Using this owners manual

This bicycle manual and this Welcome section provide information about the use and the ownership of your new bicycle. This page explains how to use the manual:

Viewing the manual in your web browser

The pages of this manual appear in your computer's web browser, the software your computer uses to view internet web pages: Internet Explorer, Safari, Netscape, Opera, etc. However, your browser can open these same pages from a CD. If you are viewing this from a CD, you can see most of the information without an internet connection, but some of the links DO require an internet connection.


The browser window is split into two "frames," or columns (Figure 1).  The left-hand frame is the navigation column, a way to get around in the manual and to know where you are in the manual.  The right-hand frame is the information or content column, where reading material is displayed-- you are reading the content column now.


Frames or columns

Sections and Chapters

There are two sections to this information: the Welcome section (this is the Welcome section) and the Owner's Manual section. To read the Owner's Manual, you must choose a bicycle type.

The owner's manual is divided into three major chapters. The chapters are shown as "Books" (Figure 2). When you click on a closed book, the book opens and information pages appear below the book. Information pages are denoted by the "arrow" icon. If you click an arrow, the page opens in the right-hand frame, or content column, for you to read.

Closed book

Open book

Information page


Icons for chapters and content pages


In many of the information pages, you will see blue underlined text. These are Links, and they work just like when you are viewing pages on the Internet; click a Link and you will go to a new information page.

If a link takes you to a page that you don't want, click the Back button on your web browser. Alternately, select a book or information page from the navigation column on the left.

Most of the links take you to information pages within the manual, but some links go to web pages on the internet. To access a web page on the internet, your computer must be connected to the internet. These internet links replace the manual page in the content column with an actual internet web page, but leave the manual's left-hand navigation column. To return to the manual, click on your web browser's Back button, or click a Topic in the left-hand frame.


Trek web site displayed in the information column


At the top of many of the information pages, you will see a grey bar with text. These are breadcrumbs, and they show you where you are in the manual. For example, the breadcrumbs on this page show you are reading "Using this Owner's Manual" in the Trek Owner's Manual. In another section, you may see more titles listed between the arrows (Figure 4). The titles work just like links; you can click on them to move around the manual.


Breadcrumbs displayed at the top of each page

New software may be required


This manual includes PDF (Portable Document Format) files which require Adobe Acrobat Reader. To get the free program, connect to the internet and click on this icon.



This manual includes QuickTime movies which require the QuickTime movie viewer. To get the free program, connect to the internet and click on this icon.

Other Ways to Find Information in This Manual

At the bottom of every page, you'll find either a link to the next suggested page for reading or a grey button titled "Related topics." The related topics provide additional or related information.

At the top left of the window (Figure 1) you will see three buttons that offer different ways to find information. Click on one of these:


Buttons for Contents, Index, and Search

Explanation of special symbols and safety language

The safety alert symbol and a grey screen (the exclamation mark inside a triangle, and grey box behind the text, as seen here) are used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. This symbol is always accompanied by a safety message.

In many cases, this manual says that a hazard could cause a loss of control. Because even at slow speeds a loss of control on a bicycle has the potential to lead to serious injury or death, we do not always repeat this fact. Obey all safety messages to avoid possible injury or death:

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation or unsafe practice which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

Increasing the text size

As with any web page, your browser can change the size of the text on pages to make it easier for you to read. The  method for changing text size is different in different browsers, but here are several methods for you to try:


For your convenience, you can print pages from this manual. Depending on which browser you use, you may be offered a printing choice similar to "Print Current Frame." If your computer offers you this choice, make sure you have placed the cursor on the frame you want to print; otherwise you might print only the left frame, the navigation column.

The information in this manual meets requirements

 This manual meets the requirements of these standards:


This manual covers many models, with a variety of equipment, so this manual may contain some information that does not apply to your bicycle. Some illustrations may vary from the actual bicycles.

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