BikeFit – Road Bikes

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BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide

How to a Road Overview This is focused road bike and not sizing. Often two descriptions intertwined but are completely With that fitting a bicycle works when you with the size bike; at a a bicycle is close to your size.

Sizing road bicycle not as as you have been to believe, part due the reality a good fit actually little to with the per se. a road comes down the contact (connection points) the cyclist their bicycle. five connection are: right left foot, pelvis and and left

So even your bike not the “size,” as as you the connection in the place you still achieve good and bike fit. proper bike has more do with saddle, handlebars, levers and stem and, importantly, shoes, and pedals. 1 – Bike with “target” connection highlighted. As as you the equipment the bull’s-eye you can a proper efficient bicycle Keep in selling bicycles the business a bike so it inherent that focus is the bicycle bicycle frame.

  BikeFit on a bike ride our business not rely selling you bicycle. Our position enables to give a non-biased on the (or cost) bicycle you We just that your fits you. the connection into the is just start to bike fit. only do points need be in correct area you need fine tune specific connection.

need to and fine the bike as it your body. Bicycles are (other than crank sometimes a little than the whereas the body is For example the hands, because you have the length and stem does mean you the right and size handlebar, the bar tilt/rotation, brake levers their location the handlebars. for the because you the cleat position does mean its tilt and width are


The ultimate between the and your to it when the basically disappears. you no notice the and the thing on mind is ride, the and/or company you have good bike Similarly while bike racer not care the scenery, do care fast they going and position in field. When bike racer not conscious their bike disappears) they experiencing a bike fit.

Getting Started previously mentioned, (cyclist’s) body the bicycle five points- pelvis, and The location the feet, and hands impacts comfort efficiency on bicycle. There several pieces equipment on bicycle that used or to find ideal position your bike: – saddle height, fore/aft tilt and cycling shorts.

– handle brake levers hoods which connected via stem. Feet pedals, cleats, shoes and crank arm Pelvis Saddle Rarely do fitting articles saddle selection regard to fitting. The is it the first before making adjustment to seat height, or fore/aft.  having the bike seat affect and your ideal position.

As as it the best to find most comfortable seat is sit on The problem switching saddles both time and difficult. a saddle take up 15 minutes seat which most people a seat by pressing finger into to test firmness or Another option simply choosing saddle based the one is most

  Fortunately, have solved problem. At we built fitting tool SwitchIt™ that and easily you to as many as you’d by sitting them. Not shops have so you’ll to ask it or another bike that does.  you find shop with try as saddles as like until find the that fits before you your purchase.

may come a surprise the seat currently ride not really best saddle you.  Let hinny be judge! Beware other ways bicycle dealer guide you your saddle Some bike may have sit on device that an impression the width your sits

If this actually works, best information ‘suggests’ is how wide narrow of saddle you like. Unfortunately can share you story story where device does provide information a good choice. As a saddle is not for you compromise your on the and of be uncomfortable. here to just how a difference saddle choice make.

As you and find right saddle an open Most shops start you a saddle path by out that are specifically for men women with women’s saddles wider towards rear (no intended). However, men find “women’s saddles” the most and conversely women find saddles” to the most It’s worth a ribbing your riding as long you are comfortable.

BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide

Are with a good?  It It seems in the some seat added a to make for their ideal saddle Many saddles not offer ideal support the right even for racers who extremely bent or a triathlete.

A saddle may need a out if support is the ideal for you. is the area? It from person person but general, for of us or female) means not much pressure the front in the of the Ultimately a out seat prove the comfortable but discount those without a out before them first.

You may yourself as which feels Is a saddle the position? It be ideal some but not every cyclist.  A of people the saddle down thinking will aid comfort.

If must tilt nose down than a degrees you not have right saddle the overall fit is far off. much downward usually results your pelvis forward. This to hand, and tricep or shoulder While not common, some feel better a slightly tilting nose. best adjustment your road seat really so don’t hung up someone saying is “supposed level or this way that way” rather adjust what feels

Saddle Height starting point most bike is typically height. Sit the saddle one leg free and pelvis level—not hip tilted or lowerYour hanging heel should scrape or the pedal the pedal at the bottom (6 Once you your foot to bring ball of foot to center of pedal you have a bend in knee.

Illustration 2 Heel Scrape is applicable a road or an cycle like Spinner. In experience the bent knee have between and 37 of flexion a straight Typically, most have greater 30 degrees knee bend the bottom the pedal

If your rock a when you lower the a couple and test Repeat as until you this rocking. there are that take account your measurement, generally, do not any better than the heel scrape

We recommend a Goniometer accurately measure bend.  Here a goniometer knee flexion the bend the knee the bottom the stroke:

BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide
BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide
BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide
BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide
BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide
BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide
BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide
BikeFit - Road Bikes road bike fitting guide

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