How high should my handlebars be?

How high should my handlebars be?

For a performance road position, the top of the handlebar should be about 5-6 cm below the mid-point of the saddle. 4. For a recreational road bike position, the top of the handlebar should be level with the mid-point of the saddle, or maybe a couple of centimetres below.

What is the rise of handlebars?

For starters, the rise of the handlebars is the vertical rise measured from the center of the bar to the bar end. Some different mountain bike handlebars will range from a 0mm rise to around a 40mm rise and even taller. The more the handlebar rise, the taller the handlebar will feel.

How are bike handlebars measured?

The bar’s drop is measured from the center of the flat top section to the center of the bar at the deepest point of the drop. A shallow drop (125mm or less) means your body position changes less drastically from hood to drop than it would with a deep drop of 130mm or more.

Does raising handlebars shorten reach?

Raising the bars gets them closer to you. So a shorter stem that also has rise to it, is going to not only get you less reach by being shorter i, but also, the additional height will also translate into reduced reach.

How do I know if my handlebars are too low?

When a bike’s handlebar is too low, you’ll know about it. Symptoms include tingling and numbness in the hands, aches and pains in the shoulders, neck, and lower back, and soreness or numbness in the nether regions. The same problems can result from the handlebar being too far forward.

Should my handlebars be higher than seat?

As a general rule of thumb, you want the top of the handlebar about as high (or higher than) the saddle, unless you’re a sporty rider looking to ride fast. Try touching your elbow to the nose of the saddle and reaching forward towards the handlebar with your hand.