Intended use

Keep in mind that every type of bike is designed for a specific use. Use your CENTURION bike only for to its intended purpose, otherwise it may not withstand the loads and fail causing an accident with unforeseeable consequences! In addition, if you use your bike for another than its intended purpose, the warranty will become void.

Ask your CENTURION dealer to confirm the category your CENTURION bike belongs to.

ATTENTION:

  • CENTURION bikes in general are not in- tended for being used on bike trainers with clamps. The forces acting on the rear frame are highly increased compared to the forces arising when cycling outdoor and may result in frame failure. Therefore, do not use your CENTURION bike on a trainer to which it has to be clamped somehow. The use on free bike rollers is permitted.
  • CENTURION bikes used in extreme rid- ing situations or competitions require clearly increased riding skills. Not all CENTURION bikes are suitable for such use. Ask your CENTURION dealer before such a use. If you decide to use your bike in such a way, you voluntarily assume a highly increased injury risk which can even result in death. In addition, your CENTURION bike is exposed to higher loads and you hereby accept a clearly reduced service life of the CENTURION bike.
  • Many magazines, advertisements, catalogs or films show riders engaged in extreme riding situations. These are professionals who have built up enormous riding skills during years of training. Always estimate your own limits defensively; do not overestimate you. Always wear adequate protective safety equipment. But even with state-of-the-art protective equipment you are at risk of being seriously injured or killed, when doing extreme riding maneuvers or participating in competitions.

For more information on the intended use of your CENTURION bike, see the bike card.

CENTURION Classification

Category 1: Street

CENTURION bikes of the category Street are de- signed for use on roads and bicycle lanes with tarred or paved surface, where the wheels remain in permanent contact to the ground. Observe the traffic rules when riding on public roads.

CENTURION bikes of this category are not designed for off-road use and for being used as touring and all-weather bike.

In general, these are road bikes with racing bars or straight handlebars. The tire is very narrow, i.e. 22 to maximal 28 mm in width. The maximum permissible additional load (rider plus baggage) is 120 kg. Under certain circumstances the maximum permissible additional load can be further limited by the component manufacturers’ recommendations for use.

The CENTURION models Gigadrive, Hyperdrive, Speeddrive and City Speed belong to this category.

 

Category 2: Cross

CENTURION bikes of the category Cross are de- signed for hard-surface terrains, i.e. for tarred roads and bicycle lanes or gravel field tracks, sand or dirt paths open to bicycles. The wheels remain in permanent contact to the ground. Unintentional loss of contact of one wheel, e.g. for riding over a curb, is permitted.

CENTURION bikes of this category are not suitable for mountain bike use and jumps. Some bikes of this category have suspension elements. These serve the purpose of improving comfort and not the capability of cycling off-road.

In general, these are urban, city, trekking and ATB bikes with wheel sizes of 26 or 28 inches. Cyclocross bikes (bikes for cyclo-cross sport) are in general bikes with 28-inch-wheels with narrow tires (28 to maximum 42 mm). The maximum permissible additional load (rider plus baggage) is 120 kg. Under certain circumstances the maximum permissible additional load can be further limited by the component manufacturers’ recommendations for use.

The CENTURION models Cross Line, E-Fire Sport, E-Fire Tour, City Line and Crossfire belong to this category.

 

Category 3: XC/Marathon

CENTURION bikes of the category XC/Marathon are intended for off-road use. Bikes of this category are suitable for use on tarred roads and bicycle lanes or gravel field tracks, sand or dirt paths open to bi- cycles. In addition, bikes of this category are suitable for use on trails and technical areas with roots, small stones, draws and loose surfaces. Jumps up to a height of 0.3 m are permitted.

CENTURION bikes of this category are not designed for use in rough, blocked or very steep terrains or bike parks and not for other forms of extreme riding, such as dirt jumping, freeriding, downhill or North Shore – neither for training nor competitions.

But particularly inexperienced riders doing jumps may however land inappropriately, thus increasing the acting forces significantly which may result in damage and injuries. We recommend that you attend a riding technique course. If necessary, have your CENTURION bike checked by your CENTURION dealer more often than indicated by the service schedule.

Cross-country and marathon mountain bikes are in general MTB hardtails and full suspension bikes with short suspension travel. The maximum permissible additional load (rider plus baggage) is 120 kg. Under certain circumstances the maximum permissible additional load can be further limited by the component manufacturers’ recommendations for use.

The CENTURION mountain bike hardtail models as well as the CENTURION models Backfire, Backfire E, Numinis, Numinis E, Lhasa E belong to this category.

Category 4: All Mountain

CENTURION bikes of the category All Mountain are intended for off-road use. Bikes of this category are not only suitable for use on trails and technical areas with roots, small stones, draws and loose surfaces, but also on rough terrain with blocked sections. Jumps up to a height of 1.0 m are permitted.

CENTURION bikes of this category are not intended for extreme riding such as dirt jumping, freeriding, downhilling, North Shore or stunt biking of any kind whatsoever – neither for training nor competitions.

In general, All Mountain bikes are full-suspension bikes with medium suspension travel. The maximum permissible additional load (rider plus baggage) is 120 kg. Under certain circumstances the maximum permissible additional load can be further limited by the component manufacturers’ recommendations for use.

