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Fitting Your Bike Are you confused about how you should fit a bike to your particular body dimensions? Have you been reading, found the terms Merxx or French Fit, and don’t know what you need? Every style of riding is different- in how you fit the bike to you, and the sizing of the bike itself. It’s more than just measuring your height, reach and inseam. With the help of Bike Fitting, you’ll be able to find the right fit for your frame size, style of riding, and your particular dimensions. Here ya’ go…..the location for everything fit related.

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Old 07-14-13, 03:15 PM   #1
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Fit faq

Is there a fit faq?

Images of people with a proper fit?

If it hurts here then adjust this (in or out)?
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Old 07-14-13, 06:20 PM   #2
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I might have volunteered myself, but my adjustment efforts on my Saturday ride were so bad that I caused myself a final hour of painful abrasion. I'm no great example.
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Old 07-14-13, 09:07 PM   #3
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I should also state that this should be a fit faq for those that are not the thin, young, road bike, competitor types. I see lots on the web for those types. For us non-thin, non-young, non-compeditor types.....there isn't that much on the web for us.
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How do you see the differences? I'm certainly in the non-young column, but I think most of the principles (knee angle, straight back, arm angle to body and at elbow) are similar.

For this subforum, if we want to sticky some "good fit" examples, they should cover a wide range of ages, styles, and bodies. This subforum isn't specifically for racer types, but it's also not explicitly not for them. I think it's about knowledge, guidance, and results. Personally I don't know much about tri, track, or time trial fits, so I would not offer advice on them. And since I still use toeclips, I don't know much about cleat fitting and positioning.
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How do you see the differences?
Some things appear to be the same (not claiming to be an expert). Some things, are not.

Racers tend to think about great aerodynamics and speed. They are bendy people. I am sure they are concerned with the differences between track bike, time trial bike, triathlon bike. I found lots on youtube about getting fitted for athletes.

I find myself in the slow (where Aerodynamics don't mean the same thing). I am less bendy. I am sitting more upright. You could almost look at this as fit for commuters. I am ditching my cleats for the ride today in search of letting the body find a better fit on it's own.

Examples for both would be good, but I am not an athlete at this point. I am just a fat guy looking to get in better shape.
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At some point im planning on putting together a comprehensive basic fit thread with pics and illustrations about key elements in a bike fit. Mainly for road but also maybe for mtb. The principles are the same.
Ill stay away from track and tt because they are completely different beasts.

The only problem i have is that i want to directly embed pics on the thread without an external source but i dont know how
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"At some point im planning on putting together a comprehensive basic fit thread with pics and illustrations about key elements in a bike fit. Mainly for road but also maybe for mtb. The principles are the same.
Ill stay away from track and tt because they are completely different beasts.

The only problem i have is that i want to directly embed pics on the thread without an external source but i dont know how"

That would really be helpful, elcruxio. That and also proper bike body positioning. I have found some good tips on Sheldon Brown's website.

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Quick Fix Chart

This might help:

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