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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 06-02-14, 03:10 PM   #1
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Question Purchased Aero Bars, do I need to adjust bike bar height or seat?

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I purchased my first pair of Profile Design Carbon Stryke Aero bars, lightly used, for a great price! Now I'm wondering how to install them. Do I need to adjust the height of my handle bars, and/or my seat height?

Currently, I'm fitted to my bike pretty perfectly, LBS did it.

Thank you!

Matthew
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Old 06-02-14, 03:33 PM   #2
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Depends on your objectives. The aero bars on my road bike are set to give me about the same back angle as my low hoods position. So I didn't change anything. Works fine. I use mine to give my arms and hands a break on long rides and to punch into it on the flat when pulling or riding solo. Even set relatively high like that, they are slightly more aero than my low drops position, due to hiding my arms. Since my back angle is unchanged, the rest of my fit can also be unchanged.
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