My wife is about to do her first Sprint Triathalon. Her training partner just bought a great new bike and asked me to help her out making sure the fit was right. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I do know a few things about bikes. I have been an avid moutain bike enthusiast for years!
To make sure I was giving her the right information, I double checked the web. In doing so, I found this fantastic website – Peter White Cycles. It is so great, I decided to post it here. His section on How to Fit a Bicycle is one of the best I have ever come across. He goes into great detail on the following topics:
- Crank Length
- Saddle Tilt
- Saddle Height
- The Fore-Aft Saddle Position
- What about knee over the pedal axle?
- Handlebar Position
- Handlebar width (road & ATB) and drop for road style bars
- Fine tune saddle height
- Stock frame sizing
Peter’s methodolgy is unique to him, but easy to follow. Here is an exert: