two to three turns anticlockwise at the most, otherwise the whole assembly can come apart.
Move the saddle forth or back, as desired. You may
have to give it a light blow to move it. Observe the
marking on the saddle rail and do not go beyond.
Tighten both bolts evenly and alternately without exceeding the permissible maximum torque
Make sure the seat of the saddle remains horizontal
as you tighten the bolt evenly and alternately. The
bike should stand on level ground while you adjust
the saddle.
After fastening the saddle check whether it resists
tilting by bringing your weight to bear on it once with
your hands on the tip and once at the rear end.
Stems come in very different lengths
and shaft and binder tube diameters. A
stem of inappropriate dimensions can become a
serious source of danger: Handlebars and stem
may break, causing an accident in the process.
Please observe the recommended tightening torques
in chapter “General notes on care and inspection“.
After fastening the saddle check whether it resists
tilting by bringing your weight to bear on it once with
your hands on the tip and once at the rear end.
Release both bolts by two to three turns at the most
Retighten the bolts evenly and alternately to the prescribed torque
Check the firm seat of the retightened saddle
Be sure the saddle rail is clamped within the marked area
VCLS Post 2.0
Check the bolts by using a torque wrench
once a month according to the values indiated in chapter „Recommended tightening torques“, in the enclosed manuals or directly on the
components.
If you wish to lower a little the nose of the saddle, turn
the front bolt. It might be that you have to loosen the
rear bolt a little. To lower the rear part of the saddle,
the rear bolt has to be turned. Having found your preferred position make sure both clamps are correctly
aligned with the saddle rails before tightening the
bolts to the correct torque setting as prescribed by
the seat post manufacturer.
Read in any case the supplementary VCLS
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Post 2.0 user manual that you got when
you bought a VCLS Post 2.0.
Bring the saddle rail in a position that the
seat post clamping is within the marked
area. If there is no marking, the clamping must
be effected on the straight portion of the rail and
on no account on the front or rear bend. Risk of
breakage!
When replacing the saddle, bear in mind
that seat posts are normally designed for a
saddle rail diameter of seven millimetres. Saddle
rails of other dimensions may result in seat post
failure, possibly throwing the rider off his bike.
62 ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER FORE-TO-AFT POSITION AND SADDLE
HANDLEBARS AND BRAKE LEVERS ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER 63
HANDLEBARS
AND BRAKE LEVER
ADJUSTMENT
Saddle clamp Speedmax CF
The saddle fixing is carried out with the Allen bolt on
either side of the saddle (I in the picture on the right).
When fixing the saddle make sure the top plate of the
clamping lies close around the saddle rail and tighten
both Allen bolts to the indicated tightening torque of
5 Nm.
The two Allen bolts positioned below (see II in the
picture on the right) are designed to adjust both tilt
and horizontal position of the saddle. These two bolts
allow changes to the tilt and horizontal position of the
saddle without releasing the clamping mechanism.
To change the horizontal position of the saddle, release the two lower positioned Allen bolts by two to
three turns at the most. You can now move the saddle
horizontally and adjust the tilt to your needs. Subsequently, tighten both Allen bolts evenly so the saddle
remains at the desired angle. Use a torque wrench. In
the event there is no firm clamping of your seat post
at 5 Nm, carefully increase the tightening torque in
small steps to a maximum of 8 Nm. Do not exceed the
maximum tightening torque!
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Read the operating instructions on the
enclosed CD.
Never ride your bike with the seat post
drawn out beyond the maximum mark! The
seat post might break or sustain damage. Risk of
an accident!
Use a torque wrench and never exceed the
maximum tightening torque!
With road bikes the straight bar ends should be parallel to the ground or slant slightly downwards toward
the rear. The tips of the brake levers should coincide
with an imaginary straight line extending forward
from the straight extension below the drops. Shifting
the brake levers is a job best left to an expert, as it
involves retaping the handlebars afterwards.
Tighten the bolt by using a Canyon torque wrench
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II
Allen bolts to fasten and adjust the Speedmax saddle clamping
Bring the saddle rail in a position that the
seat post clamping is within the marked
area. If there is no marking, the clamping must
be effected on the straight portion of the rail and
on no account on the front or rear bend. Risk of
breakage!
Check the bolts by using a torque wrench
once a month according to the values
indiated in chapter „Recommended tightening
torques“, in the enclosed manuals or directly on
the components.
The straight extension below the drops should be parallel to the
ground or slant slightly downwards towards the rear
ADJUSTING THE HANDLEBAR POSITION BY TURNING
THE HANDLEBAR
Release the Allen bolt(s) at the front side of the
stem.
Turn the handlebars to the desired position.
Make sure the handlebars are accurately centred in
the stem.
Release the Allen bolt(s) at the front side of the stem
Please note that there are two different procedures of
how to securely fasten the handlebars.
Alternative 1
Screwing in Canyon Aheadset®-stems with faceplate.
Screw in both upper bolts (pos. 1+2) without tightening them (1 Nm). The slot should be fully closed in
the end, the faceplate should be flush with the body.
To do so, you may have to release both lower bolts
(pos. 3+4).
Continue by tightening both lower bolts (pos. 3+4)
according to the tightening torques on the stem (5
or 8 Nm).
Finish by re-tightening both upper bolts (pos. 1+2)
according to the tightening torques on the stem (5
or 8 Nm). Please note that this tightening torque
only applies to the combination of the Canyon stem
with the Canyon handlebars.
The upper slot should be fully closed
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Tighten the bolts according to the marked tightening torque
64 ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER HANDLEBARS AND BRAKE LEVERS
Alternative 2
Screwing in conventional Aheadset®-stems with
faceplate.
Re-tighten the bolts carefully and evenly. Make
sure the upper and lower clamping slots between
faceplate and stem body are parallel and identical
in width.
Once it fits tighten the bolts evenly and in a cross
pattern according to the marked tightening torque
by using the Canyon torque wrench. Please observe
the recommended tightening torques in chapter
“General notes on care and inspection“.
ADJUSTING THE
BRAKE LEVER REACH
The upper and lower clamping slots between faceplate and stem
body must be parallel and identical in width
Check the firm seat of the handlebars by standing in
front of your Canyon and seizing the handlebars at
both brake levers. The handlebars must be tight and
withstand any downward jerk. Gently retighten the
clamping bolt(s), if necessary.
Retighten the bolts to the prescribed torque
Note that the distance you need to stop
your bike increases, while riding with the
hands on the top handlebars or lying in aerodynamic position. The brake levers are not within
easy reach.
Note that the bolted connections of the
stem, handlebars and brakes have to be
tightened to the specified torques. You will find
the prescribed values in chapter “General notes
on care and inspection” or in the enclosed manuals of the component manufacturers. If you disregard the prescribed values, the components may
come loose or break. This can lead to a severe
crash.
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With road bikes the clearance between brake levers/
shifters and handlebars can be adjusted to a minor degree. This allows riders with small hands to bring the
brake levers closer to the handlebars. The first phalanx
of both the index and the middle finger must be able
to grip the brake lever. Braking from the top with your
hands on the upper end of the brake grips is not an alternative in the long run and in hazardous situations,
you need more manual force and cannot support yourself appropriately.
In the case of Shimano’s Dura-Ace unscrew the
chrome cover and tighten the screw positioned in the
front. In the case of the Ultegra you need special insert pieces. In the case of both Di2 models you reach
the screws from the rear, after you have removed the
hoods.
In the case of SRAM start by setting the cam disc on
the slightly pulled and inward moved shifters. Screw
in the screw positioned behind the hood in the body
by using an Allen key.
In the case of flat bars there is a small adjusting bolt
where the brake hose of a side-pull brake runs into
the brake lever unit or on the lever itself.
The handlebar must withstand any strong jerk
Finish by checking the correct adjustment and function of the brake system as described in chapter “The
brake system” and/or in the brake manufacturer’s
operating instructions.
If you have problems reaching the levers, please contact our service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
Read up on time trial handlebars for triathlon and
time trial machines in chapter “Special features of
triathlon, track bikes and time trial machines”.
If your road bike has a flat bar set it to a
position in which your wrists are relaxed
and not turned too much outwards.
BRAKE LEVER REACH ADJUSTMENT TO THE RIDER 65
Brake lever for flat bars
Brake lever reach
Shimano Dura-Ace SRAM
Adjust the brake lever travel with the knurled nut
Note that the bolted connections of the
stem, handlebars and brakes have to be
tightened to the specified torques. You will find
the prescribed values in chapter “General notes on
care and inspection” or in the enclosed manuals
of the component manufacturers. If you disregard
the prescribed values, the components may come
loose or break. This can lead to a severe crash.
You should not be able to pull the brake
levers all the way to the handlebars. Your
maximum brake force must be reached short of
this point!
66 PEDAL SYSTEMS
PEDAL SYSTEMS 67
THE PEDAL SYSTEMS
Not all shoes are suited for cycling. Shoes used for
cycling should have a stiff sole and provide a firm
support for your feet. If the soles are too soft, the pedals can press through and cause foot pain. The sole
should be not too broad near the heels, as the rear
stays will otherwise get in the way of your pedalling.
This will prevent your feet from assuming a natural
position and may cause knee pain in the long run.
Clipless of step-in pedals come with a special type of
cycling shoe which locks onto the pedal similarly to
a ski binding. To engage with the pedal is to turn it
to the horizontal using the tip of the cleat (the plate
on the sole of the shoe) and then rest your foot on it.
Most pedals are equipped with a double-sided lock-in
mechanism, so that you can step on the pedal with
either face up. The shoe engages with the pedal with
a click which you will hear and feel clearly.
Step-in pedal
DIFFERENT SYSTEMS AT A GLANCE – HOW THEY
WORK
It is recommended using pedals which provide a lock
and release mechanism for your shoe, known as clipless or step-in pedals. The firm connection between
shoe and pedal prevents your feet from slipping off
when pedalling fast or when riding over rough ground.
Besides this, it enables you not only to push but also
to pull the pedals, which makes your pedalling more
fluent. A further advantage is that the ball of your big
toe comes to rest just at the right place on the pedal
spindle and that you do not block inadvertently the
front wheel with the tips of your feet during steering.
Especially in the case of small frame sizes
there is the risk that the foot collides with
the front wheel. Therefore, be sure to use step-in
pedals, if possible. In addition, make sure the
cleats are accurately adjusted.
With all commercially available systems the shoe is
disengaged from the pedal by twisting the heel outward. Lean against a wall or ask someone to hold you
when you try to engage and disengage the shoe from
the pedal.
The clipless pedal disengages by an outward twisting of the heel
Functional differences between the pedal systems
concern the shape of the cleat, the release angle and
the rigidity of the connection. Cyclists predisposed to
knee trouble should choose a pedal system that has
some „float”, so that the heel can move sideways a
little while the shoe is engaged with the pedal.
Shoes for step-in pedals
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For clipless or step-in pedals you always
need special cycling shoes.
Read the operating instructions of the
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pedal manufacturers or call our service
hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
Some clipless pedals have cleats embedded into the
sole which is a great advantage, as it ensures stable
walking.
Cleats are recessed in cycling shoe soles
Taking up the pedals, engaging the shoes
and disengaging them by turning the heel
outward should first be practised in standing. Later you can refine your technique in a place clear
of traffic. Read the operating instructions of the
pedal and shoe manufacturers carefully. If you
have any questions, call our service hotline at
+44 (0) 208 5496001.
68 PEDAL SYSTEMS
BRAKE SYSTEM 69
THE BRAKE SYSTEM
ADJUSTMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Current pedal systems can show considerable differences in design. Nevertheless, there are some general rules for adjustment which apply to all of them:
The cleat has to be fastened to the shoe in such a
position that the ball of the foot comes to rest on the
pedal spindle.
