At Fit That Bike, we offer a range of positions determined exclusively for you, and we want to help guide you through your options. Your best fit depends on various factors, including your riding experience, strength, flexibility, your goals and ultimately, your personal preference.
The first option you could choose is an aggressive riding style. This fit would provide a long and low position, allowing you to get aero and build up some serious speed! We recommend this position for strong, skilled, experienced riders with good core strength and flexibility who want to race, or those who plan on riding shorter distances fast! However, please note that for some this will put too much pressure on the hands, shoulders and back, and may end up providing too harsh a ride.
At the opposite end of the spectrum we offer a relaxed position on the bike. We recommend this fit to those who want to get outside and enjoy their bikes without worrying about speed, those who value comfort above anything else, and those who like to travel the world on two wheels without stopping. This may also be a good choice for newcomers to the world of cycling, who want to improve their skill sets before gradually changing to a more aggressive position, or those who are returning from injury.
If neither of these sound like you, the final option is to choose a ‘neutral’ position on the bike – one that is not overly aggressive or relaxed. This should provide the best balance of power transfer, comfort, handling and speed for the majority of our customers, and we expect this to be the most commonly chosen position.
If you are unsure on which fit to adopt, we recommend you start with the neutral fit, and gradually move more towards the aggressive or relaxed fit depending on how you feel when riding the bike.
If you think you may sit halfway between fits, we recommend you start with the more relaxed fit of the two, and gradually change the position to become more aggressive as you feel comfortable doing so.
It is important to note that when modifying the position of the bike, any changes should be small to begin with to reduce the risk of injury.