This video will show you how to attach the rear wheel on your VanMoof S3 (it can also be used for the VanMoof X3):
1. Prepare your tools
- You will need the anti-theft wrench and nut tool from your VanMoof toolbox.
- You will also need a 2.5 and 4mm Allen key.
2. Before you attach the wheel, make sure it’s the right way round. The E-shifter should be on the drive side.
- Lower the wheel then attach the chain by lifting it over the sprocket.
- Then lower the wheel into the rear fork with the E-shifter facing upwards.
- Rotate the E-shifter into position. The axle should sit all the way in the dropout and the brake disc should be aligned with the brake caliper pads.
3. Secure the wheel
- Align the E-shifter with the hole in the frame.
- Place a non-turn washer, then an anti-theft nut on each side of the wheel.
- Firmly tighten the nut on the brake side first, using the anti-theft wrench and nut tool. Then do the same on drive side.
- Check both sides of the rear dropout to see if the installation is correct. The anti-theft nut should sit in the center of the dropout.
4. Connect the E-shifter
- Secure the E-shifter in place using 4mm Allen key.
- Gently connect the E-shifter cable.
- Then tuck it into the frame as far as possible to take away the slack. Then re-insert the E-shifter cap.
5. Attach the chain tensioner
- Push the chain tensioner down so the holes are aligned, then secure it in place using a 4mm Allen key.
- Slide the upper chain guard over the chain.
- Secure in place using 2.5mm Allen key. S3 riders should use the top hole, X3 riders should use the next hole down.
6. Test the installation
- Press the power button to wake up the bike.
- Make sure the bike is set to one of the power assist levels.
- Spin the front wheel, then turn the pedal by hand.
- The front wheel motor will engage and the wheel will continue to spin.
- You should hear the E-shifter changing gears as the speed increases.
Now you’re ready to ride