Your feet should assume a natural position when
pedalling. For most people this means that the heels
will point inward a little.
Make sure the fastening bolts are properly tightened, as you will find it almost impossible to disengage your shoe from a loose plate! Risk of an accident!
Adjust the required releasing force according to
your needs. It is advisable to adopt a low releasing
force setting to begin with. Turn the small Allen bolt
and examine the change in releasing force when
you engage and disengage the shoe from the pedal.
Exposed springs and other components that attract
dirt have to be cleaned and regreased regularly.
Squeaking or creaking cleats can often be silenced
by applying a little grease to the point of contact
between cleat and pedal.
Regularly check the cleats for wear. If your shoe
wobbles on the pedal, the cleat or the sole of your
shoes might be worn.
Your feet should assume a natural position when pedalling
In general the brakes of your Canyon are necessary
to adjust your speed to the traffic situation. However, in an emergency the brakes must be able to bring
your Canyon to a halt as quickly as possible. Such
emergency stops are also a study in physics. In the
process of braking, the rider’s weight shifts forward,
thus reducing the load on the rear wheel. The rate of
deceleration on a dry and grippy ground is primarily
limited by the danger of overturning and only in the
second place by the road grip of the tyres. This problem becomes particularly acute when riding downhill.
In the event of an emergency stop you have to try to
put your weight back as far as possible.
Actuate both brakes simultaneously and bear in mind
that, due to the weight transfer, the front brakes can
generate a far better braking effect on a surface with
good grip.
Adjusting the releasing force of the pedal
Brake lever
Brake calliper
The assignment of brake lever to brake pad, e.g. left
lever acts on front brake, can vary. Have the brakes
changed, as you want them.
With rim brakes long lasting braking or permanent
dragging of the brake pads can overheat the rim. This
can affect the inner tube negatively or cause the tyre
to slip on the inner rim. Sudden loss of pressure while
cycling can result in a serious accident.
Make sure pedals and shoe soles are
always clear of mud and other impurities
and grease the lock-in mechanism with lubricant
at regular intervals.
Only use clipless pedals that allow you to
engage and disengage smoothly. A defective pedal or a badly worn cleat can lead to an accident by causing the shoe to come off by itself or
making it harder to release.
With disc brakes prolonged braking or permanent
dragging of brake pads can overheat the brake system. This can result in a loss of braking power, even
to the point of total brake failure, provoking serious
accidents.
Therefore, check your riding manners and make it a
habit to brake hard and then to open the brake again,
whenever the road surface and the situation allows it.
It is better to stop for a moment and let the rim cool
down rather than to risk anything.
Braking leads to a forward shifting of the rider’s weight
Be careful while getting used to the
brakes. Practise emergency stops in a
place clear of traffic until you have perfect command of your Canyon. This can save you from
having accidents.
Wet weather reduces your braking power.
! Be aware of longer stopping distances
when riding in the rain!
70 BRAKE SYSTEM RIM BRAKES
RIM BRAKES BRAKE SYSTEM 71
ROAD BIKE RIM BRAKES
Checking and readjusting road bike brakes
Brakes – how they work and what to do about wear
With side-pull brakes the brake arms are suspended
from a common point, thus forming an integral system. When actuating the brake lever, both arms are
tightened by the cable, the pads touch the rim.
Actuating the hand lever on the handlebar causes a
stationary brake pad to be pressed against a rotating
braking surface, and the resulting friction slows down
the wheel. The rate of deceleration is not only determined by the force with which the brake pad is pressed
against the braking surface, but also to a decisive degree by the coefficient of friction, which depends on
the two materials that are rubbed against each other.
Checking the brake system
Brake pads with worn down wear indicators, i.e. grooves, (bottom
brake pad) must be replaced
When water, dirt or oil gets in contact with one of the
engaging surfaces, this changes the coefficient of
friction. This is why brakes respond at a slight delay
and less powerfully in wet weather. The friction generated by braking causes wear to the brake pads as
well as to the rims! Frequent rides in the rain hasten
wear on both engaging surfaces.
Rims are provided with wear indicators, i.e. grooves
or circular indentations. If the rim is worn down to the
point where the grooves or indentations are no longer
visible, they need to be replaced. Once the abrasion
of the rim has reached a certain critical point, the rim
may break under the tyre pressure. This can make the
wheel jam or the inner tube burst, both of which can
cause an accident!
Check whether the brake pads are accurately
aligned with the rims and still sufficiently thick (see
chapter “The brake system”).
Do both brake arms contact the rim simultaneously when actuating the brake levers? Do you get a
clear-cut braking response when you pull the brake
lever hard, and does the lever remain clear of the
handlebars no matter how hard you pull?
The brake pad must hit the rim accurately
An accurate adjustment of the brake is achieved,
when your brake system has passed on all of the
above points.
Have your rims regularly inspected and measured
Vertical adjustment of the brake pads
To adjust the height of the brake pads tighten the bolt to the prescribed torque
Release the fastening bolt of the brake pad by one
to two complete turns at the most.
Push the brake pad to the correct height and align
it according to the rim before re-tightening the fastening bolt to the specified torque.
We advise you to have the remaining thickness of the
rims checked at the latest when you are through your
second set of brake pads.
When replacing brake pads, be sure to
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matching your rim.
Ensure that braking surfaces are abso ! lutely free of wax, grease and oil. Ask a
skilled mechanic to examine the rims at the latest
when you are through your second set of brake
pads. Worn down rims may make the inner tube
burst, thus leading to a crash! In order to maintain
their effectiveness brakes need to be checked
and readjusted from time to time.
Carbon rims require special brake pads according to the instructions
of the wheel manufacturer
Damaged brake cables that are for exam
ple frayed should be replaced immediately, as they can otherwise fail in a critical moment,
possibly causing a crash.
Manufacturers of brakes deliver their
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products with detailed operating instructions. Be sure to read these operating instructions carefully before you dismount a wheel or do
any maintenance work.
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When replacing any parts be sure to only
use original spare parts!
After the readjustment do a brake test in
standing. Make sure the brake pads engage fully with the rim when you pull them hard
without touching the tyre. Furthermore you
should not be able to pull the brake levers all the
way to the handlebars. Otherwise the brake might
fail or the tyre sustain damage, thus causing an
accident.
72 BRAKE SYSTEM RIM BRAKES
DISC BRAKES BRAKE SYSTEM 73
Readjusting and synchronising the side-pull brakes
With dual pivot brakes, turn the small (headless)
screw, located at the side or on top of the calliper,
until the left and right brake pad are at the same
distance from the rim.
Furthermore, check whether the bolt connecting
the brake to the frame is still tightened to the prescribed torque, as specified in chapter “Recommended tightening torques”.
Turn the knurled nut through which the brake cable passes at the brake body until the travel of the
brake lever suits your needs. To synchronise the
brake, turn the little bolt on the side of the brake
arm or the other bolt in the top area on the other
side.
MECHANICAL AND HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES IN THE
CASE OF CYCLOCROSS BIKES
Brakes – how they work and what to do about wear
Screw this small bolt until the clearance between brake pad and rim
is the same on either side
Actuating the hand lever on the handlebar causes a
stationary brake pad to be pressed against a rotating braking surface, and the resulting friction slows
down the wheel. The rate of deceleration is not only
determined by the force with which the brake pad is
pressed against the braking surface, but also to a
decisive degree by the coefficient of friction, which
depends on the two materials that are rubbed against
each other.
Disc brake
In the wet, disc brakes respond much faster than rim
brakes. They also require fairly little maintenance
and do not wear down the rims as rim brakes do. One
drawback of disc brakes is that they tend to be noisy
when they are wet.
Turn the knurled nut to adjust the necessary brake lever travel
Damaged brake cables that are for exam
ple frayed should be replaced immediately, as they can otherwise fail in a critical moment,
possibly causing a crash.
Adjusting the position of the brake pads
relative to the rims requires a considerable
degree of skill. Replacing and adjusting the brake
pads is a job best left to your bicycle dealer.
When water, dirt or oil gets in contact with one of the
engaging surfaces, this changes the coefficient of
friction. This is why disc brakes respond at a slight
delay and less powerfully in wet weather. The friction
generated by braking causes wear to the brake pads
as well as to the rotors! Frequent rides in the rain hasten wear on both engaging surfaces.
Make sure that the rotors and brake pads
! remain absolutely free of wax, grease and
lubricant. Brake pads, once contaminated with oil
cannot be cleaned, but have to be replaced!
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Wet conditions and/or a heavily clogged
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When replacing brake pads, be sure to
brake can lead to squeaking noises during
braking.
only use marked original spare parts
matching your brake.
Disc brake
Leakages in the lines of hydraulic brakes
may render them ineffective. Remove such
leakages immediately, otherwise risk of accident!
Damaged cables should be replaced im
mediately, as otherwise they can tear. Risk
of an accident!
Disc brakes are susceptible to overheating
during braking. Therefore, do not touch
the disc or brake caliper after extensive usage of
your brake, e.g. after riding downhill.
74 BRAKE SYSTEM DISC BRAKES
DISC BRAKES BRAKE SYSTEM 75
After readjusting check the functioning and make
sure the brake pads do not drag when releasing the
brake lever and spinning the wheel.
Adjusting the brake lever reach
With disc brakes the brake levers can be adjusted to
the size of your hands, too, allowing you to operate
them with optimal effectiveness. In most cases this
is done by means of a small Allen bolt located directly
at the hand lever.
After adjusting check the functioning and make sure
the brake pads do not drag when releasing the brake
lever and spinning the wheel.
Repeated readjustment at the brake lever makes the
arm on the brake caliper change its position. This can
reduce braking power and result in a complete brake
failure in an extreme case. Risk of an accident!
Brake lever reach
Checking and readjusting in the case of mechanical
disc brakes
To a certain extent, an increasing lever travel due to
the wear on the brake pads can be compensated directly at the brake caliper. Unscrew the union nut on
the bolt through which the cable enters the brake caliper and then unscrew the bolt until the lever has the
desired travel. Retighten the lock nut by taking care
that the slit of the bolt head does not face upward or
forward, as this would permit an unnecessarily high
amount of water or dirt to enter.
Check at regular intervals, whether the brake pads
are still sufficiently thick. The wear on the pads can
be checked by means of the thickness of the braking material attached to the backing plate within the
brake caliper or by viewing through the window on
the upper side of the caliper. If there is approximately
1mm of material left on each brake pad, remove the
pads according to the manufacturer’s operating instructions, check them thoroughly and replace them,
if necessary.
Wear control of the brake pads
Checking and readjusting in the case of hydraulic disc
brakes
Regularly check the braking response and the condition of the brake cables while pulling on the lever.
Do you get a clear-cut braking response when you
pull the brake lever hard, and does the lever remain
clear of the handlebars no matter how hard you pull?
Some models offer further ways of adjusting the
brakes directly at the brake caliper, though this requires a certain amount of skill.
In any case, be sure to read the original
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instructions of the brake manufacturer before adjusting the brakes.
Regularly check the lines and connections for leaks
while pulling on the lever. If hydraulic oil or brake fluid leaks out, you should take appropriate measures
immediately, as a leak can render your brakes ineffective. Contact, if necessary, our service hotline at
+44 (0) 208 5496001.
Repeated readjustment at the brake lever
A leak in the brake lines can render the brake ineffective. Risk of an accident!
Brake lever flat bar
or brake caliper only can drastically reduce the maximum braking performance.
Damaged brake cables that are for exam
ple frayed should be replaced immediately, as they can otherwise fail in a critical moment,
possibly causing a crash.
New brake pads have to be bedded in
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before they reach their optimal braking
performance. Accelerate your Canyon 30 to 50
times to around 30 km/h (18 mph) and bring it to
a halt each time.
