Archive for the 'Sizing/Fit' Category

Solving the Seatpost to Seat Connection

Q: What clamp design is best for my saddle needs and how tight should I torque everything? A: The connection of the seat to the seatpost is one of the most overlooked areas on the bike.  Saddle makers use everything from steel to carbon on their rails, and post makers all use different clamp mechanisms.  […]

175 vs. 170 Crank Length

Q: Which is a better crank length for trail riding, 175 or 170? A: There are various pros and cons to running different length crank arms on a mountain bike.  There isn’t a clear “winner,” so rider body type, bike geometry, and style of riding should be the deciding factors.  Generally speaking, the longer your […]