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MANUFACTURER INFORMATION

Different pieces of manufacturer information, for example with respect to the frame height, are only an initial rough value on the way to your perfect individualised bicycle. Measuring methods and size information are not standardised and vary significantly. The important thing is that the bicycle is the right fit, not the indicated frame height! That is why each bicycle needs to be carefully "tried on".

 

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

When biking causes pain, then you should take action and not wait. When you make an adjustment, but it still doesn't improve things after a few kilometres, then you need to make further adjustments. When the handlebars, saddle or grips are still not comfortable after various adjustments, then these need to be exchanged. Ask your specialist retailer for advice!

 

DO NOT MAKE TOO MANY ADJUSTMENTS

When possible, adjust only one parameter. This will allow you to better recognise cause and effect and find the optimum setting with less "detours".

 

PEDALLING CORRECTLY

Dynamic cycling also means to pedal dynamically. Ensure that you can turn the pedals in a relaxed and steady fashion, avoid gears that are too high and actively use the possibilities offered by the gears.

 

RECUPERATION WHEN CYCLING

When you are cycling for long periods, give individual parts of your body a rest from time to time. Cycle out of the saddle for a few metres. Change the grip position on the handlebars or shake out each of your hands individually.

 

TOOLS

If you need a tool to carry out adjustments, use a good one. This is better for your bike and your nerves, as well as ensuring you will be able to make the adjustments more quickly. Carefully ensure that all screws are tightened sufficiently.

 

STEERING FREEDOM

Check after each adjustment to the handlebars, grips or stem whether the gear and brake cables are long enough in order to be able to steer unobstructed. Cables which are too short hinder safe steering and can lead to accidents.

 

VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

When the bike frame matches you in general, this means that almost any sensible setting can be achieved with ergotec components. In addition to the actual system parts, there are numerous adapters for the individual specifications of the different bicycle frames. Your specialist ergotec retailer has the complete ergotec catalogue with the entire variety of possibilities.

 

IT IS BEST TO GO TO A SPECIALIST RETAILER

You can find ergotec products at every good specialist retailer. You will be provided with competent advice at all ergotec retailers that we have certified.