Some systems must be readjusted directly
! at the brake caliper to compensate wear.
For more information please read the brake manufacturer’s operating instructions.
Most of the brake models are equipped with a mechanism which automatically compensates for the wear.
Before every ride, check whether you get a clear-cut
braking response before the lever touches the handlebars.
Check at regular intervals, whether the brake pads
are still sufficiently thick. The wear of the pads can
be checked by means of the thickness of the braking material attached to the backing plate within the
brake caliper or by viewing through the window on
the upper side of the caliper. If there is approximately
1mm of material left on each brake pad, remove the
pads according to the manufacturer’s operating instructions, check them thoroughly and replace them,
if necessary.
If your brake system works with DOT brake
fluid, the latter needs to be replaced regularly according to the intervals prescribed by the
manufacturer.
Do not open the brake lines. Brake fluid
! that can be very unhealthy and damaging
to the paint could leak out.
Loose connections and leaky brake lines
drastically impair braking power. If there
are any leakages in the system or lines bent, contact an expert or call our service hotline at +44 (0)
208 5496001. Risk of a crash!
76 BRAKE SYSTEM DISC BRAKES
GEARS 77
THE GEARS
The brake models of some manufacturers include
transport locks with cut-outs. The brake pads of
these brakes must be replaced as soon as they fit into
these cut-outs.
Only use original replacement pads and follow the
operating instructions of the brake manufacturers. If
you have the slightest doubt, leave this job to a skilled
mechanic.
Brake pads
The gears on your Canyon serve to adjust your pedalling power to the slope of the road, wind conditions,
and the desired speed. The gears do not reduce the
physical work to be performed which remains the
same with the identical distance to be performed at
identical speed, but the pedalling force per crank rotation. In other words: A low gear allows you to climb
steep hills with moderate pedalling force. You have to
pedal, however, relatively fast.
Derailleur gears
Downhill you switch to a high gear. Every turn of
the pedals takes you many metres forward at correspondingly high speed. To ride economically you frequently have to switch gears. As with a motor vehicle,
your „engine” wants to be kept within a certain speed
range, if it is to give its best performance.
New brake pads have to be bedded in
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before they reach their optimal braking
performance. Accelerate your Canyon 30 to 50
times to around 30 km/h (18 mph) and bring it to
a halt each time.
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For more information visit the following
websites:
www.formulabrakeusa.com
www.formula-brake.it
www.magura.com
www.shimano.com
www.sram.com
With the wheels dismounted, do not
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actuate the brake levers. This would cause
the brake pads to be pushed together, making
it difficult to remount the wheel. Mount the enclosed transport locks after dismounting the
wheels.
Do not transport your Canyon with saddle
and handlebars upside down – risk of
brake failure.
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In any case, be sure to read the original
instructions of the brake manufacturer before adjusting the brakes.
On level ground your pedalling speed, also referred to
as cadence, should be higher than 60 strokes a minute. Racing cyclists pedal at a rate between 90 and
110 strokes a minute on level ground. When climbing
uphill, your cadence will naturally fall off somewhat.
Your pedalling should always remain fluent however.
Finely graduated adjustments as well as an easy operability of modern bike gears are the best preconditions for an efficient riding. In addition, it reduces
chain and sprocket wear as well as the strain on your
knee joints.
Derailleur gears are the most effective type of transmission on bikes. About 97 to 98 percent of the
pedalling force performed is transmitted to the rear
wheel with well-maintained and greased derailleur
gears. The control of the gear system as well as the
braking performance leave nothing to be desired.
With specially designed sprocket teeth, flexible
chains and clearcut lever positions, shifting gears
has become very easy.
Rear derailleur
Front derailleur
Always wear straight-cut trousers or use
! trouser clips or the like to make sure your
trousers do not get caught in the chain or chainrings, throwing you off your bike.
78 GEARS HOW THEY WORK AND HOW TO USE THEM
The shifting of a gear lever is communicated to the
rear derailleur via bowden cable. Then the rear derailleur swivels, causing the chain to climb onto the next
sprocket. It is therefore important when changing
gears to continue pedalling smoothly without force
as long as the chain is moving between sprockets or
chainrings!
THE GEARS - HOW THEY WORK AND HOW TO USE
THEM
With road bikes the shift levers are integrated in the
brake lever. On a Campagnolo equipped bike moving
the small shift lever located behind the brake lever
inward by means of your index or middle finger shifts
the chain towards the larger sprockets. Pressing with
your thumb on the shifter located on the inward facing side of the brake lever mount, moves the chain
towards the next smaller sprocket.
Campagnolo shift/brake lever
With Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo bar end shifters for triathlon and time trial use the shifting lever is
pressed downward to move the chain to the smaller
sprockets to achieve a higher gear and to the smaller chainrings to achieve a lower gear. By pulling the
shifting lever upward you can switch to the larger
sprockets and larger chainrings.
In the case of flat bars the control levers of the shifters are positioned under the handlebars. The big lever on the right is thumb-operated. The chain moves
on larger sprockets, i.e. to lower gears. The smaller
lever is either index finger or thumb-operated and
shifts into the other direction. On the left side the big
thumb-operated lever shifts to the large chainring,
i.e. to a higher gear ratio.
There are, however, special guides in the chainrings
which allow for changing gears under force.
Unfavourable run of the chain – chain on the smallest chainring and
the outmost sprocket
Changing gears under load shortens, however, the
service life of your chain considerably. Therefore,
avoid changing gears while pedalling with force, in
particular when changing gears with the front derailleur.
With Shimano levers swivelling the entire brake lever
inward shifts the chain towards the larger sprockets.
Pressing only the small lever inward makes the chain
move towards the smaller sprockets.
With SRAM Force doubletap levers there is only one
shifting lever positioned behind the brake lever. A
short tap to the inward moves the chain to a smaller
sprocket. Sweeping the shifting lever more in means
the derailleur shifts the chain to larger sprockets.
One tap can shift up to three gears.
HOW THEY WORK AND HOW TO USE THEM GEARS 79
Shimano shift/brake lever
SRAM shift/brake lever
Canyon road bikes are usually equipped with 20 or
30-speed derailleur gears and two to three chainrings at the front and ten sprockets at the rear wheel
hub. Some gears with particular chain run should be
avoided. Gears with an extremely oblique run of the
chain enhance a higher inner friction, which reduces
the power transmission efficiency and hastens wear
of the chain.
An unfavourable run of the chain is when the smallest
chainring (front derailleur) is used with one of the
two or three outermost (smallest) sprockets (rear
derailleur) or when the largest chainring is used with
one of the inmost (largest) sprockets.
Practise changing gears in a place free of
traffic until you are familiar with the functioning of the different levers or twist grips. If
you do so in road traffic, your attention might be
drawn off from possible risks.
Bar end shift lever
Keep on pedalling without force while you
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shift. This will lead to a smooth and quiet
gear change and reduce the wear.
Shifter flat bar
Unfavourable run of the chain – chain on the biggest chainring and
the inmost sprocket
If your road racing bicycle is fitted with an
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electronic shifting system Di2 from
Shimano, also read chapter “Shimano Di2”.
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Avoid gears which involve an extremely
oblique run of the chain.
Do not shift under load, as this will shorten
the durability of the chain considerably.
Furthermore, this can lead to a chain-suck, i.e.
the chain can get jammed between chainstay and
chainrings. Avoid shifting gears while pedalling
with force, in particular when shifting with the
front derailleur.
80 GEARS CHECKING AND READJUSTING
CHECKING AND READJUSTING GEARS 81
CHECKING AND READJUSTING THE GEARS
ADJUSTMENT OF LIMIT STOPS
The derailleur gears were thoroughly adjusted by the
Canyon team before delivery of your Canyon. The
bowden cables may, however, give way on the first
kilometres making gear changing imprecise. This will
result in the chain not wanting to climb onto the next
larger sprocket.
The rear derailleur is equipped with limit screws
which limit the swivel range of the rear derailleur,
thus preventing the rear derailleur and chain from
colliding with the spokes or the chain from dropping
off the smallest sprocket. The limit screws do not
change their position during normal use.
REAR DERAILLEUR
With road bikes the adjustment is carried out by
turning the adjusting bolts at the right cable stop
on the down tube. There is another adjusting bolt
directly at the rear derailleur.
Increase the tension of the bowden cable by turning
the adjusting bolt through which it passes at the
entry to the shift lever or rear derailleur.
After tensioning the bowden cable check whether the chain readily climbs onto the next larger
sprocket. To do this you either have to turn by hand
the cranks or ride your Canyon.
If the chain readily climbs onto the next larger
sprocket, check whether it also readily shifts to the
small sprockets when you change to a higher gear.
You may need several tries to get the derailleur system properly adjusted.
Road bikes have non-adjustable shift levers and
instead are provided with stepwise adjustable limit
stops on the down tube. Just release the bolts in
half-turn steps.
Retightening of the bowden cable at the adjusting bolt of the rear
derailleur
Look from the rear at the rear gear cluster and check whether the
pulleys are perfectly aligned with the teeth of the adequate sprocket
If you want to try adjusting it yourself,
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be sure to read the operating instructions
of the manufacturer. In case you face any problem
with the gears, please contact our service hotline
at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
Adjusting the front and rear derailleur
accurately is a job for an experienced mechanic.
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Ask a helper to lift the rear wheel. By turn-
ing the cranks and shifting through you
can easily check the function.
If your Canyon topples over, the rear derailleur or
its attachment might get bent. You should therefore
check the swivel range after any incident or when
mounting other wheels onto your Canyon.
Shift the gear lever to the highest gear (smallest
sprocket). The inner cable is then totally relaxed
and the chain will automatically run on the smallest
sprocket. Look from the rear at the rear gear cluster and check, whether the pulleys are perfectly
aligned with the teeth of this sprocket.
If this is not the case, you have to adjust the position by means of the limit screw. The limit screws on
rear derailleurs are often marked “H” for high gear
and “L” for low gear. In this case high gear stands
for high transmission ratio, i.e. with the chain running on the smallest sprocket.
If the screws are not marked, you will have to find
out by trial and error. Turn one of the screws counting the number of turns and watch the rear derailleur. If it does not move, turn the bolt back to its
original position.
Turn the screw clockwise to shift the rear derailleur
towards the wheel and anticlockwise to shift it away
from the wheel.
Change gears to the biggest sprocket. Be careful as
you do so, as not to let the rear derailleur collide
with the spokes. When the chain runs on the biggest sprocket, see whether you can take the rear
derailleur even further by moving the shift lever to
the end of its travel. Then press the rear derailleur
further towards the spokes by hand. Spin the wheel.
Reduce the swivel range of the rear derailleur with the limit screws
Check whether the rear derailleur remains clear of the spokes
Limit screws
Improperly adjusted limit stops or a bent
rear derailleur mount can result in a severe
damage to the bicycle and a rear wheel blocking.
Risk of an accident!
82 GEARS CHECKING AND READJUSTING
If the pulley cage touches the spokes or if the chain
begins to move beyond the largest sprocket, you
should reduce the swivel range. Turn the screw
marked “L“, until you are absolutely sure the rear
derailleur does not collide with the spokes.
Check the position of the pulley cage towards the
sprocket. The gap between pulley and the largest
sprocket should leave a clearance of one to two
links at least.
The rear derailleur is equipped with a bolt located
at the drop-out front which serves the purpose of
adjusting this clearance. Screw in this bolt until the
clearance is as desired. Turn the cranks backwards
for checking purposes. The pulley should not touch
the sprocket during this movement, as well.
In case the clearance still does not suffice, changing gears being thus impeded, you have to shorten the chain by one link. This means an increased
tension on the rear derailleur. It must, however, be
ensured that the chain can run on the largest chainring as well as on the largest sprocket. Due to the
extremely oblique run of the chain, this gear should
however be avoided.
