You bought an SB20 Smart Bike, now what?
- By Kate Hector
- Apr 27, 2021
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW STAGES BIKE SB20!
The Stages SB20 Smart Bike is loaded with amazing features and innovations. We want to make sure your experience is smooth and seamless so you can get riding and enjoy the new reality of indoor cycling. This guide will help you assemble and setup your SB20, and get training in no time.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDE
Check out the Unboxing Video above for assistance with assembly, and before your first ride you'll need to follow instructions to:
- Update Power Meter firmware
- Update Stages SB20 Smart Bike firmware
- Set Stages SB20 Smart Bike crank length
Warning: Do not plug the bike into AC power until the handlebar stem wiring harness and shifting wires have been FULLY connected.
Perform an additional visual check to confirm that the connector set is FULLY seated, with no gap between the two ends.
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD STAGES CYCLING APP AND PAIR STAGESBIKE
To pair the Stages SB20 Smart Bike, first make sure it is plugged into a power source and nearby. Create a Stages Cycling account or login, new accounts will be prompted to enter their body metrics, then asked if they want to set up a device.
- Select Stages SB20 Smart Bike from the account creating process in the Stages Cycling App, or go to Device Manager > + > Stages Bike
- The app will check for firmware version and update automatically
- Create your first virtual setup by selecting the number of front chainrings and the size of each, the number of gears in the cassette, and the cassette layout
Learn more about virtual setups and SB20 Customization.
STEP 2: STAGES POWER METER FIRMWARE UPDATES
Connecting to the Stages SB20 Smart Bike with the Stages Cycling App will show the current power meter firmware, this firmware must be updated separately from the Stages SB20 Smart Bike. Tapping each power meter firmware version will initiate an update if one is available. Don't forget to update both the left and the right power meters.
STEP 3: CRANK LENGTH SETTING
Crank length is customizable on each crank and must be set prior to riding. To set crank length, open the Stages Cycling App and select the crank length from the dropdown menu in the main settings menu. Default crank length is 172.5mm. Wait for the app to confirm the power meters are paired.
For accurate power data, use the app to resent crank lengths if other riders opt for different crank lengths.
STEP 4: ZERO RESET
You will need to periodically zero reset the power meters installed on the Stages SB20 Smart Bike by positioning the crank arms vertically (one pointing up and the other pointing down) and using the Link App to initiate a zero reset. Zero reset values will appear in the Stages Cycling App after success for review.
You can ride the Stages SB20 Smart Bike as a stand alone bike with no additional applications or devices needed, or you can connect devices and applications that use Bluetooth or ANT+ to control resistance.
The Stages SB20 Smart Bike is compatible with all the most popular apps and devices in all modes. Train with your favorite 3rd party apps, or use your Stages Cycling App to control the Stages SB20 Smart Bike.
The Stages SB20 Smart Bike has five different control modes that give the rider a real bike feel.
- Simulation Mode
- ERG Mode
- Level Mode
- Manual Mode
- External Mode
These modes give riders endless options and make the StagesBike a great tool for multiple users in one household. Learn more about control modes here.
STAGES DASH TRAINER CONTROL
Stages Dash GPS cycling computers can control ERG mode on your Stages SB20 Smart Bike. Stages Dash is pre-loaded with a range of free workouts, making Stages SB20 Smart Bike and Stages Dash a powerful training combo.
Having issues getting started with the Stages SB20 Smart Bike? Check out Stages Bike Support or chat with fellow SB20 users in the Stages SB20 Smart Bike Owners Facebook group.