The EB10 electric cruiser bike focuses on comfort above everything else. Everything from the easy-breezy riding experience to the low step-through frame and the wide, sweptback handlebars. With that focus in mind, we had to made sure that assembling the bicycle was just as easy as riding it. To make it even easier to assemble, follow along with our how-to video.
EB10 UNBOXING & ASSEMBLY QUICK-LINK
- Prep for Success
- Install the Handlebar
- Install the Front Fender
- Install the Front Wheel
- Install the Pedals
- Reconnect & Adjust Brakes
- Final Adjustments – Seat, Alignment, Etc.
- Charge the EB10
- Air Up!
FOLLOW ALONG WITH OUR EB10 ASSEMBLY VIDEO
As always, if you do not feel comfortable assembling the bike yourself, we recommend taking your new bike to your local bike shop for assembly and inspection. Give us a call if you need help finding an authorized bike shop closest to you.
If you are comfortable assembling the bike yourself, be sure to follow all instructions, properly adjust gears and brakes, and set tire pressure.
PREP FOR SUCCESS
If this was delivered to you, always check for carrier damage before removing the EB10 from its packaging. If you find significant damage, contact customer service immediately.
The first thing you’ll want to do is get everything ready and within reach. This will help make the assembly process easier.
REMOVE EBIKE FROM BOX
You’ll need some sharp scissors to cut open the box, so be careful. Lay the box down on its side and slide the EB10 from the packaging. This is especially helpful if you’re assembling the EB10 on your own and it’s easier on your back.
STABILIZE THE BIKE
The EB10 comes with the kickstand pre-installed. Use it to stabilize the bike. This will help, especially if you don’t have someone to help you as you put together the bike.
- Hex key
- Bike wrench
- Blanket or bike mat
- Level (for the cargo rack)
These are just a couple tools that we recommend you use. They’re not necessary, but it’ll help a lot.
REMOVE THE FRONT WHEEL
ROTATE FRONT FORK
Make sure the front fork is turned so that the brakes face forward. This will be necessary when you start assembling the wheels.
DISCONNECT THE FRONT BRAKES
Don’t worry, you’ll reconnect them later. This is just for easy access purposes.
INSTALL THE HANDLEBAR
The EB10 comes with a top-cap bolt already installed on the handlebar stem. So you’ll need to remove it before assembling. Use the included hex key to loosen the stem bolt. Insert the stem into the headtube to the desired height. Make sure the end (minimum insertion) mark is completely inserted so that the end is below the lock nut.
TIGHTEN THE HANDLEBAR
Align the stem with the front tire and securely tighten the stem bolt. Use the hex key to tighten and fix in place.
INSTALL THE FRONT FENDER
Flip the EB10 over and test the fender’s fit. (This is where a bike mat or blanket would come in handy so that you don’t scratch anything.) Test to make sure the fender slides in easily. Remove the nut, washers, bolt at the fork. Then remove the lower fender bolts.
Slide in the fender through the fork and re-install the bolt, washers and nut (in that order). Once that’s secure, reattach the lower fender bolts and tighten with the included hex wrench.
INSTALL THE FRONT WHEEL
Looking at the axle of the front wheel, you’ll see an outer bolt, washer, retaining clip and inner bolt. You might need to loosen the outer bolt a bit. You want to have some space between the inner bolt and the retaining clip.
Line up the fork with the axle at the center of the wheel, making sure the spacer is between the fork and wheel on each side.
SET RETAINING CLIP
Make sure to insert the retainer clip tabs into the holes on the fork (one on each side).
TIGHTEN AXLE LOCK NUTS
Use your fingers to tighten the front wheel nuts as much as you can, one side at a time. Then finish the tightening using a wrench.
Pro-Tip: Use two wrenches to hold the two nuts on both sides of axle at the same time. Then tighten one side with the wrench while holding the other side in place. Repeat the process with the other side.
INSTALL THE PEDALS
Holding the crank arm vertical, use your fingers to screw the pedal on to the crank arm. Then use the included bike wrench to tighten. Repeat with the other pedal.
Important: The pedals do not thread in the typical “righty-tighty, lefty-loosy” fashion. Both pedals thread toward the front of the bike. So, the right pedal threads to the right and the left pedal threads to the left.
RECONNECT & ADJUST THE BRAKES
Reconnect the front brakes. (See? We told you that you’d reconnect them.) Then use the hex key to adjust and tighten the front brakes if necessary.
