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    Bike fit

    Hello, I've got a specialized rockhopper sport with 29inch wheels that I bought last year but I think the fit could be better. Can anyone advise on how to get a natural bend in the arms to help improve comfort over long distances.
    I've tried moving the seat back which does help create a slight bend in the arms but it changes the knee position so that it's not in line with the pedal when turning.
    I tried increasing the stem length by tapping the handle bar to the end of the stem bracket, added an extra 40mm, giving a new stem length of 110mm.
    Although it wasn't very secure it did create a bend in the arms but my back was more hunched over, didn't look good.
    Since trying to increase the stem length seems to leave me a bit hunch backed I'm not sure that a new stem will help, or maybe it needs a stem with a greater rise, again im not sure.
    If anyone can think of a solution please let me know, I'll try and upload some photos to.

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    Get someone to take a picture of you riding the bike - side on.
    No comment until you do.

    Otherwise, go find someone who is able to correctly bike fit you.

    Eric
    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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    Hi Eric I'm unable to upload any photos. Theres no links at message box and links at photo section won't load.
    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC84 View Post
    Hi Eric I'm unable to upload any photos. Theres no links at message box and links at photo section won't load.
    Any ideas?
    I think you need to post more before you can upload a pic.

    It sounds like your bike is possibly too small, but, as mentioned, we can't tell from your description.
    To start, you don't mess with your saddle to fix something with your arms. Saddle should be positioned for optimum pedaling.
    Reach to your handlebar can be adjusted through spacers (above or below the stem), stem length and angle, and handlebar sweep, rise, and width. Usually a stock bike has enough to get you really close - unless the bike is totally the wrong size.

    -F
    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    Hi fleas, think I'll leave it then, no good without photos.
    Might go back to seller, although he seemed pretty useless.
    Anyway I'll figure something out, thanks.

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    Where did you buy the bike? Didn't the shop fit you when you bought it?

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