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Old 03-08-13, 08:06 AM   #1
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Crank Forward Bike Fit

I just realized, dugh, that my wife's hybrid that she's rarely ridden is one of those crank forward designs. What the correct leg position on those things, is it leg almost straight at the maximum extension, and what's the optimum seat and hands on the grip height? I guess the knee position relative to the crank is somewhat meaningless.

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My wife has the Electra Amsterdam & I have the Cruiser...both have the crank forward Flat Foot Technology of being able to stay on your seat when you stop. Just having your seat high enough so that you can put both feet flat on the ground. Here's tech from their website http://www.electrabike.com/Technical...oot-technology
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My wife has the Electra Amsterdam & I have the Cruiser...both have the crank forward Flat Foot Technology of being able to stay on your seat when you stop. Just having your seat high enough so that you can put both feet flat on the ground. Here's tech from their website http://www.electrabike.com/Technical...oot-technology
So, both feet on the ground in the saddle and the hands seems to be around sternum height with a slight angle at the elbow. It that how yours are set up for distance riding?
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I'd think the same general leg extension as an upright, heel on pedal leg straight,
since foot with ball of foot, then there will be a reasonable bend.

[I dont own one but have sold a few to folks coming in the Shop.]
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If I was to set it up for distance I would probably raise the seat some more...just need to experiment.
I do have mine set a little higher than before...these bikes aren't worth a dam for speed or hills.



I found my wife the Amsterdam and was jealous...thing rode like a Cadillac compared to mine. It's a pretty much one size fit all. My wife is 4'10" and with the seat all the way down & still can't put both feet on the ground but loves riding it.



Here's the dedicated place to find more about them: http://electrabikeforums.websitetoolbox.com/
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