Fitting and Adjusting Your Bike

Steps to Fitting a Bike Frame:

• Straddle the bike and stand in front of the seat
• Lift the front and rear wheels off of the ground until it touches you
• If it is a road bike, there should be 1-2 inches between the tires and the ground
• For a mountain or hybrid bike, there should be 3-4 inches

Another way to test the fit of a frame: When you’re sitting on the bike and one pedal is pushed all the way down, there should be a slight bend in your knee.

When adjusting the position of your handlebars, stems and brake levers, the only rule is that they should be comfortable for you!