Tips for Buying A Bike Frame That Fits

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James Kasim, often referred to as Jim by friends, is a Certified Public Accountant who has served on the Report Quality Monitoring Committee of the California State Board of Accountancy over the course of his more than two-decade-long career. He is also an experienced cyclist who tries to ride at least once a week. Cyclists need to find bike frames that fit to enjoy comfortable rides and reduce the risk of injury. These tips will show you how.

1. Size differentiations between brands is fairly common, so don’t rely solely on the numbers when making your decisions.

2. Body shape plays as much of a part as height when selecting a frame size. Two people who stand at 6 feet tall may have arms of different lengths, for example.

3. Consider changing other components of the bike to suit your ride position. Switching the stem can adjust the height of the handlebars, plus most bikes allow for saddle height adjustment. Don’t assume that a frame doesn’t fit your body without trying to make these small adjustments first.

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