Omega X Installation Guide
The Omega X installs much like a standard single-post brake, and is the easiest aero brake on the market to set up.
- Begin by removing the wheel - it is easier to install the Omega X without a wheel in place. We will bring it back for pad adjustment later.
- If your bike uses a direct-mount standard, either Shimano Direct-Mount or TRP U-Mount, begin by removing any pre-installed canti studs, to expose the direct mount bosses. These will be either M6 threaded holes (for Shimano Direct Mount) or M8 holes (for TRP U-Mount). The Omega X universal Direct-Mount Adapter is compatible with both. We include two versions of the Direct Mount Adapter, a High version usually best for front brakes, and a Low version usually best for rear brakes. Choose the version that will allow you to properly center the brake pads on your rim's brake track. When in doubt, use the High version for a front brake installation, and the Low version for a rear brake installation. They can be changed out later if needed. If your bike has both direct-mount AND traditional single-bolt attachment options (such as found on the Quintana Roo PRSix), always use the single-bolt attachment.
- Next, remove the Omega X Front Plate and install the brake with one of the included M6 Countersunk Thru Bolts.
- If your bike has a standard single-post brake mount, thread the M6 Thru-Bolt through the brake, then through Serrated Washers positioned on the back of the brake. Pinch in place and slide the whole onto the fork. Hold it in place with a 4mm hex wrench, while you tighten the Recessed Nut with a 5mm wrench. Tighten to a torque of 10-15 Nm, or whatever is recommended by your fork manufacturer.
- If you are using the Direct-Mount Adapter, choose the shortest bolt, which is 14mm long - you do not need any additional Serrated Washers or Recessed Nut, as they are integrated into the Direct Mount Adapter itself. Tighten using a 4mm hex wrench to a torque of 7-8 Nm.