CHECKING AND READJUSTING GEARS 83
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Adjusting the front derailleur requires a great deal of
experience. The range within which the front derailleur keeps the chain on the chainring without itself
touching the chain is very small.
To adjust the clearance between pulley cage and sprocket, turn the
bolt located at the front side of the drop-out
It is often better to let the chain drag slightly on the
derailleur than to risk having the chain fall off the
chainring, which would interrupt the power train of
your Canyon.
Retightening of the bowden cable at the adjusting bolt on the frame
As with the rear derailleur, the cable of the front
derailleur is subject to lengthening and hence to reduced precision in gear changing.
Increase the tension of the cable by turning the
adjusting bolt at the down tube of the frame. This
works mainly, as described in section „Checking
and readjusting the gears“.
Reduce the swivel range of the front derailleur with
the limit screws.
Adjusting the swivel range of the front derailleur
Adjusting the front derailleur is a delicate
job. Improper adjustment can cause the
chain to jump off, thus interrupting the power
train. Risk of an accident! Adjusting the front derailleur is a job for professionals.
Ask a helper to lift the rear wheel. By turni
ing the cranks and shifting through you
can easily check the function.
Be sure to go on a test ride in a place free
of traffic, after adjusting the gears of your
bicycle.
The initial adjustment of the front and rear
! derailleur is a job for an experienced mechanic. Maldadjustments may cause severe mechanical damage. For more information be sure
to read the operating instructions of the gear
manufacturer. In case you face any problem with
the gears, please contact our service hotline at
+44 (0) 208 5496001.
After having adjusted the gears and chain
! it is essential to take your Canyon for a
test ride in a level, unfrequented area (e.g. in a
parking lot)! If the adjustments turn out to be improper when riding in road traffic, you may lose
control over your Canyon.
Always check after an accident whether
! the guide plates of the front derailleur are
still parallel to the chainrings!
84 GEARS CHECKING AND READJUSTING
CHECKING AND READJUSTING GEARS 85
SHIMANO Di2
BATTERY
The Di2 is the electronic version of the high quality
shifting groupsets made by Shimano. Instead of via
cables the signal is transmitted by wires. The rear
and the front derailleurs are moved by small electrical
motors. With an oblique running chain the Di2 front
derailleur is even readjusted automatically to avoid
grinding noises and unnecessary wear.
A new, fully charged battery allows you to ride approx.
1,000 km (620 miles). An about 25 % charged battery
still runs approx. 250 km (150 miles).
The power supply is provided by a rechargeable battery that is mounted to the frame.
Di2 front derailleur
CONTROL
With the Di2 you no longer have to move inwards the
entire brake lever or the lever of the conventional
Dual Control shift lever from Shimano, but only to
gently push control buttons. Shifting with the oblong
control button on the side of the brake lever shifts to
the larger chainrings/sprockets. Pushing the triangular control button that is located behind the brake
lever makes the chain move to the smaller chainrings/
sprockets.
With a weak battery the front derailleur is the first
component to stop working, followed by the rear derailleur. In this condition you can still ride some more
kilometres and shift with the rear derailleur. The battery should, however, be recharged as soon as possible. When the battery is empty the rear derailleur
remains in the previously chosen gear. Shifting into
another gear is impossible from that moment on!
Di2 battery
You can check the battery’s state of charge at any
time. Push one of the control buttons and hold it 0.5
seconds at least. The LED on the control unit indicates the state of charge:
- green light is one for about 2 seconds:
battery’s state of charge 100 %
Rear derailleur
There is the option to have the control button function changed by your bicycle dealer if desired. The
only thing necessary to do so is a special test device
from Shimano that is also used for troubleshooting.
- green light blinks 5 times:
battery’s state of charge about 50 %
- red light is one for about 2 seconds:
battery’s state of charge about 25 %
- red light blinks 5 times:
battery’s state of charge empty
Over time, the capacity of the battery will degrade
and so will the distance you will be able to ride. This
process is inevitable. When the achievable distance
you will be able to ride no longer meets your requirements, you must replace the battery.
Before using your new Di2-shifting sys
tem, be sure to do a test ride in an area free
of traffic.
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Be sure to read the enclosed operating
instructions of the gear manufacturer.
Recharge the battery only with the charger
delivered together with the battery!
Keep a nearly charged battery (50 % or
more) that is not used for a longer period
of time in a dry, cool place and out of the reach of
children. After six month at the latest you should
check the state of charge. Mount the protective
cover on the battery’s contact area prior to storage.
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Recharging the (empty) battery will take
about 1.5 hours.
86 GEARS CHAIN
CHAIN GEARS 87
CHAIN MAINTENANCE
CHAIN WEAR
It still holds true that proper lubrication makes for
enjoyable riding. What counts is, however, not the
quantity, but the distribution and regular application
of lubricant.
Although the chain is one of the wearing components
of your Canyon, there are still ways of influencing its
service life. Make sure the chain is lubricated regularly, especially after riding in the rain. Try to only use
gears which allow a more or less straight run of the
chain. Get in the habit of pedalling at a high cadence
(more than 60 to 70 strokes/minute).
Clean your chain from dirt and lubricant with an oily
rag from time to time. There is no need to use special degreasers.
Having cleaned the chain as thoroughly as possible,
apply chain oil, wax or grease to the chain links.
To lubricate the chain, drip the lubricant onto the
rollers while you turn the crank.
This done, pedal through several chain lengths and
then let the chain rest for a few minutes so that the
lubricant can disperse.
Finally rub off excess lubricant with a rag so that it
does not spatter around or attract dirt during riding.
Clean the chain from dirt and oil with a rag
Clean the chain as thoroughly as possible and apply lubricant
With road bikes chains running on derailleur gears
are worn out after about 1,200 to 4,000 km (740 to
2,480 miles). Heavily stretched chains impair the
operation of derailleur gears. Cycling with a worn-out
chain also accelerates the wear of the sprockets and
chainrings. Replacing these components is relatively
expensive compared with the costs of a new chain. It
is therefore advisable to check the condition of the
chain at regular intervals.
For this purpose run the chain on the large chainring. Take the chain between your thumb and index
finger and try to lift it off the teeth. If you can lift it
off clearly, it is seriously lengthened and in need of
replacement.
Check condition of chain
Professional wear measurement
There are accurate measuring instruments for precise chain inspection. Replacing the chain should be
left to an expert, as most of the modern chains are
not equipped with a master link. Instead they have a
continuous design and require special-purpose tools
for mounting. If you need help, ask a dealer to select
and mount a chain appropriate to your gear system.
For the sake of the environment, only use
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biodegradable lubricants. Bear in mind
that some of the lubricant will always end up on
the ground, especially in wet conditions.
Make sure the braking surfaces of the rims
and the brake pads remain clear of lubricants, as the brakes will fail otherwise!
An improperly riveted chain can break,
possibly throwing you off your bike. Let
your chain be replaced by an experienced mechanic.
88 GEARS CHAIN
TYRES AND INNER TUBES WHEELS 89
THE WHEELS - TYRES,
INNER TUBES AND AIR
PRESSURE
ADJUSTING THE CHAIN TENSION OF SINGLE SPEED
BICYCLES
THE GEARS - HOW THEY WORK AND HOW TO USE
THEM
So-called singlespeed bicycles, such as the V-Drome,
have only one gear and therefore have neither rear
nor front derailleur. Furthermore, they have a fixed
hub.
In the case of these models the rear wheel sprocket
is directly connected to the rear wheel. This makes
the pedals rotate with every movement of the rear
wheel – and vice versa. These bicycles often do not
have brakes.
Singlespeed
CHECKING AND READJUSTING
The chain tension of singlespeed bicycles has to be
checked and retensioned, if necessary, approx. every
1,000 km (620 miles) or 50 hours of use.
The wheel consists of hub, spokes and rim. The tyre
is mounted onto the rim so that it encases the inner
tube. There is a rim tape running around the base of
the rim to protect the sensitive inner tube against the
spoke nipples and the edges of the rim base, which
are often sharp.
Turn the crank backwards and try to find the position
with the strongest chain tension. If in this position
you can lift the chain midways between chainring and
sprocket by more than 1 cm, you should retension the
chain.
Release the rear wheel axle bolts or nuts with an appropriate tool. Adjust the chain tension by pulling the
rear wheel to the rear or by releasing/tightening the
chain tensioner. Subsequently, you should be able to
rotate the crank without resistance.
Adjust the rear wheel in the centre of the rear dropouts by using, if necessary, the chain adjuster as limit
stop. Tighten the rear wheel axle nuts with a torque
wrench.
The wheels of your Canyon create the contact to the
road or track you are riding on. They are subject to
considerable stress through the weight of rider and
baggage as well as through bumpy road surfaces
or ground. Although wheels are manufactured with
great care and delivered accurately trued, this does
not prevent the spokes and nipples from losing a little tension on the first kilometres. For this reason it
may be that the wheels must be trued up as early as
after you have run them in over about 100 to 300 kilometres (60 to 180 miles). Check the wheels regularly
after you have run them in. It will rarely be necessary
to tighten the spokes.
Please check, whether the usage of
singlespeed bicycles without brakes is
permitted on public roads according to the Highway Code!
Chain adjusters only serve to tension the
chain and to pre-adjust the rear wheel.
They do not fix the wheel in its position or avoid
its slipping out.
If the chain is seriously lengthened, it must
be replaced.
If you want to replace a tyre, you need to consider the
actual size of the old tyre. It is marked on the side of
the tyre. There are two designations, the more precise of which uses millimetres. The number sequence
23-622 means that the tyre is 23 mm wide when fully
inflated and that it has an inner diameter of 622 millimetres. By choosing a bigger tyre you risk that the
tyre drags along the fork or the rear frame. Therefore,
please mount a tyre of identical dimension.
Wheel
Tyre size
Rim tape in the rim
If you mount a new tyre with another
dimension, it might be possible that the
clearance between the front of your shoe and the
wheel will be reduced. This may make your foot
colliding with the front wheel while riding at low
speed and throw you off your bike!
90 WHEELS TYRES AND INNER TUBES
TYRES AND INNER TUBES WHEELS 91
Tyres have to be inflated to the correct air pressure in
order to work properly. Adequately inflated tyres are
also more resistant to flats. An insufficiently inflated
inner tube can easily get pinched (“snake-bitten”),
when it goes over a sharp kerb.
The air pressure recommended by the manufacturer
is given on the side of the tyre or on the type label.
The lower of the two pressure specifications makes
for better cushioning and is therefore best for cycling
on a rough surface. Rolling resistance decreases
with increasing pressure, but so does comfort. A high
tyre pressure is therefore most suitable for riding on
tarred roads.
Please note that the valves have different diameters.
Only use inner tubes with valves matching the rim.
Using a wrong valve may cause a sudden loss of air
pressure and hence throw you off your bike.
With this valve type it may happen that the valve body
is not screwed in properly and that air leaks out slowly. Check the seat of the valve body in its stem.
Hand pumps are often unsuitable for inflating tyres
to high pressure. A better choice is a stand pump
equipped with a manometer which enables you to
check the pressure at home. There are adapters for
all types of valves which allow you to inflate a Sclaverand valve at the filling station.
Race or Sclaverand valve
Unscrewing the plastic cap
Inflation pressure is often given in the old system of
units, i.e. in psi (pounds per square inch). The table
gives the most common pressure values in terms of
three systems.
The tyre and rim alone are not able to hold the air (except for tubular tyres with road bikes). Therefore, an
inner tube has to be placed inside the tyre to retain
the air pressure. The tube is pumped up via a valve.
