5. Checking the adjustments

You're almost there! In the last step you should check the saddle height one more time, as this can change again due to a changed stem or handlebar position.

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Checking the saddle height

Caution: Adjusting the handlebars could change the pelvic position on the saddle. This can have a considerable influence on the position of the hip joint and change the usable leg length at the saddle support by up to 3 cm.

After you have adjusted the handlebars, the saddle height and position should therefore be checked again and - if necessary - readjusted.

Please note: always use a torque spanner when tightening, and follow the instructions on the components.

Adjusting the saddle angle

A horizontal position is a good starting point, and usually doesn’t need to be corrected at all. Adjust this only if necessary and only after you have found and tested your individual handlebar position.

Job done!

Your bike should now be perfectly adapted to your requirements.

Back to Step 4. Handlebar position
Back to the start

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Checking the saddle height

Caution: Adjusting the handlebars could change the pelvic position on the saddle. This can have a considerable influence on the position of the hip joint and change the usable leg length at the saddle support by up to 3 cm.

After you have adjusted the handlebars, the saddle height and position should therefore be checked again and - if necessary - readjusted.

Please note: always use a torque spanner when tightening, and follow the instructions on the components.

Adjusting the saddle angle

A horizontal position is a good starting point, and usually doesn’t need to be corrected at all. Adjust this only if necessary and only after you have found and tested your individual handlebar position.

Job done!

Your bike should now be perfectly adapted to your requirements.

Back to Step 4. Handlebar position
Back to the start

If you would like to explore the subject of ergonomics in cycling even further, take a look at our other categories.

Find out more about ergonomics Avoiding pain

Checking the saddle height

Caution: Adjusting the handlebars could change the pelvic position on the saddle. This can have a considerable influence on the position of the hip joint and change the usable leg length at the saddle support by up to 3 cm.

After you have adjusted the handlebars, the saddle height and position should therefore be checked again and - if necessary - readjusted.

Please note: always use a torque spanner when tightening, and follow the instructions on the components.

Adjusting the saddle angle

A horizontal position is a good starting point, and usually doesn’t need to be corrected at all. Adjust this only if necessary and only after you have found and tested your individual handlebar position.

Job done!

Your bike should now be perfectly adapted to your requirements.

Back to Step 4. Handlebar position
Back to the start

If you would like to explore the subject of ergonomics in cycling even further, take a look at our other categories.

Find out more about ergonomics Avoiding pain

Checking the saddle height

Caution: Adjusting the handlebars could change the pelvic position on the saddle. This can have a considerable influence on the position of the hip joint and change the usable leg length at the saddle support by up to 3 cm.

After you have adjusted the handlebars, the saddle height and position should therefore be checked again and - if necessary - readjusted.

Please note: always use a torque spanner when tightening, and follow the instructions on the components.

Adjusting the saddle angle

A horizontal position is a good starting point, and usually doesn’t need to be corrected at all. Adjust this only if necessary and only after you have found and tested your individual handlebar position.

Job done!

Your bike should now be perfectly adapted to your requirements.

Back to Step 4. Handlebar position
Back to the start

If you would like to explore the subject of ergonomics in cycling even further, take a look at our other categories.

Find out more about ergonomics Avoiding pain

Checking the saddle height

Caution: Adjusting the handlebars could change the pelvic position on the saddle. This can have a considerable influence on the position of the hip joint and change the usable leg length at the saddle support by up to 3 cm.

After you have adjusted the handlebars, the saddle height and position should therefore be checked again and - if necessary - readjusted.

Please note: always use a torque spanner when tightening, and follow the instructions on the components.

Adjusting the saddle angle

A horizontal position is a good starting point, and usually doesn’t need to be corrected at all. Adjust this only if necessary and only after you have found and tested your individual handlebar position.

Job done!

Your bike should now be perfectly adapted to your requirements.

Back to Step 4. Handlebar position
Back to the start

If you would like to explore the subject of ergonomics in cycling even further, take a look at our other categories.

Find out more about ergonomics Avoiding pain

Checking the saddle height

Caution: Adjusting the handlebars could change the pelvic position on the saddle. This can have a considerable influence on the position of the hip joint and change the usable leg length at the saddle support by up to 3 cm.

After you have adjusted the handlebars, the saddle height and position should therefore be checked again and - if necessary - readjusted.

Please note: always use a torque spanner when tightening, and follow the instructions on the components.

Adjusting the saddle angle

A horizontal position is a good starting point, and usually doesn’t need to be corrected at all. Adjust this only if necessary and only after you have found and tested your individual handlebar position.

Job done!

Your bike should now be perfectly adapted to your requirements.

Back to Step 4. Handlebar position
Back to the start

If you would like to explore the subject of ergonomics in cycling even further, take a look at our other categories.

Find out more about ergonomics Avoiding pain

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Dr. Achim Schmidt

Cycling expert at the German Sport University Cologne

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