Boostinator Installation

Congratulations!  Now that you have yours, it's time to install that Boostinator.  Installation should take about 2 minutes, re-dishing probably 5-10.

Boostinator DF2 Installation

Tools and Supplies

Required:

  • Protective eyewear
  • Torque wrench with T25 bit
  • Pliers
  • Clean rag

Recommended:

  • Truing stand
  • Spoke wrench
  • 2x1in section of old inner tube

Mounting Instructions

  1. Use pliers to pull drive-side end cap from hub.
    • Use old inner tube to protect end cap finish from pliers.
    • Pull firmly along hub axis:  end cap is held in place with internal o-ring.
  2. Use rag to clean end cap recess and exposed hub axle.
  3. Press Boostinator end cap into hub axle.
    • Press firmly until met with a hard (metal-on-metal) stop.  O-ring will hold end cap in place.

Re-Dishing Wheel

Important:  If unfamiliar with wheel building or truing, we strongly recommend taking your Boostinated wheel to a local shop for re-dishing.

  1. Mount wheel in truing stand.
  2. True wheel to remove any major hops or wobbles.
  3. Re-dish wheel by loosening drive-side and tightening disc-side spokes 1/4-turn per pass. 
    • If previously true and properly dished, most wheels will require less than 1/2-turn loosening on drive-side spokes and less than one turn added to disc-side spokes.
  4. De-tension and true wheel as needed.

 

Boostinator DF3 Installation

Tools and Supplies

Required:

  • Protective eyewear
  • 15mm thru axle
  • Crescent wrench
  • Clean rag

Recommended:

  • Truing stand
  • Spoke wrench

Mounting Instructions

  1. Insert 15mm thru axle approximately 1/2in [12mm] into non-disc axle end cap.
  2. Use thru axle to Gently pry dust end cap and retaining ring from hub.
  3. Use rag to clean end cap recess and exposed bearing race/seals.
  4. Insert Boostinator end cap into end cap recess. 
  5. Place retaining ring over Boostinator end cap.
  6. Adjust crescent wrench to loosely clear Boostinator end cap.
  7. Use flat side of wrench to gently press retaining ring into hub until flush with hub shell.
    • Take care with this step- retaining ring is thin and will scratch/dent easily.

Re-Dishing Wheel

Important:  If unfamiliar with wheel building or truing, we strongly recommend taking your Boostinated wheel to a local shop for re-dishing.

  1. Mount wheel in truing stand.
  2. True wheel to remove any major hops or wobbles.
  3. Re-dish wheel by loosening drive-side and tightening disc-side spokes 1/4-turn per pass. 
    • If previously true and properly dished, most wheels will require less than 1/2-turn loosening on drive-side spokes and less than one turn added to disc-side spokes.
  4. De-tension and true wheel as needed.

Boostinator DR Installation

Tools and Supplies

Required:

  • Protective eyewear
  • T25 Torx key
  • Torque wrench with T25 bit
  • Pliers
  • Removable thread-locking compound
    • Loctite 246 (recommended), 242, or equivalent
  • Clean rag

Recommended:

  • Truing stand
  • Spoke wrench
  • 2x1in section of old inner tube

Mounting Instructions

  1. If mounted, use Torx key to remove six rotor bolts and rotor from hub.
    • Never use a torque wrench to remove hardware.
  2. Use pliers to pull disc-side end cap from hub.
    • Use old inner tube to protect end cap finish from pliers.
    • Pull firmly along hub axis:  end cap is held in place with internal o-ring.
  3. Use rag to clean hub disc mounting surface and rotor mounting surface.
    • Take care not to touch or otherwise contaminate rotor braking surface.
  4. Use rag to clean end cap recess and exposed axle end.
  5. Press Boostinator end cap onto axle end.
    • Press firmly until met with a hard (metal-on-metal) stop.  Internal o-ring will hold end cap in place.
  6. Apply one drop of thread locking compound to leading end of Boostinator bolt threads
    • Use only provided M5x16mm pan head Torx bolts with heads marked "10.9".  If unavailable,contact Lindarets for replacement.
  7. Place 6mm Boostinator rotor spacer on hub and align holes with threaded hub rotor mounting holes.
  8. Use Torx key to install six Boostinator screws through rotor and spacer to finger tightness only.
    • Do not mount rotors larger than 183mm in diameter using a rear Boostinator kit.
  9. Use Torque wrench set to 5Nm to tighten Boostinator screws in the following pattern:
    1. 12:00 -> 6:00 -> 4:00 -> 10:00 -> 2:00 -> 8:00

Re-Dishing Wheel

Important:  If unfamiliar with wheel building or truing, we strongly recommend taking your Boostinated wheel to a local shop for re-dishing.

