Time to Ride
It’s worth remembering that while CadenceX can be mounted on most bikes, we do not recommend mounting with:
You’ll need the following provided in the box:
CadenceX can either be mounted with the generator pointing forward on the right side of the fork or pointing backward on the left side.
Mount on the right of the fork (looking while riding) for hub brakes (discs or drums) or the left for rim brakes (caliper and cantilever brakes).
Move CadenceX into its decoupled position. Pivot the Generator and Clamp opposite the spring force until the two pieces meet. You should hear “click” confirming the Spring Lock has set. You can confirm that the Generator is locked by seeing the locking plunger recess in its groove. Rotate the knurl if the locking plunger won’t recess.
Use your hands to loosely secure CadenceX’s left fastener, place the clamp jaw around the bottom of your fork, then loosely screw the right-fastener to close the clamp.
Insert a mounting spacer on the inside of the clamp.
If your fork is a larger ellipse, closer to 50mm wide, you can skip this step. CadenceX should be able to work without a spacer on these larger forks.
Smaller forks should use the larger spacer and larger forks should use the smaller spacer. The spacers align with the rubber insert located on the inside of the clamp.
Move CadenceX’s up the fork until its generator is roughly in-line with the top of your rim. If it’s not perfectly aligned, don’t worry. We’ll adjust its angle later.
Tighten the fasteners on CadenceX’s clamp until the device is sufficiently fixed to the fork. There should be little vertical or horizontal movement once tightened.
Adjust the Generator’s angle. Start by making sure the spring lock is engaged. Then, slightly loosen the Generator’s angle-adjust fastener. Now, the Generator can be moved freely.
A tape measure, ruler, or any other straight object can be used to optimize the alignment. A straight line should be able to cross through the center of your hub through the Generator. Once finished, tighten the angle-adjust screw and unlock the generator by pulling backward opposite the spring force and pulling the plunger. You may need to do this more than once to get an ideal alignment.
The Smart Power Hub can be installed on a variety of places on your bike such as your handlebars, stem or frame. The Smart Power Hub’s strap orientation can optionally be adjusted with a 2mm hex key. You can also secure CadenceX’s cable through zip ties to avoid tangles and slack.