Installation Instruction - ENVE Composites Stems and Handlebars
Congratulations on the purchase of your ENVE Composites Stem and Handlebar!
follow carefully the below instructions for correct use. Particular
tools are needed and experience is necessary for proper installation,
We recommend that all ENVE products be installed by a qualified bicycle
ENVE Composites road and MTB products are compatible with industry standard
steerer tube and handlebar diameters. To choose the correct stem, first
check the specific diameter of steerer tube and handlebar to be used.
For carbon fiber steerers, do not use star-nut type fasteners for
headset bearing preload. Use only an ENVE compression plug to preload the headset bearings. These are included with all ENVE forks. Follow the specific instructions on the fork installation page.
A: Mounting stem on steerer tube:
1. Ensure that the fork steerer tube is clean and free of burrs or chips.
2. Ensure that the fork steerer tube is cut to the correct length, and
that the proper spacers are used to achieve chosen height.
3. With all headset components, fork and spacers installed, slide the stem on to the steerer tube.
4. Install top cap of bearing preload system, and tighten until proper bearing preload is achieved (no play in bearings, but not binding the bearing).
5. Important: Tighten stem fixing bolts according to fork
manufacturer’s recommendations. ENVE Composite’s maximum allowable
torque for the stem fixing bolts is 6Nm. Use fork manufacturer’s
recommendations for bolt torque unless the recommendation exceeds 6Nm.
B: Mounting Handlebar on stem:
1. Uninstall the stem face plate.
2. Check that bolt threads have a light layer of grease.
3. Place handlebar between stem and face plate. Thread all bolts in finger tight.
4. Ensure that you have evenly tightened all bolts. Alternate tightening of the bolts using an “X”pattern.
5. Important: ENVE Composite's maximum allowable torque for the handlebar binder bolts is 6Nm.
a non-ENVE Composites handlebar is used, follow the manufacturer’s
specified torque if it does not exceed 6Nm. Torque should not ever
It is the
user’s responsibility to examine the product on a regular basis to
determine the need for service or replacement. Users should inspect
their bicycle and its parts on a regular basis in order to detect
damage that may have occurred from normal use. Inspect all parts for
damage and wear before each use. Check all fasteners periodically for
tightness. Do not over-tighten.
the event of an accident or crash, all parts should be thoroughly
examined by a qualified bicycle mechanic, and any damaged ENVE Composites parts replaced immediately
All damaged parts should be
repaired or replaced by a qualified bicycle mechanic before the bicycle
is used again. Continuing to use damaged parts may lead to loss of
control of the bicycle and cause injury or death