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Q: What are some simple tips for fitting myself on a road bike?
A: Having a bike “fit” to you is like having a pair of shoes fit correctly; it can be the difference between lots of pain and discomfort or a fun, comfortable experience on your bike. Most shops offer a fitting with the purchase of a bike, which should involve actual measurements of your body parts for accurate, objective data. If a shop uses the age-old “stand over the top tube for clearance” method to fit you...run! Run to your nearest shop that will take the time to fit you right. You’ll be happier for it.