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ERGONOMICALLY ADJUSTING YOUR BICYCLE

In a study conducted by the German Sport University Cologne's Centre for Health, 57% of the participants said that they had so far never done anything to reduce any discomfort whilst cycling. But things can be improved easily! Set the bike to the position that is right for you. It is easy to upgrade to ergonomically useful components (handlebars, grips, seatposts ...). This allows you, for example, to find the correct sitting position on the bike, protect the hands from unnatural positions or comfortably set the angle of the torso. In our ergonomics consultant as PDF/brochure or directly on the internet platform you will find instructions on ergonomics adjustment for various types of bikes and cycling styles.

CLASSIC (DUTCH) BIKE

Very upright position. Handlebars and grips close to the torso.

 

CITY BIKE

Slightly inclined torso. High handlebars.

 

TREKKING BIKE

Inclined torso. Handlebars and saddle further apart.

 

SPORTS BIKE

Distinct torso inclination. Saddle is higher than the handlebars.

EXAMPLE PELVIC POSITION

If you sit on the bike and your pelvis is angled incorrectly, this can cause pains at completely different points of the body. The pelvis is correctly angled when the spine forms an "S" shape, in other words, a natural, slightly hollow back. We will show you how to achieve this.

EXAMPLE HANDS

If a garden hose develops a kink, the flow of water is interrupted. The same thing happens when the wrist's nerves and blood vessels are unnaturally and permanently compressed or deflected. This can result in tingling and numbness. Correct ergonomic handlebars help prevent this. It protects joints and hands from unnatural positions.

EXAMPLE TORSO

The handlebar position regulates the inclination of the torso. This inclination decides which muscles are used to what extent. Pain in the neck, shoulder and back could be signs of one-sided stress. Muscle work must then be distributed more equally. A steering system that offers various adjustment options can help to solve this problem.