The CENTURION models No Pogo, No Pogo E and Trailbanger belong to this category.

 

Category 0: Kids

CENTURION bikes of the category Kids are designed for hard-surface ground, i.e. for tarred roads and bicycle lanes or gravel field tracks, sand or dirt paths open to bicycles. In addition, bikes of this category are suitable for use on trails and technical areas with roots, small stones, draws and loose surfaces. Jumps up to a height of 0.3 m are permitted. Observe the traffic rules when riding on public roads.

CENTURION bikes of this category are not designed for adult use, off-road use, extreme riding situations and competitive use of any kind whatsoever.

Parents or their representatives are responsible for the intended use of CENTURION bikes of this category, for the instruction as well as the always safe operation condition.

These are responsible to protect the cycling child from any sources of danger, e.g. in public road traffic, on slopes/inclinations, steps, curbs or the like. Challenging tracks require sufficient practice and instruction of the children.

In general, CENTURION bikes at a tire size of 12 to 24 inches belong to this category. The maximum permissible additional load (rider plus baggage) is 60 kg.

The CENTURION models R’Bock belong to this category.

 

Warranty and guarantee

Your CENTURION bike was manufactured with great care. Normally it is delivered to you by your CENTURION bike dealer fully assembled.

As direct purchaser you have full warranty rights within the first two years after purchase. Please contact your CENTURION dealer in the event of defects.

To ensure a smooth handling of your complaint, it is necessary to pres- ent your receipt, your bike card, the handover report and the service reports. Therefore, be sure to keep these documents in a safe place.

To ensure a long service life and good durability of your CENTURION bike, use it only for its intended purpose (see the chapter “Intended use”). Please observe the permissible load specifications as specified on the bike card. Be sure to follow the mounting instructions of the manufacturers (above all, the torque values of the bolts) as well as the prescribed maintenance schedule.

Observe the checks and routines listed in these operating instructions or in any other operating instructions enclosed with this delivery (see the chapter “Service and maintenance schedule”) as well as any instruc- tions concerning the replacement of safety-relevant components such as handlebars or brakes etc.

Guarantee on CENTURION bikes

In purchasing this CENTURION bike you will receive a warranty covering far more than stipulated by the legal regulations (as of date of purchase of initial buyer).

  • A lifetime guarantee* against rupture for all aluminum and carbon frames for the categories Kids, Street, Cross, XC/Marathon and All Mountain (see chapter “Intended use”)
  • A five-year guarantee against rupture for all aluminum and carbon frames outside the aforementioned categories
  • A five-year guarantee against rupture for aluminum and carbon rigid forks

CENTURION reserve the right to repair or replace the frame/the fork.

In the event the frame/fork model concerned is no (longer) available, CENTURION reserves the right provide a (successor) model of an equivalent or greater quality.

The guarantee does not cover labor and transport costs, nor does it cover follow-up costs resulting from defects.

Guarantee claims for suspension forks, rear shocks as well as drive units of pedelecs/EPACs (Electric Power Assisted Cycles) and other branded components will not be handled by CENTURION, but by the national distributors of the component manufacturers.

Your direct contact in any case is your CENTURION dealer.

The guarantee only applies to claims substantiated by presenting the original purchase contract, customer’s receipt, the handover report and the bike card stating the date of purchase, the dealer address, the model and the frame number. An online registration is also available at www.centurion.de/en_int (not available in all countries). This also applies within the statutory warranty/guarantee periods.

This additional guarantee is also valid when reselling a CENTURION bike. Prerequisite for that is the full traceability from the initial buyer to the last buyer. This is exclusively the case, if purchase contracts in written form can be presented in addition to the above-mentioned documents.

Guarantee claims will only be acknowledged, if the bike has been used for none other than its intended use, had an inspection during its first five hundred kilometers or the first six months after purchase, has been fitted exclusively with original spare parts or accessories and had its suspension systems serviced by a CENTURION dealer or an authorized service center once a year at least.

For carbon frames of the types road, cyclocross and mountain bike (suspension travel up to 100 mm) the above-mentioned guarantee also applies for competitive use. The guarantee does not cover the competitive use or other overloads for all other types.

It does not cover damage resulting from wear, insufficient care/maintenance, fall/accident, overstress caused by overloading, incorrect mounting and improper treatment as well as constructional changes to the bicycle (by using non-original spare parts as well as the installation and the modification of (additional) components.

Diligent compliance with the respective manufacturers’ mounting instructions and maintenance intervals as prescribed in this manual are crucial to a long service life and good durability of all bicycle components. Non-observance will render the guarantee void. Observe the checks described in this manual as well as all instructions concerning the regular replacement of safety-relevant components, such as the handlebars, stem etc.

The guarantee regulations going beyond the statutory regulations are voluntary services provided by CENTURION. These statutory regulations vary from country to country. Ask your CENTURION dealer for more information and read the original CENTURION operating instructions

In case of any inquiries, please contact your national distributor; visit www.centurion.de/en_int to find his address. These provisions of the guarantee are applicable as of model year 2016.

MERIDA & CENTURION Germany GmbH
Blumenstraße 51
D-71106 Magstadt
Deutschland
Tel: +49(0)7159 9459-600
www.centurion.de

 

* The service life of a bicycle is ten years.