How To Set Up A New Bike | Maintenance Monday

Published on August 14th 2017


Once you've built your new bike or had it built for you, the next and equally crucial step is setting it up to your custom preferences. With your known perfect measurements, Simon Richardson will show you how to set up your new bike just for you. Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! What are your tips for bike setup? Let us know in the comments πŸ‘‡ Getting your bike set up properly for your specific body size and preferences can take your ride from average to amazing. Here are some simple ways to tweak your set up to get that coveted perfect fit. For this video, you'll need to know your measurements which you can take off of an existing bike that fits you well, and Simon shows you how to accurately take those readings too. Si's step-by-step set up guide includes; 1. Saddle Height 2. Saddle Layback 3. Saddle to Bar Dop 4. Reach 5. Bar and Lever Position 6. Brake Set Up 7. Safety Check 8. Tyre Pressure Think we've missed anything? Let us know below, and happy New Bike Day! 🚴🏻 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link πŸ‘ Watch more on GCN... Cut down your steerer tube πŸ“Ή Measure your ideal bike position πŸ“Ή Photos: Β© Bettiniphoto / & Β©Tim De Waele /