Bike Fit Fixes

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Oct 29, 2013
  • Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

There is no single, universal solution to finding a comfy bike position, but certain ailments are frequently caused by the same fit problems. If you’re having discomfort on the bike, these solutions recommended by veteran tri bike fitters can fix a subtle ache before it escalates into a full-blown injury.

Hip discomfort or difficulty producing power

The cause: If the angle between the hip and back is too acute, generating power becomes a struggle. The telltale sign is discomfort in the hips when at the top of the pedal stroke.

The fix: Open the hip angle, which can be accomplished a few ways. Raising the aerobars works, but it also increases aero drag. Nytro Multisport fitter Gregg Medinilla recommends “moving the saddle forward so the rider can be on top of the gear” to open hip angle without sacrificing speed.

Photos: Lukas Verzbicas’ Bike Fit

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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