How To Measure Inseam For Bikes: Explained By A Pro Bike Fitter

As a professional bike fitter, I know all too well that in the world of cycling, precision is paramount. From the curvature of handlebars to the choice of pedals, every detail affects performance. Arguably the most important metric for bike fitters, however, is understanding how to measure inseam for bikes correctly. A proper inseam measurement … Read more

How To Adjust Handlebar Height On A Bike [With Pictures]

As a professional bike fitter, I know all too well how important optimizing your handlebar height for maximizing comfort and performance on your bike. It’s one of the first areas I examine when working with clients. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the intricacies of adjusting handlebar height, ensuring your ride is tailored to … Read more

How To Measure A Bike Frame

In cycling, optimal performance and comfort hinges on the perfect bike fit.

As a seasoned professional bike fitter, I’m very familiar with the crucial process of how to measure a bike frame – often overlooked in favor of generic manufacturer sizes. Beyond the enticing allure of sleek designs, understanding the intricacies of frame dimensions unlocks a personalized cycling experience.

What’s The Best Crank Arm Length For Cycling – And Why Yours Are Probably Too Long

As a professional bike fitter, I’ve regularly had clients who pay a huge amount of attention to getting their riding position dialed in – but when it comes to the crank arm length, they shrug and are happy just to stick with their bike’s factory-fitted cranks or blindly follower a manufacturer’s chart. This is a mistake.

Slamming Stems on Bikes: Genius or Idiotic?

Slammed stems are something I’m often asked about in my work as a professional bike fitter, and have also experimented with in my setups as a competitive ultra-endurance cyclist.

In this guide, we’ll cover the pros and cons of a slammed stem, and share my expert advice on whether or not it’s something you should adopt for your bike setup.

Bike Fitting Charts: Everything You Need To Optimize Your Comfort and Performance

As a qualified bike fitter and very experienced long-distance cyclist, I can say with authority that one of the most crucial factors in any rider’s cycling experience is the correct bike fit.

In this article, we will give you all the information you need to give yourself a rough bike fit, complete with bike fitting charts.

What Is Bike Fitting? (And The 6 Essential Benefits of a Bike Fit)

When I first started cycling, one bit of advice I always got was to get a bike fit. I was told going through the bike fitting process would completely change my cycling. 

Many people disagree with this and feel a bike fitting isn’t always necessary. Interestingly enough, many professionals in the pro peloton openly admit to not having a bike fit and not feeling the need to. 

It leaves a lot of cyclists asking the question: do you really need a bike fit?

Saddle Height Calculator: Proper Bike Seat Height and Position Explained [With Video Guide]

Setting the proper bike seat height is essential for performance, comfort, and injury prevention.

As a bike fitter, it’s one of the most important measurements we focus on and influences many other elements of the fit, such as reach.

If you have your saddle in the wrong place, it can play havoc on your knees. You’ll also be making your legs work harder than they need to with an inefficient pedal stroke.

What’s The Difference Between Mens And Womens Bikes? Mens Vs Womens Bikes Explained

Generally, the differences between mens vs womens bikes are muddied by marketing, and whether the advert indicates one gender or the other holds little importance over whether the bike would ergonomically accommodate your body type.

Today, women’s bikes offer the same level of performance and components as comparable men’s models, leading some to question the necessity of gendered bikes. 

How To Make A Bike Seat More Comfortable: 8 Key Steps

Let’s be honest with ourselves: bike seats can hurt. After hours of sitting your body weight on the saddle, everyone should expect to be a little sore. Narrow bike seats can be uncomfortable, and studies show narrow cycling saddles cause more problems than wider bike seats for your body. However, narrow saddles are often essential … Read more