We spoke to former pro rider Jimmy George – whose new career is in bike fitting and coaching at V02 Cycling, based in the leafy cycling mecca that is Hildenborough, Kent.
“When I do bike fits, [after the cleats] it all starts with saddle height. Then fore and aft. Everything else – handlebar height and reach – comes after,” he says.
“Getting your saddle height is important because you need to be comfortable when you ride, this will enable you to ride longer and to push harder. Getting the height right will also prevent injury – compression injuries from having it too low and over-stretching issues from having it too high. Really, cycling shouldn’t result in any injuries, unless you fall off the bike.”