About this instruction manual, Safety, Introduction – Koga GENERAL INSTRUCTION User Manual

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About this instruction

This instruction manual provides
you with the information you
need to maintain and use your
Koga bicycle safely. The manual
describes only the major parts of
the bicycle and the most common
settings. This manual is intended
for all types of bicycles from
Koga. That means that certain
information might not apply to
your Koga bicycle.
Visit www.koga.com to find the
most up to date version of this

Manuals for specific parts may
have been supplied along with
your Koga bicycle.
Consult these manuals if you
want extra information about the
part in question. If you want more
information about a certain part,
or you want to make adjustments
that have not been described
in these manuals, contact your
Koga dealer.


Use the bicycle for the
purpose for which it
was designed.


Every rider is legally obliged to
maintain his or her bicycle in a
condition that is safe for traffic
and ready for riding. Make sure
you are familiar with these legal
obligations so you are not faced
with unwelcome situations.

Koga supplies bicycles that
meet the legal obligations for
the purpose for which they are
made. The Trekking, Comfort,
Special and most of the Light
Touring bicycles are suitable for
public roads. The Race, MTB and
a few Light Touring bicycles are
not suitable for public roads if
they do not have the necessary
adjustments. In their standard
models they do not have any
lighting, and therefore may
not be ridden on public roads
in conditions of poor visibility.
Separate light units are available
for these bicycles.

Ride particularly
carefully on wet road
surfaces. The braking
distance is longer on a
slippery road surface.
Use lights that work
properly in all cases of
poor visibility.

(Cycle) clothing

When riding your bicycle, wear
close-fitting pants, or use a
bicycle clip. Loose clothing can
get between moving parts.

Koga is not liable for
grease and/or lubricants
in clothing.

When riding your bicycle, wear
clothing that attracts attention.
When riding your bicycle, wear a
DIN-EN 1078 approved bicycle

Before you start riding, check
• The wheels are properly


• The brakes work properly.
• The saddle is at the correct


• The seat post is at the correct


• The seat post is at the correct


• The lights work properly.
• The gears work properly.
• The bolts, nuts and pedals are

attached firmly.

• The air pressure in the tyres is


• The tread of the tyres is


After an accident

After an accident or a fall, have
your Koga dealer check your
Koga bicycle thoroughly.
• A bent or deformed aluminium

frame cannot be repaired.

• A slightly bent or deformed

steel frame can be repaired.

• After an accident, carbon parts

must be replaced entirely.
Carbon parts can receive
visible and invisible damage.

Accessories and equipment

You can mount extra accessories
on your Koga bicycle. All parts
that are mounted additionally on
the bicycle must be suitable for
the Koga bicycle. Therefore, use
accessories only in consultation
with your Koga dealer. Parts that
do not fit can lead to damage or