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Old 01-25-18, 12:17 PM
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I was fitted when I purchased bike last year. It was rather quick though but salesman seemed to know what he was doing.
Now that Iím riding more, I feel like Iím putting a lot of weight on my hands and leaning forward.
Not sure if this is because of fit or me starting to ride a lot more.
Hoping to get yíall thoughts
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First of all your seat is way too high. You do not have the ability to drop/ lower your heels at the bottom of your pedal stroke/ reduced to pedaling with your toes pointing down. As far as hand pressure, if your seat is tilted down more than 5mm, it can be tilting your weight to your hands. You look rather upright, if it's not the seat tilt, then I do not know. Gloves may help. I actually have pretty bad hands, and put pieces of rubber flip flop (sandals) under my tape.
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Iíll lower seat tomorrow.
Not sure how far seat is tilted
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Bending your elbows should help the weight on hands problem.
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It looks to me like the front of your knee is forward of the pedal spindle when you pedal. Knee over Pedal Spindle (KOPS) is a good starting point, but many riders have their knees aft of that point. Here's a good discussion with photos: https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com...or-road-bikes/

Note that with hands on hoods and forearms horizontal, the elbows should be in front of the knees. That seems impossible on this bike with this fit.

Also, your back shouldn't be rounded like that. It should be straight, with your pelvis rolled forward to allow that.

It's very possible that your bike is entirely too small for you. You might take your measurements and feed them into this calculator for a check: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/S...ulatorBike.jsp

Here's a video showing good bike fit and pedaling:


You should be able to do what the model in the video does on her bike, though maybe not get your back as horizontal as she does.
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I agree with the above. The saddle is likely a bit too high and and a bit too far forward. If the saddle is moved a bit aft, the center of gravity will move aft also and that in turn will unload some weight off the hands. At that point the stem will be too long and it will be more difficult to be positioned with some bend in the arms. I keep saying "a bit" because it does not take large changes to make significant differences.
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It looks to me like the front of your knee is forward of the pedal spindle when you pedal. Knee over Pedal Spindle (KOPS) is a good starting point, but many riders have their knees aft of that point. Here's a good discussion with photos: https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com...or-road-bikes/

Note that with hands on hoods and forearms horizontal, the elbows should be in front of the knees. That seems impossible on this bike with this fit.

Also, your back shouldn't be rounded like that. It should be straight, with your pelvis rolled forward to allow that.

It's very possible that your bike is entirely too small for you. You might take your measurements and feed them into this calculator for a check: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/S...ulatorBike.jsp

Here's a video showing good bike fit and pedaling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z04uoO7U_SA

You should be able to do what the model in the video does on her bike, though maybe not get your back as horizontal as she does.
Thank you
I hope itís not to small, that was entire reason I went to bike shop.
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I agree with the above. The saddle is likely a bit too high and and a bit too far forward. If the saddle is moved a bit aft, the center of gravity will move aft also and that in turn will unload some weight off the hands. At that point the stem will be too long and it will be more difficult to be positioned with some bend in the arms. I keep saying "a bit" because it does not take large changes to make significant differences.
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