Proper Fit

Once you know the bike you would like to purchase, please feel free to call Vite Bikes as we would be happy to have you fitted to your machine.  We suggest measuring for an x-seam measurement and would be happy to hear in detail what type of riding you would like to accomplish so we can adjust the angle of seat.  Most fast racers prefer a lower seat angle of less than 20 degrees.  However, while touring and traveling in cities surrounded by traffic, most feel comfortable with a higher seat angle so they have a higher head position in traffic and can see around obstacles better.

After knowing the seat angle we can then measure for reach.  This will tell us how long to make the handlebars so your arms are in the perfect position for that extra amount of comfort and speed.

Once you receive your fitted bike, you will then be able to take advantage of every moment and not spend it hunting for that perfect position of comfort.

This picture shows an X-seam measurement of close to 45.5 inches with rider sitting straight up/back flat against wall.  Measure from wall to heal bottom.  If there is trim on your wall adjust accordingly on the tape measure.

This picture shows an X-seam measurement of close to 45.5 inches with rider sitting straight up/back flat against wall. Measure from wall to heal bottom. If there is trim on your wall adjust accordingly on the tape measure.

This pictures shows proper setup where top of shoulder is level with top of hand with a slight bend at the elbow.

This pictures shows proper setup where top of shoulder is level with top of hand with a slight bend at the elbow.

This picture shows how to measure proper arm extension length.  The rider here has an arm extension of 31 inches from the wall to his knuckles.

This picture shows how to measure proper arm extension length. The rider here has an arm extension of 31 inches from the wall to his knuckles.

 

 

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