Congratulations, your bike has arrived!
You are most likely anxious and in a hurry to get your bike to the trails.
No worries, you are allowed to be stoked, you are about to assemble your new Pole Bike.
We at Pole have already assembled your bike once and we have tested that everything works properly.
After the test ride, we disassemble the bike and pack it for shipping.
We ship the bikes a little bit differently depending on your location.
If you have ordered your bike to be delivered into EU-country, we shall ship the complete bike in one large carton. But if you live outside EU we deliver you complete bike in two separate cartons. The heavier carton contains everything else except the wheelset. The wheelset has been shipped in their own carton. This is because of the transportation costs.
Your bike is assembled, test-driven and disassembled for packaging at the factory. For the assembly, you need the following tools and bike maintenance products.
Torque wrench with Allen key adapter size 4, 5, 6 and 8 mm
Torque wrench with Torx key size T25
|Bottom bracket||33 – 41 Nm|
|Brake caliper screw to frame and fork||9,5 Nm|
|shifter||2,5 – 4 nm|
|disc brake bolts to hub||6 nm|
|rear derailleur (fixing bolts)||8 – 10 nm|
|rear derailleur (clamp bolt)||4 – 5 nm|
|brake lever||2,8 – 3,4 nm|
|cassette retainer ring||40 nm|
|handlebar clamp (carbon / aluminum)||6 nm|
|stem (steerer tube clamping)||9,5 nm|
|crank bolts||48 – 54 nm|
|chainring bolts||12-14 nm (steel), 8-9 nm (aluminum)|
|lock-on grip bolts||2,5 – 4 nm|
|shock bolts||10 – 12 nm|
These specifications are only guidelines. As a rule, you should always observe the manufacturers’ instructions. These have also been included or can be found on the website of the respective manufacturer.
Torque spec for Stamina bolts
|yoke bolts M8||8 – 10 nm|
|Upper and lower linkage bolts M18||15 – 20 nm|
|Upper linkage 1,375x24tpi fastener||25 – 30 nm|
|Shock mount and yoke Bolts M8:||10 – 12 nm|
If you have ordered a Pole frameset, you should receive these items:
- In full suspension bike, the rear shock
- *Rear axle
- *Cable routing kit
- *Boost brothers kit – 142 and 148 options (where available)
- Seat Clamp
- *If you have ordered something additional, E.g. spare hanger or t-shirt, or Huck Norris
* Are packed in one separate carton
At this point, we hope that you have already done the unboxing part of the manuals. Next steps shows you how to assemble the rest of the delivered frameset.
Now the frameset is basically assembled. You can find more assembly instructions by following, for example, the complete bike assembly manual.
If your bike has been delivered in a single carton you can skip a few parts of this manual.
But you should be in a stage where your frame is lifted from the carton and is attached to a bike stand.
Upcoming manuals are split so it would be easier for you to follow the steps.
2.Rear Derailleur installation
The rear derailleur is basically your transmission which is controlled by the trigger in the handlebar. Installing the rear derailleur in the assembly stage is pretty straightforward because the gear changing and limiters are adjusted at the factory. You just need to tighten the derailleur back to the hanger.
You can also check manufacturers manual from here. There is more detailed information if you don’t feel confident to install it.
3.Crankset assembly (SRAM GXP)
4.Crankset assembly (SRAM DUB)
5.Crankset assembly (Raceface BB)
7.Handlebar assembly – Raceface Turbine
Tightening your handlebar to Raceface stem.
The position of the handlebar is driver specific but if you don’t know your preferences we suggest that you’ll install your handlebar so that the horizontal guidance lines in your handlebar are approximately in the middle of the stem’s faceplate. Then you have the manufacturer’s informed amount of rise and backsweep in your use.
You can also follow this link to manufacturers manual.
8.Handlebar assembly – Truvativ Descendant Carbon
Truvative Descendant stem tightening
Descentant stem is a little bit different than “regular” stems. The stem has this called zero cap tightening feature.
9.Seatpost and saddle installation
It doesn’t matter in which order you make the assembly.
We start by installing the dropper post first.
Turn your handlebar to the right so that it feeds the cable housing towards the rear of the bike. Help by pushing the cable housing into the upper internal cable routing point. At the same time help the cable housing come out from the lower cable routing port. After this pull the cable housing up from the seat tube opening.
Check that the trigger end of the cable housing is correctly inside the trigger. Check that you have some play in the cable… You should be able to pull the cable approx 17mm visible from the seatpost end.
Next we take the saddle and install it.
11.Front wheel installation
If you have problems with the chain installation you seek help form the manufacturers manual.