Adjusting the frame lock on 2017 and earlier bikes

Tools Needed

Adjustable wrench

2.5mm allen wrench

3mm allen wrench


This guide will walk you through how to properly adjust your frame lock. Over time your frame lock will "break in", this break in may result in the frame lock not "snapping" when locked, or the frame lock may feel loose. Should you need to adjust your frame lock, please follow these instructions. Always ensure that the frame lock on your bike is always secure and the secondary lock is in place before you ride. 

The earlier frame locks come in two styles, before you begin, identify below which style you have.

Type 1

"Type 1" frame lock has a brushed finish. The secondary lock is a pin that protrudes from the lever. It has a rounded profile. 

Type 2

"Type 2" frame lock has a polished finish. The secondary frame lock is a tab that nests in a slot of the frame lock lever. The lever has a flat profile. Type 2 lever has a small hold in the lever, this is an alignment screw. 


Adjusting "Type 1" frame lock

1. Rotate the secondary safety lock up to the open/unlocked position. 


2. Unlock the frame lock by pulling the lever out, away from the frame. 

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3. Looking at the underside of the frame lock lever, notice the thread locking screw.


4. Back this screw out using a 2.5mm allen wrench. 

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5. With the frame partially folded, you will see the adjustment bar. 


6. With an adjustable wrench rotate the bar to adjust the frame lock. 

NOTE: Turn with only 1/4 rotations at a time, close the lock and test to see if proper tension is achieved. 

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7. Looking back at the thread locking screw. 


8. Tighten the thread locking screw so that it rests firmly against the threads of the adjustment bar. NOTE: Do not attempt to turn the adjustment bar once you have tightened the thread locking screw. Damage to the threads may result. 

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9. Test the adjustment by pressing the frame lock lever into the closed/locked position. 


10. When closing, you should hear a pop/snap as the frame lock lever locks into place. NOTE: There should be no looseness, the frame lock lever should engage with a firm press of your finger or palm. 

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Adjusting "Type 2"

1. Rotate the secondary safety lock up to the open/unlocked position. 


2. Unlock the frame lock by pulling the lever out, away from the frame. 

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3. Locate the adjustment screw on the inside of the frame lock lever. 


4. Using a 3mm allen wrench rotate the adjustment screw. NOTE: Turn the adjustment screw 1/4 turn at a time and check to see if the frame lock is properly adjusted. 

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5. Test the adjustment by pressing the frame lock lever into the closed/locked position. 


6. When closing, you should hear a pop/snap as the frame lock lever locks into place. NOTE: There should be no looseness, the frame lock lever should engage with a firm press of your finger or palm.

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