Canyon bikes are equipped with Sclaverand or race
valves. This type of valve is designed for highest pressures, but you need getting used to its handling. This
valve is provided with a plastic cap to protect it from
dirt.
With race or Sclaverand valves the valve must be unscrewed
Tyre pressure range
psi
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
bar
5.5
5.9
6.2
6.6
6.9
7.2
7.6
psi
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
bar
7.9
8.3
8.6
9.0
9.3
9.7
10.0
Air pressure in psi and bar
If your road bike has tubeless tyres, only
use the tools of the respective manufacturer for the mounting. For more details, read the
manuals of the tyre manufacturers or the instructions on their websites.
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Riding with too low air pressure may make
the tyre come off the rim.
With race or Sclaverand valves you first
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have to undo the small knurled nut a little
and press it in carefully until air starts to escape.
Always ride your bicycle with the pre ! scribed tyre pressure and check the pressure at regular intervals, at least once a week.
Tyres allowing an inflation pressure of five
bars or more have to be mounted on hook
bead rims, identifiable by the designation “C”.
Make sure the valve diameter matches the
! hole in the rim and the valve is always in
upright position!
Never inflate the tyre beyond its maximi
mum air pressure. Otherwise it might burst
or come off the rim during the ride. Risk of an accident!
Replace tyres with a worn tread or brittle
or frayed sides. Dampness and dirt penetrating the tyre can cause damage to its inner
structure.
Valve adapter
Replace spoilt rim tapes immediately.
Exception: With Mavic system wheels you
do not need rim tapes.
In the extreme case damage to the tyres
may make the tubes suddenly burst,
throwing you off your bike!
92 WHEELS RIMS AND SPOKES
PUNCTURE WHEELS 93
RIM TRUENESS,
SPOKE TENSION
REPAIRING
PUNCTURES
The spokes connect the rim to the hub in the middle
of the wheel. An even spoke tension makes for the
true running of the wheel. If the tension of individual spokes changes, e.g. as a result of riding too fast
over a kerb or due to spoke breakage, the tensile
forces acting on the rim become unbalanced and the
wheel will no longer run true. The functioning of your
Canyon may even be impaired before you notice the
untrue wheel by its wobbling. With rim brakes the
sides of the rims also serve as braking surfaces. An
untrue wheel can impair your braking power.
Tyre punctures can happen to any cyclist. As long as
you have the necessary tools for changing tyres and
tubes and a spare tube or a tyre repair kit, this need
not mean the end of your cycle tour, however. For
bikes with quick-releases all you need for changing
tubes are two tyre levers and a pump; if your wheels
are secured with nuts or anti-theft lock you also need
a suitable wrench for removing the wheel.
Check of wheel trueness with brake pads
WHEEL REMOVAL
Truing stand
Do not ride with untrue wheels. In the case
Loose spokes must be tightened at once.
! Otherwise the load on the other spokes
and the rim will increase.
Truing (retruing) wheels is a difficult job
! which you should definitely leave to an expert!
Shift to the smallest sprocket before dismounting the rear wheel
of extreme side-to-side wobbles the brake
pads of road bike brakes can miss the rim and
get caught in the spokes! This normally results
in an immediate blocking of the wheels, possibly
throwing you off your bike! It is therefore advisable to check the wheels for trueness from time
to time. For this purpose lift the wheel from the
ground and spin it with your hand. Watch the gap
between rim and brake pads. If the gap varies by
more than a millimetre, you should ask a skilled
mechanic to true up the wheel.
If you have road bike caliper brakes, open the
quick-release lever at the brake (Shimano and
SRAM)
or shift the pin in the shift/brake lever unit at the
handlebars (Campagnolo).
If you have derailleur gears, you should shift the
chain to the smallest sprocket before removing
the rear wheel. This shifts the rear derailleur right
to the outside where it does not interfere with the
removal of the wheel.
Open the quick-release, as described in chapter
“How to use quick-releases and thru axles”. If you
cannot remove the wheel after releasing the lever or
nut, it is probably still being held in place by dropout catches. They come as projections which jut
into the droup-outs. In these cases, just release the
quick-release adjusting nut by a few turns and slip
the wheel past the catch.
You will find it easier to remove the rear wheel, if
you pull the rear derailleur rearwards a little.
Lift your Canyon a little off the ground and give the
wheel a light blow with your hand so that it drops
out.
Opening the release lever at the brake
Drop-out catches at the fork
To remove the rear wheel pull the rear derailleur slightly to the rear
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PUNCTURE WHEELS 95
REMOVING CLINCHER AND FOLDING TYRES
Screw the valve cap and the fastening nut off the
valve and deflate the tyre completely.
Press the tyre from the rim side towards the centre
of the rim. You will find it easier to remove the tyre,
if you do this around its entire circumference.
Apply the plastic tyre lever to one bead of the tyre
about 5 cm left or right from the valve and lever the
tyre out of the rim. Hold the tyre lever tight in its
position.
Slip the second tyre lever between rim and tyre at
a point about ten centimeters beyond the first one
and lever the next portion of the bead over the edge
of the rim.
After levering a part of the tyre bead over the edge
of the rim you should normally be able to slip off
the whole tyre on one side by moving the tyre lever
around the whole circumference.
Now you can pull out the inner tube. Take care the
valve does not get caught, as this can damage the
inner tube.
Repair the puncture according to the operating instructions of the repair kit manufacturer.
Press the tyre towards the centre of the rim
After having removed the tyre, you should check the
rim tape. The tape should lie squarely in the base of
the rim covering all spoke ends and should neither
be torn nor brittle. In the case of rims with double
base – known as double chamber rims – the tape
must cover the entire rim base. For this type of rim
only use rim tapes made of fabric or durable plastic.
Exception: With Mavic system wheels you do not
need rim tapes. In case you are not sure with regard
to your rim tape, please contact our service hotline
at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
If necessary, you can remove the whole tyre by pulling the other tyre bead off the rim.
Rim tape in the rim
MOUNTING CLINCHER AND FOLDING TYRES
When mounting a tyre make sure no foreign matter
such as dirt or sand gets inside the tyre and you do
not damage the inner tube.
Apply the tyre levers and lift the tyre bead over the rim edge
Remove the inner tube from the tyre
Slip one bead of the tyre onto the rim. Using your
thumbs, press the bead over the edge of the rim
over the entire circumference. You should be able
to do this without any tools, regardless of the type
of tyre. Stick the valve of the tube through the hole
in the rim.
Inflate the tube slightly so that it becomes round
and push it into the tyre all the way round. Make
sure not to leave any folds in the tube.
To finish mounting the tyre start at the point opposite the valve. Using your thumbs, press the second
bead of the tyre over the edge of the rim as far as
you can.
Make sure the inner tube does not get pinched and
squashed between tyre and rim. This is prevented
by pushing the inner tube into the tyre hollow with a
finger as you work along.
Put the valve into the rim hole
Press the tyre with your hand onto the rim
If the fabric of the tyre is destroyed by the
perforating object, replace the tyre as a
precaution.
Please read the operating instructions of
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the brake and the gear manufacturer, enclosed with the BikeGuard.
Replace spoilt rim tapes immediately.
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Work the tyre into the rim by approaching the valve
symmetrically from both sides. Towards the end you
will have to pull the tyre vigorously downwards to
make the already mounted portion of the tyre slip
towards the deepest part of the rim base. This will
ease the job noticeably on the last centimetres.
Check again the proper seat of the inner tube inside
the tyre and press the last stretch of tyre over the
edge of the rim by using the balls of your thumb.
If this does not work, you will have to use tyre levers. Make sure the blunt ends point towards the
inner tube and the inner tube does not get damaged.
Press the valve deep into the tyre so that the inner tube does not get caught between rim and
tyre beads. Does the valve stand upright? If not,
dismount one bead again and reposition the inner
tube.
To make sure the inner tube does not get pinched
between rim and bead, inflate the tyre a little and
then move it sideways back and forth between the
sides of the rim. While doing this you can also check
whether the rim tape has been displaced.
Inflate the inner tube only to the desired pressure.
The maximum pressure is indicated on the side of
the tyre.
Check the proper seat of the tyre by means of the
“witness line” on the side of the tyre just above the
edge of the rim. Make sure the witness line is even
with the rim edge all the way around the tyre.
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REMOVING TUBULAR TYRES
Deflate the tyre completely. To dismount the tyre,
start opposite the valve by pushing the tyre to the
side until a gap appears and the tyre starts to come
off. If the tyre remains tight, stick a tyre lever into the
gap and lift the tyre off the rim.
Press the tyre to make sure the tube does not get caught between
rim and tyre beads
Replacing an individual tube is impossible. Instead
you have to mount a complete tubular tyre. En route
the tyre cannot be glued and is consequently not tight
on the rim even when inflated.
Roll off the tyre until there is a gap
Therefore, be sure to ride back very slowly and carefully by taking the shortest way possible. Back home,
you have to glue the tubular tyre, as described in the
following.
MOUNTING TUBULAR TYRES
Witness line all around the side of the tyre
To mount a tubular tyre properly so that it durably
stays in place you should take yourself some time
and proceed stepwise. A little practice and experience with the glue and tubular model you are using
can speed up the job.
Tubular tyres can be glued either with liquid tyre glue
or with adhesive tapes. One advantage of using tape
is that it can be done fairly quickly. However, this may
not always give a sufficiently firm bond of the tyre on
the rim. In the event of a roadside puncture the tape
will often cling to the dismounted tyre and your spare
tyre may not bond to the rim sufficiently well.
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If you have a puncture en route, you can
try to repair it without dismounting the
wheel and without removing the tube. Inflate the
tube, leave the valve sticking in the rim and first
look for the hole where the air is escaping. Bring
the inner tube close to your ear and watch out for
hissing noises. When you have found the hole,
look for the corresponding place on the tyre and
examine it. Often you will find the foreign body
sticking in the tyre. Remove it, if necessary.
A better alternative, therefore, is to glue the tyre to
a generous bed of several layers of liquid tyre glue.
Glue not only gives a firmer bond, it usually also remains on the rim when dismounting the tyre.
Use a tyre lever to remove the tyre
Tubular tyre glue
If your bike has carbon rims, you have to
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use special tubular tyre glue (e.g. from
Continental). Be sure to read the operating instructions of the manufacturer of tubular tyre
glue for carbon rims before applying it.
A poorly glued tubular tyre can come off
the rim. Risk of an accident!
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PUNCTURE WHEELS 99
Nevertheless, you should still remove the spare tyre
again after completing your tour. To achieve a stronger bond you can then retreat the adhesive bed and the
tyre with glue and remount the tyre.
Wait for the solvent to evaporate completely before
you start to glue the tyre onto the rim. Gluing the tyre
is easiest with the wheel clamped in a truing stand or
mounted on an old fork clamped in a vice.
If your wheels have very high rim edges, unscrew the
valve core from the valve with special mounting tools
and mount a valve extension instead. Then screw the
valve core into the extended valve. Now you can inflate and deflate the mounted tyre via the extended
valve in the usual way.
With liquid tyre glue you will need several layers to
create a good adhesive bed. Spread the tyre glue
evenly and as thinly as possible around almost the
entire circumference of the rim.
Mounting the valve extension
Inflate the tyre to a point where it starts to become
round and then stick the valve through the hole in the
rim. Starting from the valve and working in both directions press the tyre into the rim all the way round.
If you are unable to mount it completely on the rim or
if this would require excessive force, leave off trying,
since it might not work with force alone.
