Position the crank arms so that they’re parallel to the seat tube. Sit on the seat and put your heel on the pedal. If you can’t reach the pedal, lower the seat until you can; if your leg is bent at the knee, raise the seat just until it’s straight.

How Do I Get The Perfect Bike Fit?


  • Adjust your reach. The stretch from the saddle to the bars determines your riding position.
  • Adjust your bar angle. Ignore the old advice about drops parallel to the ground – it will almost certainly put too much weight on your hands.
  • Adjust your saddle. Seat height is vital.
  • Adjust your pedals and cleats.
  •  Check your frame.

How Do You Sit On A Bike So It Doesn’t Hurt?

Let’s review! Stand on the pedals once in a while (or at least shift your position on the seat).

  • Adjust the tilt of your saddle.
  • 3 Grease Up.
  • Try different style underwear.
  • Adjust your bike.
  • Get a pair of real bike shorts (and ditch the underwear altogether) Lose weight
  •  Eat less, ride more.
  • Change your saddle.

Should Your Feet Touch The Ground On A Bike?

When you sit on the saddle, both feet should reach the floor and the balls of your feet should be touching the ground.

 The handlebars on your bike should ideally be in line with your saddle or slightly above the saddle.

What Size Bicycle Is Right For My Height?

Road Bike Size 

Rider height Suggested

Suggested frame size Feet/Inches Centimeters


152-160 cm 49-50 cm


160-168 cm

51-53 cm

5`6″-5`9″ 168-175 cm

54-55 cm


How Do You Tell If A Bike Fits You?

The stem shouldn’t need to be super short or super long to make the bike fit you. Ideally, you should look for a reach where your elbows bend slightly when your hands are on the hoods—without your spine flexing and bending to reach the bars—for a good road bike fit.

What Is The Best Seat Position On A Bike?

The ideal position is to have your knee directly above the pedal spindle (known as the Knee Over Pedal Spindle, or KOPS, rule) when the crank arm is in the three o’clock position.

Why Are Bicycle Seats So Small?

Bicycle saddles are designed to allow you to pedal, not just to sit. They are small so that they don’t get in the way of your pedaling and they are relatively hard so that they don’t soak up your pedaling energy in bouncing up and down on padding instead of turning the pedals.

Why Do My Sit Bones Hurt When Cycling?

A too soft saddle usually becomes very uncomfortable after approximately 30 – 45 minutes on the bike. The sit bones sink in so far that sensitive soft tissue such as muscle and tendons are aggravated.

 It is rare that the padding is so soft that the saddle shell causes discomfort.

Should Bike Seat Be Higher Than Handlebars?

As a general rule of thumb, you want the top of the handlebar about as high (or higher than) the saddle, unless you’re a sporty rider looking to ride fast.

 You can change the height of the handlebar by moving the stem up or down the steerer tube.

What Happens If Your Bike Seat Is Too Low?

Signs your saddle height may be wrong Though there are of course other causes, and individual responses will vary, typically a saddle that is too low will result in pain at the front of the knee whilst one that is too high creates pain behind the knee – or in the hamstrings as a result of overextension.

How Do I Know If A Bike Is Too Small For Me?

How To Tell If It’s Too Small?

Set the bike up to your specs (seat height, reach, saddle setback, bar to saddle height) and then stand back and take a critical look at it. If it looks wrong and out of proportion (like way too much or little Seatpost, stem too long or short) then it is wrong.

How Do I Know If A Bike Is Too Big For Me?

Besides stand-over height, seat post height is usually where I look when sizing a new bike. I shoot for the post to be 3/4 of the way out of the frame, if your seat post is more than halfway down then it’s probably too big.