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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 05-09-14, 09:39 PM   #1
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Knee problems & seat height.

Are knee problems more likely to occur when the seat is too low or when it's too high.
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Old 05-10-14, 09:15 AM   #2
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It depends , are you pushing for speed or JRA?

feet locked is Clipless shoe-pedal combinations or free to find a comfortable angle without restriction?
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Knee pain can be caused by a seat being too low, too high, too far forward, or too far rearward. (I think too low and/or far forward are more likely.) According to Steve Hogg, for a few people, it can even be caused by the HANDLEBAR being too low!
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Old 05-11-14, 07:41 AM   #4
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Some old news: If your knees hurt in the front, your seat is probably too low. If they hurt in the back it's too high. If your pelvis is rocking left-right, it's too high because you are stretching to engage the pedals. This also tends to make you slide forward off of the sit-bone support area, forcing your perineum to be abraded (chafed, rubbed raw, bloody).

Not universal rules, but useful if you're out on a ride with a wrench and want to make an adjustment to prevent your shorts from being bloody when you get home. Make the adjustment before you have to start cursing, and make each adjustment a small one. Adjust one thing at a time (i.e. height or tilt, not both). For tilt, think it terms of lifting or depressing the nose by 1 or 2 millimeters at a time. Carry a ruler if it will help you.
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