Seat Height Guide
One of the most basic yet important aspects of cycling comfort and fit is bicycle the seat height. A poorly adjusted seat can lead to knee, back, neck and shoulder pain. Here are some easy steps to find your proper seat height:
- While the bike is either in a trainer or while riding on a smooth open surface, place your heels on your pedals.
- As you pedal, your knees should straighten out completely.
- If your knees remain bent through the entire pedal stroke, your seat height is too low.
- If you cannot keep your heels on the pedals without leaning down, your seat is too high.
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