Bike Fit Fixes

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

Lower-back discomfort

The cause: Acme Bicycle Co. fitter Jonathan Blyer sees “a strong link between saddle discomfort and lower-back pain.” An uncomfortable saddle forces riders to roll their hips backward to lift their sensitive parts off the saddle, which strains the low back.

The fix: The solution is “all about sitting on the bike seat with proper posture,” which requires a comfortable saddle, says Blyer. Find one that allows your hips to rotate forward without hurting your undercarriage.

Photos: Linsey Corbin Gets Fit To Her Speed Concept At Retul

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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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