bike fit

In Position To Win

In the article Get Fit! I outlined my 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.


Get Fit!

Whether you spend 5 hours a week on your bike or 35, a proper fit can make all the difference in the world. Like many aspects of training for cycling, bike fit is a type of quasi-science, with a lot of folk knowledge and old school adages mixed in with some attempts at real measurements of performance changes based on certain angles and lengths. A balance between both is in order, since the science tells us what should be the case, while the real world experience tells us how it actually feels.


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.