Ordering Your New Bike Online: Quick Delivery and Easy Assembly
Need Some Help? This Is How the Final Assembly at Home Becomes a Breeze!
You want to buy a bike online at BIKE24 and are wondering what to do after delivery in terms of bike assembly at home? Our well-structured assembly instructions provide the answer and allow even beginners to get their new bike assembled from the box in just 3 steps. The secret is the comprehensive pre-assembly by our expert mechanics. Furthermore, we test all functionalities before shipping so that you can start pedalling right after the assembly at home. The box with your dream bike has arrived? Great, then let's start adjusting the bike right away.
Our Assembly Instructions in Just a Few Steps
We also want to get on our bikes as soon as possible – so here's a quick tip: You can see from the bike icons whether the step is relevant for your type of bike.
The Tools for Assembly/Adjustment – You Don't Need Much at All
Opening and Unboxing – The Tension Rises
Lifting the Bike out – The Moment of Truth
Removing the Bubble Wrap – Your Bike Strips Off
Handlebar Mounting – How to Keep Everything under Control
Mounting the Pedals – Very Simple, with the Right Turn
Tightening the Pedals – Two Quick Steps
Installing the Saddle and Post – As Easy as Pie
Mounting the Front Wheel – Rarely Necessary, Easily Done
Adjusting the Rotation of Road Handlebars – Comfortable & Aerodynamic
Adjusting Straight Handlebars – Control & Ergonomics
Adjusting the Saddle Height – How to Sit Correctly for the Test Ride
Bike Assembly Before Delivery
After submitting your online order to BIKE24, you’ll receive a bike almost ready for use. Before shipping, we take care of most stages of assembly and set-up like adjusting of the derailleur, lubrication and ajusting of the headset and checking the correct tightening of the bolts. This way, you receive a bike that’s practically already fully assembled. In the following, we took a closer look at our mechanics during bicycle assembly and adjustment.
Bike assembly encompasses the following steps, among others (the number and order of steps may vary depending on the bike model):
Checking and centring the wheels
Checking headset lubrication and adjusting play
Adjusting bike brakes and shortening the cables, if necessary
Configuring bike gears (switchgear and the derailleur of the gear shift, if necessary
Adjusting the MTB frame (configured as standard for a rider’s weight of 85 kg if no information is provided to us)
Setting up the (steel) suspension fork
Checking all screw connections for correct tightening (torque) and the right fit for all components
Testing any lights
For road bikes: Wrapping the handlebar tape around the drop bar
Checking electronic gears for firmware updates
Installing the bike seat onto the seat post and adjusting it horizontally
We also take into account your special requests as well as any agreed custom modifications, and prepare everything so that you can set up your assembled bike at home as easily as possible. Finally, we record the frame number and carry out at least two independent test rides.
We then ship the bike to you. The remaining steps are easy to perform, meaning you can quickly fully assemble your bike without any previous experience – no matter whether it’s a road bike, mountain bike or another kind of bike.
Electric Bike Assembly/First Charging of the E-Bike Battery
We also take care of complete assembly and careful inspection for e-bike orders. This includes checking all the system functions as well as the support levels of the motor, the pushing aid, lighting, as well as the display and control buttons, for instance. What’s more, we carry out any necessary system updates.
It’s important to correctly charge e-bike batteries to achieve long durability. That is why Bike24 ensures sustainable charge management for stored e-bikes. We regularly recharge the batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions, safeguarding the maximum possible product life. Once you have placed your order, your e-bike is charged so that it’s delivered with 50-percent charge. Plus, the charging device is of course supplied with the delivery.
This Is How Your Bike Is Boxed for Shipping
To ensure that we have our large selection of bikes in many sizes ready for delivery in stock and that you can assemble them without any problems, all bikes come well-padded in one of our special and sustainable shipping boxes. Thanks to its optimised dimensions, it makes it possible to pack almost all bikes with wheels already mounted as well as saddle and seatpost. Usually, only the handlebars are dismounted from the stem and secured properly packed with a cable tie on the top tube.