After mounting the tubular tyre, spin the wheel and
see whether the tyre runs true. The area where the
valve comes out of the tyre is often thickened which
leads to a vertical runout of the rim and makes the
wheel jolt during the ride. Remove the burrs from
the valve hole of an aluminium rim or countersink it
with a big drill, a triangular scraper or a round file. If
you have carbon rims, be careful when removing the
burrs from the hole edge with a round file. Insert the
file only from the outside to the inside and not vice
versa, otherwise the fibres of the synthetic matrix
might fray out. Seal the area with instant glue subsequently. This pretreatment will lead to an improved
valve fitting to the rim. If time permits, you can leave
the unglued tyre inflated on the rim for a few days to
make the final mounting easier.
Clean the base of the rim from any grease or oil using
a rag soaked in spirit or benzine.
Checking the true running with brake
Tyre glues do not only stick on rims and
! tyres, they also cling quite stubbornly to
fingers and clothes. This makes it advisable to
wear old clothes when mounting tubulars.
When mounting a tyre on a rim that has
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already been used, it may be necessary
to carefully remove glue residues and dirt with
emery cloth. Be careful not to damage the carbon
material. When you are done, wipe the rim with a
soft rag and benzine.
Benzine and tyre glue should only be used
in a well aired place, since both materials
are highly flammable. Keep them in a safe place
out of children’s reach.
Leave a section of five to ten centimetres without glue
at a place just opposite the valve to make it easier to
remove the tyre again at a later date.
With a little practice you will be able to apply the glue
straight from the tube. If this does not work at first
you might find it easier to use a stiff brush. If you are
using tyre glue from a can you will need a brush in
any case. Let the tyre glue dry until it loses its sticky
liquid touch. This can take up to a few hours. In the
same way add another two thin films of glue and let
them dry. Leave the wheel as it is at least until the
next day.
Applying the tyre glue directly from the tube
Stick the valve of the slightly inflated tube through the hole in the rim
Before mounting the tyre also apply a film of glue to
the base tape. To complete the adhesive bed add one
last film of glue. Let the topmost layer dry for a short
time and, while it still feels syrupy, place the wheel
on the ground with the valve hole facing upward. Inflate the tyre until it starts to round and then stick
the valve through the valve hole and press it firmly
against the rim. Make sure the sides of the tyre do not
touch the adhesive bed, since your tyre will otherwise
look smudgy right away.
Before dismounting a wheel, be sure to
! read chapters “The wheels” and “How to
use quick-releases and thru axles”.
Have a look at the video to learn more
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about the secure gluing of Continental tubular tyres on www.conti-online.com
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PUNCTURE WHEELS 101
If you have left the section opposite the valve hole
free of glue, you need not be concerned about glue
smearing on the ground or dirt getting into the glue
when you place the wheel on the ground.
MOUNTING WHEELS
Take hold of the tyre right and left of the valve with
both hands, pull it vigorously downward and work it
bit by bit into the base of the rim until you have about
20 centimetres left to go.
Starting from the top again on either side of the valve
pull the tyre down with your hands, letting them
gradually slip down to the not yet mounted section.
Keeping the tyre taut by holding your fingers against
the rim and your thumbs on the tyre, brace the wheel
against your hips. Heave the tyre with both thumbs
into the base of the rim.
When the tyre is seated in the base, it has to be centred, as it will rarely run true right away. Clamp the
wheel in the mounting stand again and spin it. If the
tread does not run exactly in the centre or if it swerves
to the side at any place, lift it up at that place, twist it
a little into true and let it go again.
When the tyre runs smoothly in the centre, take the
wheel off the mounting stand and inflate the tyre to
approximately half its nominal pressure. Lean your
hands on the ends of the axle and quick-release
skewers and roll the wheel a few metres on the
ground. As you roll the wheel, vary between pressing
it vertically downward and at a slant to either side.
If the tyre still runs true during the final check, inflate it to its maximum pressure and wait 8 hours at
least or even better a whole day, before setting off for
the first time. Beforehand adjust the pressure of the
newly mounted tyre according to the manufacturer’s
recommendations and to your own needs.
Heaving the tyre into the rim base
Mounting the wheel is done in the reverse of dismounting. Make sure the wheel is correctly seated
in the drop-outs and accurately centred between
the fork legs or the rear and chainstays. Check the
proper seat of the quick-release (see chapter “How
to use quick-releases and thru axles”) and connect, if
necessary, the brake cable immediately or close the
release lever!
Pressing the tyre with the thumbs over the rim edge
Witness line all around the side of the tyre
Close the quick-release lever (Shimano,
SRAM) or shift the pin in the shift/
brake-lever unit (Campagnolo) and check before
you set off again, whether the brake pads hit the
brake surfaces. Make sure the wheel is correctly
and firmly fixed in the drop-outs. After mounting
the wheel make sure the brake pads or the rim are
free of grease or other lubricants. Be sure to do a
brake test!
Checking the tyre trueness with the brake pads
Keep in mind that after dismounting a
tubular tyre en route it will not be attached
to the rim as firmly as before. Therefore, ride particularly carefully on the last part of your tour.
Back home, you will need to glue it properly again.
Improper mounting can lead to malfunci
tion or tyre damage. It is therefore absolutely necessary to follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions enclosed with the delivery.
Checking the true running with brake pads
Improper mounting may cause malfunc
tion or even brake failure. It is therefore
absolutely necessary to follow the manufacturer’s
operating instructions enclosed with the delivery.
If the tyre fabric was, however, ruined by
a perforating object, replace the tyre to be
on the safe side.
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HEADSET 103
THE HEADSET
THREADLESS HEADSET: AHEADSET®
The special feature of this system is that the stem
is not encased by, but rather clamped onto the fork
tube, which in this case is threadless. The stem is an
important part of the headset bearings. Its clamping
force secures the bearing in its set position.
The headset connects fork, stem, handlebars and
front wheel to the frame, but allows them to turn freely as a unit. It must afford virtually no resistance to
turning, if your Canyon is to go straight, stabilizing itself as it runs. Shocks caused by uneven road surfaces subject the headset to considerable stress. It may
therefore happen to become loose and maladjusted.
CHECKING AND READJUSTING
Check the headset for play by placing your fingers
around the upper head cup.
Bring your weight to bear on the saddle, pull the
front brakes with your other hand and push your
Canyon firmly back and forth with the wheel remaining on the ground.
If there is play in the bearing, the upper head cap
will move noticeably relative to the lower cup.
Another way to check the headset is to lift the front
wheel a little off the ground and then let it drop. If
there is play in the bearing, you will hear a rattling
noise in this area.
To check the bearing for ease of running, lift the
frame until the front wheel no longer touches the
ground. Move the handlebars from the left to the
right. The front wheel should turn very easily from
far left to far right without catching anywhere. A
light tap on the handlebars should be enough to
turn the wheel to the side.
Riding the bike with a loose headset in-
creases the stress on fork and bearing
considerably. This may damage the bearing or
lead to a fork break with serious consequences!
Risk of an accident!
Check the headset for play by placing your fingers around the upper
head cup and by moving your Canyon back and forth with actuated
brake lever
To check the bearing for ease of running, lift the front wheel and
move it
Release the clamping bolts located on the sides or
rear side of the stem.
Gently tighten a little the countersunk adjusting
bolt on the top by using an Allen key.
Realign the stem with the frame so that the handlebars are not slanted when the wheel points straight
ahead.
Retighten the clamping bolts located on the side
of the stem by using an Allen key. Use a torque
wrench and never exceed the maximum tightening
torque! You will find the prescribed values in chapter “Recommended tightening torques”, directly on
the components and/or in the manuals of the component manufacturers.
Check the headset for play, as described further
below. Be sure not to adjust the bearing too tight.
Adjust the bearing play by means of the countersunk adjusting bolt
at the top after releasing the clamping bolts on the side
Retighten the clamping bolts located on the side of the stem by using
an Allen key
To do the check stand in front of your Canyon and
take the front wheel between your knees. Take hold
of the handlebars at the brake levers and try to turn
them relative to the front wheel. If you are able to turn
the handlebars, retighten a little the clamping bolt(s)
of the stem.
Adjusting the headset requires a certain
! amount of experience and should, therefore, be left to a skilled mechanic. If you want to
try it by yourself, be sure to carefully read the operating instructions of the headset manufacturer
beforehand!
Check the secure seat of the stem after
having adjusted the bearings, by holding
the front wheel between your knees and trying to
twist the handlebars relative to the front wheel.
Otherwise, a loose stem can throw you off your
bicycle.
Try twisting the handlebars relative to the front wheel
!
Check the secure seat of the stem after
you have adjusted the bearing! A loose
stem may throw you off your bike!
Do not tighten this bolt, as it is intended for
adjusting the play!
Bear in mind that by overtightening the
bolts the stem can crush the steerer tube.
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HEADSET 105
Take hold of the handlebars at the brake levers
and try to turn them relative to the front wheel. Try
twisting the handlebars relative to the front wheel.
If there is play in handlebars or stem, release the
bolts, realign the component and tighten the stem
clamping bolts to the recommended torques.
If there is still play in handlebars or stem even with
the maximum permitted torque, please dismount
the clamping, degrease it, apply a new layer of carbon assembly paste and reassemble.
I-LOCK HEADSET
The special feature of this system is that the stem
is clamped onto the fork tube, which in this case is
threadless. The stem is an important part of the headset bearings. Its clamping force secures the bearing
in its set position. Unlike the widely spread Aheadset® system, this system allows a bearing adjustment
with a firmly clamped stem.
Check the clamping bolts on the side and in the rear
of the stem with a torque wrench according to the
torque marked on them. Never exceed the given
maximum torque.
Use a 2 mm Allen key and tighten the headless
screw at the head cup carefully clockwise by a
quarter turn to begin with.
Check the headset for play, as above described. Be
sure not to tighten the bearing too much.
If necessary, tighten the screw by another quarter
rotation and check again.
Make a final check by standing in front of your Canyon
and taking the front wheel between your knees.
Use a torque wrench to check the stem clamping bolts on the side
according to the marked torques
Adjust the bearing play with the adjusting bolt on the side
Try twisting the handlebars relative to front wheel and stem
Apply some carbon assembly paste on fork tube or handlebars, if
necessary
Check the headset again for play
This clamping bolt is not to be tightened
! firm, but only intended for a careful adjustment of the play!
Check the secure seat of stem and handle
bars after you have adjusted the bearing!
A loose handlebar or stem may throw you off your
bike!
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TRANSPORT 107
TRANSPORT OF YOUR
CANYON BIKE
Rear carriers are becoming more and more popular.
Their big advantage over roof carriers is that you do
not have to lift up the bicycles so high to attach them.
Make sure the fastenings do not create any damage
to the fork or frame. Risk of breakage!
TAKING YOUR CANYON BY CAR
Whatever system you opt for, make sure it complies
with the relevant safety standards of your country!
There are several ways of transporting your Canyon
by car. Canyon recommends putting the bike into the
boot to take it with you.
Bikes do take away a lot of space inside a boot, but
they are also better protected against dirt, theft and
damage.
Take, however, care that the cables, lights and
wires and in particular the gears do not get damaged. Protect the bike with padding material such
as blankets or the like. This is also a good idea,
when your bike is heavily soiled, so that the dirt
does not wipe off on the seat upholstery.
Make sure to secure your bike.
If transporting the bicycle inside the boot is impossible, nearly every car accessory dealer and car
company offers carrier systems which allow bicycle
transport without disassembly. The usual design
involves rails fixed to the roof of the car onto which
the bicycles are fixed with clamps gripping the down
tubes.
Pull the brake lever and secure it with a
! strong rubber band, when transporting a
cyclocross bike.
Secure your Canyon when transporting it
! inside a car. In the event of an accident
unsecured loads inside a car may be an additional
risk for the occupants. Often you will find it necessary to dismount one or even both wheels to
load the bike into the car. Be sure to read chapter
“The wheels”, notably section “Repairing punctures”, before removing a wheel.
