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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 04-17-14, 10:42 PM   #1
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hip poping/ tight hip glute.

I got my fit all dialed in and after a couple hundred miles my hip is cracking in addition to my whole right leg having issues in the knee and calf and a tight glute. Some of the recent changes to my fit have been raising the seat to its optimal height, moving the cleats out so my feat are as close as the can be to the cranks and moving the seat forward on a zero setback post.

The zero setback seems to be the biggest factor. As I was not having issues last year on my road bike which had a normal seatpost. Now that I have a zero on both bikes the issue is very prevalent.
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Old 04-23-14, 10:39 AM   #2
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I'm wondering if in addition to the zero offset seat post, all the changes combined were too much too soon. I would try back off on the changes a bit to see if that begins to make a difference for the better.
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