Required: 

  • Stages MTB shifter from our webstore 
  • User supplied 31.8mm MTB handlebar and grips. 
  • 4 mm hex key and torque wrench (up to 5 N⋅m)
  • Device with Stages Link app installed to configure shifting

In order to swap your SB20 from the provided drop handlebar and shifters, follow these steps.


Prep your bike for installation by unplugging the bike from power source.


Unplug the two road handlebar plugs from the base of the stem. Insert the provided protective plugs into these ports for protection. While holding the road bars firm, unbolt the three stem faceplate bolts with a 4 mm hex key.  As the plate loosens, the bar will naturally rotate downwards.


Remove faceplate and set road handlebar aside. 


Bring user supplied MTB handlebar to the bike, and attach the three faceplate bolts.  


Finalize the position of the MTB handlebar and torque to spec (5 N⋅m). 


Install the mtb shifter onto the right side of your handlebar. Tighten to 5-7 N⋅m. Install your grip. The shifter should be in a position that allows for thumb access of both shift buttons without moving your hand from the grip, and angled to optimally reflect your wrist anatomy and preference.


Remove right-side upper auxiliary plug using the provided wire connector extraction tool. 


Plug in the shifter to the right side auxiliary port, and plug in your SB20 back into power. Store the auxiliary plug in a safe place, for use with Road handlebar. 


Note:  Do not force the plug or shifter cable. Ensure proper alignment of device prior to install. 


Note: Your SB20 fit measurements will likely be different with the new handlebar, please adjust the fore-aft and handlebar vertical position accordingly. The user guide can assist with this adjustment.


For your first ride with your new MTB shifter, you need to create a new Virtual Setup for best use and replication of your mountain bike. Use of a single front chainring or Dream Drive Virtual Setup is recommended with this shifter. 


Note: Disable the 'Brake' function at this time.



In the Bike Control menu, the new setup can be selected and ridden in your preferred 3rd party application or with Dash computer.