How to Assemble your Electric Commuter Bike

Prep and Tools
  • Grease for pedals and seatpost. i.e.
  • Included Tools
  • Air Pump
  • Favorite beverage (optional but recommended)

The Almighty Unboxing

Make sure your bike is upright with the arrows printed on the box pointed upward.

Volta Boxed

Open the box and lift the bike out by the frame and rear wheel and remove all boxes.

Seatpost and Saddle Install

Grease the inside of the seattube of the frame and insert the seat post clamp.

Slide the seatpost into the frame ensuring that the minimum insertion marker is below the collar and tighten it back up with your 5mm wrench.

Front Wheel Install

First, tighten up all of the disc rotor bolts on the front wheel.

Attach the brake caliper to the fork

Take your front wheel from earlier and loosen the axle nuts using your fingers or 15mm wrench. Then, align the front wheel and slide the axle into the fork.

Attach the wheel - make sure the wheel is straight and the rotor is in the caliper. Note - if you spin the wheel and the rotor hits the caliper, you need to adjust the disc brake.

Pedal Install

The pedals will be marked with either an “R” or an “L”. This will indicate which side of bike the pedal will fit. “R” will be for your driveside and “L” will be the opposite. Check the ends of the axles for a stamp.

Make sure that before you install your pedals you properly grease the pedal threads and crank arms. This will ensure that you are able to remove your pedal down the line.

Before we go any further it is vitally important to know that the left pedal is reverse threaded . This means that you're going to tighten the pedal by turning it to the left (counter-clockwise). “Lefty Tighty” might seem a little counterintuitive, but it is massively important to remember when installing your pedals.

Now, carefully insert the pedal thread into the left crank arm and begin to turn to the to the left (counter-clockwise). After the pedal is initially seated, take your 15mm wrench and get that pedal tightened and secured. Again, make sure to not over tighten as this can cause stripping.

After you've finished take a step back and marvel at your work. You're one step closer to having a built up bike!

Use the rear nut caps to cover the nuts on the rear axle.

Beneath the fork, attach the power cable. Use caution to not bend the pins inside the plug.

The last step is to adjust the rear brake. If you do not feel comfortable adjusting your brakes, you should take your bike to a bike shop for professional assembly.

Now you're ready to install the app and get riding!

Before you can connect to the bike, you must disable the sleep-mode the bike ships in. There is a plastic piece that must be removed. Instructions can be found here:

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