When many of us get on a new bicycle for the first time, we adjust the seat so that our feet are flat on the ground so that we can hold ourselves upright when not moving on the bike. For those bike enthusiasts that take their biking seriously… this is the WRONG answer!
|Incorrect leg position (or seat height) on bicycle. Note the severe bend in the leg at the bottom of the stroke.|
Adjusting your bicycle seat so your feet are flat on the ground when sitting is great, but when you are actually pedaling the bike, chances are your legs are at a severely bent angle when your foot reaches the bottom of the pedal stroke. This means that you are not getting the full power out of your leg muscles when pushing the pedal on the down stroke.
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