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 power plug removed from the bike.
  2. Disconnect the shift/control wires from both sides of the base of the stem.
    Handlebar assembly with shifter cables unplugged.
  3. a. Fold the rubber brake hoods forward to free the bar tape.
    Side view of handlebars with rubber brake hood folded forward towards the brake lever.
    b. Remove the textured tape from the center of the handlebars and place it on the frame for later use.
    Textured tape lifts away from handlebars and set on handlebar assembly.
    c. Remove the electrical tape and use a flathead screwdriver to remove the bar plugs; then unwrap the bar tape. Screwdriver lifts bar plug, black tape lifts away from center of bars, and bar tape unwinds.
  4. Remove the tape holding the shifter buttons and wires in place.
    Do not disconnect the shift/control wires from the brake hoods.
    Black tape lifts away from the edges of the shifter buttons and wires running across the handlebars.
  5. Use a 5 mm hex wrench to loosen the clamp and slide the lever down to the end of the handlebar to remove.
    Brake hood clamp bolt aligned with hex wrench turning counterclockwise.
  6. Use a 4 mm hex wrench to loosen the stem clamp bolts (3) to remove the stem clamp and handlebars.
    Hex wrench and counterclockwise arrow aligned with the stem clamp bolts.
  7. Place the new handlebars onto the base of the stem and replace the stem clamp. Using a 4 mm hex wrench, tighten the stem bolts to 5 N·m. (Refer to the handlebar adjustment guide for guidance on positioning the bars.)
    Handlebars between stem clamp top and bottom with three bolts, hex wrench, and clockwise arrow.
  8. a. Slide the brake hood clamps back onto the bars with the buttons facing in.
    Handlebars with brake hood showing shifter buttons facing towards the handlebar slider.
    b. Position the levers at a comfortable height and use a 5 mm hex wrench to secure the clamp bolt.
    Brake hood clamp bolt with hex wrench turning clockwise, arrows point up and left/right to adjust.
  9. Reconnect the shifter wires to the stem ports.
    The flat part of the plug must line up with the back of the stem clamp.Shifter plug with flat side aligned with flat side of the plug port, towards the fore-aft slider.
  10. Tape the shifter buttons in place on the handlebars with electrical tape.
    Tape with arrows pointing shifter button sheath and wires running across the bars.
  11. a. Wrap the handlebars, beginning from the ends of the drops and replace the bar plugs to hold the tape in place.
    Bar plug is inserted into bar end, bar tape wraps counterclockwise upwards.
    b. Use electrical tape to secure the handlebar tape near the center of the bars. With scissors, cut any excess bar tape, then secure it with electrical tape and place the textured tape over the electrical tape.
    Bar tape wraps from front to back, with scissors and roll of tape to secure bar tape.