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Spinner® Bike Setup

Spinner bikes are designed and engineered to fit all shapes, sizes and abilities. Our bikes allow you to tailor your seat and handlebar height to create the perfect fit, and this is important. With the proper bike setup, you reap the full benefits of the Spinning® movements and minimize the risk of injury.

If you are new to the Spinning program, be sure to arrive to class at least 15 minutes early to discuss bike safety and setup with your instructor.

Seat Height
Adjusting your bike's seat height is a simple way to improve the comfort and safety of your ride. It's easy to determine the right height-simply place your feet in the toe cages or clip into the pedals and rotate the pedals until one leg reaches the bottom of the pedal stroke. Make sure there is a 25-35 degree bend in the lower knee.

Fore/Aft Position
The seat also adjusts forward and backward, so that your knees will be properly aligned relative to your feet. Sit on the saddle in riding position, with your hands on the handlebars and the balls of your feet over the center of the pedals. Then position the pedals so they're level with each other. Use your forward leg for the alignment check. Picture an imaginary line (or have someone hold a plumb line) from the front of your kneecap straight down. Your seat is in the right position when your knee cap is directly above the center of the pedal.

Handlebar Height
Adjust the handlebars to a position that is comfortable and limits unnecessary strain on your neck and back.

Foot Position
If toe cages and straps are used, be sure to align the ball of your foot over the center of the pedal. This is the firmest, widest striking surface on your foot and therefore the most efficient and comfortable foot position.

If clipless pedals are used, check the cleat tension on the pedals and make sure that your cleats are aligned properly on your shoes. Some cyclists prefer to mount the cleats on their cycle shoes so that the ball of the foot is slightly forward or behind the center of the pedal.

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