1. Select the correct Jaw-Pin per your tire size (small, medium, or large). Adjust the pin by loosening the center screw until the teeth are separated, slide to the desired width, then tighten until the jaw teeth are firmly together.
2. Pick the correct pre-set hole per your tire diameter. The outer hole is for 29-er or fatbikes, the middle hole is for 26-in., and the inner hole is for 20-in. and bmx
3. Place each Jaw-Pin in the correct pre-set holes on each end of the boot sidewalls (outer hole for 29-er or fatbike, middle hole for 26-er, and inner hole for 20-in. and bmx). Do this by removing the outside screws on the pins and placing the pins between the sidewalls of the Boot at the corresponding hole for the diameter of the tire. Then insert the screws through the outside of the sidewall and into the end of the pin, on each side. Then tighten each screw for a snug fit.
4. Top view of the bikeboard ski. The ski is slightly tapered at the heel for quicker turning (left), and has a steeper arch at the toe for heavier powder conditions (right). The inserts allow the boot to be moved from front to back in 3 preset positions for better riding and handling in different snow conditions. It is recommended to place the mounting brackets in the corresponding ski insert closer to the heel of the ski for heavy powder conditions and to place the mounting brackets closer to the toe of the ski for packed snow conditions.
Note: A small dimple is located at the center and to one side of each mounting bracket pictured on the right. The specially designed convex arch in the ski requires the dimple on each mounting bracket to face towards each other as shown (towards the center of the ski when mounted to the ski). This allows the mounting brackets to be flush to the surface of the ski. If the mounting brackets are attached improperly, with the dimples facing out toward the ends of the ski board, they will not be flush to the surface and/or the screws will not fit securely to the inserts.
5. llustration of the mounting bracket attachment. Mounting brackets must be attached in the same position on each insert so they remain an equal distance apart, as dictated by the eyelets in the boot. Either both brackets are forward in the 1st position, both centered in the 2nd set of holes, or both in the 3rd position, away from the toe and towards the heel. Pictured here is the mounting bracket in the 3rd position. The eyelets in the base of the boots will align with the mounting bracket position.
6. Placement of the tire in the boot. As illustrated, the pins should be adjusted so that the sidewalls of the boot fit “snug as a boot” to the tire. The pressure of the sidewalls against the rubber tire should prevent the tire from slipping in any way. If the tire easily slips from the boot you may increase the tire pressure, or adjust the pins for a tighter fit. To quickly adjust the pins, loosen the boot eyelet screws from the mounting brackets, then loosen the end and center screws on the pins. The screws do not need to be completely removed to adjust the width. Just loosen enough to allow movement to make adjustments. The eyelet slots in the boot for securing the boot sidewalls to the mounting brackets and the eyelets for the center screw in the pins allow for quick slide adjustments. Adjust each pin to the desired width and secure the center screw in the pins. Then tighten the boot to the mounting brackets and tighten the pins to the sidewalls.
7. Pictured are two options for placement of the boot straps that are provided for each BikeBoard ski. The boot straps are not necessary for holding the tire in the boot. The boot straps are used as a simple leash mechanism for the ski. Option 1: Slip the strap between the ski and the base of the boot, behind each mounting bracket, then pull the end of the strap between the spokes and over the tire. Option 2: Slip the strap through the large opening in the sidewall of the boot, over the tire and through the inside of the opening on the opposite sidewall. Pull the end of the strap back across, over the tire and through the spokes. For both options, secure the strap by sliding the end through the open plastic clasp, then close the plastic clasp by pressing it down firmly.
8. Illustration of placement of the brake handle strap. The brake handle strap must be used to prevent rotation of the wheel with the attached ski. As you become more coordinated and comfortable riding, you may choose to loosen the brake strap so you can “feather” the brake for a more natural ride over the terrain.
9. Product manual and sticker included.