Answers to Common Bicycle Fitting Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about bicycle fitting.

What is the most common part of the bicycle that needs adjusting?

Brian Jans, Premier Health physical therapist, explains the common parts of a bicycle that need adjusting. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


The most common part of the bicycle that needs to be adjusted is typically the seat, as a low seat causes injuries most of the time, says Brian Jans.

A well-adjusted sat is critical in avoiding overuse injury in cycling, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH) Once the appropriate posture is established, performance can improve and the cyclist can focus on fitness and bike handling skill.

The American Academy of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon (AAFP) states that wearing the proper equipment is also an important part in comfort and avoiding injury. Wearing padded gloves or padded shorts can facilitate more comfort and reduce aches and minor injuries like blisters.

For more information about common parts of bicycle fitting, talk to a certified bike fitter.

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Source: Brian Jans, PT, DPT, SCS, Premier Health Sports Medicine - Upper Valley Medical Center