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, stop by 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 pedaling 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 & fit charts at the bottom of each bicycle’s product page on trekbikes.com for detailed sizing and frame geometry specifics.