I want this bike! Do I need to have my bike assembled at a bike shop?
Not every bike is purchased in store. While we prefer to build your bike for you, we understand that not everyone has access to a bike shop when they order online. When possible, we like to share our brand's build videos to help guide you through your unboxing process! This step-by-step guide will help you understand how to unbox, assemble, and adjust your new Current bike.
Diamondback's video provides tips and tricks to unboxing their e-bikes. As always, we're help to answer any questions or concerns, so don't hesitate to email, call, or live chat with us!
What’s included in the extra parts box:
- Kiox Display
Tools in the box:
- Pedal wrench multi-tool that has 8, 10, 12, and 15mm wrenches.
- 6mm, 5mm, and 4mm Allen wrenches
- Bike grease
- Remove the extra parts, saddle, and front wheel from the box. When removing the bike from the box, grab it from the frame or wheels. Do not pull the bike out from the wires or cables.
- Install the handlebars:
- Remove the 5mm bolt on the top cap.
- Take off the cardboard spacer.
- Install the stem on the steer tube.
- Reinstall the top cap by tightening the 5mm bolt.
- Final adjustments to the headset bearings and handlebars can be made after the general assembly.
Removing The Cardboard Spacer
Tightening The Headset To The Steer Tube
- Install the seat post:
- Apply a little grease to your seat post to allow easy seat adjustment.
- Insert the seat post into the seat tube and tighten the quick release (make sure there is some resistance when clamping down the seat).
Installing The Saddle
- Install the front wheel:
- Remove the front axle by putting the quick release lever into the slot. This will allow you to back out the axle to install the front wheel.
- Take the spacer out of the front brake caliper.
- Put the front wheel into position, making sure to align the disc rotor in the brake caliper.
- Install the axle back into the front fork using the quick release lever to screw the axle back into place.
- Once tightened, close the lever in the up position.
Removing The Front Axle
Removing The Brake Caliper
Tightening The Front Wheel Using The Quick Release
- Install the pedals:
- Apply grease to the pedal threads before installation.
- Look at the ends of the pedals to determine their right or left configuration.
- Insert the pedal and twist the bolt on the threads of the crank arms with your fingers to tighten.
- Tighten your right-side pedal by twisting your wrench clockwise.
- Tighten the left-side pedal by twisting your wrench counterclockwise.
Example Of Pedal Orientation
Direction To Tighten Right Pedal
Direction To Tighten Left Pedal
- Pump the tires. To pump up your tires, remove the Presta tire cap and open the tire valve.
- The tire’s sidewall will tell you the recommended air pressure. The Current bike’s tire pressure is recommended between 35 and 60 PSI. It is recommended to start in the middle and adjust once you feel more comfortable.
Tire Pressure On Diamondback Current
- Insert the Kiox Display. If you removed the mount to work on the bike, retighten the mounting bolts in a criss-cross pattern to reinstall and straighten the display.
- Adjust your headset (if necessary):
- Loosen the (2) 4mm stem bolts.
- Grab the front (left) brake and use your other hand to place your finger between the frame and the top of the headset.
- Rock the bike back and forth, feeling for any movement between the frame and headset.
- If there is movement, tighten down the top cap bolt until stable.
- Align the stem to the center of the frame and tighten the (2) stem bolts.
- If your steering feels stiff, this means the top cap bolt is too tight. You’ll need to loosen the three stem bolts and start over on the adjustment.
Adjusting & Tightening Headset
- Steps To Remove And Insert The Battery:
- Remove the battery cover.
- Slide the plastic clip back and release the cover from the frame.
- Put the key in the lock and turn.
- Push in the clip at the top of the battery casing to release the battery from the frame.
- To reinsert, push the battery pack into position and turn the key clockwise to slide the battery into place.
- Push the battery in until you hear a click.
- Put the battery cover back on and lock it to the frame.
- Charge the battery on or off the frame. To charge the battery while in the frame, open the rubber charge port and plug in the charger. There are battery indicator lights near the port if charging off the bike.
- Keep track of your key numbers in the event they become lost. You’ll only need the keys to unlock the bike’s battery.
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