Stages Bike - StagesBike SB20 User Guide

Changing the Handlebars

To change the handlebars:

  1. Unplug the power cable from your StagesBike.Front side of the rear stabilizer with a blue arrow indicating removal of power plug from the bike.
  2. Disconnect the shift/control wires from both sides of the base of the stem.
    Handlebar assembly with shifter cables detached and blue arrows pointing away from the handlebar faceplate.
  3. a. From the center of the handlebars, remove the tape holding the handlebar tape in place and unwrap the bars.

    b. Fold the rubber brake hoods forward and use a flat head screwdriver to remove the bar plugs to free the handlebar tape.

  4. Remove the tape holding the shifter buttons in place.
  5. Use a 5 mm hex wrench to loosen the clamp and slide the lever down to the end of the handlebar to remove. Note: Do not disconnect the shift/control wires from the brake hoods.
    Right brake hood with cover pulled forward to expose bolt with a counterclockwise arrow and hex wrench; another arrow points down behind the hood clamp.
  6. Use a 4 mm hex wrench to loosen the stem clamp bolts (3) to remove the stem clamp and handlebars.
    Front of SB20 with a hex wrench and counterclockwise arrow connected by dotted lines to the 3 bolts on the back of the handlebar faceplate.
  7. Place the new handlebars onto the base of the stem and replace the stem clamp. (Refer to the handlebar adjustment guide for guidance on positioning the bars.)
  8. a. Slide the brake hood clamps back onto the bars with the buttons facing in.

    b. Position the levers at a comfortable height.
    c. Use a 5 mm hex wrench to secure the clamp bolt.
    Right brake hood with cover pulled forward to expose bolt with a clockwise arrow and hex wrench; an arrow points up behind the hood clamp and another points side to side in front of the hood.
  9. Reconnect the shifter wires to the stem ports.Close-up of shifter plug with flat side highlighted (gray) and dotted line pointing to the flat side of the plug port, towards the handlebar fore-aft slider.
  10. Tape the shifter buttons in place on the handlebars with electrical tape.
  11. a. Wrap the handlebars, beginning from the ends of the drops.
    b. Use electrical tape to secure the handlebar tape near the center of the bars.