Thank you for choosing Ampler Bikes! Here's how to get it ready to roll.
You can watch the setup video below on YouTube.
These instructions also apply to Generation 2 models, with optical differences for the packaging & model.
For the Axel and Juna models, you must place a washer (included) each in the recess of the crank arm before screwing in the pedals. Make sure the washer sits flush and check the pedals after the second or third ride! Check this video to see how it's done.
1. Remove the protective packaging
We recommend that you keep the original Ampler box in case of service, if you have the space for it!
2. Installing the pedals
Apart from the stickers on the pedals, this is how you recognise the correct side of the pedal: Look at the outer end of the pedal, as seen here - the corners point in the direction towards where you have to install it.
For example: sides pointing towards the right = right side of the bike in direction of travel.
For Axel and Juna models, you need to insert a pedal washer (included in delivery) over the thread of each pedal. Make sure the washer sits flush and check the pedals after the second or third ride! Check this video to see how it's done.
First screw the pedals in by hand a few turns. You need to turn the thread into the direction of travel.
If this does not work, it might be that you have accidentally swapped the pedals or screwed them in crookedly.
When the first threads are screwed in, lead the hex key through the hole in the crank arm and fully tighten the pedals (35 Nm). Check the pedals after the second or third ride!
3. Installing the reflectors
Insert the reflector into the bottom of the front light so that there is a clicking sound.
Assemble the rear reflector and attach the clamp around the top part of the seat post.
Only for Curt: To attach the spoke reflectors, first remove the round plastic bolt, then clamp the reflector between the spokes. Turn the round plastic bolt in clockwise until it clicks.
Stout and Stellar have tyres with reflective sidewalls - no tyre reflectors necessary.
4. Setting up the handlebar
Loosen the stem clamping bolts and straighten the handlebars. Do not tighten the bolts yet.
Positon yourself over the top tube and feel the cover between frame and steerer. If you move the bike back and forth with the front brake applied, you may feel the cover between the frame and headset move.
Remember: your stem clamping bolts are still loose! Gently tighten the upper bolt of the stem cap until the cover no longer moves. It is absolutely vital for your stem clamping bolts to remain loose while tightening the stem cap bolt.
Do not fix the bolts on Curt too tightly, as this model has a Carbon fork and steerer. The maximum torque for the stem clamping bolts is 6nm, the ahead cap torque should not exceed 2nm.
Now tighten the two stem clamping bolts evenly. Check whether the handlebars can be moved freely from left to right. If not, loosen the stem clamping bolts and check the stem cap bolt again.
5. Setting up the saddle height
For adjusting the saddle height, loosen the seatpost clamp bolt and fix it approximately at hip height.
Follow these steps next:
- Prop yourself up safely against a wall or stable furniture and sit on the saddle
- Bring one of the pedals to the lowest point with your heel. Guide the crank arm so it forms one straight line with the seat tube. In this position your heel should be able to reach the pedal with your knee comfortably extended but not agressively pushed through.
- If you now place your forefoot on the pedal, your leg should be slightly bent.
If you want to know more about the correct saddle height, read more here
6. Charging the e-bike
The battery level is between 40% - 90% when you receive your Ampler Bike.
First, make absolutely sure the charging port on the bike, as well as the charging plug is clean, dry and free of any metallic objects.
Connect your charger to an electrical outlet, then plug in the charging plug into the port on the bike.
Read the warning instructions for your Ampler charger in the manual.
The charger LED light switches from green to red which indicates active charging.
When the bike is charged to 100%, the LED light switches to green and the charging process ends automatically.
If you want to keep your battery healthy and learn about which steps can lead to a longer battery lifespan, read these maintenance tips here