Minimum seatpost insertion length

Minimum safe seatpost insertion length

Updated: 27/01/2019. This post will explain minimal seatpost length. A post explaining seatpost width (diameter): Seatpost diameter sizing standards. 1. Seatpost lengths Seatposts are made in lengths from 75 to 430 millimeters. A seatpost can relatively easily be cut shorter, but a too short seatpost can’t be lengthened, of course. Saddle height is adjusted by … Read more Minimum seatpost insertion length

Headsets [01] Names of fork and headset parts

Names of bicycle fork and headset (steerer bearings) parts

Updated: 16/11/2018. This is the first in a series of posts dealing with bicycle steerer bearings (i.e. fork and headset bearings). It contains explanation (with pictures) of basic parts and terms, that will be used in the following posts explaining bearing types and standard dimensions. First thing explained will be fork, then head tube, then … Read more Headsets [01] Names of fork and headset parts

Saddle fit [05] Optimal saddle width

Optimal bicycle saddle (seat) width

Updated: 16/11/2018. Previous posts in this series have explained: 1. saddle materials, 2. padding thickness (and softness), 3. saddle shapes and 4. measuring one’s sit bone width. This post explains how to choose an optimal saddle width. Apologies in advance if some parts resemble an anathomy notebook. 🙂   The last chapter (5.) gives a simple … Read more Saddle fit [05] Optimal saddle width

Saddle fit [04] Measuring sit bone width

Measuring (measurement of) sit bone width

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post will explain how to measure one’s sit bone width (at home). Sit bone width is important when choosing an optimal saddle width (so it is neither too narrow, nor too wide). Tools needed Measuring procedure   1. Tools needed Tools needed to measure sit bone width at home are relatively cheap … Read more Saddle fit [04] Measuring sit bone width

Saddle fit [03] Saddle shape

Bicycle saddle (seat) shape

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post, third in the series about bicycle saddles, explains what kinds of saddle shapes there are and which to choose according to one’s needs and riding style. Previous two posts explain bicycle saddle material and padding. While the next post will explain sizing (width primarily). Saddle shapes differ in the following attributes: … Read more Saddle fit [03] Saddle shape

Saddle fit [02] Saddle padding

Bicycle saddle (seat) padding

Updated: 16/11/2018. After a post about bicycle saddle materials, this post focuses on the saddle padding – it’s thickness and softness – and how to choose optimal padding type. 1. Too soft saddle can, and does hurt Many cyclists, in order to find a comfortable saddle, make the mistake of choosing one with a too … Read more Saddle fit [02] Saddle padding

Saddle fit [01] Saddle materials explained

Bicycle saddle materials

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post will explain what materials are used for making bicycle saddles (and padding) and what are their advantages and disadvantages. It is the first in a series of posts that explain how to choose a good fitting saddle. Other posts are explaining: saddle padding, bicycle saddle shape, measuring sit bone width and … Read more Saddle fit [01] Saddle materials explained

Bicycle frame geometry

Bicycle frame geometry

Updated: 01/10/2019. This post explains the term: “bicycle frame geometry”. Frame geometry consists of important attributes like fork trail, rake, wheelbase etc. All those will be defined, explained, along with how they affect bicycle’s handling and ride characteristics. Separate posts explain bicycle frame comfort as well as how to set a comfortable bicycle riding position. … Read more Bicycle frame geometry

Bicycle fork

Bicycle fork - types, construction, important parts...

Updated: 28/01/2019. This post explains bicycle fork types and basic terms. A separate post explains the names of bicycle fork and headset bearing parts. Contents:1. What is a bicycle fork?2. Important dimensions3. Types of forks..3.1. Systems of fork attachment…..3.1.1. Threaded forks…..3.1.2. Threadless – “ahead” forks..3.2. Brake attachment system…..3.2.1. Brakes mounted at the centre of the … Read more Bicycle fork