Bike fit is the most important part of achieving a comfortable ride, and it starts with accurate measurements. A road bike frame is the first component to measure for, and it is also the most difficult. Although you might have accurate inseam numbers, you could find that a certain frame that matches your size does not feel comfortable, whereas a slightly smaller or larger bike fits perfectly. Use these measurements as initial guidelines when determining bike fit, but remember that nothing can substitute for test rides and trial and error.
Article Written By Greg Johnson
Greg Johnson earned his Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from The Ohio University. He has been a professional writer since 2008, specializing in outdoors content and instruction. Johnson's poetry has appeared in such publications as "Sphere" and "17 1/2 Magazine."