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Stem Adjustment Instructions

Step #1 Look at the stem and decide on the changes you want to make.

Stem we will adjust

Step #2 Loosen the 5mm allen bolt on the stem to change the angle from 0 to 60 degrees.

Step #3 Change the stem angle as desired. Lift the angle higer, closer to 60 degrees,if you want to sit upright. Make the angle closer to 0 degrees if you want to ride in a tuck position.

Loosen the allen bolt

Step #4 Tighten the allen bolt.

Remove the handlebar and rotate the stem

Step #4 ( Optional ) Riders that want to sit completely upright, emulating a cruiser bike can do so on a folding Downtube. First remove the handlebar from the stem by removing the four 4mm allen bolts. Then loosen the two 5mm allen bolts that hold the stem to the steerer tube. Rotate the stem so it points toward the rider. Then tighten the two 5mm allen bolts attaching the stem to the steerer.

stem bolt removal


Step #5 Compress the right hand grip by pushing the shifter into it. This will give the right side cables more room to bend naturally.


compress grip

Step #6 Move the brake lever towards the shifter to give the cables a more natural bend.

move lever toward grip

Step #7 Replace the handlebar with four 4mm allen bolts. Once finished the stem of the bike should look like the picture below. Becareful not to kink the cables when doing this operation. When completed, you will have a comfort bike feel on a suspended folding bike.

Inverted stem

Step #7 More photos of the final configuration

8H with stem pointing inward

stem inverted on 8H

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