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Get­ting a good, com­fort­able, pow­er­ful po­si­tion on a bike is an on­go­ing strug­gle for many rid­ers. As such it’s a topic we reg­u­larly visit. We recog­nise there’s not a per­fect so­lu­tion for ev­ery­one; in­stead we see good bike-fit as a mov­ing tar­get — some­thing that changes as you, your rid­ing and your bikes, change.

This week we’re look­ing at whether or not the ge­om­e­try of some bikes is too ag­gres­sive (page 38), while next week we speak to readers who have made a break­through from hav­ing a good bike-fit.

I’ve had bike-fits in Italy (lots of sad­dle lay­back à la Fausto Coppi), Lon­don (very sci­en­tific, only change was some wedges un­der cleats), Stoke-on-trent (slammed front end) and var­i­ous other places (plenty of stand­ing back, look­ing and scratch­ing heads), but I’ve never stuck rigidly to any of them. Rather I’ve sub­tly tweaked what they’ve given me to make a po­si­tion more ag­gres­sive/com­fort­able/ nim­bler de­pend­ing on my rid­ing.

And my po­si­tion has sub­tly changed over the years. Not sur­pris­ing re­ally. I’ve aged, I’ve spent more and less time on a bike, I’ve had in­juries and all these things can af­fect com­fort on two wheels.

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