How to use
How does the PeakRider work?
Insert the PeakRider as close to the back as possible and push the supportplate to the bottom of the backpack. To use the carrying device, slide the teliscopic rod upwards out of the backpack through the opening for the hydration tube. Caution: The pole must always be retracted when cycling, to avoid injuries.
The Cone-Strap is mounted on the down tube at the ballance point of the bike on the inside of the frame triangle. The opening needs to be to left / brake rotor side. The correct position along the down tube is usually about 15-20 cm above the bottom bracket. If the bike on the backpack tilts to the right or left, the position must be adjusted so that the bike ideally hangs in a well balanced manner.
The height of the telescopic rod should be adjusted so that the bike does not rest on the [shoulders], but lower enough that the shoulders direct the bike via the down tube when turning the upper body.
Mounting the bike requires a little practice. With your right hand, grab the bike crank or lower frame and with your left hand, grab the lower suspension fork, lift the bike over your head and hang it up on the protruding teliscopic rod. It is best to let your companions help you on your first tours. Also possible: Stand in front of a mirror (the mirror effect of car/bus windows is actually sufficient), look where the correct position is and then remember the position of the arms. Once you have figured out the position, it becomes fairly easy.
Frequently Asked Questions
The PeakRider works with any backpack that has a central opening for a hydration system tube. The only criteria is that the telescopic rod can exit at the top of the backpack.
The telescopic rod of the PeakRider must always be retracted for any active cycling and the PeakRider must therefore be completely recessed into the backpack. This way the PeakRider does not increase the risk of injury when riding.