Bike fitting

After all these years of biking, the different ways that people sit on their bikes still strikes me. Because my own riding position was never perfect I spoke with other bikers, bike shops, physiotherapists and even bike fitting centers. And they all said something different! While test driving my new, custom made race bike I felt how huge the differences were. And they feel right. The ride is more comfy and stiffer at the same time, I can accelerate harder and maintain a higher cruising speed.  Last night I altered my position on my old bike to approach the new setting and just then I saw how big the differences really were. For instance… I had to changed the stem from a 90 mm to a 130 mm model and placed the ankle upright instead of horizontal. The saddle is now 30 mm higher. Hopefully the new setting will make bike trips over my magical limit of 150 km possible…

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