Having a Proper bike fit is undeniably the best way to ride comfortable & at a faster speed. Knee joints suffer a great load with improper bike fitting. Even though you are just riding cycle for fun, you need to save your knees from unnecessary load. Try this pro level methods that home to get perfect bike fit.
- Saddle height
This will always be the first priority for your bike fit. The basic rule is to sit n your bike and position the peddle in 6 O’clock position. Put your heel on the peddle. Your leg should be straight in this position.
If you cannot reach the peddle, your saddle is very high
If your knee is bent in this position, Your saddle is very low.
- Saddle position
How forward and backward your saddle is also important for better power output.
Generally, when you put the peddle in 3 O’clock position ( when your thigh is in horizontal position ) your knee should be aligned with great toe.
- Saddle tilt
Proper saddle tilt is important not only for stability while riding the bike, but for preventing injury to the nerve can result in penile numbness. Pressure on the pudendal artery can result in temporary erectile dysfunction.
So while doing the bike fit do some trial and error and adjust the tilt which feels more comfortable to you.
These are some of the basic bit fit hacks you can apply at home without the help of professional