  1. Mount wheel in truing stand.
  2. True wheel to remove any major hops or wobbles.
  3. Re-dish wheel by loosening drive-side and tightening disc-side spokes 1/4-turn per pass. 
    • If previously true and properly dished, most wheels will require less than 1/2-turn loosening on drive-side spokes and less than one turn added to disc-side spokes.
  4. De-tension and true wheel as needed.

Boostinator HF Installation

Tools and Supplies

Required:

  • Protective eyewear
  • Torque wrench with T25 bit
  • Pliers
  • Clean rag

Recommended:

  • Truing stand
  • Spoke wrench
  • 2x1in section of old inner tube

Mounting Instructions

  1. Use pliers to pull disc-side end cap from hub.
    • Use old inner tube to protect end cap finish from pliers.
    • Pull firmly along hub axis:  end cap is held inside axle with external o-ring.
  2. Use rag to clean end cap recess and inside of hub axle.
  3. Press Boostinator end cap into hub axle.
    • Press firmly until met with a hard (metal-on-metal) stop.  O-ring will hold end cap in place.

Re-Dishing Wheel

Important:  If unfamiliar with wheel building or truing, we strongly recommend taking your Boostinated wheel to a local shop for re-dishing.

  1. Mount wheel in truing stand.
  2. True wheel to remove any major hops or wobbles.
  3. Re-dish wheel by loosening drive-side and tightening disc-side spokes 1/4-turn per pass. 
    • If previously true and properly dished, most wheels will require less than 1/2-turn loosening on drive-side spokes and less than one turn added to disc-side spokes.
  4. De-tension and true wheel as needed.

Boostinator HR Installation

Tools and Supplies

Required:

  • Protective eyewear
  • T25 Torx key
  • Torque wrench with T25 bit
  • Pliers
  • Removable thread-locking compound
    • Loctite 246 (recommended), 242, or equivalent
  • Clean rag

Recommended:

  • Truing stand
  • Spoke wrench
  • 2x1in section of old inner tube

Mounting Instructions

  1. If mounted, use Torx key to remove six rotor bolts and rotor from hub.
    • Never use a torque wrench to remove hardware.
  2. Use pliers to pull disc-side end cap from hub.
    • Use old inner tube to protect end cap finish from pliers.
    • Pull firmly along hub axis:  end cap is held in place with internal o-ring.
  3. Use rag to clean hub disc mounting surface, hub wiper seal, and rotor mounting surface.
    • Take care not to touch or otherwise contaminate rotor braking surface.
  4. Use rag to clean end cap recess and exposed axle end.
  5. Press Boostinator end cap onto exposed axle end.
    • Take care not to damage hub wiper seal.
    • Press firmly until met with a hard (metal-on-metal) stop.  Internal o-ring will hold end cap in place.
  6. Apply one drop of thread locking compound to leading end of Boostinator bolt threads
    • Use only provided M5x16mm pan head Torx bolts with heads marked "10.9".  If unavailable,contact Lindarets for replacement.
  7. Place 6mm Boostinator rotor spacer on hub and align holes with threaded hub rotor mounting holes.
  8. Use Torx key to install six Boostinator screws through rotor and spacer to finger tightness only.
    • Do not mount rotors larger than 183mm in diameter using a rear Boostinator kit.
  9. Use Torque wrench set to 5Nm to tighten Boostinator screws in the following pattern:
    1. 12:00 -> 6:00 -> 4:00 -> 10:00 -> 2:00 -> 8:00

Re-Dishing Wheel

Important:  If unfamiliar with wheel building or truing, we strongly recommend taking your Boostinated wheel to a local shop for re-dishing.

  1. Mount wheel in truing stand.
  2. True wheel to remove any major hops or wobbles.
  3. Re-dish wheel by loosening drive-side and tightening disc-side spokes 1/4-turn per pass. 
    • If previously true and properly dished, most wheels will require less than 1/2-turn loosening on drive-side spokes and less than one turn added to disc-side spokes.
  4. De-tension and true wheel as needed.