TAKING YOUR CANYON BY PLANE
Transport by car
If you have disc brakes, be sure to mount
! the safety locks before transporting your
cyclocross bike with the wheels dismounted.
In the event your Canyon has not been
! packed for dispatch according to the enclosed packing instructions, you have no right to
claim repair of possibly occurring transport damage from Canyon Bicycles GmbH.
Do not use a bike carrier system on which
the bike has to be mounted upside down,
i.e. with handlebars and saddle fixed face down
to the rack. This way of fastening the bike subjects the handlebars, stem, saddle and seat post
to extreme stress during transport and can lead
to failure of these parts! Do not buy a bike carrier
system where the front wheel has to be removed
and your Canyon is secured by the fork.
Transporting Canyon road bikes on con ! ventional bike carriers with clamps is not
permitted. Most clamps are potential sources of
damage to large-diameter frame tubes! Carbon
frames are particularly susceptible to being damaged irreparably. Unvisible damage occurring on
this occasion may lead to severe crashes.
If you intend to take your Canyon with you when you
go on a trip by plane, pack it into the BikeGuard or
BikeShuttle.
The Canyon BikeGuard
Pack the wheels in special wheel bags to protect them
inside the suitcase or cardboard box. Do not forget to
take the necessary tools, a torque wrench, bits and
this manual with you to be able to assemble the bicycle and to get it ready for use at your destination.
If you have disc brakes, be sure to mount
! the safety locks before transporting your
cyclocross bike with the wheels dismounted.
The Canyon BikeShuttle
Pack the wheels in special wheel bags to
! protect them inside the suitcase or cardboard box.
Please make sure the lights and the
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number plate of your car are not hidden
from view. For some carriers a second exterior
rear view mirror is required by the road traffic
regulations.
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Read the operating instructions of your
bicycle carrier and observe the maximum
load capacity and recommended or prescribed
driving speed.
Check whether your bicycle is properly
fastened before and at regular intervals
during the ride. A bicycle that detaches from the
roof carrier may endanger other road users.
Bear in mind that your car has a greater
! overall height with the bicycle on it. Measure the overall height and place a sign stating the
height somewhere in the cockpit or on the steering wheel so that it can be easily seen.
108 CARE AND INSPECTION
CARE AND INSPECTION 109
GENERAL NOTES ON
CARE AND INSPECTION
A much more gentle way of cleaning your Canyon is
with a soft water jet and/or with a bucket of water
and a sponge or large brush. Cleaning your Canyon
by hand has another positive side-effect in that it enables you to discover defects in the paint or worn or
defective components at an early stage.
Your Canyon is a product of high quality and technology. Nevertheless, as with other types of vehicles,
you should still see to it regularly and have an expert
do the scheduled maintenance work.
Lightweight bikes need to have their safety-relevant
components replaced regularly (see chapter “Service and maintenance schedule”). This is essential to
ensure the safe and reliable functioning of all components and for your bike to give you many years of
riding enjoyment and safety.
Cleaning the Canyon with rag and water
Do not clean your Canyon with a steam jet. This cleaning method is quick, but it entails serious drawbacks.
As the water is ejected at high pressure in a narrowly
focussed jet, it may pass through seals and penetrate
bearings. This leads to the dilution of lubricants and
consequently to greater friction and onset of corrosion. This destroys and impairs the functioning of the
bearing races in the long term. Steam jet treatment
also tends to abrade stickers.
Polishing paint and metal surfaces with hard wax
Inspect the chain after you have finished cleaning
and grease it, if necessary (see chapter “The gears”,
notably section “Chain maintenance”).
WASHING AND CLEANING YOUR CANYON
Dried sweat, dirt and salt from riding during the winter
or in sea air harm your Canyon. You should therefore
make a habit of regularly cleaning all the components
of your Canyon and protecting them from corrosion.
After drying your Canyon you should impregnate its
painted and metal surfaces with hard wax (except for
rims with rim brakes). Apply the hard wax to spokes,
hubs, bolts and nuts etc., as well. Use a hand-held
atomizer for parts with small surfaces. Polish waxed
surfaces with a soft cloth to give them a nice shine
and make them water repellent.
Check condition of chain
Check all lightweight components
When working on your Canyon restrict
! yourself to jobs for which you are equipped
and have the necessary knowledge.
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Do not clean your Canyon with a strong
water or steam jet from a short distance.
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Protect the upward facing part of the chain
stays and any places where cables might
rub with foil, neoprene covers or the like. This
will avoid any unpleasant scratches and abrasion
marks.
While cleaning, look for cracks, scratches,
dents, as well as bent or discoloured material. If you are in doubt, please call our service
hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001. Have defective
components replaced immediately and touch up
paint defects.
Before applying any hard wax on the frame
! of your Canyon, be sure to test it in a less
visible spot first!
Keep cleaning agents and chain oil away
from the brake pads and brake surfaces
of the rim, as the brakes could fail otherwise (see
chapter “The brake system”). Keep carbon clamping areas, such as handlebars, stem, seat post
and seat tube, free from grease and oil.
Remove tough oil or grease stains from
! painted and carbon surfaces with a petroleum-based cleaning agent. Never use degreasing agents containing acetone, methyl chloride
etc., non-neutral, chemical or solvent-containing
cleaning agents that could attack the surface!
110 CARE AND INSPECTION
CARE AND INSPECTION 111
SAFEKEEPING AND STORING YOUR CANYON
SERVICING AND INSPECTION
If you regularly look after your Canyon during the
season, you will not need to take any special precautions when storing it for a short time, apart from
securing it against theft. It is advisable to store your
Canyon in a dry and airy place.
First service:
A special maintenance schedule has been developed
by our experienced technicians. On the first kilometres/miles, for example, the wheels may be subject
to a certain bedding in process or Bowden and brake
cables may stretch, making gear shifting imprecise.
Depending on how much you cycle, the repair of worn
down parts may be necessary already. In this case
you will be contacted by a service technician beforehand.
There are some things to bear in mind when putting
your Canyon away for the winter:
Inflated inner tubes tend to gradually lose air when
the bike is not used for a long time. If your Canyon
is left standing on flat tyres for an extended period,
this can cause damage to the structure of the tyres.
It is therefore better to hang the wheels or the entire
bike or to check the tyre pressure regularly.
Clean your Canyon and protect it against corrosion
as described above.
Dismount the saddle and allow for any moisture
that may have entered to dry away. Spray a little
finely atomized oil into the seat tube (except for
carbon frames).
Store your Canyon in a dry place.
Switch the gear to the smallest chainring and the
smallest sprocket. This relaxes the cables and
springs as much as possible.
Store the bike with the chain on outmost sprocket and smallest
chainring
The Canyon torque wrench
Regular annual service:
Following a long and challenging season we recommend that you have your bike thoroughly checked.
Who could do this better than those who have built
your bike?
The annual service will be carried out by our skilled
staff according to a maintenance schedule tailored to
your bicycle type.
Check the air pressure at regular intervals
In case you pack your Canyon to send it in
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to the Canyon workshop, be sure to strictly
follow the packing instructions “How to pack your
road bike” enclosed with the BikeGuard.
Keep cleaning agents and chain oil away
from the brake pads and brake surfaces of
the rim! Otherwise the brake might fail throwing
you off your bike!
If your Canyon has carbon rims, do not
hang it on the rims! Risk of breakage!
In particular lightweight components may
have a reduced service life. For your own
safety make sure to have the components listed
in chapter “Service and maintenance schedule”
checked at the indicated intervals and replaced,
if necessary.
To be able to enjoy your Canyon for many
! years it needs to be serviced regularly.
The schedule given in chapter “Service and maintenance schedule” is a rough guide for cyclists
who ride their bike between 1,000 and 2,500 km
(620 and 1,550 miles) a year. If your Canyon does
harder service, either because your mileage is
consistently greater or because you ride a great
deal on poor road surfaces or cross-country, it
will require correspondingly shorter maintenance
periods. This includes frequent rides in the rain or
generally in moist conditions, as well.
112 CARE AND INSPECTION
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE 113
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Canyon safety check:
If you ride your Canyon clearly less than 1,000 km
(620 miles) a year, it requires correspondingly less
servicing. In this case the Canyon safety check is exactly what you need. Our specialists have developed
an extra schedule for this demand-oriented maintenance. This schedule includes less routines than an
annual service, however all safety-relevant issues.
We recommend that you have this check carried out
before setting off into the new bike season or before
going on a bike trip so that you can take off without
a care.
Please make an appointment in advance to ensure
that your Canyon runs through this check as quickly
as possible.
After the bedding-in period you need to have your
bike serviced by an expert at regular intervals. The
intervals given in the schedule below are supposed to
be guidelines for cyclists who cycle around 1,000 to
2,500 km (620 to 1,550 miles) a year or around 40 to
Have your Canyon serviced at regular intervals!
If a component needs to be replaced, make
it a rule to only use original spare parts.
During the first 2 years (and the warranty period
respectively) Canyon makes available all essential spare parts. In the event of unavailability
Canyon will offer spare parts of equal or higher
value.
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You will find numerous service movies on
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our website www.canyon.com that will
help you carry out small repair and maintenance
works. Never do work on your bicycle unless you
feel absolutely sure about it! If you are in doubt
or if you have any questions, contact our service
hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001 or send us an
e-mail to [email protected]
100 hours. If your Canyon does harder service, either
because your mileage is consistently greater or because you ride a great deal on poor road surfaces, it
will require correspondingly shorter service intervals.
