Riding a bike should be an enjoyable and comfortable experience, no matter how long you’re in the saddle. By following a few simple steps, you can easily find your perfect position on the bike and always guarantee a comfortable ride.
A good starting point for determining if a bike is roughly the right size for you and safe to ride is to assess stand-over height. Simply straddle the bike with your feet flat on the ground and the top tube should be approximately an inch beneath your groin. On some bikes the top tube is sloping and this distance may be greater but if you’re unable to straddle the bike in this way, it’s definitely too big for you...
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