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    Fit question

    If I'm constantly adjusting to sit further back in my seat and find that I am resting the heels of my hands on the grips instead of actually gripping them, does this indicate a slightly too small bike? I am going to try and move my seat back some, but was wondering if there was anything I could do to get the handlebars maybe a little further out...appreciate any input.

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    How tall are you, what size bike, how long and what crank length.
    Generally , you position your pedals on the end of your cranks (which you can change), then you set the pedal to saddle relation, then you set the saddle to bar relation. There is some iteration in this loop and it takes a few loops to get things right.

    see peter white's fit guide.

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    I'm 5'8" with a 33" inseam. The bike is a 17.5" Trek Valencia. Not sure what the crank length is, but will check it out. Both my MTBs are 18" so I thought going a half inch smaller was safer than going 2" bigger to a 20". My road bike was 54cm. I don't know how that corresponds.

    Thanks for the Peter White suggestion...I will be doing some measuring and seeing if new cranks, or adjusting the seat and handlebar position will help.

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