Component What to do Before every Monthly Annually Other
ride intervals
Lighting
Check
•
Tyre equipment Check pressure
•
Tyre equipment Check tread and side walls
•
Brakes (rim)
Check lever travel, wear of brake pads,
position of pads relative to rim
•
Test brakes in stationary •
Brake cables/
Visual inspection
X
lines
Rims
Check wall thickness,
X
(aluminium) of replace, if necessary
At the latest
rim brakes
after second
set of brake pads
Fork (aluminium Check
X
and carbon)
At least
every
2 years
ReplaceX
After fall or
after 6 years
Bottom bracket Check bearing play X
Bottom bracket Regrease
X
Chain Check and/or lubricate •
Chain Check and/or replace
X
After
1,000 km
(620 miles)
Crank Check and/or retighten X
Coating Polish •
At least
every
6 months
114 SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Component What to do Before every Monthly Annually Other
ride intervals
Wheels/
Check wheel trueness and tension •
spokes
Wheels/
True and/or retrue X
spokes
If necessary
Handlebar and Check X
stem, carbon
At least
and aluminium
every
2 years
ReplaceX
After fall or
after 6 years
Headset Check bearing play •
Headset
Regrease X
Metal
Polish (except for
•
surfaces
rim sides)
At least
every
6 months
Hubs
Check bearing play
•
Hubs Regrease
X
Pedals Check bearing play X
Pedals
Clean locking mechanism •
Grease
Frame-fork-
Grease Annually
unit
Rear derailleur/ Clean, grease
•
Front derailleur
Quick-release Check seat •
Bolts and
Check and/or retighten X
nuts
Valves Check seat •
Stem/
Dismount and regrease or
X
Seat post
reapply carbon assembly paste
(Caution: Do not grease carbon parts)
Cables: gear/
Remove and grease X
brakes
Jobs marked “•” you should be able to do yourself, provided you have a certain degree of manual skill, a little experience
and suitable tools, this including e.g. a torque wrench. If you come across any defects, take appropriate measures without
delay. If you have any questions, please call our service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
Jobs marked “x” should be left to an experienced and skilled bicycle expert (e.g. in an authorized, specialist bicycle
workshop). Feel free to call our service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
RECOMMENDED TIGHTENING TORQUES 115
RECOMMENDED TIGHTENING TORQUES
Component
Bolted connection
Shimano* Campagnolo** SRAM ***
Rear derailleur Mount (at frame/derailleur hanger) 8-10 Nm 15 Nm 5-7 Nm
Cable clamp 5-7 Nm 6 Nm 5-7 Nm
Pulley bolt 2.5-3 Nm
Front derailleur Mount to frame 5-7 Nm 5 Nm 5-7 Nm
Braze-on mount for direct fastening 7 Nm
Cable clamp 6-7 Nm 5 Nm 5 Nm
Dual Control Lever Mounting bracket bolt
6-8 Nm 10 Nm 6-8 Nm
/Ergopower/
(Allen bolt)
Doubletap
Hole covering 0.3-0.5 Nm
Bolt for cable stop on
1.5-2 Nm
frame (screwdriver)
Hub Quick-release lever 5-7.5 Nm
Counter nut for bearing adjustment with 15-17 Nm
quick-release hubs
Free-wheel hub Sprocket cluster lock ring 30-50 Nm 40 Nm
40 (11-speed)
50 (10-speed)
Crank set Crank mount (cotterless, grease-free)
32-38 Nm
Crank mount Shimano Octalink
35-50 Nm
Crank mount Shimano Hollowtech II 12-15 Nm
Crank mount (Isis) 31-34 Nm
Crank mount (Gigapipe) 48-54 Nm
Spline 42 Nm
Shaft fixing bolt Ultra Torque 42-60 Nm
Chainring fixing 8-11 Nm 8 Nm 12-14 (steel)
8-9 (alu)
Sealed cartridge Sealed cartridge housing (square head) 50-70 Nm 70 Nm
Bottom bracket Bottom bracket shell (Shimano 35-50 Nm 34-41 Nm
Hollowtech II, SRAM Gigapipe)
Octalink 50-70 Nm
Pedal Pedal axle 35-55 Nm 40 Nm
47-54 Nm
Shoe Cleat bolts
5-6 Nm
Spike 4 Nm
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Component
Side-pull brake Seat post RECOMMENDED TIGHTENING TORQUES 117
Bolted connection
Brake pad fixing bolt
Shimano* 5-7 Nm Campagnolo** SRAM ***
8 Nm 8 Nm
Cable fixing bolt Brake fastening bolts Fixing bolt of
saddle clamping at seat post head
6-8 Nm 6-8 Nm 5 Nm
8-10 Nm 10 Nm 8-10 Nm
20-29 Nm *** 18-22 Nm ****
*www.shimano.com
**www.campagnolo.com
***www.sram.com
**** These are guide values given by the above-mentioned component manufacturers.
Observe any values given in the component manufacturers’ operating instructions.
Some components have the maximum peri missible torque printed on them. Observe
these limit values wherever you find them.
Canyon frame:
Bottle cage bolts Replaceable derailleur hanger 5 Nm
1.5 Nm
Canyon seat post clamp:
Smolik saddle clamp Speedmax
Saddle clamp Aeroad 3-5 Nm
3 Nm
5-7 Nm
Please use the following torques, unless otherwise
indicated by the stem or seat post manufacturer on
the component itself or in the respective assembly
instructions.
Stem:
M5 bolts M6 bolts 4.5-5.5 Nm
8-9.6 Nm
Adjusting bolt (on top)
of Aheadset®-stems 0.5-2 Nm
Seat post
Saddle clamp at seat post head
Seat posts with single bolt
Seat post with two bolts in line Seat post with two bolts side-by-side
in direction of motion
Speedmax
Monorail
20-24 Nm
6-9 Nm
12-14 Nm
5 Nm
8 Nm
Tightening torque
All bolted connections on the components
of your Canyon have to be tightened carefully and checked regularly to ensure the safe
operation of your bike. This is best done with a
torque wrench that switches off as soon as the
desired torque has been reached. Tighten the
bolts carefully by approaching the maximum permissible torque in small steps. Check the secure
seat of the component, as described in the relevant chapters. For parts without torque specifications, tighten the bolts gradually and check in between whether the component is already fastened
sufficiently, as described in the relevant chapters.
Do not exceed the maximum torque.
Some components have the maximum peri
missible torque printed on them. Observe
these limit values wherever you find them.
The Canyon torque wrench
Mounting the handlebars with the Canyon torque wrench
If your bike has a carbon fork steerer
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(which you can tell by the black colour),
do not exceed 6 Nm when clamping the stem.
Also read the enclosed manuals of the
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component manufacturers, if necessary,
or visit the Canyon website at www.canyon.com
118 LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE 119
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
FOR RIDING ON
PUBLIC ROADS
WARRANTY
In Great Britain
(as of January 2011)
According to the Highway Code in Great Britain your
bicycle must be fitted as follows:
Front light with test symbol
In order for your claims to be processed smoothly it is
necessary that you present your receipt. Therefore,
please keep your receipt in a safe place.
1. Lighting, rear lights, reflectors:
At night the bicycle must be fitted with the following lighting:
- front light, white
- rear light, red
- pedal reflectors, amber (for all bicycles manufactured after October 1, 1985)
In addition, it should be fitted with:
- front reflector, white
- spoke reflectors
[Law RVLR regs 13, 18 & 24)]
Rear light with test symbol
It is not required that the prescribed lighting is
mounted upon sale of the bicycle. If it is, however, it
must comply with these regulations.
Bicycles that are only used with good daylight visibility, such as e.g. road racing bicycles, are exempt from
the lighting regulations.
3.Cycle helmets
Wearing a cycle helmet is not compulsory.
4. Taking Children with You
There are no rules as to the transport of children
with bicycles.
6. Other issues
Using cycle lanes is not compulsory.
To ensure a long service life and good durability of
your bike only use it for its intended purpose (see
chapter “Intended use”). Also observe the permissible load specifications and the instructions on transporting baggage and children (see chapter “Intended
use”). The manufacturers’ assembly instructions
(above all the torque settings for bolts) and the prescribed maintenance intervals must be strictly followed, as well. Please observe the tests and routines
listed in this manual or in any other manual enclosed
with this delivery (see chapter “Service and maintenance schedule”) as well as any instructions as to the
replacement of safety-relevant components, such as
handlebars, brakes etc.
We wish you safe and happy cycling wherever your
bike takes you. If you have any questions, please call
our service hotline at +44 (0) 208 5496001.
2.Signalling devices
It is recommended that a bell be fitted.
5. Trailers
There are no rules as to the usage of trailers.
Your bike was manufactured with care and delivered
to you largely preassembled. We are obliged by law to
guarantee that your bike is free of any defects which
considerably reduce its value or fitness for use or
make it worthless or useless. You have full warranty
rights within the first two years after purchase. We
are your contact in the event of defects and you can
get in touch with us at the stated address.
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For further information see:
www.direct.gov.uk/
www.dft.gov.uk
www.ctc.org.uk/
(Cyclists’ Touring Club)
Always use your bike for its intended use
Enclosed with the delivery you will find the
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operating instructions of the component
manufacturers. Here you will find all details about
use, maintenance and care. This manual contains
multiple references to these specific and detailed
operating instructions. Please make sure the individual operating instructions for clipless pedals
and gear and brake components are in your possession and keep them in a safe place together
with this leaflet and the manual.
Carbon is a composite material which is
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used for weight-optimised designs. Surface irregularities on carbon components (small
boils and pores) are unavoidable for reasons inherent in the manufacturing process. This does
not constitute a defect.
120 WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE
WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE 121
GUARANTEE
A NOTE ON WEAR
Some components of your bike are subject to wear
due to their function. The rate of wear depends on
care and maintenance as well as on the way you use
your bike (kilometres travelled, rides in the rain, dirt,
salt etc.). Bikes that are often left standing in the
open may also be subject to increased wear through
weathering.
These components require regular care and maintenance. Nevertheless, sooner or later they will reach
the end of their service life, depending on conditions
and intensity of use.
Parts that have reached their limit of wear must be
replaced. This applies to the following parts:
chain,
cables,
grip coverings or bar tape,
chainrings,
sprockets,
pulleys,
gears cables,
tyres,
saddle covering (leather) and
brake pads.
The brake pads of rim brakes are subject to wear due
to their function. If you use your bike for competitive cycling or in hilly terrain, they may have to be
replaced quite frequently. Regularly check the condition of the pads and have them replaced by a dealer.
Over and above the statutory warranty we give a voluntary guarantee of altogether 6 years on frames and
forks of racing and triathlon machines.
Brake pads with worn down wear indicators, i.e. grooves, (bottom
brake pad) must be replaced by original spare parts
Have the thickness of your rims checked at the latest when you are
through your second set of brake pads
This guarantee runs from the date of purchase and
only applies to claims made by the initial buyer. It
does not cover paint damage. We reserve ourselves
the right to repair defective frames or forks or to replace them with the relevant successor model. These
issues can be claimed under guarantee only. Additional costs, such as assembly and transport costs
etc., shall not be borne by us.
Six-year guarantee
The guarantee does not cover damage caused by
improper or other than the intended use, such as
neglect (poor care and maintenance), crashes, overloading or resulting from changes made to the frame
or fork or from the mounting or remounting of additional components. Damage resulting from jumps or
other types of overstress are likewise not covered by
the guarantee.
RIMS WITH RIM BRAKES
Braking causes wear not only to the brake pads but
also to the rims. Therefore, check your rims regularly, e.g. when pumping up the tyres. Rims with wear
indicators have rings or a gap that come into view
when the rim reaches its limit of wear. Take note of
the specifications given on the rim. Ask an expert to
examine the remaining thickness of the rims at the
latest when you are through your second set of brake
pads.
Signs of deformation or fine cracks that appear in the
sides of a rim when you increase the tyre pressure are
an indication that the rim has reached the end of its
service life. In this case the rim must be replaced.
Canyon road, time trial, triathlon or track
bikes are high-end sports equipment, representing lightweight construction as pinnacle of
engineering. Also be a professional when it comes
to handling of the material. Misuse, unprofessional assembly or insufficient servicing can render
the racing machine unsafe. Risk of an accident!
PURE CYCLING
122 CRASH REPLACEMENT
CRASH REPLACEMENT
In the event of an accident or severe crash, the high
forces exerted on the frame and the fork can lead to
structural failure during subsequent use. With our
Crash Replacement (CR) program we offer you the
opportunity to replace your damaged Canyon frame
at a greatly reduced cost. This offer is valid up to
three years after the date of purchase. You’ll receive
the same or a similar frame from our current product
range (without add-on parts such as seat post, front
derailleur or stem).
The CR-service is limited to the original owner and
to damages that compromise the functionality of the
bike. We reserve the right to suspend this service if
we detect that the damage has been caused unreasonably.
In order to claim the CR-service, please contact our
service hotline by phone at +44 (0) 208 5496001 or
by email.
Crash Replacement – damaged Canyon frames are replaced at reduced prices
For more details visit our website at www.canyon.com
You will find us easily at Karl-Tesche-Strasse 12, Koblenz. Coming from
motorway junction A48, exit Koblenz Nord, follow the road B9 in direction
of Koblenz. On the Mosel Bridge filter to the second lane from the right
into the city roundabout.
Take the first exit in direction of Cochem. After approx. 1 km (0.6 miles)
turn right at the first traffic light.
Canyon Bicycles GmbH / Karl-Tesche-Strasse 12 / D-56073 Koblenz
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For more information about the use, read
chapter “Intended use”.
Showroom opening hours: Mon – Fri 10.00am – 7.00pm; Sat 9.00am – 6.00pm
Order and information hotline: +44 (0) 208 5496001 / Order-fax: +49 (0)261 4040050 / E-Mail: [email protected]
Workshop hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 6.00pm; Sat 9.00am – 3.00pm
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