Correct bicycle riding posture
If the riding posture is not correct, it will not only make you uncomfortable to ride, but also bring harm to your body, and even endanger your life. So for novices, you must learn and understand the correct riding posture. In general, the focus is on the following six aspects.
First adjust the simplest cushion angle first. The angle of the cushion should be kept at a level, and the visual inspection may not be accurate. Therefore, it is much easier to take a long ruler on the cushion and then visually inspect it with your eyes.
However, the angle of the cushion is by no means rigid. For example, some people often complain about underarm pain after riding a car. This may be caused by excessive pressure on the front end of the seat cushion. At this time, the nose of the seat cushion can be slightly adjusted downward, which can reduce the underarm area. Stress, especially when going uphill. On the contrary, some people don’t often ride uphill, but they like the fun of going downhill. When they are going downhill, because they want to control the center of gravity, the rider often moves behind the cushions and cushions. Raise the nose of the cushion slightly up a few degrees while lowering the height of the seat tube to help increase the flexibility of the body on the seat cushion when going downhill.
The height of the seat cushion is the most important part of the bicycle setting, especially related to knee injury and stepping. If the seat cushion is too high, the knee is easily injured, and the center of gravity is too high, and it is easy to cause an accident; if it is too low, the foot can’t step on the power, and long-term use of the incorrect posture will also have a bad influence on the knee and the leg. Only the correct height of the cushion can really exert the pedaling efficiency, and it can also modify the leg shape!
The knee joint is the most frequently used part of the body during cycling, but it is also the most vulnerable and vulnerable part. When our legs are stepped on one step, the knee joint will move once. Such frequent movements, if the method, direction or position of the force is not correct, it is easy to cause knee injury and even ride for a lifetime ( Many knee injuries are hard to recover, so be careful!
It is recommended to find your own “standard cushion height”, then you can reduce it by a few centimeters, slowly get used to the change of gravity, and then adjust it upwards little by little, until you find that it can make you feel confident and can also take care of the pedaling effort. And can avoid a good position for physical injury.
Adjusting the height and length of the handlebar is mainly to adjust the weight of the weight when it is pressed on the bicycle, and it also affects the flexibility of the control. When riding normally, we should evenly distribute the weight of the body to the “golden triangle” of the bicycle – the handle, the cushion and the pedal. People who do not often ride or have no cycling habits, because they are not good at using the muscles of the upper body, the waist does not move very often, so they will unconsciously make the position of the handlebars high and close (close to the body) Let the posture of the bicycle be like the usual sitting posture… But it seems that the comfortable and natural posture actually makes the weight of the body too concentrated on the seat cushion, and the weight of the handle is only point to the point. Although this kind of setting can feel very natural at the beginning, it puts too much body weight on the buttocks (seat). After riding for a long time, the buttocks will be uncomfortable due to excessive pressure, and the underarms are also prone to numbness. sense.
Always learn to stop the car, that is, the brakes before riding. This is the first step in a safe ride. The angle of the brake handles of course plays a key role.
The brake handle can generally be set between 35-45°, so that the back of the hand and the forearm can be leveled when riding. If the angle between the back of the hand and the forearm is bent or bent too much, it means that the angle of the handle is incorrect and has to be re-adjusted.
The correct brake handle angle makes the muscles of the arms and palms the most comfortable, and the fastest and most powerful force and reaction. Remember, learning to brake is the first step in a safe ride. Be sure to place the brakes in the best, most versatile, and most natural position so that you can minimize the chance of injury in the event of an accident.
The width of the handlebar is much wider than the shoulder, at least as wide as the shoulder, so that it is dexterous and powerful when it is manipulated, and the chest muscles naturally stretch and can breathe smoothly. The width of the handlebars that are too narrow can cause obstacles when turning, affecting both handling and danger, and there is no way to breathe.