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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

Mackay cyclists, this one’s for you!

Cycling is a great way to keep fit, reduce your carbon footprint and explore Mackay. Whether you’re an avid cyclist or a weekend leisure rider, it’s important to fit your bike to you. Custom fitting your bike to your body will ensure proper comfort and posture while you’re riding, so read on to learn how to do it yourself in 3 easy steps!

1. Saddle-to-Stem Distance

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Take your elbow and lean it against the front of your saddle. The distance between saddle and stem is correct if your middle finger is touching the middle of your steer tube.


2. Saddle Height

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Place your armpit on the saddle of your bike and hang your arm down towards the pedal. The saddle height is correct when your middle finger touches the top of the bottom bracket.


3. Stem Height & Length

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Anchor your thumb to the middle of the steer tube and place your fingers on the stem on your handlebars. Your middle finger should reach the end of the stem. Keep in mind that stem length isn’t actually adjustable, so you should check this carefully when buying your bike.


[Related: Bikes Ready, it’s Time to Cycle to Wollongong]


Although this method will get you a great bike fit, you can get fitted perfectly by a professional. There are a few bike shops in Mackay where you’ll be able to get fitted. Check them out on LocalSearch.


Bicycle Connection

No matter what type of cycling you’re into, the friendly team at Bicycle Connection will attend to your needs. They provide:

  • Bike sales
  • Bike repairs & services
  • Complete bike builds, plus much more

As your go-to experts in everything bikes, Bicycle Connection will have you cycling away with a smile on your face! Find out more on LocalSearch.


Corry Cycles

For all of your bike needs in Mackay, Corry Cycles has got you covered. The friendly team provides:

  • Bike parts & accessories
  • Bike repairs & servicing
  • Bike fittings, and more

With more than 20 years experience in the industry, you can trust Corry Cycles to deliver great results. Find them on LocalSearch.

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