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Congratulations!  Now that you have one, it's time to install your new RoadLink DM.  We know that it looks like a lot, but if you start now you should be on the bike in under twenty minutes. 

Before diving in, you'll need the following:

Required Equipment:

  • Protective eyewear
  • 2mm hex key
  • 5mm hex key
  • Rag

Strongly Recommended:

  • Removable thread locking compound (Loctite 242 or equivalent)
  • Torque wrench with 5mm Allen socket


  1. Mount bicycle in workstand.
  2. Remove rear wheel.
  3. Remove chain from chainring.
  4. Use 5mm Allen key to remove Direct Mount screw from rear derailleur.
  5. Use 5mm Allen key to remove Direct Mount link from derailleur hanger.
  6. Use rag to clean all surfaces of derailleur Direct Mount knuckle.
  7. Use 5mm Allen key or torque wrench to mount RoadLink DM to derailleur hanger and torque to 8-10Nm.
    Note:  Take care to ensure that RoadLink DM pin rests against derailleur hanger tab.
    Note:  Do not use thread locking compound on RoadLink DM mounting bolt.

Recommended:  Apply a small amount of thread locking compound to Direct Mount screw threads.

  1. Center derailleur Direct Mount knuckle over threaded RoadLink DM hole.
  2. Use 5mm Allen Key to start Direct Mount screw in derailleur hanger.
    Note:  Direct Mount screw must be located in both sides of the Direct Mount knuckle before threads will engage.
  3. Use torque wrench or 5mm Allen key to torque Direct Mount screw to 8-10Nm.
  4. Replace rear wheel.
  5. Replace chain on chainring.
  6. Adjust B-limit screw by:
  7. Shifting to highest cog
  8. Pull rear derailleur body rearward to release pressure on B-screw.
  9. Use 2mm hex key to adjust B-screw so that, when the derailleur is released, top derailleur pulley sits as close as possible to top cog without ‘rumbling’ or bumping while pedaling.
  10. Adjust shifting as necessary.
  11. Go for a ride.