Fitting your bicycle
When your bike fits well (seat height, handlebar height, seat angle, etc.), you’ll have more fun riding. And when you have fun riding, you’ll ride more often – which is good for everybody. If you’re having trouble getting just the right fit, pop into a Trek bike shop for help. We want to make sure you love the way your bike feels.
How you position yourself on your bike is largely a matter of personal preference – it’s a blend of comfort, efficiency and balance. There’s no hard and fast rule for how to sit on a bicycle, and there are a number of different riding positions and preferences. For example, a more upright position is generally more comfortable for casual riding around town. For racing, an aerodynamic position bent deeply over the handlebars helps a rider increase speed.
Regardless of the kind of riding you do, you should be comfortable. If you haven’t ridden a bicycle for some time, it’s normal to have a break-in period as you get used to the muscular demands of pedalling and to the pressure of pedals, handlebar and saddle. But after this period, a bicycle should be comfortable and not cause aches, pains or numbness.
Check the sizing and fit charts at the bottom of each bicycle’s product page on trekbikes.com for detailed sizing and frame geometry specifics.