If you have already decided on what type of bike suits your needs, then it’s worth moving on to the next important stage – choosing a bike for human growth. In this article we will talk about the features of selecting the right frame of the rumble for an adult.
What is the risk of riding a bike is not your height?
First – It’s awkward. Here you can safely hold an analogy with clothing or footwear – discomfort will make you stop wearing or picking up a thing because of inconvenience or awkward appearance. The same thing with a bike. Inconvenient landing, which results in the incorrect weight distribution of your body in terms of bicycle and seat management details, promotes the expression of pain in the neck, lumbar, and palm of your hands, which can completely refute the desire to ride a bike.
Secondly – Your performance and performance decline. Frames of modern bicycles are designed taking into account the anatomical features of the organism in certain growth spaces. The length and height of the frame are chosen in such a way as to provide your body and legs with the optimum position for the rational use of your strength and capabilities. Violation of one of the parameters leads to an incorrect position of the joints and muscles, in which you will not be able to maximize your efforts.
Thirdly – More harm than good. Riding a bike is not your height, you risk to spoil your posture and disrupt the work of the knee, or even completely eliminate them. Wrong position of your body will make you bend more flexibly or vice versa, which over time will result in the position of the ridge even in the absence of a bicycle. As for the knee joints, when the legs are straightened in full, friction occurs in completely different areas of the kneecap necks that are not intended for such loads and movements. Subsequently, inflammation can occur due to rubbing or other, more serious diseases appear.
What does the frame size and where to look?
All bicycles are marked with a frame size that is affixed as a sticker or part of the design of the bike. Most often this marking is made on a subterranean pipe and can use different digital or letter combinations. Digital numbers can use the measurement system in inches or centimeters. The letters look like characters of the English alphabet and in this case you can draw an analogy with the sizes on the clothes (S, M, L, XL, etc.). Each designation can cover a certain height of a person due to the adjustable seat height. The submersible pipe of the frame is welded at a certain angle, so that lifting the subsoil pin changes not only the height of the saddle, but also its distance from the steering wheel.
Why can not one size of the frame be made, and saddle height and seat distances to the steering wheel be expanded with a saddle pin? For such purposes, manufacturers would have to significantly increase the thickness of the walls of both the pipe frame and the subsoil pipe, which significantly compromise the entire structure. This would also negatively affect the running qualities of the bike, since the rigidity of the frame decreases. No, this practice is of course applied, especially in complex bikes. That is why they with such small size have a weight approximately equal to a full fable. Well, as you know, on a folding bike you will not go fast and do not add much effort too.
How to match marking the size of a frame to your height?
Everything is quite simple – it’s enough to know your exact height. You will be surprised, but most can not answer this question and run to look for roulette. Knowing the length of your body from heel to toe, as well as the inside length of your feet – you can correctly pick up a bike with a frame of the right size.