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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 05-06-14, 11:14 PM   #1
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That millimetre thing on saddles

I assume the millimetre scale on the saddle bars is for reference when adjusting it's position, but is there a "default" starting point for mounting it?
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Old 05-07-14, 05:59 AM   #2
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I assume the millimetre scale on the saddle bars is for reference when adjusting it's position, but is there a "default" starting point for mounting it?
Not really, since there's no default size for cyclists.

If you don't know your fit well enough to get a starting point, then just center it and start working from there.
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It's also really important to get the tilt angle right. I find I'm very sensitive to that as well. I changed to a Fizik Cyrano seat post so I could adjust it incrementally. I also find that using an iPhone app with a sensitive tilt level is very helpful.

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Take a look at this video on bike fitting. How to Fit a Road Bike by Performance Bicycle - YouTube Even after all the measuring, you can still tweak saddle position up or down a bit, a few mm at a time, over a period of days or weeks.
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the marks help let you replicate the setup when replacing the rider's bike , during the time between race-days on 2 week grand tours..
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