Handlebar Stem and Front Wheel Alignment

How to align your bike Stem and Wheel.

Make sure the front wheel and handlebar stem are aligned in the proper orientation of each other. 

To do so: 

  • Lock the front wheel between your knees.

  • Turn the handlebar side to side to test the stem connection of the fork.

If any movement is noted, do not ride the bike until this is corrected.

Inspect routing to be sure the handlebars can turn freely without binding or pinching the cables.


Check to be sure that your handgrips on the handlebars are in good condition and the bars are not protruding through the grip. 

This section covers Stem and Wheel alignment for proper installation and usage.

 If you are not confident in your ability to successfully and safely perform all steps, we recommend having the work performed or checked by a local, certified, and reputable bike mechanic.