“Stack and reach” – effective size of a bicycle frame

Stack and reach - effective bicycle frame size

Updated: 16/11/2018. Like it was explained in an earlier article about choosing a correct frame size, modern frame designs make it impossible to tell if a frame will fit a rider just by measuring the seat tube length. Quick and relatively simpler way for sizing, explained in the mentioned article, is measuring the effective top … Read more“Stack and reach” – effective size of a bicycle frame

Setting up comfortable riding position

Setting up a comfortable bicycle riding position

Updated: 08/11/2018. This post will explain basic things about setting up a comfortable riding position. For a detailed explanation and for more experienced riders, take a look at this post: Setting up riding position. Riding position on any given bicycle can be altered to suit one’s needs and “size”. The way to do it is … Read moreSetting up comfortable riding position

How to adjust bicycle handlebar angle and height

How to adjust bicycle handlebar height and angle. Tools, instructions...

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post explains technique and tools needed to adjust bicycle handlebar height and angle. For explanation on how to optimally adjust bars and cockpit, read these two articles (one for MTB, the other for road bike bars): MTB bars setup Setting up road bike bars There are two standards of bars stem mounting. … Read moreHow to adjust bicycle handlebar angle and height

MTB (flat) bars setup

Setting up MTB bicycle handlebars. Tools needed, instructions...

Updated: 16/11/2018. Correctly set up bars provide more comfortable ride and better control of the bicycle, as well as safer braking. Common error is setting up brake levers to be parallel to the ground. This article doesn’t address mechanical part of bar adjustment. Procedures and tools needed to change bar height and angle are explained … Read moreMTB (flat) bars setup

Setting up drop bars

Setting up road (drop) bars of a road bicycle

Updated: 16/11/2018. Explanation of various hand positions and grips on the bars is in this post: Road bar hand positions In case no set up enables comfortable position, perhaps a bar with a different shape is needed. This post explains different road bar geometries: Road bar geometry This post addresses setting up drup bars (road … Read moreSetting up drop bars

Setting up riding position – bike fitting

Setting up a comfortable bicycle riding position - bike fitting

Updated: 08/11/2018. Unless a bicycle frame is by “three sizes” too big/small, it can usually be set to better suit a rider’s comfort. This post gives instructions for setting up a comfortable riding position, i.e. bicycle fitting. For a shorter, simpler explanation, more suitable for beginners, read the post: Setting up comfortable riding position. Contents: … Read moreSetting up riding position – bike fitting