bike fit

The Secret Set Up, Part 1

Cycling has a somewhat accurate reputation of being an elitist sport. Not necessarily because all cyclists are snobs, but more because cycling has traditionally been a sport that was difficult to find out about and get started with. The people who did discover it found a secret world of Italian racing bikes and pink newspapers, or maybe decided to study French instead of Spanish in high school.

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In Position To Win

In my last article, "Get Fit!" I outlined the four crucial parameters for bike fit: saddle height, saddle set back, handlebar reach, and handlebar drop. In this article I want to take that one step further and talk about how to use those same guidelines to dial in your time trial position, either on your road bike or on a dedicated time trial bike.

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Get Fit!

The group of people I train with like to call me "Eddy Merckx." No, not because I'm a cannibal on the bike (I don't even eat meat), but because, like Merckx, I'm constantly changing my position by a millimeter here and a millimeter there. It's an obsession for me--clearly not a healthy one--but I'm always either in search of that magic spot, or trying to get rid of a pea under my mattress.

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