Proper Bike Fit with Lisa Natale

Having a proper bike fit when riding is crucial to having a great riding experience. Whether you’re new to indoor cycling or just need a quick refresher, here’s a quick guide with Lead Instructor Lisa Natale on how to properly fit yourself on your bike! Disclaimer: These are suggestions. Do what feels right for you!

 

1. Adjust the seat to hip height

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To properly fit your seat, you will want to raise the bike seat to be level with your hip. To do this, raise your leg with a 90 degree angle bend in the knee. Raise or lower the seat to that height. While you may need to make slight adjustments when you get on the bike, this is a great starting point.

 

2. Knees should have slight bend

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Once you have adjusted your seat, clip in to the bike and get on. When pedaling when seated, your leg should have a slight bend. The slight bend will help so you are not overextending your leg but rather keeping it in a more neutral position.

 

3. Elbows should have slight bend

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After adjusting your seat height, you want to adjust your distance from the handlebars. Just like with your legs, you want to make sure you keep a slight bend in your arms so they are not overextended. To achieve this you can move the bike seat forward or back to desired length.

 

 4. Proper handlebar height

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The height of your handlebars can be personal preference according to where you feel most comfortable, but it’s suggested that they rest slightly above your seat height.

Kaitlin Rodriguez