A bike seat that doesn’t spin, shake, or sink makes for a much smoother and safer ride! Follow the instructions below on how to get the seat on your new bike properly installed and secured so that you can cruise confidently on your Jetson.
Follow these steps to install the seat on the Jetson Adventure, Axle, Bolt, Bolt Pro, Bolt Up, Haze, J5, J8, JLR M, JLR X, Journey, and LX10 bikes. The process is pretty universal, though—so these instructions likely also work on other bicycle makes and models.
- With the help of your kickstand (if your bike model has one) or a friend (if it doesn’t), prop your bike in an upright position.
- Look for the clamp on the top of the seat tube (the vertical part of the bike frame just in front of the back wheel that will support the seat). The clamp will have both a lever and a knob.
- Pull the clamp lever open to release the clamp.
- Using the wrench included in the box, turn the clamp knob counterclockwise to widen the clamp opening.
- Hold the seat above the bike frame so that the seat is facing forward (towards the handlebars) and the seat post (the cylinder below the seat) is facing down. Insert the seat post into the hole of the seat tube.
- Slide the seat post down until your seat is at the ideal riding height.
- Using the wrench, turn the knob clockwise to tighten the clamp. (Make sure it’s pretty tight!)
- Close the lever on the clamp.
- Grab your helmet. Grab your friends. Ride. Enjoy.
Pointers and particulars
- The clamp knob can only be turned when the clamp latch is in the open position.
- When tightening the clamp knob to secure the seat at its ideal height, make sure to get it really tight. (The wrench can really help with this.) A loose clamp can cause the seat to slide around while you are cruising around, and that’s no good.
- Most of Jetson’s bikes come with the rear reflector already attached to the seat post. If not, just slide the reflector up the seat post before inserting the post into the seat tube.
- Some Jetson bikes have markings on the seat posts to indicate how far the post should be inserted into the bike frame. For seat steadiness and safety, pay mind to these guidelines if your model has them. Among the models that do are the:
- Bolt, Bolt Pro, Haze, J5, and J8 – Position the seat beyond the “minimum” mark and before the “maximum” mark.
- JLR M and JLR X – Insert beyond the “minimum” insertion mark so that the mark is not visible.