To make minor brake adjustments, you can easily tighten the cable tension of the hand brakes using the barrel adjuster near the brake lever. Turning the adjuster left (out) will increase tension on the brake cable. This will improve brake reliability and increase response time. After you tighten the cable tension, give both hand brakes a quick squeeze.
For safe riding it is crucial that your bicycle’s brakes function correctly. Bicycle brake pads wear over time and will need to be replaced as they wear. Brake cables stretch and tension must be adjusted. So test your brakes prior to every ride and adjusted as necessary. Going is important; stopping, even more so.
ADJUST THE FENDER
Now that everything is installed and tightened, you can take the opportunity to make any adjustments with the fender that you might need. You want to have plenty of headroom between the tire and the bottom of the fender. If you need to, use the hex key to loosen the nut at the fork and raise the fender until you have enough space between
Pro-Tip: Your finger should be able to go around the tire without touching the fender. If not, raise the fender a bit more.
ADJUST THE SEAT
- Loosen the screw on the seat collar.
- Pull the seat up or push it down to adjust height. Check to make sure the seat post is fully inserted into the frame to at least the marked minimum insertion and the saddle itself is even.
- Use the hex key to tighten the seat post screw and secure the seat at the desired height.
Important Tip: Check the minimum insertion mark on post to make sure the seat post is inserted far enough into the seat tube. Do not raise the seat height above the minimum insertion mark.
A NOTE ON OPTIMAL SEAT POSITIONING
For better pedaling, safety and overall riding comfort, positioning the seat at the right height is important. The rider’s leg length is used to determine the seat’s position. When you pedal, your hips should remain level and your legs should be almost fully extended at the bottom of the pedal stroke, but not over-extended.
To determine the right seat height, sit on the eBike with one pedal at its lowest point and place the ball of your foot on the pedal. Your leg should be almost fully extended (not locked out) with a slight bend at the knee.
ADJUST THE CARGO RACK
The cargo rack will likely need some adjustment as well. Use the hex key to loosen the four screws (on each side) that connects the rack to the frame. Then adjust the positioning of the cargo rack to make it level. This is where an actual level will come in handy. But if you don’t have one, eyeball it! Just try to get the cargo as parallel to the ground as you can.
(Don’t forget to tighten all the bolts when you’re done making the adjustments.)
CHARGE THE EB10
For your convenience, the EB10’s battery can be removed for easier charging and/or an extra measure of security. The EB10 comes with two physical keys that you can use to lock and unlock the battery compartment.
UNLOCK AND REMOVE THE BATTERY
Insert the key and turn it clockwise to the unlock position. Pull out of the battery from its compartment. The battery can be charged either installed in or detached from the EB10.
To reinstall the battery, align the slot at the bottom of the battery and reinsert it into the frame. Turn the key to the locked position.
CHECK TAIL LIGHT
The rear taillights are attached to the battery. If you need to change the battery, you can remove the light’s battery compartment with minimal fuss.
Pro-Tip: Always check that the tail light works before every ride.
CHARGE BATTERY BEFORE RIDING
Before charging, make sure the bike is turned off. Never operate the EB10 while it’s charging. Connect the charger cables and adapter if needed.
Plug the charger into a wall outlet (100V-240V) then plug the other end into the charging port. Remove the cap as needed.
Allow 4 to 5 hours for charging. The charging adapter light will turn red during charging and then green once the battery is fully charged.
AIR UP @mdash; MAX. 45 PSI
Tire pressure has a direct impact on the riding experience. So you’ll want to check tire pressure often, but especially before your first ride. We recommend a tire pressure of 45 PSI, depending on rider weight. On days hotter than 90 degrees Fahrenheit, reduce the tire pressure by 2-3 PSI, because warm air expands. We recommend checking tire inflation once weekly, at minimum, and after extended commutes.
Pro-Tip: Remember that any PSI marking on the tires indicates a maximum. DO NOT inflate the front tire to this value, only inflate it to 45 PSI as directed above.
A REMINDER: REGULAR MAINTENANCE CHECKS
Bikes require regular maintenance. Take your bike in to your local bike shop for a tune-up at least twice yearly. Complex components (brakes, gears, electrical systems) should always be inspected, serviced and adjusted by experienced bike mechanics.
And that’s it! Now all you need to do is grab a comfortable ASTM-approved helmet and other protective gear and you’re ready to go. We have 5 easy tips to help you find the perfect fit for your helmet.
Last Update: October 10, 2019